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John Chester Bushong
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Birth: Sep. 12, 1869
Columbus Grove
Putnam County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 20, 1938
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

John Chester Bushong, husband of Kathryn Pauling Ryan, son of John Stout Bushong and Samantha Violetta Rice Bushong.

J.C. Bushong Dies Suddenly
One of the City's Oldest Photographers; Funeral Thursday

J. Chester Bushong 68, one of Worcester's oldest studio photographers, died of a heart aliment early last night at his home, 135 Richmond Avenue. Mr. Bushong was a charter member of the Worcester Country Club and of the Kiwanis Club, of which he was a past president. He had apparently been in good health until late Monday afternoon when he left his studio earlier than usual, and told members of his family that he was tired, attributing it to the holiday rush. Dr. George D. Kaneb attended him yesterday morning. At noon his condition took a turn for the worse and he lapsed into unconsciousness. He died shortly before 6 o'clock. His studio was in the Central Exchange Building, 311 Main Street, where he had been in business since 1910. Previous to that he was in partnership with the late Herman Schervee of the Schervee studio. Mr. Bushong had been in business here for 38 years. Funeral services will be held at the Putnam Funeral Parlors, 866 Main Street, Thursday at 2 pm Rev. George E Heath of Wesley M. E. Church will officiate. Calling hours at the home, 135 Richmond Avenue, will be 7 to 9 pm Wednesday. Mr. Bushong first came to Worcester in 1898 to manage the Schervee studio while Mr. Schervee went abroad. Mr. Schervee had persuaded him to come here when they met at a national photograph convention in New York. A Westerner by birth, Mr. Bushong, later selected Worcester as his home after what he often said was a search from San Francisco to Boston. He was born in Columbus Grove, Ohio, the son of the late John S and the late Vylette (Rice) Bushong. He leaves his wife, Kathryn P. (Ryan) Bushong; a daughter (Polly); two sons,(Richard and Bobby); a brother, Herbert Bushong, and two sisters, Elizabeth, wife of John Clardy, and Letty, wife of Elmer Baker, the latter three of Dallas, Texas. His father owned a large cattle ranch in the West.

Worcester Telegram
Worcester, Massachusetts
Dec 21, 1938
page 1

Family links: 
  John Stout Bushong (1842 - 1913)
  Kathryn Pauline Ryan Bushong (1878 - 1965)
  Pauline Vyletta Bushong (1909 - 1990)*
  John Richard Bushong (1912 - 1993)*
  Robert R. Bushong (1922 - 1995)*
  John Chester Bushong (1869 - 1938)
  Emma Della Bushong (1873 - 1881)*
  Charlie W. Bushong (1878 - 1879)*
  Lewis Herbert Bushong (1881 - 1945)*
  Viletta Bertha Ann Bushong Baker (1884 - 1958)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Vernon Cemetery
West Boylston
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Maintained by: Rick Bushong
Originally Created by: Nancy F.
Record added: Aug 10, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9301117
John Chester Bushong
Added by: Dave Lindberg
John Chester Bushong
Added by: Rick Bushong
John Chester Bushong
Added by: Dave Lindberg
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