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ELDORADO SHERMAN BUSH

ELDORADO SHERMAN BUSH

B: 3-17-1864, Harrison County, Missouri
D: 10-17-1921, Colorado
His parents were: Levi Morton and Druscilla Welden

married: April 3, 1898 to:

Nellie F. Forth
B: 12-5-1876
D: 5-12-1956
Her parents were: Joseph F. Forth and Ellen Smith

E.S. and Nellie were the parents of:

Farren M.
B: 01-24-1900
D: 07-24-1923
Esther Charlene
B: 02-15-1908
D: unknown


E.S. (Eldorado Sherman)Bush, son of Levi Morton Bush of Hart County, Kentucky, and Druscilla Welden Bush of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, wa born on March 17, 1864, in Harrison County, near Gilman City, Missouri.

His father, Levi Morton Bush, born Feb. 28, 1823, in Hart County, Kentucky, was married in 1846 to Druscilla Welden, born Janu. 18, 1826, in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, (a descendent of Jonathan Welden I, born in 1735, whose name is recorded in Oath of Allegiance of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, dated Jan. 1, 1778, and who fought in the Patriot Army at Yorktown).  Members of the Welden family came from England in 1675.  Levi M. and wife moved from Kentucky to Harrison County in 1855, and entered land near the present site of Gilman City; became a merchant in Bancroft, Daviess County; and in 1856, he, with eleven others, organized the Blue Ridge Baptist Church.  He and his wife are buried in the Blue Ridge Cemetery.

E.S. Bush was united in marriage on April 3, 1898 to Nellie F. Forth, born Dec. 5, 1876.  They were married at the farm home of her parents in Daviess County.  She was the daughter of Joseph F. Forth, born Oct. 17, 1848 and Ellen Smith Forth, born Dec. 1, 1856.  They were parents of two children; Farren M. born Jan. 24, 1900 and Esther Charlene born Feb. 15, 1908, who was named after Charlene Crossan, daughter of Edwin M. Mrossan, of Bethany, an associate of E.S. Bush in the lumber business.

In 1892, E.S. Bush became a Charter member of the Masonci Prarie Lodge No. 556, of Bancroft, Mo., which later was moved to Gilman City.  As City Clerk, he signed the ordinance incorporating the Village of Gilman, was active in the construction business, and built the First Baptist Church of Gilman.  He was associated with Miner-Frees Lumber Co. and with Edwin M. Crossan of Bethany, Mo.  In 1905,, they sold their home and the lumber business, and moved to Colorado, to continue in the construction and lumber business.  At the time of his death Oct. 17, 1921, they were residents of Alamosa, Colo.  His wife Nellie died May 12, 1956.  Both are buried in the Gilman Cemetery.

Their son, Farren M. attended Barns Commercial School at Denver, Colorado, after graduation was employed by the American National Bank at Alamosa, Color., and held that position until his death July 24, 1923.


source: Harrison County Bicentennial History
excerpt transcribed by: Melody Beery



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