Luella Rush

Female14 August 1861–10 July 1940

Brief Life History of Luella

When Luella Rush was born on 14 August 1861, in Shelby, Indiana, United States, her father, William Smith Rush, was 48 and her mother, Elizabeth Imel, was 26. She married Lewis Conner Means on 8 May 1881, in Shelby, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Lancaster, Lancaster Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 July 1940, in Dupont, Lancaster Township, Jefferson, Indiana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lewis Conner Means
Luella Rush
Marriage: 8 May 1881
Marie Means
William Robert Means
Hattie Agnes Means

Sources (13)

  • Ella Rush in household of William Rush, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Louella Rush, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Luella Rush Means, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1881Shelby, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 2

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 21

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English rishe, rush(e), rosh(e) ‘rush’ (Old English risc), either a topographic name for someone who lived in a rushy place, or a nickname probably denoting someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.

    English: nickname from Middle English rush ‘beehive’ (probably referring to skeps woven from rushes), perhaps denoting a bee-keeper.

    Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruis ‘descendant of Ros’, a personal name perhaps derived from ros ‘wood’. In Connacht it has also been used as a translation of Ó Luachra due to confusion with the Irish word luachair ‘rushes’ (see Loughrey ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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