History of Lehi, p. 697
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913, p. 697
Margaret Z. Bushman was born in Lehi, the daughter of John and Harriet Lamb Zimmerman. She was raised under pioneer hardships and was eager to obtain what education she could and was unexcelled in spelling. Like many other pioneer girls she helped in many ways with household duties.
On March 27, 1879, she married Elias Albert Bushman, a neighbor of hers. They were married in the old Latter-day Saint Endowment House at Salt Lake City, Utah. To this union eleven children were born, eight of whom survived her. The were Elias Albert, Jr., John M. And Suel J. Bushman, Margaret (Mrs. Byron Beck), Sylvia (Mrs. John F. Bradshaw), Ruia (Mrs. George Lewis), LaVerde (Mrs. Oliver Kirkham), Evelyn (Mrs. Harmon McAffee).
She was a loyal church worker, being a Relief Society visiting teacher most of her married life. She cared for their family of eight children while her husband was on his first mission and ten while he was on a second mission and never once did she complain. She helped her husband pioneer the sheep industry in Lehi and also helped with his farming.
She was a good donator, together with her husband she always remembered those in need at holiday time. Her home was always open to her children, grandchildren and friends.