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Jacob Rush, 1839-1910


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Date: 10/19/2015 at 09:53:54

Death of Jacob Rush

Jacob Rush, for many years a resident of Montgomery county, died at his home fourteen miles north of Red Oak, Saturday afternoon, December 31, 1910, from old age. He had been failing in health for some time. He was in his 72nd year.

He was a native of Indiana, but came to Montgomery County while a young man, and was married to Sarah Elliott, of this county, in 1865. Mrs. Rush and three children, Mrs. Jessie Black, and Eddie and Howard Rush survive him, as do two brothers, George and John Rush.

Funeral services were held in the Red Oak Christian church Tuesday afternoon, January 3, 1911, by Rev. Geo. H. Nicol. The pallbearers were J. N. Fate, Jas. Seaman, Geo. T. Cooper, M. L. Stewart, Isaiah Miller and Wm. Harding. Interment was in Red Oak Evergreen Cemetery.

Mr. Rush had been a member of the Christian church of Elliott since 1905.

While a young man Mr. Rush made two trips overland with ox carts to Pikes Peak, enduring many hardships, among them being severely frozen. On the last trip, which he made to Colorado, this time in company with his brother, the late W. P. Rush, their oxen were commandeered by the soldiers at Ft. Collins, and he was required to stay several months before he could regain them. W. P. Rush did not wait for the teams, but walked the greater part of the way from there to Sioux City.

THE ELLIOTT GRAPHIC, Elliott, Iowa, January 12, 1911.


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