Wendell K., son of Almanza and Emma (Ransom) Bushnell, was born at Lakeport, Madison county, New York, July 14, 1870. He was educated in the public schools and in 1888 he found employment as a clerk in a general store at Chittenango. There he remained until 1890, when he came to Shortsville, where he worked in Mr. Bidwell’s store, and after two years in this position, he traveled for a school-supply house. He returned to Shortsville in 1900, and entered into partnership with his old employer, Mr. Bidwell, under the firm name of Bidwell & Bushnell. June 4, 1910, he purchased Mr. Bidwell’s interest and has continued the business by himself ever since. Besides this business in Shortsville, Mr. Bushnell is engaged in running a large farm at Lakeport. He was treasurer of the village of Shortsville for three years and is now (1910) president of the Business Men’s Association. He is an elder of the Presbyterian church, a member of Canandaigua Lodge, No. 294, Free and Accepted Masons, and of Lodge No. 88, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. He married in 1899, Marie A., daughter of Philip and Emily Wager, of Chittenango.
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