William Henry Thurman Rusk

16 August 1888–14 October 1949 (Age 61)
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Henry Thurman

When William Henry Thurman Rusk was born on 16 August 1888, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, George Brock Rusk, was 38 and his mother, Mary Louise Cameron, was 37. He married Rose Katherine Remich on 29 May 1910. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 14 October 1949, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park, Feasterville, Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Henry Thurman Rusk
Rose Katherine Remich
Marriage: 29 May 1910
Edna Elizabeth Rusk
Caroline Rusk
Margaret Bertha Rusk
William Henry Rusk
Joseph Aloisious Rusk
Mary Rusk
Harry Stephan Rusk
Dorothy May Rusk
Benjamin Franklin Rusk
Florence May Rusk

Spouse and Children

29 May 1910


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Parents and Siblings

    George Brock Rusk


    Mary Louise Cameron




    Samuel Rusk



    Mary R. Rusk


    Sallie F. Rusk


    Florence May Rusk


+2 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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 17

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: probably a topographic name from Gaelic riasg ‘marsh’, ‘bog’. Compare Risk .2 Probably also an altered form of German Ruske, Roske, diminutives of Rose .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Rusk, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William Rusk, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William H Rusk in entry for Charles E Manning and Dorothy Rusk, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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