|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1820, England|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1913|
Well Known Pioneer Dead - Edward Bussell –
Edward Bussell, Sr. aged ninety three years, seven months and twenty five days, died at the home of his son Henry at Chase, Neb., on Friday, November 21st 1914 (sic - has to be 1913 - note newspaper date and stone). He was born near Ilminister, Somerset, England, March 27th 1820, and here he spent his boyhood days. In 1842 he moved to Axminister and in 1849 was married to Jane Ansey Badcock. To this union thirteen children were born, four of whom died in infancy.
1871 he moved with his wife and nine children to America, arriving at Norfolk, Virginia. From there he moved to Belvidere, Illinois. From there he moved to Hall county, Nebraska, in 1872, where he resided most of the time until 1889, when he came to Chase county, being one of the earliest settlers, and has since made Chase county his home. He built the Bussell mill on the Frenchman river and resided there for a number of years. The precinct was named after him and the mill still stands, although not running at the present time.
He was a man of generous impulses and never forgot the hospitable ways of the pioneer. He raised a large family of children to perpetuate his name and emulate his virtues. He united sound sense with strong convictions. How much this county owed him and his influence for good it is impossible to estimate, though it would be an easy matter to trace it many ways. He was prepared to meet his father.
The funeral was held at the Chase school house attended by a very large number of friends and relatives, Rev. R. E. Martin of the M. E. church of Imperial officiated and the burial was in the Chase cemetery. He united with the Methodist church in childhood and was ever a faithful Christian.
He is survived by seven children, his wife and two daughters having died since he came to Nebraska. The surviving children are as follows: Mrs. W. C. Mullen, of Grand Island, Nebraska, Edward and George Bussell of Kutch, Colorado, Mrs. F. C. Alexander, of Bellingham, Washington, Benjamin Bussell, of Denver, Colorado, Henry Bussell of Chase, Nebraska, and Mrs. Hustman of Lincoln, Nebraska. He also leaves two aged brothers in England and many warm friends to mourn his departure.
Wolbach Messenger, Wolbach, Nebraska, Thursday, December 18, 1913, transcribed by Linda Berney
Jane Apsey Badcock Bussell (1821 - 1903)
Mary Bridget Bussell Mullen (1846 - 1926)*
George Bussell (1855 - 1936)*
Henry Milton Bussell (1859 - 1931)*
Sophia Harriet Bussell Buell (1861 - 1883)*
Elizabeth Bussell Idle (1863 - 1937)*
Created by: Linda Berney
Record added: Sep 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77073642
One of the "Bright" stars up there.Walter John Bussell.|
Added: Feb. 28, 2015