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William Carroll FURBUSH

Male 1887 - 1972  (84 years)


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  • Name William Carroll FURBUSH 
    Born 28 Oct 1887  Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Feb 1972 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From The Westford Wardsman, Sat., March 13, 1909:
      “Encircled the Globe. The people of Graniteville are taking an unusual interest in the return of the United States fleet that has just encircled the globe [Teddy Roosevelt’s “Great White Fleet”], owing to the fact that a Graniteville boy, W. Carroll Furbush, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Furbush, is numbered among the bluejackets, he being a machinist on the Nebraska. Young Furbush enlisted in the navy at Boston, June 24, 1907. Shortly after he was sent to Norfolk, Va., and from there was sent to Bremerton, Wash., where he joined the crew of the Nebraska. After stopping a while on the pacific slope the Nebraska joined the fleet at San Francisco and made a tour of the world as a member of the “sweet sixteen.” Carroll has written frequently to his parents here and appears to be greatly pleased with his position. He says the navy is the only thing for a young man to get into, for, as he puts it, “it will make a man of you.” His pay has been advanced since his enlistment, and he is getting along finely. He is associated with some fine young men whom he probably would never have had the good fortune to come in contact with if he had remained on land, and his birth [berth] is very congenial. He has sent home many pretty souvenirs of different places en route, and says that he would not have missed the trip for any amount of money. The ships are now at Hampton Roads, [Va.,] and as soon as he has the opportunity he will visit his relatives and friends here. Young Furbush is but 20 years of age, has served over one year, and will be but 23 years old when his four years’ term has expired…”
    Person ID I1329  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2015 

    Father Frank Lowell FURBUSH,   b. 1 Apr 1861, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1940, Graniteville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Margaret C. “Maggie” MURPHY,   b. 1865,   d. 1946  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Abt 1885 
    Photos
    Furbush, Frank with wife, Maggie Murphy Furbush and Frank's half-brother, Art Furbish and wife, Nettie Kennedy Furbish.
    Furbush, Frank with wife, Maggie Murphy Furbush and Frank's half-brother, Art Furbish and wife, Nettie Kennedy Furbish.
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1887 - Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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