Earl Garfield Rush

18 March 1889–22 April 1953 (Age 64)
Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Earl Garfield

When Earl Garfield Rush was born on 18 March 1889, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Charles T Rush, was 35 and his mother, Annie E Desh, was 29. He married Hattie E. Flores on 30 July 1911, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Hanover Township, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 22 April 1953, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Earl Garfield Rush
Hattie E. Flores
Marriage: 30 July 1911
Madelyn V Rush
Alteha Catharine Rush
Winwood Earl Rush

Spouse and Children

30 July 1911
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States


    Madelyn V Rush


    Alteha Catharine Rush


    Winwood Earl Rush


Parents and Siblings

    Charles T Rush


    Annie E Desh




    Infant Rush


    Annie M. Rush


    Charles W. Rush


    Charles Marker Rush



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 16

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. 
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 17

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.

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)

  • Earl Rush in household of Annie Rush, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Earl Y. Rush in household of Catherin A Desh, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl Rush, "United States Census, 1920"

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