Asa Smith Bushnell
1834 - 1904
Asa Smith Bushnell, born in Rome, New York, settles in Springfield in 1850. After serving in the Civil War, Bushnell begins to work for a company partially owned by Benjamin Warder, eventually becoming a partner, now the Warder, Bushnell, and Glessner Company in the manufacture of farm implements. He ventures into the banking business and also became the president of the first gas company in Springfield. In the 1890's, he partners to build the electric interurban system. The excitement of politics lures Bushnell. In 1896, he is successful in his bid to become governor of Ohio winning a second term two years later ending in 1900. His wife Ellen becomes the first president of the local DAR chapter in Clark County.
Location. 39° 56.279′ N, 83° 49.294′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Ohio, in Clark County. Click for map. Marker is in Section P, immediately north of the G.A.R. Section of Ferncliff Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 West McCreight Avenue, Springfield OH 45504, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Soldiers Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Eliza D. Stewart (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Leffel
Also see . . .
1. History of Springfield, Ohio. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Asa Bushnell Bio. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
3. Asa Bushnell House, Springfield OH. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
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