The death of Howd B. Rush Saturday morning at 9:30 o'clock, came as a great shock to his friends.
Last week Monday he came home from Rome and at the time was quite ill. His condition apparently
improved until Thursday afternoon when there was a change for the worse. He died at the home of
his brother, Horace J. Rush, in Union street.
Mr. Rush was a son of the late Jacob Rush and was born at the old homestead in Second street June
29, 1865. He grew to manhood here and was employed in the sash and blind factory of his father
until about 1891 when he and his brother suceeded to the proprietorship of the business. About
eleven years ago, having sold his interest in the business, he left town and up to the death of
his wife in February, 1908, had resided in different places. His wife was formerly Miss Grace E.
West of this village, whom he married 23 years ago in November. He leaves besides his only
brother a step-mother, Mrs. Helen Rush of this village and a step-sister, Mrs. Charles H. Wunsch
The funeral was held from his brother's home at 3 o'clock Monday afternoon, the Rev. Mr. R. L.
Rae officiating. The singing was by John H. Cook, who rendered "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere,"
and another appropriate selection. The bearers were Horace J. Rush, R. M. Rush, Charles
Loevenguth and Fred H. Swanson. Burial was made in Forest Park cemetery.
Those present at the services from out of town were Mr. and Mrs. Chas. H. Wunsch, Mrs.
Broughton, and Miss Nellie Thalman of Rome, and Mrs. Clarence King of Utica.
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