Lewis Jacob Bushman, LDS Missionary dies of Typhoid Fever

Bushman, Lewis Jacob b. 1872

Lewis Jacob Bushman, son of Martin Benjamin Bushman and Lucinda Ladelia Goodwin was born 10 December 1872 in Lehi, Utah.  He died in Kentucky on 31 October 1897 while serving a mission there.  He was 25 years old.  Martha Spencer Bushman, his wife had given birth to their daughter, Martha Ruth Bushman on 5 Jan 1897.

Martha never remarried.  She was a Librarian at Lehi for 9 years. She held a Library Science degree from the University of Utah. For years she was a knitting factory worker and a practical nurse. Active in Primary and Mutual worker, she was the President of the Garfield Stake Relief Society. She died 3 November 1952 in Elcalante, and was buried in Lehi Nov. 7.

LDS Biographical Encyclopedia, Andrew Jenson, Vol. 3, p.611-612:
Bushman, Lewis Jacob, an Elder of the Church who died while laboring in the missionary field, was the son of Martin Benjamin Bushman and Lucinda L. Goodwin, and was born in Lehi, Utah county, Utah, July 16, 1872. He was baptized by Abel John Evans in 1880, and later ordained to the Priesthood. Elder Bushman was set apart for a mission to the Southern States April 14, 1897, and after laboring in the ministry about one year, he was suddenly taken sick with typhoid fever. He was sick about twenty-three days and gradually grew worse from day to day until his death, which occurred Oct. 31, 1897, in Russell county, Kentucky.

Lewis, Jacob Bushman obitBushman, Lewis Jacob d. 1897, KYBushman, Martha Spencer d. 1952 headstone, Lehi


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