John Virgil Bushman

Male23 May 1921–29 September 2007

Brief Life History of John Virgil

When John Virgil Bushman was born on 23 May 1921, in Snowflake, Navajo, Arizona, United States, his father, Preston Ammaron Bushman, was 45 and his mother, Daphne Decker, was 38. He married Gwendolyn Victoria Fife on 17 December 1943, in Albany, Alameda, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Boise, Idaho, United States in 1998 and Gridley, Butte, California, United States in 2007. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 29 September 2007, in Orem, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Gridley-Biggs Cemetery, Gridley, Butte, California, United States.

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John Virgil Bushman
Gwendolyn Victoria Fife
Marriage: 17 December 1943
John Fife Bushman

Sources (28)

  • John Virgil Bushman, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • John Virgil Bushman in household of Preston Ammaron Bushman, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • John Virgil Bushman, "Arizona, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1943Albany, Alameda, California, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 2

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.


    Age 6

    "Prior to 1877, the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery was known as the ""Wharton Burial Grounds"" named after John O. Wharton, a local farmer who deeded the first portion of land to the community for burials. On March 17, 1877, the Wharton Burial Grounds became the Live Oak Cemetery Association. The Association was formed as the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery District on June 29, 1927. The first known burial occurred in November 1855."

    1944 · The G.I Bill

    Age 23

    The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of German Buschmann .

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

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    John Virgil Bushman b. 1921

    The Bushman Family History by Newbern Butt, pp. 168 John was born 23 May 1921, in Snowflake, Arizona. Residence: Yuba City, Oroville, Gridley, & Briggs, California; Douglas, Arizona. Carpenter, sto …

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