William Leroy Bushnell

11 August 1897–13 December 1980 (Age 83)
Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William Leroy

When William Leroy Bushnell was born on 11 August 1897, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Rollin Henry Bushnell, was 32 and his mother, Jennie Elizabeth Blakeslee, was 27. He married Martha Louise Mathieu on 14 April 1923, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1897. He died on 13 December 1980, in Dundee, Starkey, Yates, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Hillside Cemetery, Dundee, Starkey, Yates, New York, United States.

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William Leroy Bushnell
Martha Louise Mathieu
Marriage: 14 April 1923

Spouse and Children

14 April 1923
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 20

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English: unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • William S Bisshell in household of Rawlin H Bisshell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Leroy Bushnell, "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940"
  • William Leroy Bushnell, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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