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
1888–1954
Lena Florence Martin
1889–1968
Marriage: 9 April 1923
James W. Rush
1923–1975
Mary Ann Rush
1924–1925
Betty Ruth Rush
1926–1927
Helen Geneva Rush
1929–1962
Hazel Geraldine Rush
1929–1997
Eva Mae Rush
1931–2021

Spouse and Children

    Male1888–1954Male

    Lena Florence Martin

    Female1889–1968Female

MARRIAGE
9 April 1923
Meigs, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

    James W. Rush

    Male1923–1975Male

    Mary Ann Rush

    Female1924–1925Female

    Betty Ruth Rush

    Female1926–1927Female

    Helen Geneva Rush

    Female1929–1962Female

    Hazel Geraldine Rush

    Female1929–1997Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Rush

    Male1850–1899Male

    Anna Wemmer

    Female1852–1896Female

siblings

(9)

    John Henry Rush

    Male1872–1922Male

    Female1874–1945Female

    Nancy P Rush

    Female1875–1904Female

    Loren Chester Rush

    Male1879–1880Male

    Dora Rush

    Female1881–1905Female

+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.

Possible Related Names

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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