Category Archives: Bushman Family

Bear Lake Boat Tragedy: Evelyn Bushman and Ephraim Harmon McAffee

Mava McAffee Russon “A Beautiful Blessing” Remarkable Stories from the Lives of Latter-day Saint Women, Vol. 3; compiled by Leon R. Hartshorn, Deseret Book Co., Salt Lake City, Utah, 1975, pp,215-217. I came from a family that loved the great … Continue reading

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Ephraim “Harmon” and Evelyn Bushman McAffee Tragedy at Bear Lake

History of Lehi, Part II, Including Biographical Section up to 1950 Published by the Lehi Pioneer Committee Written by Hamilton Gardner The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1950 pp. 814-815 On August 1, 1941, a tragic boat accident at … Continue reading

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Arthur Eugene “Gene” Barker b. 29 July 1917, d. 5 Oct 1999

The Theodore Turley Family Book, pp. 538-39, published 1978 In a small cozy home nestled in the Sanpete Valley just north of Fairview, Utah on July 29, 1917, was born the youngest son of Rufus Orrin and Ella Bushman Barker. … Continue reading

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The Jacob Bushman extended family

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Jacob Bushman, b. 27 July 1830: Signature, Cattle Brand, and interesting facts about his life

Today is the birthday of Jacob Bushman, my 2nd Great-grandpa.  He is one of my heroes. Here are a few pieces of trivia about Grandpa Jacob: Jacob had blue eyes and light brown hair. He was born in Pennsylvania. When … Continue reading

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The Gold Story: Andrew Locy Rogers Sr.

Climbing Life’s Mountains: Arizona Pioneer Stories and Faith-Promoting Experiences, collected by Edith Smith Bushman 1941-1972; compiled and published by The A. E. Bushman Family Organization, 1993, pp 1-3 The Gold Story By Andrew Locy Rogers Sr. What would you do … Continue reading

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“With tired limbs and glad hearts”

Happy Pioneer Day! I found this account of my 3rd Great-grandparents, a Life sketch of Martin and Elizabeth Bushman by Martin Benjamin Bushmanin, in a copy of John Bushman’s edited diary, which was copied by himself from his original diaries … Continue reading

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