I have a book written in 1926, by one Polly Gallogly. It's a history of the Gallogly/West families of Ohio. Polly Gallogly's mother, Elizabeth West, born in 1823 and married in 1849, had this experience sometime after her marriage:
Mother walked at one time to spend the afternoon with a friend. On the way an ugly looking bull separated himself from the band and challenged her right to pass. Mother was carrying an umbrella. She opened it quickly and, putting it before her, charged the bull. With a bellow he turned and fled.