Rosalind Octavia Rush

24 October 1893–April 1973 (Age 79)
Montgomery, Alabama, United States

The Life of Rosalind Octavia

When Rosalind Octavia Rush was born on 24 October 1893, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States, her father, Charles Andrew Rush, was 30 and her mother, Julia Rosaline Roebuck, was 28. She married Robert Park Davison I on 27 August 1917, in Greensboro, Hale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Alabama, United States in 1900 and Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States in 1930. She died in April 1973, in Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 79.

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Robert Park Davison I
Rosalind Octavia Rush
Marriage: 27 August 1917
Robert Park Davison II
Rosalind Augusta Davison
Elizabeth Or Bettie Davison

Spouse and Children

27 August 1917
Greensboro, Hale, Alabama, United States


    Robert Park Davison II


    Rosalind Augusta Davison


    Elizabeth Or Bettie Davison


Parents and Siblings


    Julia Rosaline Roebuck




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1895 · Alabama State Flag is Adopted

Age 2

Alabama adopted its state flag on February 16, 1895. Act 383 of the Alabama state legislature states, “The flag of the State of Alabama shall be a crimson cross of St. Andrew on a field of white.”
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Rosalind Davison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Rosalind O Rush in household of Charles A Rush, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Rosalind Davison in household of Robert P Davison, "United States Census, 1930"

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