|Birth: ||Aug. 27, 1906|
|Death: ||Oct. 9, 1994|
Ancestors of John Sanford Bushong
James Newton Bushong (1906-1994) m Samantha Ann Gallatin (1867-1950)
William (Bill) Langston Bushong (1851-1920) m Priscilla Amyx (1852-bef.1900)
Jacob Hamilton (Hamp) Bushong (1824-1890) m Susan West Bryant (1823-871)
John Andrew Bushong (1792-1883) m Ferraby White Hutchens (1785-1858)
George Washington Bushong (1768-1852) m Martha Davis (1770-1827)
Andres Bushong (1717-1791) m Mary Katherine Unknown (1722-1817)
Johann Nicklaus Boschong (1695-?) m Magdelena Unknown (1696-?)
John Bushong and Jessie Mae Bledsoe (1915-1996) were married in November of 1930 in Pryor, Mayes County, Oklahoma. They raised three children. It wasn't until after WWII that John Bushong found his true calling, working as a mason in the construction business. John did this kind of work for about twenty years. The family moved about thirty miles south to Chelsea, OK where they would stay for many years.
Some of the projects John worked on during those years were fire boxes for Power Plants, the Oologah School, the Allawee School, many buildings for the Mental Hospital in Vinita, the armory in Tulsa, the Will Rogers Turnpike gates, and numerous more buildings and structures.
When John Bushong was sixty years old the doctors diagnosed him with Lupus. John lived with this disease for almost thirty years. Five or six years later in 1972, the couple decided to move to Nampa, Idaho. John died of pneumonia in October of 1994 at the age of eighty-eight. His son and grandson's family buried him and his wife next to his parents James & Samantha Bushong in the Chelsea Cemetery.
James Newton Bushong (1873 - 1960)
Samantha Gallatin Bushong (1867 - 1950)
Jessie Mae Bledsoe Bushong (1915 - 1996)*
Maintained by: Nancy Bushong
Originally Created by: Patrick
Record added: Jul 11, 2011
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