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Montgomery Cemetery ~ Bluford Allen Bush ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Bluford Allen Bush
BORN: 10 Apr 1870 DIED: 8 Dec 1913 BURIED: 9 Dec 1913 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Clay Co., Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Airlie, Polk Co., Oregon
1870 MO CENSUS - Bluford Bush, age [less than 1 year], b. Missouri, is enumerated with Mercer, age 76, occupation farmer, b. Kentucky, Olina, age 66, b. Kentucky, Mercer Jr., age 25, b. Kentucky, Nannie, age 21, b. Kentucky, and Sallie, age 2, b. Missouri.
1880 CA CENSUS - Bluford Bush, age 10, b. Missouri, is enumerated with Mercer, age 36, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, and Nancy R., age 36, b. Missouri, along with Rosa C., age 8, b. Missouri, John W., age 6, b. Missouri, Pleasant C., age 4, b. California, and Oscar C., age 2, b. California.
MARRIAGE - B.A. Bush & Ettie E. Simpson md 31 Aug 1898, Polk co, Oregon
1900 WA CENSUS - Bluford Bush, age 30, occupation farm laborer, b. Apr 1870 in Missouri, is enumerated with his wife of 1 year, Etta, age 22, b. Jun 1877 in Oregon.  Also enumerated is Bessie F. Bush, identified as sister [of Bluford], age 19, b. Sep 1880 in California.
1910 OR CENSUS - Bluford A. Bush, age 40, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, is enumerated with his wife of 11 years, Etta E., age 32, mother of 4 children 3 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Oregon, along with Lillie F., age 7, b. Oregon, Mancy E., age 4, b. Oregon, and Ivin O., age 2, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - DC spelles name as Blufford, other records and marker as Bluford.
Wife Etta was daughter of Albert H. Simpson who is buried in English Cemetery. She remarried ca 1918 to Elias W. Hinshaw. They appear in 1920 census of Albany, Linn Co, Oregon. Elias died 20 Apr 1940 at Pedee and was buried in Salt Creek Cemetery
OSBH DC (Polk County 1913) #4182 - Blufford Allen Bush, male, married, b. 10 Apr 1870 in Clay Co., Missouri, d. 8 Dec 1913 in Airlie, Oregon at the age of 43 y's 8 m's 27 d's, name of father Mercer Bush (b. Clay Co., Missouri), maiden name of mother Nancy Githens (b. Pattenberg, Missouri), interment 9 Dec 1913 Montgomery cemetery, undertaker: R.L. Chapman, informant: Will Bush of Airlie, Oregon.
Bluford Bush of Lewisville died last Monday morning after a lingering illness of six months. Mr Bush was born in Clay county, Missouri, April 10, 1870, and came to Oregon some years later settling in the Pedee country. He was married to Miss Etta Simpson about 1900, who, with four children, survives him. He was buried in Montgomery cemetery on Tuesday, Rev Wood of Corvallis conducting the services. Polk County Itemizer, Thursday, December 11, 1913, 1:4
Bluford A.
1870 - 1913
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1913) #4182
1870 MO CENSUS (Clay Co., Liberty, FA #6)
1880 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles Co., Santa Ana, ED 109, sheet 274C)
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 5
1900 WA CENSUS (Whitman Co., Guy, ED 91, sheet 4A)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 3B)
Polk County Itemizer, 11 Dec 1913, 1:4

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