B: 3-17-1864, Harrison
D: 10-17-1921, Colorado
His parents were: Levi
Morton and Druscilla Welden
married: April 3, 1898
Nellie F. Forth
were: Joseph F. Forth and Ellen Smith
E.S. and Nellie were the
(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.
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,
source: Harrison County Bicentennial
excerpt transcribed by: Melody Beery
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