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Kit Carson County Pioneers:

Oscar B. and Valley (Jones) Rush, 6 South 48 West



Oscar Benjamin Rush was born Dec 7, 1860 at Ottumwa, Iowa to James Rush and Melinda Gabb, dying May 13, 1936 in Salt Lake City.

In 1870 they're in Wapello County, Iowa, James 29, Melinda 25, and Benjamin O. seven months.

O.B. is farming alone in 1880 Adair County, Iowa, 20.

Mary Rush was born January 20, 1890 near Wray to Oscar B. Rush and Valley Jones.

In 1900 Arapahoe County, Colorado - Harrisburg precinct - (now Washington County) Oscar is a stock raiser, born Dec 1859 , married twelve years to Valley, a school teacher, Oct 1866, both born in Iowa. Mary was bonr January 1890 in Colorado.
John Marley is on the same page, so this area is southwest of Yuma, Colorado.

Valley's sister Lucy Jones Douglas died August 10, 1903, buried in Phillips County, Nebraska, dying in Calidornia per #@ 79526598.

Another sister is likely Maude 1879-1953 buried in Jefferson County, Colorado # 88529493 with Charles Wilcox 1868-1951.

Oscar cash-claimed a quarter in 11, 6S, 48W in 1908.



In 1910 Oscar is living on Wesley Avenue in Yuma, with Valley and Mary.

Oscar and Valley divorced August 14, 1915, recorded in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

July 20, 1917
August 3, 1917

May 31, 1918 "O. B. Rush returned on the early morning train from Hamilton, Nebraska, to which place he had taken the body of his mother for burial.

Melinda 1835-1918 is buried in Phillips, Nebraska # 83780666. So is James 1830-1887 # 83780682.

"About 1862 or 63 James Rush made a trip to CA with John Nelson Rush, son of Samuel N. Rush. "Nen" remarried in California."

James' death was reported in the Aurora Sun on November 19, 1887

Ethzelda Rush Stanley, club women (sic) 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. THIS IS CONFUSING !
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.
"The first wedding in the Phillips Methodist Church was that of Ethzelda Rush, a school teacher, and Marion F. Stanley on February 15, 1891. They were prominently identified in Aurora for many years where Mr. Stanley was an attorney. Both now rest in Phillips cemetery.



A more complete page is on the Yuma County site.

May 15, 1936 Salt Lake City "Oscar B. Rush, 75, of 445 West Eighth South street, died Wednesday at 11 p. m. In a local hospital. The body will be sent to Grand Island, Nebraska, for funeral services and burial.
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