Friday, 11 July 2014

Arthur Henry Bushby (1879 - 1933)

Arthur Henry Bushby

Arthur Henry Bushby was born on May 5, 1879 in Brighton, England right on the southern seacoast.  He was the son of James William Bushby and Patience Emily Wooler and a brother to Randy's Grandmother Elsie.

Arthur married Eliza Louisa "Lou" Wardell in London at St Peter 's Church, Vauxhall on October 27, 1901.  They had 2 children, Ted and Norah, and then decided to immigrate to Canada.  In the 1906 Canadian census, they are living in the Village of Reston, Manitoba with Arthur's brother Walter.  Their growing family is in the same area on the 1911 and 1916 census.  The latter shows 6 children along with Arthur's 19 year old sister, Gertude in the household. 
The 1921 census shows them living on 4th street in Reston with 7 children.  Arthur is a carpenter and built many homes and buildings in the area including the RM of Pipestone Municipal Office, the first high school and the James Fotheringham farm home at SW 32-6-27.  Bill Mutter helped him with these buidlings as well as the Archer home, later that of Dave and Irma Braddell.   Living next door to the Bushby's on the 1921 census was Arthur's sister Elsie's sister and brother in law, Hazen and Susan Bigney and their daughter Ida.  Hazen helped Arthur in the carpentry business. 
Trails Along the Pipestone History book, available online at Manitobia, says Arthur has a carpentry shop on Main Street and later at the south end of Third Street.   
Uncle Frank says the family moved to Dollarton, BC where Arthur was killed at the age of 54 in an accident while working on log rolling in 1933. 

Family of Arthur and Lou:
  • Edward Arthur Marrington "Ted" 1902 - 1985
  • Norah Louise 1905 - 1985
  • Ivy Patience 1907 - 1985
  • Violet Helena 1910 -
  • Richard James 1910 - 1987
  • Mona St Celia 1916 - 2009
  • John Jack 1918 - 1989

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