Henry Cushman

10 November 1842–27 June 1862 (Age 19)
Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Cushman was born on 10 November 1842, in Penobscot, Hancock, Maine, United States, his father, Henry Cushman, was 36 and his mother, Polly Wardwell, was 30. He died on 27 June 1862, at the age of 19.

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Henry Cushman
Polly Wardwell
Mary Elizabeth Cushman
Percis Maria Cushman
Phebe Rebecca Cushman
Henry Cushman
Sophronia Cushman
Benjamin Cushman

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World Events (2)

Age 4
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1851 · First State to Attempt Prohibition
Age 9
In 1851, Maine outlawed the sale of alcohol, allowing exceptions only for "medicinal, mechanical, and manufacturing purposes". This made Maine the first state to experiment with prohibition. Neal Dow, mayor of Portland, believed that alcohol was linked to slavery and was also convinced by the Christian temperance movement. Dow ran into problems later for his anti-immigration rhetoric against the Irish, and also for breaking his own prohibition laws; although not a designated "purchaser", Dow personally purchased alcohol to distribute to local doctors, violating a technicality. As the citizens turned against him, Dow eventually ordered soldiers to fire on protesters. This marked a sharp decline in Dow's political career, and the Maine Law was repealed by 1856. Aspects of the law would remain in tact, however, and ultimately paved the way for the 18th Amendment, which prohibited alcohol on the national level.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of Jewish Kushman .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Henry M. Cushman, "Find A Grave Index"

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