Lawyer, Financier, Philanthropist, and Historian
William Perkins Bull wrote 13 books about the history of Peel Region over 10 years and hired researchers to work with him. They interviewed people all over Peel, and gathered information from cemeteries, churches, and newspapers.
Bull was born in 1870 and grew up on a farm, in what is now the City of Brampton. He became a lawyer with lots of business interests, and he travelled widely. During WWI, he set up a hospital for Canadian Officers in London, England. He died in 1946.