Gerald Rush

27 July 1895–28 August 1985 (Age 90)
Larwill, Richland Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States

The Life of Gerald

When Gerald Rush was born on 27 July 1895, in Larwill, Richland Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States, his father, Edward F Rush, was 22 and his mother, Axie Janette King, was 22. He married Marie Dorothy Emmens in 1921. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Day, South Dakota, United States in 1935 and Andover Township, Day, South Dakota, United States in 1940. He died on 28 August 1985, in Weslaco, Hidalgo, Texas, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Waynetown, Wayne Township, Montgomery, Indiana, United States.

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Gerald Rush
Marie Dorothy Emmens
Marriage: 1921
Willis Edward George Rush
Virgil Gerard Rush
Phyllis Ann Rush

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    Axie Janette King





    Cora V Rush


    Sanford Clarence Rush


    Charles Henry Rush



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 11

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Gerald D Rush, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jarald Rush in household of Edd Rush, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gerald Rush in household of Edward F Rush, "United States Census, 1910"

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