WILLIAM RILEY RUSH
William Riley Rush was
born Feb. 23, 1857 at Plattsburg, Mo. He was the son of William P.
and Elizabeth (Hart) Rush.
Riley was married to Dora
Spence Oct. 10, 1888 in Nebraska, later moving to Iowa where she
passed away in 1897. No children were born to this marriage.
On Feb. 7, 1900 he was
married to Laura Agnes Roberts at Red Oak, Iowa. She was the
daughter of William P. and Many Elizabeth Jan (Earp) Roberts. Laura
was born Dec. 14, 1880 at Medapolis, Iowa.
Riley was a carpenter and
farmer. They spent most of their married life in Pottawattamie, Cass
and Montgomery Counties, moving to Elliott in 1922.
Six children were born to
Myron Lee Rush – born
June 27, 1901 – died Jan. 11, 1969.
Oren J. Rush – born June
4, 1902 – died Aug. 24, 1969.
Vernon D. Rush – born
June 14, 1904.
George Russell Rush –
born March 5, 1906 – died March 19, 1971.
Mildred Marie Rush – born
June 10, 1908.
Adah Mae Rush – born May
15, 1910 – died Oct. 5, 1911.
Myron, Oren and Vernon
were born in Montgomery County. Russell, Mildred and Adah were born
in Pottawattamie County.
William Riley Rush died
Nov. 18, 1934 at his home in Elliott. Laura Agnes died Jan. 2, 1969
at Murphy Memorial Hospital in Red Oak, Iowa. They were laid to rest
in Waveland Cemetery.