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Frank Lowell FURBUSH

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  • Name Frank Lowell FURBUSH 
    Born 1 Apr 1861  Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Apr 1940  Graniteville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1900 Census: MA: Middlesex: Westford:
      Furbush (appears to read Torbush), Frank, head, born May 1861, 39, married for 15 years, born in Maine, father and mother born in Maine, carpenter;
      Margaret, wife, born Apr 1865, 35, married for 15 years, has had 4 children, all living, born in Massachusetts, father and mother born in Ireland;
      Russell, son, born May 1886, 14, born in Massachusetts, father born in Maine, mother born in Massachusetts, at school;
      Carl, son, born Sep 1887, 12, born in Massachusetts, father born in Maine, mother born in Massachusetts, at school;
      Ruth M., daughter, born in Jul 1893, age 6, born in Massachusetts, father born in Maine, mother born in Massachusetts, at school;
      Helen, daughter, born Aug 1896, 3, born in Massachusetts, father born in Maine, mother born in Massachusetts;
      Murphy, Mary, mother-in-law, born July 1823, 76, widowed, has had 10 children, four still living, born in Ireland, father and mother born in Ireland.

      1910 Census: MA: Middlesex: Westford, p. 177b:
      Furbush, Frank L., head, 49, first marriage, married for 25 years, born in ME, father and mother born in ME, overseer, machine shop;
      Margaret C., wife, 45, first marriage, married for 25 years, has had 4 children, all living, born in MA, father and mother born in Ireland;
      Russell F., son, 24, single, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in MA, chauffeur, private family;
      Ruth M., daughter, 16, single, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in MA;
      Helen M., daughter, 12, single, born in MA, father born in ME, mother born in MA.

      1930 Census: MA: Middlesex: Westford, Dist. 530:
      Furbush, Frank L., head, owns, $6000, 69, first married at age 24, born in ME, father and mother born in ME, asst. mgr, textile machinery;
      Margaret, wife, 64, first married at age 19, born in MA, father and mother born in Ireland.

      From The Lowell Sun; April 24, 1940
      Funerals
      "Frank L. Furbush
      The funeral of Frank L. Furbush, an executive of the C. G. Sargent Sons Corp., of Graniteville, with whom he had been associated for 57 years, took place from his home in Broadway street, Graniteville at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The C. G. Sargent Sons Corp. was represented by Allen C. Sargent, president, and Mrs. Henry Hildreth, treasurer; the Abbot Worsted Co., by Edward M. Abbot, president; the H. E. Fletcher Granite Co., by Arthur Mallean; the L. P. Palmer Co., by Mark A. Palmer; the E. Frank Lewis Co., of Lawrence by Mr. Lewis; the Hudson Worsted Co., by Mr. Dyson; the Gilet Carbonizing Co. of Lowell, by Mr. Gilet.
      The town of Westford where Mr. Furbush had held public office for many years was represented by the following: Selectman Arthur L. Healy, Tax Collector Edward F. Harrington, Auditor Harold W. Hildreth, Moderator Roger H. Hildreth, Fire Engineer Richard Hall; school board, Edward. C. Buckingham; finance committee, William E. Wright; board of health, Curt H. Hanson, The Fleet Reserve association, branch 65, of Lowell, was represented by Frank Moran and Harry Faronback. Many out of town relatives and friends were present. The services at the home were conducted by Rev. William F. Preston, pastor of the Graniteville Methodist Church. The plant of the C. G. Sargent Sons Corp was closed all of yesteray afternoon as a mark of respect for Mr. Furbush and to enable all of the employees to attend the services. The American flag was flown at half staff from the liberty pole at Westford common yesterday in honor of Mr. Furbush, a past officer of the town.
      There was a large display of flowers. The honorary bearers were William R. Taylor, Oscar R. Spalding, Arthur Nystrom, and Frank Haley. The active bearers were P. Henry Harrington, Elmar N. Christenson, Albert G. Forly, Isane L. Hall, Stanley Smith and Ferdinand J. LeDuc. Burial took place in the family lot in Fairiew cemetery in Westford, where the committal prayers were offered by Rev. Mr. Preston and Rev. U. H. Layton. Traffic at the home and cemetery was directed by Chief John F. Sullivan of the Westford police department. Arrangements were in the charge of Funeral Directors David L. Greig & Son."

      Obituary contained on FindAGrave site:
      “FRANK L. FURBUSH
      Frank L. Furbush, a widely known resident of Graniteville, died at his home in Broadway street, Graniteville, Sunday after a brief illness. He had been a resident of Graniteville for more than 60 years and was born in Freeman, Me., April 3, 1861. A few years after taking up his residence in Graniteville, he became associated with C. G. Sargent Sons Corp., and rose rapidly with this firm, where he had been employed for 57 years, holding the positions of consulting engineer at the time of his death. Mr. Furbush and Miss Margaret C. Murphy were united in marriage on Jan. 15, 1885, and celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary by a family gathering on last January. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret C. Furbush; a daughter, Mrs. Owen A. McNiff of Hadley; two sons, F. Russell Furbush and William Carroll Furbush, both of Graniteville, and six grandchildren. He had served as selectman for 12 years, on board of health for eight years, the school board for 12 years, and was a member of the Westford finance board for several years having resigned from that board more than a year ago.”


      From the Westford Historical Society & Museum July 2020 Museum Musings, July 15, 2020: Notable of the Month: Meet Frank L. Furbush, Just one of the Graniteville Notables you’ll hear about in our upcoming Walking Tour of the heart of Graniteville. WESTFORD, March 8, 1938 (Lowell Sun)-Citizens of Westford will regret to learn that Frank L. Furbush, who has served in several important elective offices for many years, declined reappointment to the finance board at the expiration of his term on March 1 of this year because of his health. Mr Furbush was born in Freeman Maine on April 1, 1861. He received his education in the school of that town and in 1883 came to Graniteville where he entered the employ of the C.G.Sargent Corp., for whom he has worked for 55 years and at the present time is their chief engineer.
      Mr. Furbush was a member of the board of selectmen for 12 years and chairman for six year. He served 12 years also on the school committee, was a fire engineer for six years and chairman of the board of health during the period he was selectman. For the past 10 years he has been a wise valued member of the finance board. Mr. Furbursh has been a wised and trustworthy executive whose objectives has always been in the best interest of Westford
      Mr Hildreth has sent the following letter to Mr. Furbush:
      My Dear Mr. Furbush;
      It was with regret that I learned that you felt unable to continue your duties on the finance board. Your presence on the school committee, board of health and board of selectmen over a long period contributed in a large measure to a wise and economical administration of town affairs. In acknowledgement of your experience and good judgement you were appointed in 1928 to the finance board on which you served faithfully and gave willingly of your time during the past ten years.
      On behalf of the people of Westford, I wish to express their sincere appreciation of your unselfish service.
      Sincerely,
      ROGER H. HILDRETH
      Town Moderator
    Person ID I868  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2021 

    Father Abram FURBUSH,   b. 14 Feb 1811, Sabattus, Androscoggin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1888, Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Nancy PETERSON,   b. 10 Jul 1817, Jay, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1861 and 1867  (Age 43 years) 
    Married Jun 1836  Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F93  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret C. “Maggie” MURPHY,   b. 27 Mar 1865, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1946, Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 15 Jan 1885  Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frank Russell FURBUSH,   b. 31 Mar 1886, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1943, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     2. William Carroll FURBUSH,   b. 28 Oct 1887, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1972, Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +3. Ruth Marjorie FURBUSH,   b. 19 Jul 1893, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922, Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    +4. Helen Marie FURBUSH,   b. 26 Aug 1897, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1970, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    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.
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F447  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Apr 1861 - Freeman, Franklin, Maine, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 15 Jan 1885 - Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Apr 1940 - Graniteville, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairview Cemetery, Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Furbush, Frank L.
    Furbush, Frank L.
    Letter to Viola Furbush Lowell from Maggie & Frank Furbush describe this picture: "Taken on the steps of the school house at Freeman Center about 1/2 mile from Grandfather Peterson's home."

    Histories
    Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds.  Letter to brother, Frank Furbush.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Electa Edmonds. Letter to brother, Frank Furbush.
    Written 3 July 1927. Announced the death of Electa's husband and Frank Furbush's brother, William H. Furbish.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 26 September 1933. Expressed concerns about the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L.  Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece, Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 8 November 1933. Extended sympathy to Flora on the death of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to great niece Flora McCartney Luker.
    Written 19 October 1933. Thanked Flora for updating him on the health of his sister and Flora's grandmother, Wealthy Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to sister, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank L. Letter to sister, Wealthy Viola Furbush Lowell.
    Written 8 March 1888. Announced the death of Viola's and Frank's father, Abram Furbush.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank.  Christmas Card.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank. Christmas Card.
    Christmas Card to his sister, Wealthy Viola Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank.  1931 Christmas card to sister, Viola Furbush Lowell.
    Correspondence. Furbush, Frank. 1931 Christmas card to sister, Viola Furbush Lowell.