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Bushnell & Spink, general merchandise. This farm is composed of W. S. Bushnell and F. G. Spink. Mr. Bushnell was born at Lee, Oneida county, N. Y., April 27, 1847, a son of Asa W. and Sallie (Williams) Bushnell. Asa Bushnell was born near New London, Conn., and married Lydia Farnham; he died April 30, 1897, and his wife in 1847. W. S. Bushnell was educated in the common schools, Whitestown Academy, Rome Academy, and was graduated from Utica Business College in 1875. He engaged in mercantile business in Ava, N. Y., and continued until 1891, when he came to Eliisburgh and engaged in the same business; in 1895 he formed a partnership with Mr. Spink which has since continued. In 1878 Mr. Bushnell married Marion E. Smith. In politics he is a Republican and served as town clerk in Ava and is one of the trustees of the village of Ellisburgh. Mr. Spink was born in Ellisburgh, April 30, 1871, a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Hartrick) Spink, natives of Ellisburgh. Benjamin Spink was a stone mason by trade and died June 1, 1884; his widow died April 5, 1889. Mr. Spink was educated in Medina Academy and began his business life as a clerk in Ellisburgh; later he engaged in business with C. E. Brooks, and sold his interest out to Mr. Brooks after a partnership of three years. Mr. Spink then formed a partnership with Mr. Bushnell as mentioned above. In politics he is a Democrat; he is a member of Mannsville Lodge No. 175, I. O. O. F.

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