Born: July 22, 1818, Walsham le Willows, Suffolk, England.
Died: July 10, 1892, Bloomfield, New Jersey.
Bungay married twice: to Louise Whitney of New York City, and Catherine Herkimer (1849).
Bungay moved to America at age nine.
After Louise’s death, he taught school in Canada, later moved to Buffalo, New York, then founded the Independent newspaper in Ilion, New York. When the paper moved to Utica, New York, it was renamed the Central Independent.
Bungay also wrote for the New York Tribune under Horace Greeley, and edited the weekly journal Metropolitan.
Bungay was a well known lecturer, poet, abolitionist, and temperance advocate. He worked in the New York custom house (1873–87).
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