Arthur was born in late 1852 at York, Yorkshire, to parents John Bulmer, a joiner & wheelwright, and Hannah Fenton.
Before entering the ministry Arthur worked as a lithographic printer (1871).
He married Charlotte Elizabeth Wright (1860-1949) on 24 September 1878 at Aliwal North, Cape of Good Hope.
Arthur died on 22 September 1939 in South Africa.
- 1874 Brighton
- 1875 Cardiff
- 1876 Aliwal North
- 1879 Exeter
- 1880 Pembroke Dock
- 1881 disappears
- 1881-1885 Dogley Lane – Congregational
- 1897-1903 Zeerust, South Africa
- 1917 Marno Chronicle, Transvaal
- 1929 Beaconsfield, Kimberley
Surman Index id: 4080
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers