Events To Shape My Life… 1776 1861Robert Morris signs the The onset of the Civil War.Declaration of Independence, Edwin Matthews, myenabling me to live in a free great-great-greatcountry today. He had also grandfather was a generalsigned the Articles of in the war, fighting as aConfederation and would later member of the Union. Thissign the Constitution. may lead to my family living in Indiana and Illinois in future
Events To Shape My Life… 1902 1908The opening of Ellis Island allowed my Thanks to Henry Ford and hisancestors to emigrate over from France,England, and Germany. From Germany, my assembly line, my parents areancestors brought over a wooden fence. My able to tote me around to allfamily cherishes this fence and we place it the places I need to be (and Iaround our village underneath our Christmas drive a lot myself too).Tree.
Events To Shape My Life… 1912 1958My great-great grandfather, GlennSamuel Bushong, received his My grandfather began histeaching certificate. Later, my short career as a lifeguard.great-grandmother became a This most likely sparked myteacher, as did my grandmother, love for swimming. Also, heand now my mother is a substituteteacher. Perhaps this encouraged taught me how to swim asme to become interested in school. he has lived on the water for his entire life.
Ancestry Map My ancestors came from France, Germany, and England, for the most part. My mother and father were both born in California. My father’s family is from Pittsburgh, PA (mostly), while my mother’s family is mostly from the mid-west. This includes Michigan, Illinois, and Indiana.
A copy of mygreat greatgrandmother’scitizenshippaper.
My great greatgrandparentson theBushong sideof the family.
My greatgreatgrandparents(and theirkids) on theBortner sideof the family.
Left: Obituary of mygreat great greatgrandfather in theCivil War.Right: Obituary of mygreat grandmother.Down: Obituary ofmy great great greatgrandmother.
Birth Certificate of mygreat great grandmother,who was born inKidderminster, England.
And just for somehumor…A copy of a report cardthat my great grandfatherbrought home. He gotF’s in History, but hechanged them to A’s.