Richard Rush

Male28 February 1848–3 February 1912

Brief Life History of Richard

When Richard Rush was born on 28 February 1848, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, James Murray Rush, was 34 and his mother, Eugeina Francis Hiester, was 34. He married Ella Mary Day on 10 June 1873, in Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Dock Ward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. He died on 3 February 1912, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States.

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Richard Rush
Ella Mary Day
Marriage: 10 June 1873
Child Rush
Girl Rush
Richard Rush
Child Rush
Ella Day Rush

Sources (12)

  • Richard Rush, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Richard Rusk, "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961"
  • Capt Richard Rush, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 June 1873Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1851 · Fire Devastates the Library of Congress

    Age 3

    On Christmas Eve 1851, 35,000 of the volumes including many of Thomas Jefferson's own personal collections are lost in a fire that destroys two-thirds of the Library of Congress.


    Age 15

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


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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