Frank Sanford Bushman Submitted by: Margaret E. Haynes
Biography written © by Margaret E. Haynes
Frank Sanford Bushman was born March 7, 1898, in Burden, Cowley Co., Kansas. He was the son of John Henry Bushman and Rachel Barbara (Billbe) Bushman, and the third child of eleven children.
He was married twice, the first time was prior to 1920 to Anna Felkins. In 1920, he was 21 years of age, living in Blackwell, Oklahoma, working as a furnaceman or foreman at the zinc smelter. His wife was Anna, age 17, born in Missouri, and she was employed as a stenographer. Living with them were his mother-in-law Sarah A. Felkins and one sister-in-law, Della Felkins, and 2 brothers-in-law, Cleo Felkins and Norman Felkins. And also his brother Henry Bushman, age 18, born in Kansas, employed as a furnace man at the zinc smelter, and brothers, Daniel Bushman, age 14, born Kansas, and Robert Bushman age 12, born in Kansas.
He was married a second time but his wife's name is unknown to this submitter. He may have also had children.
Frank Sanford Bushman died December 29, 1985 in Blackwell, Kay Co., Oklahoma.
Among survivors were two of his sisters, Ermine Louise (Bushman) Mitchell, and Wilma Lea (Bushman) Love and two brothers, Robert Wallace Bushman and James Donald Bushman.
Among those who preceded him in death were his parents; three sisters, Mrs. Lewie (Carrie Belle Bushman) Cheney, Mrs. Earl (Anna May Bushman) Collyar, and Nora Pearl Bushman who died as a child in Kansas; and three brothers Henry Oliver Bushman who died in 1960 and is buried in LeRoy, Kansas, Herschel Charles Bushman who died in 1979, and Daniel Webster Bushman who died in 1979.
Burial was in Blackwell IOOF Cemetery in Blackwell, Kay Co. Oklahoma, where his parents and so many kinfolk are buried. Buried in Block 362 L/R 3, S 3.
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