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Springfield in Clark County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Asa Smith Bushnell

1834 - 1904

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
1. Asa Smith Bushnell Marker
Inscription.

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. Touch 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

Asa Smith Bushnell Mausoleum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
2. Asa Smith Bushnell Mausoleum and Marker
(about 400 feet away); John Dick (about 600 feet away); John Ludlow (about 600 feet away); War Memorial (about 700 feet away); Oliver Smith Kelly (about 800 feet away); William Whiteley (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Springfield, Ohio. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Asa Bushnell Bio. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Asa Bushnell House, Springfield OH. (Submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Asa Smith Bushnell Mausoleum and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 5, 2010
3. Asa Smith Bushnell Mausoleum and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 195 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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