Elias Albert Bushman, Jr. b. 20 April 1881

History of Lehi, pp. 697-698
Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee
Written by Hamilton Gardner
The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1913

Bushman, Elias Albert Jr.
Elias Albert Bushman, Jr., son of Elias Albert Bushman and Margaret Zimmerman was born April 20, 1881, in Lehi, Utah.

His boyhood was spent on his fathers’s farm. Early in life he became interested in livestock raising. This and farming became his chief occupation.

He received his education in the Lehi Public Schools and the Brigham Young University.

December 16, 1908, he was married in the Salt Lake Temple to Lydia Alice Walters of Pleasant Grove. Four children were born to them. Walter Albert (deceased), Glen Elias, Myrle (Mrs. Elmer Merrill), and Phyllis Ruth (Mrs. Doyle Appleby), all of Southern California.

In 1920 and 1921, Albert, with his family, fulfilled a mission in California. He was Presiding Elder in his field of labor.

He was a member of the Mutual Improvement Association Stake Board of Alpine Stake and served in various other church capacities.

He was active in the civic and political life of the community and served as Deputy County Assessor and President of the Lehi Farm Bureau. Albert was liberal with his time and money in community projects, such as building the Lehi Tabernacle, and other church and civic activities.

Most of his life was spent in Lehi where he became well known to a host of friends as an unassuming, generous, kind and sympathetic man.

Albert was always solicitous of the comfort and welfare of his family. He had a strong testimony of the gospel and at the time of his death, November 20, 1936, held the office of High Priest.

Bushman, Elias Albert Jr with Lydia ca. 1920 Stocton CA

Lydia Alice Walters and Elias Albert Bushman ca. 1920, Stocton, CA

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