William Henry Rush

24 December 1888–2 June 1954 (Age 65)
Buchtel, York Township, Athens, Ohio, United States

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Rush was born on 24 December 1888, in Buchtel, York Township, Athens, Ohio, United States, his father, George Rush, was 38 and his mother, Anna Wemmer, was 36. He married Lena Florence Martin on 9 April 1923, in Meigs, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Coal Township, Perry, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Nelsonville, York Township, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1917. He died on 2 June 1954, in New Straitsville, Coal Township, Perry, Ohio, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in New Straitsville, Coal Township, Perry, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Rush
Lena Florence Martin
Marriage: 9 April 1923
James W. Rush
Mary Ann Rush
Betty Ruth Rush
Helen Geneva Rush
Hazel Geraldine Rush
Eva Mae Rush

Spouse and Children


    Lena Florence Martin


9 April 1923
Meigs, Ohio, United States


    James W. Rush


    Mary Ann Rush


    Betty Ruth Rush


    Helen Geneva Rush


    Hazel Geraldine Rush


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Rush


    Anna Wemmer




    John Henry Rush



    Nancy P Rush


    Loren Chester Rush


    Dora Rush


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 2

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 18

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived among rushes, from Middle English rush (a collective singular, Old English rysc), or perhaps an occupational name for someone who wove mats, baskets, and other articles out of rushes.2 Irish: reduced 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 ( see Loughrey ).3 Irish: Anglicized form (translation) of Gaelic Ó Fuada, ‘descendant of Fuada’ a personal name meaning ‘hasty’, ‘rushing’ ( see Foody ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Rush, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William M Rush, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Rush in household of Hiram Vess, "United States Census, 1900"

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