Biography of Asa S. Bushnell
Springfield, Clark County, OH Biographies





ASA S. BUSHNELL, manufacturer, Springfield; is a member of the oldest and largest manufacturing establishment of Springfield; he is a natve of New York State, born in Oneida County Sept. 16, 1834; came to Springfield in 1851, and was engaged as a dry goods clerk three years, then became bookkeeper for Leffel, Cook & Blakeney, afterward Mason, Cook & Blakeney; in 1857, he entered the office of Warder, Brookaw & Child, and, in the fall of the same year, became a partner with Ludlow in the drug trade, in which he continued until 1867, when he became the junior partner of the firm of Warder, Mitchell & Co., now Warder, Bushnell & Glessner. He married, Sept 17, 1857, Miss Ellen, daughter of John Ludlow. Mr. Bushnell's career in Springfield is worthy of note; beginning when a youth as clerk, he gradually worked his way through office work to the confidence and esteem of his employers, and, after ten years' experience as a druggist, was invited to a partnership with one of his former employers, and thus became identified with the leading manufacturing interest of the city; he is an active business man, social and courteous in all relations of life; he is highly esteemed as a citizen, and regarded as a man of rare business qualifications and prospects; his residence is No. - East High street, and compares favorably with the many elegant houses for which this street is noted. He was Captain of Co. E, 156th O. N. G., which company he recruited and accompanied in the 100 days service.

From:
History of Clark County, Ohio
W. H. Beers & Co.
Chicago 1881


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