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George Joseph Bushman

Male 1861 - 1918  (57 years)


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  • Name George Joseph Bushman 
    Born 18 Jul 1861 
    Christened 17 Feb 1862  CHURCH Saint James Evangelical Lutheran, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1870 US Census 3 Aug 1870  Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    1880 US Census 18 Jun 1880  Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • George J Bushman
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    Newspaper - Stories 28 Apr 1885  NEWSPAPER Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Oldest son of Lewis Bushman of Cumberland Township, had 2 of his fingers mashed when caught in the cogs of a drill while seeding oats.
    Newspaper - Stories 29 Jan 1897  NEWSPAPER Star And Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    George and Vincent Bushman of Gettysburg made a business trip to Mt Carmel.
    1900 US Census 4 Jun 1900  Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • George J Bushman
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    1910 US Census 19 Apr 1910  Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
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    Buried 1918  CEMETERY Evergreen Citizen, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
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    Died 17 Oct 1918 
    Newspaper - Stories 31 Oct 1918  NEWSPAPER New Oxford Item, New Oxford, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
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    George J Bushman, a Gettysburg battlefield guide and transfer man, his body was found rolled in a blanket on the River Road above Harrisburg on October 17. His automobile was found. His murders are in the Harrisburg jail. Two young men of Gettysburg confessed to murdering him to get the large amount of money he was supposed to have on him, but the only got $5.80 and his automobile. Clarence Raymond Collins, age 20, and Charles Reinecker, age 18, are the murderers. Reinecker confessed that he shot Bushman with a gun that Collins gave him. The actual murder was commited near Carlisle, in Bushman's own car. The body was abandoned in Dauphin county, and the car (Hudson Super Six car) was attempeted to be sold in Philadelphia, and then placed in a garage.
    Newspaper - Stories 1 Feb 1919  NEWSPAPER Gettysburg Compiler, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
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    Trial of Clarence Collins, murderer of George Bushman.
    Newspaper - Stories 30 Aug 1919  NEWSPAPER Star And Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
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    Clarence Collins, murderer of George Bushman, sentenced to die by electrocution.
    Newspaper - Stories 28 Jun 1920  NEWSPAPER Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
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    The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania upheld the court of Adams county in its decision covicting Clarnce R Collins for first degree murder of George Bushman, automobile driver of Gettysburg. The convicted murderer has no chance for a new trial and that the execution is now in the hands of the Governor.
    Newspaper - Stories 23 Apr 1921  NEWSPAPER Gettysburg Times, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
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    Clarence R Collins and Charles C Reinecker, convicted murderers of George Bushman, will be executed in the Western Penitentiary at Bellefonte on Monday.
    Person ID I15  GulbrandsonHladkyBushman
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2008 

    Father Lewis Adolphus Bushman,   b. 4 Jul 1833, Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1891, Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Caroline Miller Little,   b. 10 Apr 1834, Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1926, Fort Pierre, Stanley County, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
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    Family Mary Louise Plank,   b. 1860,   d. 19 Sep 1933, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 22 Apr 1885 
    Newspaper - Marriage 5 May 1885  NEWSPAPER Star And Sentinel, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Clarence Edward T Lewis Bushman,   b. 6 Apr 1889, Freedom, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1974  (Age 84 years)
     2. Mary Marguerite Bushman,   b. Jul 1896,   d. Nov 1918, Deming, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google Maps1870 US Census - 3 Aug 1870 - Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 US Census - 18 Jun 1880 - Cumberland, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 US Census - 4 Jun 1900 - Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 US Census - 19 Apr 1910 - Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S73] CHURCH - Saint James Evangelical Lutheran, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

    2. [S7] Census - 1870 US Federal.

    3. [S35] Census - 1880 US Federal.

    4. [S44] NEWSPAPER - Gettysburg Compiler - Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

    5. [S52] NEWSPAPER - Star And Sentinel, The - Gettysburg, Adams County , Pennsylvania, USA.

    6. [S3] Census - 1900 US Federal.

    7. [S2] Census - 1910 US Federal.

    8. [S17] CEMETERY - Evergreen Citizen, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.

    9. [S54] NEWSPAPER - New Oxford Item - Pennsylvania, USA.

    10. [S57] NEWSPAPER - Gettysburg Times, The - Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA.