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BUSH, Edward N. (1852-1940)


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Date: 4/2/2020 at 00:13:06

Edward Newton Bush
(September 18, 1852 – January 16, 1940)

Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., Jan 18, 1940, p.7, col.6
Ed. Bush Dead
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 1:30 at the Presbyterian church, Battle Creek, for Edward N. Bush, 87, who died Tuesday of a heart ailment. Rev. A. F. Rumbaugh will read the service.
Ida County Pioneer Record, Ida Grove, IA, Thurs., Jan 25, 1940, p.5, col.1-2
Old Time Resident of Battle Creek Passes Away January [by Mrs. Florence Simmons]
Battle Creek – In the recent passing of Edward N. Bush, Battle Creek community has lost another of her oldest residents and citizens. Mr. Bush had been in poor health since June 18, 1936 when he suffered a paralytic stroke which confined him to his chair. He had been bedfast only the past week. He passed quietly away at the home of his son, Edward Jr., south of Battle Creek, Tuesday, Jan. 16, after suffering from heart ailment and other complications at the age of 87 years, 3 months and 28 days.
Edward Newton Bush, son of Edward and Celistia Bush, was born Sept. 18, 1852 at Polo, Ill. He was one of a family of nine children, all of whom, with the exception of one sister, preceded him in death. The early days of his life were spent at Sterling, Ill. When but fourteen years of age his father passed away, leaving the full responsibility of providing for his mother and younger brothers and sisters to Edward and his brother, Charles. On Nov 7, 1877 he was united in marriage to Metilda Dunner at Sterling. To this union fourteen children were born, five of whom preceded him in death: Elmer, Carrie, Mrs. Julia Colbo and an infant son and daughter. Mr. and Mrs. Bush moved to Battle Creek in 1884 where Mr. Bush followed the mason trade for several years. On March 1, 1900 the family moved on a farm where they resided until 1921, when they returned to make their home in Battle Creek. They made their home in Battle Creek until the passing of the wife and mother on Jan. 10, 1931. Since that time Mr. Bush has made his home with his children. Mr. and Mrs. Bush celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at their home in Battle Creek on Nov. 7, 1927.
He leaves to mourn his passing, three daughters, Mrs. Olive Wallace, Holstein; Mrs. Mabel Smith, Los Angeles; Mrs. Bertha Pattison, Sioux Falls, S. D.; six sons, Clarence, Sioux City; Charles, Los Angeles; Edward, Gilbert, Leonard and Ralph, Battle Creek; one sister, Mrs. Rose George, San Quentin, Calif; twenty-two grand children and eleven great grand children. Funeral services were conducted in the Presbyterian church, Thursday, Jan 18, by Rev Arthur R. Rumbaugh. The hymns selected for the service were “Beautiful Isle,” “Sometime We’ll Understand,” and “Rock of Ages.” The mixed quartet was composed of Mesdames Amanda Schmidt and Mary Hall, and Messrs. Henning Schmidt and Robert Boyden, who were accompanied at the organ by Miss Cassie Taylor. Pall bearers were Messrs Leslie Wallace, LaVerne Bush, Wayne Bush, Wesley Bush, Gerald Bush and Eber Cline. Funeral arrangements were in charge of Christensen funeral home. Interment was made in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Attending from out of town were: Mrs. Gail Patterson, Sioux Falls, Clarence Bush, Sioux City, Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wallace, Holstein, Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Wallace and son, Cushing, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wallace and son, Lawton, Mrs. Bailey, Winner, S. D., James Bailey, Lucas, S. D., Miss Marie Hoeck, Holstein. House committee, Mesdames Morse Rowe, Glenn Silkman, Chester Fouts and Harry Rowe, Flowers, Mrs. Harry Williamson and Mrs. Louise Witters.


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