Camden Advance Journal: Thursday, May 4, 1899


On Sunday morning George Rush, a resident of this town, who for years has lived on his farm on the
cross road from Mexico street to the Hillsboro road, was found dead in bed at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Adelbert H. Percival on Voorhees avenue in this village. His wife died February
15th and for the past three weeks he had been visiting in this village with his children. He
had not been well for some time and had been doctoring for kidney trouble and heart disease.
He had been feeling usually well and on Saturday night spoke of this fact, he having walked
about the village during the day. The family were greatly shocked to discover that he had
died during the night. Dr. Shaver, who had been doctoring him recently was called and
pronounced his death due to heart failure.

Mr. Rush was born in Germany 77 years ago. When nine years of age he came to America and before
coming to Camden resided in Utica and Verona. Forty-eight years ago he came to Camden and has
spent all this time on the farm near Hillsboro. His wife was Miss Belinda Pond of Connecticut.
He was respected by all who knew him, and many friends will mourn the death of a true friend and
helpful and generous neighbor. He was a member of the Congregational church, and until the
years were heavy upon him was a regular attendant of church services. He leaves to sorrow for
the death of a loving and considerate father three children: George H. and R. M. Rush and Mrs.
Adelbert H. Percival of this village; also the following brothers and sisters: Jacob Rush, Mrs.
John Swanson and Mrs. Mary Loevenguth of Camden, Mrs. Lucy Thalman of Rome, Mrs. Jacob Thalman
of Geneva and Charles P. Rush of Hillsboro, Ill.

The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock from the home of his daughter on Voorhees
avenue, Rev. R. Abbott officiating. Interment was made in Camden cemetery.

RUSH - In Camden, N.Y. April 30, 1899, George Rush, aged 76 years, 7 months and 22 days.

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