|Death: ||Aug. 8, 1919|
Orland Register, Saturday, 9 August 1919:
MRS. J. CUSHMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. James Cushman passed away at the Cushman home in the Newville country early yesterday morning after an illness of less than a week. The news of her passing comes as a distinct shock to the many friends of Mrs. Cushman, as few knew that she was dangerously ill. She was taken ill last Saturday after a trip to Willows and Dr. Brown was called on Monday. She was in such a critical condition at that time, that a consultation was held and Dr. Kirk summoned from San Francisco. She gradually grew weaker and was unconscious most of the time, passing away early yesterday morning.
Mrs. Alta Brewster Cushman was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Brewster and was born forty-six years ago in New York state. While still a child she came to California with her parents. She was married to James Cushman seventeen years ago and has made her home on the Cushman ranch since that time.
Mrs. Cushman is survived by her parents, Mrs. and Mrs. George W. Brewster, her husband, James Cushman, and an adopted son, "Jamie" Cushman, three brothers, Rev. Geo. Brewster of San Francisco, Bernard Brewster of Davis, and Baird Brewster of Orland, and one sister, Mrs. Fred Cushman of the Newville country.
The funeral will be held at three this afternoon from the family residence near Newville, interment being in the Cushman cemetery.
Orland Unit, Friday, 8 August 1919:
MRS. JAMES CUSHMAN DIED THIS MORNING AT NEWVILLE HOME
Mrs. James Cushman passed away at her home at an early hour this morning, after an illness of less than a week. Mrs. Cushman was in Orland on last Friday, and went to Willows on the following day. Returning home on Saturday night she complained of feeling unusually tired, but did not think there was anything really the matter, but the following day she was ill, and on Monday a physician was summoned, who found her suffering from auto-infection, and despite all that could be done for her, two physicians from this place and a specialist from San Francisco ministering to her, she breathed her last this morning.
Mrs. Cushman, whose maiden name was Alta Brewster, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Brewster. She was born in the state of New York, coming while a small child with her parents to this state and settling at Lodi. Later the Brewsters moved to Oakland, where her father entered the mercantile business, and there Miss Alta was educated and for a time pursued the business of bookkeeper. About nineteen years ago she was married to James Cushman, who brought her as a bride to the ranch at Newville where they have made their home ever since. Mrs. Cushman's parents of late years have made their home much of the time with them. Besides the husband and parents Mrs. Cushman leaves a sister, Bonnie, and two brothers, Baird and Rev. George Brewster and an adopted son, Jamie Cushman, to mourn her loss.
The funeral will be held tomorrow, Saturday afternoon, from the home, and the remains will be interred in the cemetery on the Cushman ranch.
Mrs. Cushman was a woman of rare qualities, and had endeared herself to the large circle of acquaintances which she has built about her. She will be missed and mourned by many who had known her to love her as a good neighbor and faithful and considerate friend. – Transcribed by E.
Plot: Cushman Plot Line facing west
Created by: A Canon
Record added: Feb 25, 2007
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