George Andrew Brush

23 January 1876–27 February 1927 (Age 51)
Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of George Andrew

When George Andrew Brush was born on 23 January 1876, in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, his father, James William Brush, was 20 and his mother, Mary Craig, was 31. He had at least 4 sons and 3 daughters with Ollie B Walters. He lived in Madison Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Harris Township, Fulton, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 27 February 1927, in Marietta, Fulton, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Marietta, Fulton, Illinois, United States.

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George Andrew Brush
Ollie B Walters
Macie Mary BRUSH
Earl Brush
Carl Brush
Delores BRUSH
Ercell BRUSH

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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: of uncertain origin. It may be a nickname for someone thought to resemble a brush (Middle English brusche, from Old French brosse), or a metonymic occupational name for a brush maker. It could also be from a related word, brusche ‘cut wood’, ‘branches lopped off trees’ (Old French brousse), applied as a metonymic occupational name for a forester or woodcutter, or a topographic name for someone who lived in a scrubby area of country, from Old French broce ‘brushwood’, ‘scrub’, ‘thicket’ (Late Latin bruscia).2 Respelling of German Brusch or Brüsch, a topographic name from the field name Brüsch (Middle High German brüsch ‘heather’, ‘broom’ or ‘brush’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • G A Brush, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geo Andrew Brush in household of James Brush, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George A Brush, "United States Census, 1920"

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