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James Rush, sons Oscar B. and Valley Rush, Otto I. and Gertrude (Cunningham) Rush

In 1860 Wapello County, Iowa, James Rush is 29, farming, Melinda 25, with Benjamin O. seven months.

O.B. is farming in 1880 Adair County, Iowa, living alone.
Otto is with parents james 50 and Melinda 44 in Adair County, Iowa, farming. Otto is 16, farming, Ethzelda 11, and Gertrude 9. Nephew Nathan J. Gadd, 23, is a lawyer.

In 1885 Hamilton County, Nebraska, O.B. Rush, born in Iowa, is 25.
He's with father James 55 and Melinda 48, brother A.J. 21, sister Elizabeth 16 and Gertrude 14.

In 1892, James' widow Melinda Rush proved up a quarter in 23, 1S 44W -
Heirs of James Rush, deceased, timber-claimed a quarter in 19, 4S 46W in 1895 - that would be near the Arickaree.

James 1830-1887 is buried in Hamilton County # 83780682.
So is Melinda 1835-1918 # 83780666.

Ethzelda, born Dec 27, 1868 in Wapello County, Iowa, married Marion Frances Stanley at Phillips, Nebraska February 15, 1891 He was an attorney at Aurora, Nebraska and died there. In December 1941 Ethzelda was living with a son in Yorktown Heights, New York. - children Lamar Rush Santley (Lived at Newport News, VA, Supt of Schools, grad of Univ of Neb), Ethel Frances Stanley, and Marion Edward Stanley (He graduated from the Univ of Neb and is employed by the Assoc Press and lives at Yorktown Heights, NY.)

Ethzelda Rush Stanley, club woman and welfare worker, was born on a farm in Wapello County, Iowa, December 27, 1868, and since 1885 has resided in Nebraska.
Her father, James Rush, was born on a farm in Perry County. Ohio, March 28, 1830, and died on his farm in Hamilton County, Nebraska, November 14, 1887. His father was Tsaiah Rush, who was probably born in New Jersey from the same family as Dr. Benjamin Ruth of the Declaration of Independence.
Malinda Gadd, wife of James Rush, was born on a farm in Perry County, Ohio, July 19, 1835, and died in Wapella County, Iowa, in 1865. She was descended from David Gadd, son of William Gadd, who was born in Maryland near Baltimore. They were a family of shipbuilders.
She attended the country school, and the Aurora High School, and the Peru State Normal. Later she was married to Marion Francis Stanley at Richmond. Mr. Stanley was born at Richmond, Virginia, December 5, 1862, and is a lawyer descended from Joseph Stanley. Mr. and Mrs. Stanley have three children, Lamar Rush, born May 2, 1892; Ethel Frances, born October 6, 1893; and Marion Edward, born January 31, 1903. Lamar is principal of the Newport News High School in Virginia, Ethel Frances is at home, while Marion Edward is associated press reporter in London, England.
For a few years before her marriage, Mrs. Stanley was a teacher in the public schools. During the late war she was a member of the council of defense, and helped organize the Red Cross in her county. She is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Woman's Relief Corps. Her religious affiliation is with the United Brethren in Christ. She is a member of the local welfare committee, the Woodman Circle, and for a number of years was a member of the library board. She has been active for some time in the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. Residence: Aurora.

Gertrude, born April 27, 1871, married Fred L. Sumpter on September 16, 1894,

A 1957 obituary from Yuma
1964 Historical Society
She was in Lincoln, Nebraska in 1907 (widow of James), living at Bethany.
In 1901 Mrs. J. Valley Rush of Cope attended a Teachers' Institute at Vernon.

May 9, 1902

December 19, 1902 Yuma

October 13, 1905

In 1907, O.B. Rush of Cope applied to lease the school land in section 36, 5S 48W.

December 21, 1906 "They will come back: Oscar Rush, who sold his ranch a few years ago and has been living in Nebraska and Wyoming since then, has bought the home again. He arrived here this week with a car of goods and Mrs. Rush and daughter will soon follow. All Yuma are pleased that they return."

June 14, 1907 "Oscar Rush has gone to Buffalo, Wyo. to return with his family."

Oscar cash-claimed a quarter in 11, 6S 48W, Kit Carson County, just south of Kirk, in 1908.

August 30, 1907 "Mrs. Oscar Rush expect to move in town soon that the daughter, Mary, may attend school."

June 5, 1908
July 3, 1908

August 27, 1909 " A. Jones and wife of Salem, Iowa, visited the first of the week at the home of Mrs. Oscar Rush."

January 1910 Yuma "A nice little clay pigeon shoot was pulled off here last Friday between Deck Denison, (the automobile man) and Dr. Miller on one side, and Johney Curing and O. B. Rush ( a couple of old-time cow men ) on the other.
Well Denison and Miller won, of course, for the cow man is not, by nature, a shot gun man. But the cow men were not entirely satisfied and offered to shoot again on Saturday for a turkey dinner for themselves and friends. Bluff called - Result: The boys will pay for the dinner.
Look out boys ! The cow man is a back number and his occupation here is gone, but they can all shoot."

February 1910 "Otto Rush, of the Denver Stock Yards, is in the city visiting his brother, O. B. Rush and family."
July 24, 1914 Littleton Colorado "Mrs. R. J. Cunningham of Wray, Colorado, arrived here Thursday and will spend a week with her daughter Mrs. Otto Rush and family, and incidentally getting acquainted with her new granddaughter, who was born on the 21st."

1939 Toponas Colorado (Routt County) "Otto Rush has been building fence and making other improvements on his homestead."

In Davis County, Utah, on October 11, 1930, Gertrude mabel Rush, daughter of Otto I. Rush and Dora Cunningham, married T. Earl Flowers, son of Thos E. Flowers and Emily Burt.

Mida Ethzelda, born Dec 21, 1888, married Oscar Schroeder, per one tree.
Beulah Maude Rush, born June 4, 1897, married Lester Coulter.
James Max Rush, born Nov 23, 1901, married Bessie Irene Lewellyn.

In March 1910 Oscar was a candidate for trustee of the Town of Yuma.
"Democrats Have Good Chance to Win

With election day less than two weeks distant the indications all point to a clean-sweep for the Democratic ticket . There are two important facts being considered by many Republicans, which bids fair to turn many Republican votes to theDemocratic ticket . Firsr . in the public mind comes the promise of the Democratic party to provide the city with water for both domestic use and fire protection ; and second, the belief that the men who make up the Democratic ticket are competent to carry out pledges ot the Democratic platform in an economical manner . The men who are carrying the
Democratic banner this year are all well known iu the city in both business and private life, and the fact that the } 7 all stand high in the personal esteem of nearly all the voters will prove to be no mean factor on election da 3 \ The general sentiment seems to be : If Oscar Rush, Win Tuttle and George Huey dont find some way to supply Yuma with-cheap water, it s because there is no practical way . Mr . Hoch, who was nominated for mayor by both parties, is a progressive business man who has done much for the upbuilding of the city . While he is on the Republican ticket he is pledged to carry out the Democratic platform, and that onlv .
J . E . Buchanan is another staunch Democrat on both tickets, but he, too, is running as a Democrat on the Democratic platform . THE PLATFORM

The Democratic Party of the town of Yuma in going before the voters and asking their ^ support in the town election of the spring of 1910 for candidates nominated for town offices unanimously endorses the state administration of the state > bif Colbrad 6-andits \ vorii--for theavc - fare of the people . And also /! Pledges itself and its candidates if elected to-do all in their power for the upbuilding ot the moral and industrial standards and most especially to preserve law and order nt nil times without partiality Or predjudice, and .
To economicly, yet effectually improve the city waler plant and increase the supply and furnish adequate fire protection so that our iHisinctfs men and citizens can proceed with the work of Imilditig now in progress, but held back in many instances because of exfcorbitnnt insurance rates caused by insufficient water and pressure, and, To ndiniiiisler the affairs of the town in a business liku manner nnd to exercise nt all times, the . same care ( if city funds nnd cily business us f > prudent LmsineHri man would use in the adiuit / istratiou of his own affairs . Democratic Ticket
Mayor H . C . Hoch
Treasurer J. K. Buchanan
George E. Huey
Oscar B . Rush
W . O . ( Win) Tuttle

April 1910 " Miss Mary Rush has received from Mrs. John Marley, of Phoenix, Arizona, a box of beautiful flowers. They will be of great value to members of the Senior high school class as botany specimens. " (John Marley's son Kemper, born in Yuma, was Arizona's first billionaire. .)

In 1910 Yuma, Oscar is a stock buyer, 50 born Iowa. Valley is 42, married 22 years, born in Iowa. Mary is 20 born in Colorado.

September 1910 " Great credit is due O. B. Rush for the manner in which he represented the people of Yuma precinct nt the state convention in Denver last week. Where crookedness was possible ; Mr. Rush carried a clean hand at the finish. On Thursday night he stood by Yuma s ( banner and voted Yuma county s eleven votes in the governor s favor until midnight."

October 1910 Yuma "Two residences and several good residence lots in southwest Yutna. — O. B. Rush."

May 19, 1911 "Mrs. O. B. Rush and daughter Mary, returned Tuesday from Denver, where they had been visiting since last week. They had the pleasure of hearing the celebrated Sarah Bernhardt while in the city."

August 25, 1911 "O. B. Rush and wife left Saturday for Cheyenne, where they expect to enter their horses in some of the races. In the ladies half mile cow ponyrace at Cheyenne yesterday Miss Mary Rush, on Tommy, won second place "

December 1911 Yuma "We have been informed that word was received in Yuma yesterday, that Miss Mary Rush, who is in St. John's hospital at Cheyenne, was not expected to live. Miss Rush received a broken leg at Cheyenne last September while riding in the Frontier Day races, and has been in the hospital there ever since."

February 2, 1912

March 9, 1912 "O. B. Rush this week loaded his household goods in a car and will move to Denver, where they will reside in the future. "

September 6, 1912 "On Monday Albert Stutzner sold his pool hall to O. B. Rush, who immediately took possession."

November 22, 1912 "O. B. Rush this week sold his pool hall to Gilbert Perkins, who took possession Wednesday."

May 17, 1918

May 31, 1918

In 1919 "Heirs of Melinda Rush" proved up two quarters in 2SA 49W, Washington County.
In 1920 Washington County, Colorado, Oscar is widowed, 60, farming, living alone.
In 1920 Valley and Mary - a telephone operator -are living in Yuma.

In 1923 Oscar proved up 80 acres in 35, 2S 49W - Washington County, Colorado, about 20 miles south of Otix.

February 1924 "O.B. Rush was in Yuma a few days last week, visiting the dentist.

April 22, 1926

In 1930 Oscar is a household cleaning supply salesman, divorced, in Salt Lake City.living with his brother-in-law Frederick L. Sumpter, 59 bon in Nebraska, and Gertrude 58 Iowa and their son Irvin R. 27 Nebaska.
February 25, 1931
Oscar Benjamin Rush, divorced, born December 7, 1860 in Ottumwa, Iowa to James Rush and Melinda Gabb, spouse Valley Jones, died May 13, 1936 in Salt Lake City.

In 1930 Englewood, Colorado, Valley Rush is 63, Mary 40, both teachers.
They're still in Englewood in 1940, no occupations.

Valley Rush 1866-1947 is buried in Yuma # 59792227.
February 20, 1947

"Valley was the second daughter and child of Sylvester Jones (b. Ohio) and Mary Jane Hobson (b. Iowa). She married in Iowa on Sept. 16, 1887, to Benjamin Oscar Rush (1859 - 1936) but was divorced by 1920. (The family moved to Colorado right after Valley and Oscar were married, and Oscar ended up in Salt Lake City, Utah.) She and her daughter, Mary, lived together their entire lives. "

Mary 1890-1941 is buried in Yuma # 59792224.

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