Bushnell, Henry Allen was born on July 3, 1855 in at Saybrook, Connecticut, United States. Son of John Frederick and Emma Palmer (Caulkins) Bushnell.
Bachelor of Arts, Yale, 1879. Union Theological Seminary, 1879-1882. (Doctor of Divinity, Knox College, Illinois, 1894).
Ordained Congleton ministry, 1882. Home missionary, Witoka, Minnesota, 1882-1883. Pastor Mankato, Minnesota, 1883-1888, 1st Church of Galesburg, Illinois, 1888-1894, 1st Church, LaGrange, 1894-1910, Bloomington, October 1, since 1911.
Trustee Congressional Conference of Illinois.
Married Amelia Emily Bynner, of Brooklyn, July 18, 1883.