Orin Joseph Bushnell

Male 1894 - 1917  (22 years)


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  • Name Orin Joseph Bushnell 
    Born 16 May 1894 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Feb 1917 
    Person ID I53807  Stewartsnydotcom
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2019 

    Father Ancestors Alfred Carter Bushnell,   b. 25 Dec 1871,   d. 28 Feb 1950  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Rosa Belle Sprague,   b. 28 Dec 1871,   d. 1 Jun 1951  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20393  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    • Orin Joseph Bushnell - May 16, 1894 - February 24, 1917. Son of Alfred Carter and Rosa Belle Sprague Bushnell

      Newspaper Obituary - Monday Afternoon, February 26, 1917 Watertown Daily Times - Watertown, New York - Killed Beneath R.R. Snow Plow - Fatality In The Richland Yards - Orrin J. Bushnell, Aged 23 - Was Member of Crew and Missed Footing, Falling in Front of Plow - Pulaski, February 26 - A shocking fatality occurred in the yards of the New York Central, at Richland Station last Saturday afternoon, when Orrin J. Bushnell, 23 years old, fell beneath a moving snow plow and was almost instantly killed. The victim of the fatality was working with the crew on the snow plow which at the time of the accident was moving slowly at the north end of the Richland yards, and attempted to board it. He missed his footing and fell directly beneath the plow, which almost severed the body at the hips. The snow plow soon was at a standstill and the crew with difficulty, succeeded in removing the body of Bushnell, which seemed to be wedged in the wings. An engine was rushed to Pulaski for Dr. Fenton E. MacCallum, who soon reached the scene of the accident, but his services were not required, as Bushnell had died soon after being extracted from under the plow. Coroner Leroy F. Hollis of Lacona was notified by telephone and directed that the body be removed to the undertaking rooms of Enos and Morton in this village. It was placed in a caboose and brought to the Pulaski station, where it was received by Smiley J. Hewitt, formerly of Watertown, an undertaker employed by the firm. Bushnell was unmarried. An inquest will be held later. Some time ago Bushnell, whose home was at Richland Junction, was employed in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he enlisted in the National Guard of that state and accompanied the Connecticut company in the border. He returned to his home in Richland and for some time past had been employed by the New York Central. Bushnell was well known throughout this section, where he had a host of friends. Undertaker Hewitt yesterday took the body to the home of the dead man's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Bushnell, Richland Junction, where funeral services will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m., conducted by Rev. S. H. Stroker, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church at that place. The body will be placed in the receiving vault at Willis cemetery, south of this village. Interment will be made in that cemetery later.