Milton B. Cushing

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Milton Buckingham Cushing, Dr.

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Birthplace: Paris, Oneida County, New York, United States
Death: Died in Gallipolis, Gallia County, Ohio, United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Place of Burial: Forest Hill Cemetery, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Zattu Cushing and Eunice Cushing
Husband of Abigail Browning Cushing and Mary B. Cushing (Smith)
Father of Benjamin Tupper Cushing; Edward Anselm Cushing; Rowena Sophia Cushing; Abigail Elizabeth Cushing; Paymaster Milton B. Cushing, Jr. and 6 others
Brother of Judson Elderkin Cushing; Franklin C. Cushing; Sarah Margaret Cushing and Addison Cary Cushing
Half brother of Lucinda Barker; Walter B. Cushing; Lydia White; Catherine Putman Stevens; Zattu Cushing and 6 others

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About Milton B. Cushing

Milton Buckingham Cushing Dr graduated from Hamilton College, Utica, New York; also in the medical profession. Finding his practice too arduous, he embarked in a mercantile career, but resumed his practice again in Chicago, Illinois, before his death. He was for many years a merchant in Zanesville, Ohio. He also took a prominent part in educational matters, and was one of the pioneers in the anti-slavery and temperance movements. . In 1819 Milton entered Hamilton Literary and Theological Institute, a Baptist college in Hamilton, New York, which grew to become Madison College and eventually Colgate University. He wanted to become a doctor. But because he suffered from tuberculosis, a disease he may have contracted from his mother, he was unable to complete his schooling, although he often referred to himself in later life as "Dr. Cushing." At his funeral a eulogist said "He was a man of elevated character, deep piety, acute and vigorous intellect. His influence was felt wherever he was known. As a business man he was energetic, persevering and clear-sighted. As a friend, he was constant, devoted and self-sacrificing. As a man he was full of benevolence and active charity. The poor found in him a ready benefactor and the oppressed a strong and unflinching advocate. He was a conscientious and active antislavery man and gave liberally of this money, and his time and thought, to assist in bringing freedom to the colored race. He was a handsome man of fine presence and was a society favorite. His death was deeply mourned by those whose affection his kindness had won and whose regard his sterling qualities had secured."

Milton was not robust [he had TB], "practiced" a few years in Ohio then moved to wilds of Wisconsin near Milwaukee with MIlton Jr and children from first marriage. Family histories all cite him as physician, but Hamilton College was only open 1 year before he moved to Ohio. No record there of his graduation. Probably was store keeper in Ohio and fairly certainly not a physician. In 1839 they went to log cabin few miles north of Waukesh Wisconsin, halfway between Lakes Nemahbin and Nagawick, no. of Bark R., now village of Delafield. By 1844 the outdoor existence was too strenuous -- moved to Chicago Illinois. He lived on the waterfront. 1846 worse, decided to travel to visit cousin Judge L. S. Houghton of Vicksburg, Michigan. Then he removed to Columbus Ohio; then in Galllipolis, Ohio his cold went to pneumonia in hotel bedroom. Wife (Mary Barker) accompanied the body to Fredonia where he was buried.

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Milton B. Cushing's Timeline

1800
July 28, 1800
Paris, Oneida County, New York, United States
1825
1825
Age 24
1827
1827
Age 26
1829
1829
Age 28
1833
November 25, 1833
Age 33
Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, United States
1833
Age 32
Zanesville, Muskingum County, OH, USA
1836
June 12, 1836
Age 35
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
1837
April 20, 1837
Age 36
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States
1838
August 22, 1838
Age 38
Delafield, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States
1839
December 28, 1839
Age 39