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Near Woodstock in Champaign County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Warren Sibley Cushman

1845-1926

 
 
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
1. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
close up, showing text, Side A
Inscription. (Side A)
Warren Cushman was a respected painter, sculptor, photographer, musician, and inventor. He created the towering Cushman monument in Woodstock’s Rush Township cemetery and is believed to have shown his painting “Spanish Dancing Girls” at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Warren was born to Franklin and Susan (Gifford) Cushman on January 17, 1845 in Woodstock and had three siblings, Julius, Charles and Lucy.
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(Side B)
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During the Civil War, young Cushman served as a bugler for the 134th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In 1867 he married Jocele Calender and the couple had four children. Scott, Mabel, Byron, and Charlotte. A mostly self-taught artist, Cushman traveled to Washington D.C. in 1875 to study the collections at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. In addition to the Cushman monument, some of Cushman’s work survives in public and private collections. He died on April 20, 1926.
 
Erected 2014 by The Cushman Family, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 33-11.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location.
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
2. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
close up, showing text, Side B
40° 10.317′ N, 83° 32.198′ W. Marker is near Woodstock, Ohio, in Champaign County. Marker can be reached from Urbana Woodstock Road (County Route 2) 0.4 miles west of Main Street (Ohio Route 559), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in Woodstock Cemetery, straight back the lane from the gate. Marker is at or near this postal address: 500 West Bennett Street, Woodstock OH 43084, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cushman Monument (here, next to this marker); Woodstock Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Lincoln Funeral Train (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Universalist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Lewisburg Fire Bell (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Lewisburg, O. Service Flag (approx. 3.7 miles away); North Lewisburg, Ohio Veterans Memorial (approx. 3.8 miles away); Spain Creek Covered Bridge (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woodstock.
 
More about this marker. West Bennett Street becomes Urbana Woodstock Road at the site of an underpass on the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad (now removed).
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicWar, US Civil
 
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
3. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
full view of marker, Side A, the "Cushman Monument" can be seen next to the marker
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
4. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
full view of marker, side B, looking back south towards the abandoned railroad grade
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
5. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
marker can be seen at a distance
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
6. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
the Cushman Monument
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
7. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
Woodstock Cemetery gate, at the point where West Bennett Street becomes Urbana- Woodstock Pike
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Rev. Ronald Irick, July 1, 2015
8. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
west side of the Cushman Monument, the Artist's brother- Julius. This sculpture is nearly identical to Cushman's "Soldier" statue which formerly stood in front of Memorial Hall in Bellefontaine, Ohio.
Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker image. Click for full size.
Logan County Historical Society Archives
9. Warren Sibley Cushman 1845- 1926 Marker
Memorial Hall in Bellefontaine, Ohio. The two statues, a Soldier and a Sailor, by Warren Cushman, stood as a Civil War Memorial for many years. They have been destroyed.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on July 3, 2015, by Rev. Ronald Irick of West Liberty, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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