CUSHING FAMILY, EH?
JOHN CUSHING drowned as a comparatively young man. He married ANN CUSHING (nee?) and had a son, John Cushing.
1. John Cushing
JOHN CUSHING was born in 1802 in Shipton, ENGLAND and died December 21, 1882. John moved to Norwich, ENGLAND. Both John and his wife ELIZABETH DENNINGTON were silk weavers.They moved to New York in 1841, and subsequently in 1842 to Arthur Township, Ontario with their son, William Cushing. Elizabeth died July 1883.
1. William Cushing
2. Elizabeth Cushing was born in Norwich, ENGLAND and died there in childhood.
3. Eliza Cushing was born July 28, 1833 in Norwich, ENGLAND.
WILLIAM CUSHING was born November 10, 1826 in Norwich, ENGLAND and died April 19, 1893 in Kenilworth, Ontario. William came to Kenilworth, Ontario with his father in 1842. There he married SARAH THOMPSON of Bondary, IRELAND on November 7, 1849. He was a farmer, until health failing at the age of 30, he taught at public schools for a few years. He was Treasurer of Arthur Township for 6 years and the County Clerk for over 30 years. He was a staunch Liberal and attended the General Conference of the methodist Episcopal Church in Montreal just prior to his death. They had the following children:
1. Louisa Cushing was born October 15, 1850 in Kenilworth, Ontario.
2. William Henry Cushing was born August 21, 1852 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died in Calgary, Alberta.
3. John Cushing was born August 7, 1854 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died May 28, 1899 in Calgary, Alberta.
4. George Cushing was born June 21, 1857 in Kenilworth, Ontario.
5. Sarah Elizabeth Cushing was born February 9, 1860 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died there August 6, 1897.
6. Rebecca Ann Cushing was born October 26, 1862 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died there May 26, 1865.
7. Alfred Bruce Cushing was born November 9, 1865 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died around 1944 in Calgary, Alberta.
8. Arthur Thompson Cushing was born February 10, 1869 in Kenilworth, Ontarion and died in Edmonton, Alberta.
9. Harriet Amelia Cushing was born October 1, 1872 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died there on October 12, 1885.
LOUISA CUSHING married Rev.WILLIAM HARTLEY, who was pastor of a leading Baptist church in Yonkers, New York, on April 7, 1870. They have four children:
1. Rosa Hartley
2. Alice Hartley
3. Ralph Hartley
4. Edith Hartley
WILLIAM HENRY CUSHING married ELIZABETH RINN in March 1877. She died july 21, 1880. In 1883 William moved to Calgary in the North West Territories, where in 1885 he founded and was President of W.H.Cushing Lumber Company in Vancouver, B.C. and Cushing Brothers of Calgary and Edmonton. He is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 48 years of age and living in Calgary. He was also Mayor of Calgary at the turn of the century. And when Alberta became a province in September 1905, he was appointed as the first Minister of Public Works. After re-election in 1909, he resigned from Premier Rutherford's government in a letter dated February 14, 1910 stating:
"There are several matters in which I am not in accord with you, the most prominent of these being the manner in which you have handled the railway policy of the Province, especially that part pertaining to the guaranteeing of the money of the Alberta and Great Waterways Railway. This transaction put through without my knowledge or consent, in my judgment, such that I cannot in sincerity of heart and honesty of purpose defend before the electorate of this province, because in the agreement and specification signed by yourself you have utterly failed to protect the interests of the people."
William Cushing died in Calgary and the Cushing Bridge there is named in his honor. He also married MARY J. (WATERS?) who was born in Calgary in 1849.
He had two daughters:
1. Maud L. Cushing who was born in 1874 in Kenilworth, Ontario. She is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 27 years of age and living in Calgary.
2. Louise A. Cushing who was born in 1878 in Kenilworth, Ontario. She is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 23 years of age and living in Calgary. She die in Calgary and the Louise Bridge there is named in her honor.
JOHN CUSHING was a farmer on the Cushing family homestead until 1885, when ill health forced him to retire and open a general store in Petherton, Ontario. He married HELEN GRAY in 1875 and move to Calgary, Alberta in 1893. They had four children:
1. George Cushing was born in 1882 in Kenilworth, Ontario. He is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 19 years of age and living in Calgary.
2. Harry Cushing was born in 1885 in Kenilworth, Ontario. He is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 16 years of age and living in Calgary.
3. Myrtle M. Cushing was born in 1890 in Kenilworth, Ontario. She is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 11 years of age and living in Calgary.
4. Lottie May Cushing died July 2, 1895 in Calgary, Alberta
GEORGE CUSHING received a public education and was a farmer on the Cushing family homestead until 1897 when he rented a farm and became a general merchant in Kenilworth, Ontario. He was the Municipal Clerk for 12 years, succeeding his father in office; and also the Postmaster at Kenilworth, Ontario. He married ANNIE E. LANGDON on June 11, 1884 in Arthur Township, Ontario. They had six children:
1. Randolph Langdon Cushing was born June 5, 1885 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died around 1968 in Calgary, Alberta.
2. Hattie Ethel Cushing was born in Kenilworth, Ontario.
3. Alice Beatrice Cushing was born August 23, 1890 in Kenilworth, Ontario.
4. Wilfred Louis Cushing was born in Kenilworth, Ontario and died in Calgary, Alberta.
5. Ralph George Cushing was born August 1, 1894 in Kenilworth, Ontario and died December 31, 1973 in Newport Beach, California. He moved to Carmel, California as a young man due to ill health. He is married and has two daughters.
6. Elizabeth Maud Cushing was born in Kenilworth, Ontario.
SARAH ELIZABETH CUSHING married SAMUEL WALTERS, a farmer in Arthur Township, Ontario. They had the following children:
1. Gertrude Walters
2. Harvey Walters
3. Percival Walters
4. Mary L. Walters
5. Roy Walters
6. Milton Walters
7. Alfred Walters
ALFRED BRUCE CUSHING married LIZZIE WILKIN of Minto Township, Ontario. They had no children. Alfred was educated at Toronto University. He became a teacher at Essex, Ontario and Brandon, Manitoba before moving to Edmonton, Alberta in 1900 to be Vice President and General Manager of Cushing Brothers Limited. Later he became Secretary-Treasurer for the company until 1910. In 1911 he founded and was President of A.B.Cushing Lumber Company of Calgary, Alberta. In 1926 A.B.Cushing Lumber Company of Calgary merged with R.L.Cushing Millwork of Moose Jaw, and the Vancouver firms of Masterbilt Doors, Cushing Mills (BC) Limited and North Vancouver Sawmills as A.B.Cushing Mills limited. He was also elected Mayor of Calgary.
ARTHUR THOMPSON CUSHING married ANNIE NELSON of Winnipeg, Manitoba. He attended Hamilton Business College, and spent 5 years with W.H.Cushing Millwork in Calgary before graduating at Victoria University. he then became Secretary-Treasurer of Cushing Brothers Limited in Edmonton prior to his death in Edmonton. He is listed in the 1901 Alberta Census as 31 years of age and living in Edmonton.
RANDOLPH LANGDON CUSHING married FLORA MARAGARET MCHARDY December 14, 1910 in Brandon, Manitoba. Both persons died in Calgary, Alberta. R.L.Cushing founded R.L.Cushing Millwork in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1908. In 1926 he merged with A.B.Cushing Mills of Calgary, and became President of both firms. He was affectionately known to all as "Dolph". They adopted two children:
1. DONALD GEORGE CUSHING was born August 17, 1920 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He served as a Chief Radio Operator in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II. He joined the family business as a salesman and eventually became the President of Cushing Mills Limited, A.B.Cushing Mills of Calgary and R.L.Cushing Millwork of Moose Jaw. He married MARIA HLADY in Fort Macleod, Alberta. She was born May 18, 1925 in Wrclaw, POLAND. They had 3 children:
1. Warren Randolph Cushing was born May 27, 1949 in Calgary, Alberta. he attended the University of Calgary and moved to Vancouver, B.C. to work as a Sales Clerk for the Canada Post Office. He returned to Calgary in 1976 to become the Sales Manager of A.B.Cushing Mills; and from 1980 to December 1988 he was the General Manager thereof.
2. Linda Lorraine Cushing was born October 13, 1951 in Calgary, Alberta. She married DONALD PERCIVAL and moved to an acreage near Red Deer, Alberta. They have 2 children: Natalie Percival and Ryland Percival.
3. Donna Marlene Cushing was born October 1, 1953 in Calgary, Alberta. She married and later divorced DONALD MACRAE. She is the Chief Financial Officer of A.B.Cushing Mills in Calgary.
MARIA HLADY divorced Donald George Cushing and married a widower, MAURICE HITCHEN. Maria Hlady was the daughter of SAMUEL HLADY (b. POLAND) and ANNA CHORNEY (b. UKRAINE). They also had an older daughter, OLGA HLADY (b. POLAND), who married MICHAEL PEPE, an officer in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. They had 3 children and are living in Port Elgin, Ontario.
Michael Pepe, Jr.
ARTEM HLADY (b. 1886 in POLAND) and FEDORAH STELMACH (b. CZECHOSLOVAKIA) were the parents of SAMUEL HLADY.
Donald George Cushing divorced his first wife and married PATRICIA LUNDELL in Vancouver, B.C. She has a daughter, SELMA LUNDELL, by a previous marriage.
They are living in Calgary, Alberta.
2. CATHERINE ISABEL CUSHING married DANIEL BACH, who was an estimator for A.B.Cushing Mills. They have 3 children: Deborah Bach, John Vernon Bach and Stephen Bach.