Biography of Dr. Andrew B. Cushman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Cushman, Andrew Bernard, M. D., physician and surgeon, was born at East Freetown, Mass., July 10, 1856. His father, a member of Company C, 18th Mass. Vols., was killed at the battle of Yorktown, May 13, 1862, and at the age of six years he was left fatherless He attended the public schools of his native town and of New Bedford, working at various pursuits during the vacations and at odd times, and notwithstanding the obstacles which he knew would confront him, decided to study medicine. He began in 1883 under the tutorship of Dr. Stephen W. Hayes, with whom he remained until well grounded, and then entered the medical department of the University of Vermont, from which he was graduated M. D., July 19, 1886. In the same year he began practice at South Dartmouth, where he has since been successfully engaged. Dr. Cushman is a fellow of the Massachusetts Medical Society, and at present counselor for the Bristol South District. He has served on the School Committee for eight years; is a trustee of the Public Library; and has always taken an active interest in public and literary affairs. He is a prominent Mason, a member of the Chapter, Council, Commandery, and of Eureka blue lodge of New Bedford. In August, 1887, he married Edith H., daughter of Thomas L. and Mary (Hamblin) Allen. Three children have been born to them: Helen A., Robert W., and Ruth B. The Cushman family is of old Puritan stock. Dr. Cushman is a lineal descendant of Robert Cushman, who was born in England and came to Plymouth colony in the ship "Speedwell," among the first settlers.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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