Menzus R. Bump

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Menzus Raynard Bump (May 28, 1838 – May 6, 1913) was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly.


Bump was born in Granville, New York.[1] He moved to Mondovi, Wisconsin before settling in Rock Creek, Wisconsin in 1868.

During the American Civil War, Bump served in the 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Union Army. Engagements he took part in include the Battle of Resaca of the Atlanta Campaign.[2] He achieved the rank of first sergeant.

Bump married Elma A. Crocker on November 1, 1868 in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin. They had three children. Bump was designated postmaster of Caryville, Wisconsin in 1882.[3] Bump died on May 6, 1913 in Spokane, Washington.

Political career[edit]

Bump was a member of the Assembly in 1879. Additionally, he was Chairman of the Board of Rock Creek. He was a Republican.


  1. ^ "Menzus Reynard Bump". RootsWeb. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  2. ^ OFFICIAL DIRECTORY. Wisconsin Blue Book 1876. Retrieved 2013-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Capital Notes". Detroit Free Press. December 2, 1882. p. 2. Retrieved November 14, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read

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