BULKLEY EDWARDS, CROMWELL: President Cromwell Savings Bank.
Mr. Edwards is a descendant of Churchill Edwards, who came from England many generations ago and settled in Wethersfield in this state, since which his descendants have mostly made their homes in the Connecticut valley. Bulkley Edwards was born in Cromwell, May 29, 1811, and during the forescore years of his life has maintained a continuous residence in the identical house where he was born. His educational training was at the district and high school of Cromwell.
His farm has been cut in two twice by the locating across it of the Valley and the Cromwell railroads, and though estimated to have been thus damaged to the extent of $1,500, he regards the railroads as of more practical benefit than damage to his property. Mr. Edwards is president of the Cromwell Savings Bank, which position he has occupied for twelve years. He has been first selectman a number of terms, county commissioner four years, member of the board of assessors and board of relief, and has held various minor local offices; until at his present age he feels that he has performed his part of the public service, and has declined further public honors or burdens. Mr. Edwards was reared a Jackson democrat. When he became of age and was made an elector, he recalls that his father told him to vote as he thought
best, but always to put his ballot down right side up. As a democrat he has for five different terms represented Cromwell in the
legislature, and he has never given his associates or constituents reason to think that he was ashamed of his politics. He is an attendant at the Baptist church of his native town, in the support of which he is a liberal contributor.
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