The Gothic Stained Glass Windows
1838 - 1920
Julia A. W. Bushnell
1840 - 1930
Parents of Sidney BUSHNELL:
Lucinda FERGUSON b. 6 March 1806 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 30 July 1883 in Starksboro,Vermont (daughter of ). She married Ira BUSHNELL, 4 December 1823, b. 3 April 1799 in Waitsfield, Vermont, d. 5 August 1872 in Starksboro, Vermont (son of Doud BUSHNELL and Lucy JOYCE).
- Sydney BUSHNELL
b. 17 May 1838 in Starksboro, Vermont, d. 6 December 1920
- Delia BUSHNELL
ABT 1848 in Vermont, d.
Parents of Julia Ann WORTH
Hannah Mason b. ABT 1801 in Rockingham, New Hampshire, d. before 1860 (daughter of David MASON and Jemima FRENCH). She married 18 January 1821 William WORTH b. ABT 1796-99 in Rockingham, New Hampshire, d. (Son of Richard WORTH and Elizabeth).
- Unknown Female WORTH
b. ABT 1822 (1820 - 1825), d.
- Zeno B. WORTH
b. ABT 1824 in Vermont, d.
- David M. WORTH
b. ABT 1826 in New Hampshire, d.
- George A. WORTH
b. ABT 1828, d.
- John C. WORTH
b. ABT 1831, d.
- Mary E. WORTH
b. ABT 1834 in Vermont, d.
- Ellen A. WORTH
b ABT 1836 in Vermont, d.
- Frances C. WORTH
b. ABT 1838, d.
- Julia Ann WORTH
b. March 27, 1840 in Vermont, d. April 19, 1930
Julia Ann WORTH, b. March 27, 1840. She married Sydney BUSHNELL, 9 January 1861, b. 17 May 1838 in Starksboro, Vermont. Julia A. W. Bushnell died April 19, 1930.
- Kate BUSHNELL
b. January 27, 1862 in Vermont, d. May 12, 1934 in Hinesburg, Vermont.
- Mark BUSHNELL
b. ABT 1865 in Vermont, d.
- Guy BUSHNELL
b. ABT 1872 in Vermont d.
- Bell BUSHNELL
b. ABT 1874 in Vermont, d.
Sydney Bushnell was a farmer throughout his life.
Julia Ann Worth made a large 29" x 22" penmanship sampler about 1860, before she was married. The sampler is now part of the collection of the National Museum of American History of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC. It was appraised before becoming part of the National Museum collection by an antique appraiser as being a very well preserved and larger than usual penmanship sampler.
Sydney Bushnell served the town of Starksboro as Treasurer, including the years 1875 - 1877, and as State Representative from Starksboro including the year 1877.
This was written by Lucy Belle Pierce Arnold, grand-daughter of Sidney and Julia Bushnell and daughter of Kate Bushnell Pierce:
"My grandfather, Sidney Bushnell, was a Starksboro, Vermont farmer who enjoyed music and he
bought this melodeon and played it. On Sunday's he carried it to
church and played it as he sang and directed the choir.
Melodeons were made only
for a few years and when organs replaced them he bought an organ,
and so did his church and when my mother, Kate, was married he gave
her the melodeon which she played until I was in my teens, when an
organ was purchased."
Tradition says that Sidney
Bushnell along with Oscar Baldwin went to Troy, New York in the late
1860's to get the bell purchased by the Meeting House.
Julia and Sydney Bushnell had 4 children, all 4 still living in 1900.
Sidney Bushnell died December
6, 1920. Newspaper clipping of his obituary:
HINESBURG, Dec. 6. - This
town was greatly shocked by the sudden death of Sidney Bushnell which
occurred Friday noon. Mr. Bushnell had apparently been in his usual
health until this time when he complained to his wife that he didn't
feel very good. He laid down on the couch and slept about twenty
minutes. From this sleep he never fully regained consciousness, death
resulting from a stroke of apoplexy in less than one hour. Mr.
Bushnell was nearly eighty three years old and had lived for many
years in town. He was active for a person of his years and was a
staunch supporter of the church, being a member of the Methodist
Episcopal Church. He possesed a genuine Christian character and was
beloved by all who knew him. Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell were a very devoted
couple and much sympathy is extended to her in her sudden sorrow.
Newspaper clipping of Sidney Bushnell's Funeral:
HINESBURG Dec. 8 - The
funeral of Sidney Bushnell was held at his late home Monday noon, the
Rev. G. C. Cornell officiating. The bearers were relatives of the
deceased. Interment was made in the Starksboro cemetery. A quartet
composed of Mr. and Mrs. Conner, Mrs. James Cook and Joseph Cook sang
four selections, "Sweeter as the Days Go By;" "O That Will Be Glory;"
"Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" and "Safe in the Arms of Jesus." There
was a profusion of beautiful flowers showing the love and esteem in
which Mr. Bushnell was held. A large number of relatives and friends
attended from Starksboro their former home, Bristol, Middlebury and
Thompsonville. Conn. Mr. and Mrs. Bushnell had lived in town fourteen
years and had made many friends here. Mrs. Bushnell went with her son,
Guy to Thompsonville, Conn., Tuesday.
Julia Ann Worth Bushnell's
mother was Hannah Mason, daughter of David Mason who came
to Starksboro in 1817 from the Northfield - Canterbury, New Hampshire.
Along with David Mason sons in law Jethro Stokes, Ebenezer Clifford,
Benjamin Ellison, and William Worth relocated with their families to Starksboro as well.
Photographs of Julia A W
Bushnell and Sidney Bushnell