Hines, H. K., Illustrated History of the State of Oregon, Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1893
Samuel Bullock, Justice of the Peace of East Portland, was born in Worcester, England, March 1, 1827 of purely English ancestry. He was reared, educated and taught the baker's trade in his native land, where he continued to live until he attained his majority, when he emigrated to the United States, arriving in Utica, New York, on November 7, 1848, where he learned the house and sign painter's trade with his uncle, George Bullock. Afterward he removed to New York and engaged in the bakery business, and subsequently returned to Utica, where he resided until 1862. From there he removed to Buffalo, in the same State, where he continued his painting business for about seven years, then going to Omaha, Nebraska. After spending some years there, he removed to Fremont, in the same State, whence he came to San Jose, California, where he remained in business until he came to East Portland, now Portland, in 1879, in which city he worked at painting for three years, when he was elected Justice of the Peace, serving for two years, since which time he has been thrice elected to the same office. This fact is a sufficient testimonial to his good judgment and impartiality.
In 1851, in the city of New York, he was married to Miss Louisa Waddle, a highly esteemed lady, and they had five children, three now living, two having died in infancy. Their happy married life, however, was destined to be of short duration, for after ten years the faithful wife and devoted mother died at Buffalo, leaving her family and many friends to mourn her untimely taking away.
In 1866, at New York city, Mr. Bullock married Miss Eliza T. Dudley, an intelligent lady, and a native of Utica, New York. They have six children. One of his daughters, by his first wife, Mary Louisa, married Mr. A. T. Smith; and his daughter Fanny, by his present wife, married Mr. J. W. Beveridge. Two of his sons, by his first wife, are both married and are in Chicago, while the others are at home with himself and wife.
In the Masonic fraternity, Judge Bullock has made a very creditable record. He was made a Master Mason in 1857, and a Royal Arch Mason in 1858. He received the Red Cross degree, May 7, 1858, and was created a Knight Templar, June 3, 1858. He took the Council degrees of Royal and Select Master on this coast in 1882, and has filled all the offices in the Council up to that of Grand master of the State.
Politically he is a Republican, and as a man is upright and honorable to the highest degree. As a Justice, he is capable and conscientious, and, to the best of his ability, renders his decisions according to the law and the evidence.
The Oregonian, 4 Jul 1898, pg 5
Judge S. Bullock, who has been in office for 13 years in the East Side court, has been very busy closing up the affairs of his court. Clerk Fred R. Bullock has the records of the court complete, and Saturday met the county auditor, Mr. Pope, and they made a comparison of the records and accounts, and found everything in good shape and correct in all respects. Judge Bullock has everything in the way of records and records of judgments to turn over to his successor in office. These documents make a huge pile, all neatly tied in packages and convenient for future use. Justice Vreeland and Constable Parker will find all the affairs of the justice court in good condition, so they can pick up the business and proceed from the point left off by Judge Bullock. The office and all its affairs will be turned over to the new justice this morning, when Justice Bullock will take his formal leave of the duties that have engaged his attention probably longer than any other justice in the state. He expects shortly to start East on a visit.
The Oregonian, 18 Mar 1910, pg 15, includes photo
Mrs. Elizabeth Bullock, wife of Judge Samuel Bullock, a well-known East Side woman, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Beveridge, 631 East Couch street, at an early hour yesterday morning, after an illness of more than one year.
Mrs. Bullock, whose maiden name was Miss Elizabeth Dudley, was born in Utica, N.Y., 66 years ago. She was married to Judge Bullock in New York City, in 1865, and came to Portland 31 years ago. With her husband, she has lived on the East Side, where she became well known to a wide circle of friends. For many years she had been an active member of Martha Washington Chapter, O.E.S.
A husband, Judge Bullock, and five children survive her: Fred R., of Anacortes, Wash.; Everett, of Salem; Mrs. J. W. Beveridge and Mrs. U. G. Shipley, of Portland; Mrs. L. A. Harlow, of Troutdale. Martha Washington Chapter will assist in the funeral services. The pall bearers will be: F. H. Fleming, H. C. Weber, C. V. Howard, Oscar Overbeck, Mr. Oliver. Funeral services will be rendered this afternoon at 2 o'clock from Holman's chapel.
The Oregonian, 9 Oct 1911, page 6
The gentle hand of Death yesterday fell upon a kindly, genial citizen of Portland and removed Samuel Bullock from his sphere of earthly influence. For a third of a century Judge Bullock had been prominent in civic, fraternal and social circles. Before consolidation he held the office of Justice of the Peace of East Portland and since had been connected with circuit and county courts in an official capacity, his cheerful philosophy and gentle manner endearing him with all he met. He was a deep student of Masonry and became one of the most illustrious members of the fraternity. Though well advanced in years, he might have lived many more, but the death of his wife a few years ago led him to anticipate the reunion, and when the summons came he was ready. Portland has lost a good citizen, a gentleman of the old school, whom every man was glad to call his friend.