Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
Roy Cushman Family Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: Family Papers,
Creator: Cushman, Roy.
Inclusive dates: 1890-1935
Extent: .25 cubic feet (in 1 box)
The papers include biographical materials, an assessment book, correspondence, a farm journal, and teachers and Sunday school materials.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Acc#1595, MS#Cc-85

Access Restrictions:

Roy Cushman Family Papers are open for research.


Copyright is unknown.

Preferred Citation:

Roy Cushman Family Papers, Folder # , Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement is alphabetical by topic, then chronological.



Roy Cushman was a farmer who lived near Middleton, Gratiot County, Michigan. He served as County Supervisor in 1900 and 1903, and as Register of Deeds in 1902. Roy had at least five siblings: C.B. of Big Rapids, Ethel of Middleton, J. M. of Detroit, Bertel of Middleton, and Vinnie of Middleton. Vinne Cushman (July 30, 1885-March, 1986) graduated from Gratiot County Normal School in 1905. Bertel bought a farm in Middleton on April 11, 1889. (This information is from the collection. Birth/death dates are from the Social Security Death Index, and History of Gratiot County by Tucker, v. 1.)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Biographical Materials, Family Correspondence to Roy, Bertel’s Farm Journal, 1889-1890, and Miscellaneous.

Subject Terms

    • Cushman, Roy.
    • Cushman, Vinnie.
    • Cushman family.
    • Gratiot County Normal School.
    • Farmers--Michigan--Gratiot County.
    • Farmers--Michigan--Middleton.
    • Sunday schools--Michigan.
    • Genealogy--Michigan--Gratiot County.
    • Genealogy--Michigan--Middleton.
    • Gratiot County (Mich.)--History.
    • Gratiot County (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    • Middleton (Mich.)--History.
    • Middleton (Mich.)--Genealogy.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
    Roy Cushman Family Papers. [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials, 1892-1935
    Box   1 F   2
    Assessment Book (for Middleton), 1903
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, 1890-1897
    Box   1 F   4
    Literature and Programs from Teachers' and Sunday School Institutions, 1896, 1898, undated
    V   1  
    Oversized Volume, Bertel Cushman, Farm Journal, 1889-1890