Rachel Bush

Female10 October 1833–15 March 1911

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Bush was born on 10 October 1833, in Deopham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Daniel Bush, was 28 and her mother, Mary Rush, was 26. She married William Gedge on 22 November 1855, in Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, Utah, United States in 1862 and lived in Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1861 and Brighton Precinct, Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 30 years. She died on 15 March 1911, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Gedge
Rachel Bush
Marriage: 22 November 1855
William Gedge
Leah Gedge
Lois Gedge
Mary Gedge
Emma Gedge
Annie Gedge
William Rames Gedge
Nathan Gedge
Herbert Gedge

Sources (42)

  • 1841 "England and Wales Census, 1841" Rachel Bush in household of Daniel Bush
  • Rachel Bush in entry for Emma Gedge Spencer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
  • 1851 "England and Wales Census, 1851" Rachel Bush in household of Daniel Bush

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1855Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 3

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 14

    Historical Boundaries: 1848: Mexican Cession, United States 1850: Utah Territory, United States 1851: Great Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1868: Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States 1896: Salt Lake, Utah, United States

    1854 · The Crimean War

    Age 21

    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived by a bushy area or thicket, from Middle English bush(e) ‘bush’ (probably from Old Norse buskr, or an unrecorded Old English busc).

    Americanized form (translation into English) of German Busch .

    Americanized form of Czech and Slovak Buš, Búš (see Bus ).

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

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    Story Highlight

    History of William Gedge and Rachel Bush Gedge

    History of William Gedge Pioneer of 1862 Date born: 31 December 1830 Where: Old Buckenham, Norfolk, England Date died: 30 December 1912 Where: Salt Lake City, S.L. Utah …

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