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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