Florence May Bush

2 May 1882–17 December 1973 (Age 91)
Raritan Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Florence May

When Florence May Bush was born on 2 May 1882, in Raritan Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, her father, Sidney M Bush, was 22 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Dilts, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Emery S Walker. She lived in Franklin, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States in 1885 and Delaware Township, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 December 1973, in Flemington, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Grandin, Hunterdon, New Jersey, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emery S Walker
1875–1941
Florence May Bush
1882–1973
Mary Edith Walker
1901–1974
Elmer Walker
1912–1990

Spouse and Children

    Emery S Walker

    Male1875–1941Male

    Female1882–1973Female

children

(2)

    Mary Edith Walker

    Female1901–1974Female

    Elmer Walker

    Male1912–1990Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1860–1950Male

    Sarah Elizabeth Dilts

    Female1857–1894Female

siblings

(2)

    Female1882–1973Female

    Blanche Bush

    Female1885–1915Female

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894

Age 12

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

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 by a bushy area or thicket, from Middle English bush(e) ‘bush’ (probably from Old Norse buskr, or an unrecorded Old English busc); alternatively, it may derive from Old Norse Buski used as a personal name.2 Americanized spelling of German Busch .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Florence M Walker in household of Emery S Walker, "New Jersey State Census, 1915"
  • Florence Walker in household of Emery Walker, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence M Walker in household of Emery S Walker, "United States Census, 1930"

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