Ora Clayton Bush

22 October 1905–24 April 1988 (Age 82)
Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ora Clayton

When Ora Clayton Bush was born on 22 October 1905, in Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, Chester C. Bush, was 24 and his mother, Jessie S. Marrs, was 22. He married Golden Hartzell Todd about 1929, in Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Edgar Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 24 April 1988, in Chrisman, Ross Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Ora Clayton Bush
Golden Hartzell Todd
Marriage: about 1929
Phillip Ray Bush
Harold Jay Bush

Spouse and Children


    Golden Hartzell Todd


about 1929
Edgar, Edgar, Illinois, United States


    Phillip Ray Bush


    Harold Jay Bush


Parents and Siblings

    Chester C. Bush






    Fay Bush


    Emma Bush


    Ray Bush


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 5

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 22

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 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); alternatively, it may derive from Old Norse Buski used as a personal name.2 Americanized spelling of German Busch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ora Bush, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ora Bush, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ora Bush in household of Harry L Bush, "United States Census, 1920"

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