When Walter A. Rusk was born on 28 September 1913, in New Albany Circuit, Floyd, Indiana, United States, his father, George William Rusk, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louise Lulu Brenneisen, was 30. He died on 29 September 1913, in New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States, at the age of 0, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd, Indiana, United States.
Scottish: from Gaelic riasg ‘marsh with sedge’. The surname may be topographic, denoting someone who lived beside a marsh, or habitational, denoting someone who lived at a place so named, such as Risk in Lochwinnoch (Renfrewshire).
Probably also an altered form of German Ruske, Roske, diminutives of Rose .