Sunday, December 28, 2014

52 Ancestors: #52 Leslie Thomas Bustin (1915-2000)

Leslie Thomas Bustin, my first cousin twice removed, was born on this date in Portland, Maine, the fifth of five children born to Thomas Bustin and Catherine Hamilton, and their only son. During his youth, Leslie, always known as "Let," lived in Morrill's Corner, where his parents rented at 1245 Forest Avenue.

At the age of 23, he married Mavis Opal Fickett, a local woman with two small daughters from a prior marriage. They tied the knot in Conway, New Hampshire, on July 2, 1938. Following their marriage, Leslie and Mavis moved with the girls around the corner into 23 Eleanor St. 

For most of his working career, Let worked for Shaw's Supermarkets, in their West Gate location, on outer Congress St. Before his retirement, he was the Manager at that location.

Let passed away in Windham, Maine, on July 12, 2000. He is buried in Smith Cemetery, in Windham.


1920 US Census; Census Place: Portland Ward 9, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: T625_640; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 60; Image: 944.

1930 US Census; Census Place: Portland, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: 831; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0080; Image: 879.0; FHL microfilm: 2340566.

1940 US Census; Census Place: Portland, Cumberland, Maine; Roll: T627_1476; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 3-104. Maine, Birth Records, 1621-1922 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.

Ancestry,com. New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013.

Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 27 Dec 2014), memorial page for Leslie T Bustin (1915-2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 115835839 , citing Smith Cemetery, Windham, Maine.

Maine State Archives, online search death database ( : accessed 21 May 2012)

This is the 52nd and last in a series, “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks,” coordinated by Amy Johnson Crow at No Story Too Small.

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