Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Earl Clifford Bushnell ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Earl Clifford Bushnell
BORN: 6 Jun 1886 DIED: 19 Feb 1944 BURIED: 22 Feb 1944
BIRTH PLACE:  Sully Co., South Dakota
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon

Name of father Daniel W. Bushnell
Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Schappf
1900 OR CENSUS - Earl C. Bushnell, age 13, b. Jun 1886 in S. Dakota, is enumerated with Daniel W., age 58, occupation teamster, b. Apr 1842 in Ohio, and his wife of 17 years, Lizzie, age 43, mother of 3 children 1 of whom is living at the time of the census, b. Apr 1857 in Illinois.MARRIAGE - Earl Clifford Bushnell md Elizabeth Dell Hixson 11 Mar 1908 in Union Co., Oregon

1910 OR CENSUS – Earl C. Bushnell (23y, b South Dakota; occupation engineer) enumerated with wife Della E. (19y, b Nebraska, married 2y)

WWI Draft Registration Card – Earl C. Bushnell, 30y, of Rt 2, Salem, Polk Co, Oregon; born 6 June 1886, Sully co, South Dakota; occupation bridge builder; dependents wife and child age 4y

1920 OR CENSUS – Earl C. Bushnell (32y, b South Dakota, occupation civil engineer) enumerated with wife Della E. (29y, b Nebraska) and son Vernon C. (7y, b Oregon)

1930 OR CENSUS - Earl C. Bushnell, age 42, married at age 21, occupation city building inspector, b. South Dakota, is enumerated with wife Della E., age 39, married at age 17, b. Nebraska, along with Vernon C., age 17, b. Oregon, and Walter J., age 8, b. Oregon.

1940 OR CENSUS – Earl C. Bushnell (53y, b South Dakota, occupation city building inspector) enumerated with wife Della E. (49y, b Nebraska) and son Walter J. (18y, b Oregon); family was living in same house in 1935

WWII Draft Registration Card – Earl Clifford Bushnell, 55y, of 380 S 18th St, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon; born 6 June 1886, Sully Co, South Dakota; person who knows address Mrs Della E. Busnnell, same address


Earl C. Bushnell, late resident of 380 South 18th street, at a local hospital at the age of 57 years. Survived by widow, Mrs. Della Bushnell of Salem; two sons, Walter J. of Salem and Dr. Vernon C. Bushnell of Moscow, Idaho; also two aunts, Mrs. Mina Foote and Mrs. Jennie Schaap, both of Silverton, and granddaughters, Scharleen and Judy Ann Bushnell of Moscow, Idaho, Member of Chemeketa lodge No. 1 IOOF of Oregon, Sons of American Revolution and Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Member of Knight Memorial church. Services will be held in the chapel of the Walker-Howell Funeral home Monday, February 21, at 3 p.m., with Rev. Willard B. Hall officiating. Ritualistic services under the auspices of Chemeketa lodge No. 1, IOOF.  Concluding services in IOOF cemetery.
Oregon Statesman 20 Jan1944 5:2

Funeral services for Earl C. Bushnell, 57, Salem city building inspector for the past 15 years who died unexpectedly early Saturday morning at a Salem hospital, will be held Monday at 3 p.m. from the Walker-Howell Funeral Home, Rev. Willard Hall officiating.
Chemeketa lodge no. 1, IOOF, of which he had long been a member, will conduct ritualistic services and interment will be in Odd Fellows cemetery.
Unable to be at his office for a week prior to his death because of influenza, he, nevertheless, had not been bedfast and had believed himself recovering when he was stricken with what seemed to be a severe chill after retiring Friday night. He was taken to a hospital from his home at 380 South 18th street, but was not believed to be dangerously ill.
Born at Blunt, SD, he came to Oregon in 1900, residing at Elgin until 1911, when he came to Salem.  He was a building contractor, especially in the field of railroad and logging concern bridges until he became city building inspector.
His widow, Della Elizabeth Hixson Busnell, whom he married at LaGrande, survives, as do two sons, Walter J. Bushnell, Salem, and Dr. Vernon C. Bushnell, in charge of the federal soil conservation bureau, Moscow, Idaho; granddaughters, Sharleen and Judy Ann Bushnell of Moscow; aunts, Mrs. Mina Foote and Mrs. Jennie Schaap, Silverton.
Member of Chemeketa lodge no. 1, IOOF, Willamette encampment no. 2 and Oregon grand lodge of Odd Fellows, he was active also in Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Knight Memorial Congregational church.
Oregon Statesman 20 January 1944 6:1 (photo accompanies article)


Earl C. 
June 6, 1886  Feb. 19, 1944 
[shares marker with Della Bushnell]


OSBH DC (Marion County 1944) #178
S&H pg 41
Saucy Survey & Photographs 
Oregon Marriages, 1906-1920
1900 OR CENSUS (Union Co., Elgin, ED 127, sheet 4A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Union Co, N Elgin, ED 283, sheet 5B)

WWI Draft Registration Card (

1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, West Salem, ED 366, sheet 6B)

1930 OR CENSUS (Marion Co., Salem, ED 59, sheet 4A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Marion Co, Salem, ED 24-62B, sheet 61A-B)

WWII Draft Registration Card (

OS January 1944 5:2
OS 20 January 1944 6:1

LOT: 608 SPACE: 3 SW N½ LONGITUDE: N 44 55.201' LATITUDE: W 123 02.894'