John Elridge Cushman

4 September 1839–3 March 1916 (Age 76)
Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of John Elridge

When John Elridge Cushman was born on 4 September 1839, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Richmond Cushman, was 35 and his mother, Rhoda Crafts, was 36. He married Mary Lucinda Wells on 9 September 1876, in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870. He died on 3 March 1916, at the age of 76, and was buried in Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Elridge Cushman
Mary Lucinda Wells
Marriage: 9 September 1876
Irene Cushman

Spouse and Children

9 September 1876
Amherst, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States


    Irene Cushman


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World Events (7)


Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 24

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Jewish Kushman .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John E Cusham in household of John R Cusham, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John E Cashman in household of John R Cashman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John E Cushman, "United States Census, 1880"

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