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Montgomery Cemetery ~ John William Bush ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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John "William" William Bush
BORN: 14 Feb 1873 DIED: 20 Dec 1927 BURIED: 22 Dec 1927 (Montgomery Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Dallas, Polk Co., Oregon
Father - Mercer Bush
Mother - Nancy Githens
DISCREPANCY - Marker gives year of birth as 1873, DC as 1874.
MARRIAGE - [John] William Bush & Rebecca Simpson md 5 Sept 1892, Polk Co, Oregon
1900 OR CENSUS - John W. Bush, age 26, occupation day laborer, b. Feb 1874 in Missouri, is enumerated with his wife of 8 years Rebeca S., age 26, mother of 4 children 3 of whom are living at the time of the census, b. Mar 1874 in Oregon, along with Maggie, age 7, b. May 1893 in Oregon, Elsie G., age 4, b. May 1896 in Oregon, and Allen M., age 2, b. Aug 1897 in Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Ernest T. Bush, identified as brother [of John], b. Jun 1884 in California.
1910 OR CENSUS - William J. Bush (36y, b Missouri) enumerated with wife of 19 years Rebecca (36y, b Oregon, mother of 7 children, 5 living at time of census) and 5 children, Elsie E. (13y, b Oregon), Wilbur W. (8y, b Oregon), Debbie D. (5y, b Oregon), Ruby R. (3y, b Oregon) & Walter W. (2m, b Oregon)
1920 OR CENSUS - William J. Bush, age 45, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, is enumerated with wife Rebeca S., age 45, b. Oregon, along with Wilbur L., age 18, b. Oregon, Delsie A., age 15, b. Oregon, Ruby S., age 12, b. ORegon, Wallis W., age 9, b. Oregon Eva H., age 6, b. Oregon, and Reva N., age 2, b. Oregon.
OSBH DC (Polk County 1927) #140 - John William Bush, male, farmer, married (Rebecca), b. 14 Feb 1874 in Missouri, d. 20 Dec 1927 at the age of 53 y's 10 m's 6 d's in Dallas, Oregon, father unknown, maiden name of mother Nanci Githen (b. Clay Co, Missouri), interment: 22 Dec 1927 Montgomery Cemetery, undertaker Walter L. Smith, informant Mr. W.W. Kelly.
John William Bush, resident of Pedee for 40 years, died at the family home at 11 o’clock in the morning, December 20. He was ill for 21 days, pneumonia being the malady. Mr. Bush was a son of the late Mercer Bush, who brought his family to Pedee from California in 1887. Mr. Bush was married to Miss Rebecca Simpson, who survives, together with six children: Mrs. W.L. Ostrander, Kelso, Wash; W.L. Bush, Pedee; Mrs. W.W. Kelley, Pedee; Mrs. Walter Bush, Miss Eva and Miss Reva Bush, Pedee. There are two brothers and one sister: Clay Bush, Monmouth; Elmer Bush, Pedee, and Mrs. Henry Pulse, Portland. 
Mr Bush was a farmer, and had spent his life in the Pedee section. He was held in high esteem and his demise brought sorrow to a large circle of friends. Funeral services, under the direction of Walter L. Smith of Monmouth, were held at the Montgomery cemetery Thursday afternoon. Dr H. Charles Dunsmore of Independence officiated.
Independence Enterprise, Friday, December 23, 1927, 1:4
William Bush
1873 - 1927
Saucy Survey & Photographs
OSBH DC (Polk County 1927) #140
Polk Co, Oregon, Marriage Records, Vol 3
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Luckiamute, ED 176, sheet 4A)
1910 OR CENSUS (Polk Co, Luckiamute, ED 244, sheet 6A-6B)
1920 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Pedee, ED 374, sheet 4A)
IE 23 Dec 1927, 1:4

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