Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - the life of Loring Oliver Pushard

While working on an assignment for my ProGen class, I created a timeline of known events in the life of Loring Oliver Pushard, the great-great-grandfather of my cousins Jimmy and Tommy Pushard and Maryanne Tatterson. I found it really interesting, so I thought I'd post it here.

* Sep 1844 – born in Phippsburg, Sagadahoc county, Maine to parents also both born in Maine (US Federal 1900 census, Loring Pushard death record)
*23 Jan 1862 – enlisted as Private in Company B 15th Maine Infantry (1890 Veteran’s schedule)
*25 Jan 1864 – discharged from enlistment (1890 Veteran’s schedule)
*abt 1866 – married Abby Ellen Rines (US Federal 1900 census, Howard Pushard’s birth record)
*abt 1867 – birth of daughter Annie M. Pushard in Maine (1870 US Federal Census)
*Between 1867-Feb 1870 – family moved from Maine to Massachusetts (1870 US Federal Census)
*Feb 1870 – birth of son Daniel R. Pushard in Massachusetts (1870 US Federal Census)
*1870 – lived in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts with wife Abbie, daughter Annie, son Daniel (1870 US Federal Census)
*Between 1870-1887 – births of five children, deaths of two children, family moved back to Maine (US Federal 1900 census)
*Apr 25, 1888 – birth of son Howard Lincoln Pushard in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine (Howard Pushard’s birth record)
*1890 – lived in Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine (1890 Veteran’s schedule)
*1900 – lived in Wiscasset town, Lincoln co., Maine with wife Abby and son Howard (US Federal 1900 census)
*24 Jan 1907 – died in Gardiner, Kennebec, Maine (Loring Pushard death record)
*Probably Jan-Feb 1907 – burial in Greenlawn Cemetery, Wiscasset, Lincoln, Maine (Wiscasset in Pownalborough, p.400;

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