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Elizabeth Victoria Burgess Bushnell
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Birth: Oct. 4, 1851
Oneida County
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1928
Kane County
Illinois, USA

Elizabeth Burgess was born in Oneida County, NY in 1850, the daughter of James Burgess and Malinda Lewis. Elizabeth married James Bushnell on May 8, 1875 in Aurora, IL. They had six daughters, Nellie, Ruby, Mae, Irene, Sylvia and Etta. The Bushnell family were among the early settlers from England who embarked in the middle of the 1600's to colonize America. They were living in 1880 in Lisbon, IL, in Watervliet, MI in the early 1900's and in 1912 moved back to Illinois and lived in Aurora, IL. They resided at 614 Grand Avenue on the west side of Aurora until their deaths. 1880, 1900, 1910 & 1920 US Census.
Both Elizabeth loved to crochet and she and her husband were were avid gardeners. The Bushnell's were very family oriented and loved family gatherings. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary in 1925 with their daughters...."Mr. and Mrs. James Bushnell, 322 Grand Avenue, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary today. Owing to Mrs. Bushnell's illness, the afternoon was spent quietly with an informal at home. Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell's six daughters, Mrs. Alexis Walstrom and Mrs. Erwin Coop, of Minooka, IL, Mrs. Etta (Reuben) Parkhurst and Mrs. William Thompson, of Aurora, and Misses Nellie and Ruby Bushnell, who live at home, all spent the day with them." Aurora Beacon News

Elizabeth passed away at her home, 322 Grand Avenue in Aurora, IL at 5:20 P.M of a stroke (Cerebral Ventricular Accident) at the age of 77. Funeral preparations were performed by the Healy Chapel as ordered by her family. Funeral Services were held at their home, the Rev. Henry Moser, assisted by the Rev. W. M. Briggs officiating, burial was at Spring Lake Cemetery in Aurora. The following bible verse was read at her funeral service: II Corinthians 5:1 "For we know that after the earthly house in which we dwell be destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made by human hands, eternal in the heavens." "In Loving Remembrance of Elizabeth V. Bushnell, Died July 10, 1928. Age 77 Years: Gone but not forgotten: A precious one from us has gone, a voice we loved is stilled; A place is vacant in our home, which never can be filled. God in His wisdom has recalled, the boon His love had given, and though the body slumbers here, the soul is safe in Heaven." Newspaper memorial (contributed by Cathy Truesdale)
Family links: 
  James H. Burgess (1816 - 1909)
  Malinda Lewis Burgess (1828 - 1870)
  James Bushnell (1847 - 1929)*
  Nellie Bushnell (1877 - 1963)*
  Etta Bushnell Parkhurst (1880 - 1949)*
  Irene Bushnell Coop (1885 - 1971)*
  Ruby Bushnell (1888 - 1947)*
  Sylvia Bushnell Thompson (1892 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Lake Cemetery
Kane County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Cynthia (Augustine) Ever...
Record added: Aug 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40681258
Elizabeth Victoria <i>Burgess</i> Bushnell
Added by: Cathy Truesdale
Elizabeth Victoria <i>Burgess</i> Bushnell
Added by: Cynthia (Augustine) Everly
Elizabeth Victoria <i>Burgess</i> Bushnell
Added by: Cynthia (Augustine) Everly
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 Added: Aug. 14, 2009

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