Saturday, August 2, 2008

Rush Reunion


I have posted some of the Rush family for you all to have access to if you don't live near by to get them yourself. I have many more and am constantly adding to my database daily. I need birth, marriage, and death for a number of John and Sarah's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. No matter who you are and where you fit into the family here as in one of the descendants please send me the information. A duplicate of information is better than no information.

Thanks again,
Michelle Qualey Andrews

Elizabeth Agnes Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News

Elizabeth A Qualey - BENEDICTA - Mrs. Elizabeth A Qualey, 78, died Tuesday at a Houlton hospital after a short illness. She was born at Benedicta December 10, 1882, daughter of Henry and Nora (Cummings) Rush. She is survived by seven sons, Herbert, Frank, George, and Robert, of Benedicta, Gilbert and Harold of Norwalk, Connecticut and Arthur of Staceyville; five daughters, Miss Hazel Qualey of New Canaan, Connecticut, Miss Nora Qualey of Hartford, Connecticut, Mrs. Katherine St. Peter of Millinocket, Mrs. Irene McAvoy, both of Benedicta: five brothers, Jerry Rush of Millinocket, Andrew, Steve, and Elwood Rush of Benedicta, and Everett Rush of Bridgeport, Connecticut; three sisters, Mrs. Nellie McDonald of Benedicta, Mrs. Annie McDonald of Millinocket, Mrs. Till Cummings of Patten: 47 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. A High Mass of Requiem will be celebrated Friday at 9a.m. at St. Benedict's Church with the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Interment will be in the family lot in St. Benedict's Cemetery. Friends may call at the residence any time before the funeral.

Andrew F. Qualey Obituary

Bangor Daily News February 1, 1955 Edition P. 16

ANDREW F. QUALEY
BENEDICTA - Jan. 31 - Andrew Francis Qualey , 74 died Saturday after a long illness. He was born in Benedicta February 27, 1880, son of Edward and Mary (Palmer) Qualey. Mr. Qualey is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Rush) Qualey; seven sons, Herbert, Francis, Arthur, George, and Robert, all of Benedicta, Harold of Norwalk, Conn., and Gilbert of New Canaan, Conn., five daughters, Miss Hazel Qualey of New Canaan, Conn., Miss Nora Qualey of Hartford, Conn., Mrs. Katherine St. Peter of Millinocket, Mrs. Irene McAvoy and Mrs. Margaret McAvoy, both of Benedicta; a brother, Lewis Qualey of Benedicta; one sister, Mrs. Rose Shannon of Prentiss; 30 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

William G. Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Tuesday Oct. 19, 1965 P.20

WILLIAM G. RUSH
BENEDICTA - William George Rush, 19, died suddenly Saturday, from a woods accident. He was born at Houlton August 18, 1946, son of George and Mary (Seile) Rush. He is survived by his parents, two brothers, Rayfield and Mathew, three sisters, Deborah, Maureen, and Betty, all of here; a half-sister, Mrs. Shirley Rogan of Millinocket; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Sophromie Rush of Sherman; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Seile of Parkman; several aunts and uncles. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at St. Benedict's Church, here, the Rev. John Anderson officiating. Interment will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery.

Raphael James Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Sat. Feb. 27, 1988 p. 14

Raphael James Rush
SILVER RIDGE - Raphael James Rush, 39, died unexpectedly Feb. 25, 1988, at a Millinocket hospital. He was born Aug.24, 1948, at Houlton, the son of George and Mary (Seiles) Rush. He was employed by Great Northern Paper Company. Mr. Rush was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Vietnam and a member of the Sherman Area VFW Post No. 2299. Surviving besides his parents of Benedicta are his wife, Karen Rush of Silver Ridge; one daughter, Raelene; one son, Jason; four sisters, Shirley Rogan of Millinocket, Debbie Irish and Maureen Qualey, both of Sherman Mills, Betty Neal of Dixmont; and one brother, Mathew Rush of Benedicta. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Sunday at Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman Mills. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Monday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, with the Rev. George Hickey, celebrant. Burial will be in Sherman Mills Cemetery.

George F. Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Wednesday May 8, 1991 P. 4

GEORGE F. RUSH -
BENEDICTA - George F. Rush, 78, died May 7, 1991, at Millinocket. He was born Jan. 27, 1913, at Benedicta the son of Joseph and and Sophronia (Kelley) Rush. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Benedicta. He is survived by his wife, Mary (Seile) Rush of Benedicta; four daughters, Shirlie Rogan of Millinocket, Debbie Irish and Reni Qualey, both of Sherman, and Betty Neal of Dixmont; one son Matthew Rush of Benedicta; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild; two sisters, Catherine Wagner of New York and Agatha Qualey of Connecticut; four brothers, Edward Rush of Sherman, John Rush of Wisconsin, Joseph Rush of Benedicta and Bobbie Rush of Massachusetts; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Benedicta, with the Rev. Richard McLaughlin, celebrant. Interment will be in St. Benedict's Catholic Cemetery.

Maude Bishop Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Monday April 14, 1975 P. 17

Maude B. Rush
Millinocket - Maude Bishop Rush, 86, of 91 Pine St. died Friday evening after a long illness. She was the widow of Eugene J. Rush. She was born in Winn June 14, 1888, daughter of Frank and Anne (Pelkey) Bishop. She was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, a member of the Daughters of Isabella, a promotor of St. Joseph's Union. She is survived by one son, James Paul Rush of Portland; two daughters Sister Rosemary of the Sisters of Mercy of Portland, presently residing in Houlton, and Mrs. John (Jane) Montgomery of Millinocket. three sisters, Mrs. Nina Golden, Mrs. Ella Boyd, and Mrs. Edith O'Connell, all of Millinocket; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 a.m. Monday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Millinocket. Spring burial will be in St. Martin of Tours Cemetery. Funeral arrangements by the David Wyse Funeral Home, Millinocket.
I have posted some of the Rush family for you all to have access to if you don't live near by to get them yourself. I have many more and am constantly adding to my database daily. I need birth, marriage, and death for a number of John and Sarah's grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren. No matter who you are and where you fit into the family here as in one of the descendants please send me the information. A duplicate of information is better than no information.

Thanks again,
Michelle Qualey Andrews

Eugene Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Saturday Nov. 25, 1967 P. 30

EUGENE RUSH
MILLINOCKET - Eugene Rush, 86, died at his home here Friday evening. Rush was born in Benedicta, Aug. 21, 1881, the youngest son of John and Catherine (Crabbe) Rush. Rush lived here for 69 years and was the owner of the Eugene Rush Dry Goods Store on Penobscot Avenue for 56 years, retiring 10 years ago. He was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Church. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Maude (Bishop) Rush of Millinocket; one son, James Paul of Portland; two daughters, Mrs. Jane Montgomery of Millinocket and Sister Rose Mary, R.S.M., of Portland; nine grandchildren. Friends may call at the residence, 91 Pine Street here, Saturday from 4-9 p.m. and Sunday 2-9 p.m. A High Mass of Requiem will be sung at St. Martin of Tours Church Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the Millinocket Cemetery. Arrangements are by the Kelleher Funeral Home, Millinocket.

Frederick W. Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Wed. Aug. 22, 1990 P.4

FREDERICK W. RUSH -
MILLINOCKET - Frederick W. Rush, 80, died Aug. 20, 1990, at a Bangor hospital. He was born in Millinocket, Nov. 27, 1909, the son of Frank and Agnes (Boynton) Rush. He was formerly employed as a police officer for the town of Millinocket, and was later employed at Great Northern Paper Co., Millinocket, until his retirement in 1970. He was a member of the Millinocket Lodge of Elks No. 1521 and a life-member of St. Martin of Tours Council No. 680, Knights of Columbus. He is survived by two sons, Donald of Milford, Conn., and Michael of Millinocket; two brothers, Richard and Bernard Rush, both of Millinocket; two sisters, Agnes Bishop and Irene Miller, also of Millinocket; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Civiello) Rush, in 1985. Friends may call at the James G. Dowd Funeral Home, Millinocket 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wedensday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, Little Flower Circle, Daughters of Isabella, will say the rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Council No. 680, Knights of Columbus, will hold a prayer service at 8 p.m. Burial will be in Millinocket Cemetery.

Lillian A. Rush Hayes Obituary

Bangor Daily News Friday Sept. 22, 1989 P. 4

LILLIAN A. HAYES
MILLINOCKET - Lillian A. (Rush) Hayes, 83, wife of the late William Hayes, died Sept. 21, 199, at a Millinocket nursing home. She was born in Millinocket, Feb. 23, 1906, the daughter of Frank W. and Agnes (Boynton) Rush. She attended St. Joseph's College and the Long Island City Hospital School of Nursing. Prior to entering the nursing home, she had made her home with a special nephew, Frank Rush II, his wife Alice, and their family, Nancy Jones. Nola Welch, Karen Ayotte and Dennis Rush. She is also survived by three brothers, Richard, Bernard and Frederick Rush, all of Millinocket; two sisters, Irene Miller and Agnes Bishop, both of Millinocket; many nieces and nephews. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday at the James G. Dowd Funeral Home, Millinocket. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church Little Flower Circle. Daughters of Isabella, will the rosary 7:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Millinocket Cemetery.

Harold Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Tuesday June 16, 1964 P.14

HAROLD RUSH
MILLINOCKET - Harold Rush, 63, died suddenly at his residence Monday afternoon. He was born at Millinocket, March 27, 1901, son of Frank W and Agnes (Boynton) Rush. He had resided at Millinocket all his life and was employed by F.W. Rush and Sons Inc. He is survived by his step mother, Mrs. Frank Rush of St. Petersburg, Fla.; four brothers, Frank, Fred, Richard and Bernard, all of Millinocket; four sisters, Mrs. Lillian Hayes of Millinocket, Mrs. Irene Miller of East Millinocket, Mrs. Agnes Bishop of Millinocket and Mrs. Anna Sheehan of Bangor; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at the Richard Rush residence, 24 Lincoln Street, Millinocket, Tuesday and Wednesday. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 9 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church here. Interment will be in the family lot in the Millinocket Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are by the Kelleher Funeral Home.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Irene M. Rush Miller Obituary

Bangor Daily News Tuesday Jan. 9, 1996 P.B4

IRENE M. MILLER
MILLINOCKET and EAST MILLINOCKET - Irene M. Miller, 90, died Jan. 7, 1996, at a Millinocket nursing home. She was born in Millinocket, March 16, 1905, the daughter of Frank and Agnes (Boynton) Rush. She was a communicant of St. Peter's Catholic Church of East Millinocket. Surviving are two sons, Ira Miller of Millinocket and Maynard Miller Hampden, one daughter, Irene Alexander of Glenburnie, Md.; nine grandchildren, four great grandchildren; one brother, Richard Rush of Millinocket, one sister, Agnes Bishop of Millinocket; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ira Miller; and one stepson, Maurice Miller. A Mass of Christian Burial will be said 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church by the Rev. Normand Richard. Spring burial will be in East Millinocket Cemetery. Friends may call 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the James G. Dowd Funeral Home, Millinocket.

Jeremiah F. Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Tuesday Sept. 1, 1981 P.23
JEREMIAH F RUSH
MILLINOCKET - Jeremiah F. Rush, 97, died Aug. 31, 1981, at a Patten nursing home a long illness. He was born in Herseytwn, Aug. 25, 1884, the son of Henry and Nora (Cummings) Rush. He was a self-employed carpenter until his retirement. He is survived two brothers, Everett of Millinocket and Stephen of Benedicta; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at t. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Friends may call at the James G. Dowd Funeral Home 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Millinocket Cemetery. Friends who wish may contribute to St. Martin of Tours Debt Renovation Fund.

Elwood Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Monday September 8, 1975 P.21

ELWOOD RUSH
BENEDICTA - Elwood Rush, 75, died Sept. 5 at a local hospital after a long illness. He was born in Benedicta May 21, 1901, son of Henry and Nora (Cummings) Rush. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus of Benedicta. Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Anna McDonald of Lincoln; three brothers, Jerry of Patten, Steve of Benedicta and Everett of Millinocket; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the St. Benedict Catholic Church in Benedicta at 10 a.m. Monday with the Rev. Leonard Frechette officiating. Burial will be in the Benedicta Cemetery.

Ellis F Rush Obituary

Publish Date:
Saturday, April 13, 2002
ELLIS F. RUSH

BANGOR and ELLSWORTH Ellis F. Rush, died April 12, 2002, in Bangor. He was born in Houlton, Nov. 29, 1926, the oldest child of John H. "Harry" Rush and Kathleen E. (Mahon) Rush. He grew up in Benedicta. In 1944, he graduated from Ricker Classical Institute in Houlton. He operated the family farm in Benedicta until he was 40. He served as a selectman for the Town of Benedicta for many years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. He moved his family to the Bangor area, where he worked as a mechanic, welder and truck driver. In 1998, he retired from his potato distribution business and moved to Ellsworth. He was extremely creative and loved to invent and build things. He is survived by his best friend, Doreen Pollack of Ellsworth; one son, Dana and his wife, Lydia of Chula Vista, Calif.; two daughters, Susan of Bangor, and Judy Craig and her husband, Garrel of Brewer; one grandson, Taylor Craig of Brewer; three granddaughters, Lisa-Ann Rush of Baltimore, Md., Danielle Rush of Chula Vista, Calif., and Rachel Craig of Brewer; one sister, Priscilla "Penny" Murphy of Brewer; three brothers, Norman and his wife, Dolly of Brewer, Anthony and his wife, Rose of Benedicta, and Vincent and his wife, Janet of Mattawamkeag; and one sister-in-law, Alice Rush of Bangor. He is further survived by nieces, nephews and other relatives. In addition to his parents, one sister, Annette Huntley; and one brother, Gerald Rush, predeceased him. A memorial mass will be celebrated 1 p.m. Monday, at St. John's Catholic Church, 207 York St., Bangor, with Rev. Gerrard G. Gosselin, pastor, celebrant. A reception will follow in the church hall. Private interment will be at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, at a later date. Gifts in his memory may be sent to New Hope Hospice, Inc., Building Fund, P.O. Box 757, Holden, ME 04429. Arrangements by Foley Funeral Service.

Bernadine Rush Morris Obituary

Bangor Daily News
Publish Date:Wednesday, November 21, 2001

MORRIS, Bernadine E. (Rush), 80

BERNADINE E. (RUSH) MORRIS LYNN, MASS. - Bernadine E. (Rush) Morris, age 80, of Lynn, Mass., died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2001, at a Lynn nursing home, after a lengthy illness. She was the former wife of the late, Glenn L. Morris. Born in Benedicta, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Ora (Theriault) Rush. She was raised in Maine, and attended a normal school for teaching for two years. She lived in Roxbury, Mass., for many years, and had lived in Lynn since 1953. She leaves three sons, Glenn Morris of Newton, Mass., John Morris and his wife, Kelly of Lynn, Joseph Morris of West Bridgewater, Mass.; two daughters, Jeanne Lewis and her husband, Stephen of Lynn, Anne McDewell and her husband, Jeffrey of Chelmsford, Mass.; one brother, Richard Rush of Benedicta; six sisters, Mary Harding of Andover, Mass., Evie McLaughlin, Donna Pucket, and Lynn Peters, all of Nashua, N.H., Jeanne Crouse of Kansas, Leah MacKnight of Framingham, Mass.; nine grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was also the mother of the late, Robert J. "Momo" Morris; sister of the late, Edward and Donald Rush, and Theresa Landers; and grandmother of the late Brianna Morris. A funeral Mass was held this morning in St. Mary's Church, Lynn. A visitation will be held 9-10 a.m. Saturday, at the R.L. Bouchard Funeral Home, 17 Western Ave., East Millinocket, followed by a graveside service in St. Benedict's Cemetery, Benedicta.

Annette Rush Huntley Obituary

Bangor Daily News Monday Nov. 12, 1990 P. 7

ANNETTE HUNTLEY -
BANGOR and SHERMAN STATION - Annette Huntley, 59, died Nov. 10, 1990 at Bangor. She was born July 19, 1931, in Sherman, the daughter of Harry and Kathleen (Mahon) Rush. She is survived by three daughters, Barbara Paddleford of New Hampshire, Carolyn Miller, U.S. Navy, Japan, and Joanne Huntley of Bangor; two sons, Jerry of Benedicta and Keith of Minnesota; five grandchildren, Erik and Kyle Paddleford, Sarah and Denise Miller and Lance Huntley. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Tuesday at the Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Benedicta. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of one's choice.

Lauretta Luke Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Wednesday Nov. 20, 1996 P.B4

LAURETTA "BELLE" RUSH
MILLINOCKET - Lauretta L. "Belle" (Luke) Rush, 84, died Nov. 19, 1996, at a Millinocket hospital. She was born in Millinocket, Oct. 19, 1912, the daughter of James A. and Mary Ellen (Kelly) Luke. She was employed as a nurses aid at Boston City Hospital and various hospitals in the Millinocket area for many years. In later years, she was clerk at the Millinocket District Court until her retirement. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond H. Rush in 1961. She was a member and past region of Little Flower Circle, No. 392, Daughters of Isabella; a member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, VFW Auxiliary, the Millinocket Emblem Club, the AARP of Millinocket and served in various offices in the state AARP. She was a member and past chairman of the Millinocket Town Counciil. Belle served as church financeer at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church, selectman for the Town of Millinocket; and also served on the State County and local democratic Committees, the State Election Committee, State Prison Commission, Mental Retardation Commission, the Town of Millinocket Planning Board, State Commission on Aging, MMA Election Executive and Alpha One (Handicapped). She was awarded a 60 service pin from the Katahdin Area Girl Scouts of American in 1995. Surviving are two sons, Robert W. Rush of Durham, N.H. and James R. Rush of Fort Smith, Ark., one daughter, Betsey Dewitt of East Millinocket; one sister, Margaret Bilodeau of West Hills, Calif.; five grandchildren, one great-grandson, several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Bill and Helen Lewis, Fred and Emily Lewis. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. Friends may call at the James G. Dowd Funeral Home, Millinocket, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Millinocket Cemetery. Donations may be made in her memory to the Katahdin Area Support Group, 10 Field St., Millinocket 04462. The following orgranizations will hold services Wednesday at the funeral home VFW Auxiliary, 2:30 p.m.; American Legion Auxiliary, 2:45 p.m.; the Emblem Club at 7:15 p.m.; and the Daughters of Isabella at 7:30

Rebecca Jean Rush Qualey Obituary

Publish Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2001

QUALEY, Rebecca Jean, 45

REBECCA JEAN QUALEY BENEDICTA - Rebecca Jean Qualey, 45, died Oct. 29, 2001, at her home. She was born Aug. 26, 1956, in Island Falls, the daughter of Albert and Theodora (Atkinson) Rush. She is survived by her husband of 23 years, David Qualey; three daughters, Cassie, Shannon, and Angela, all of Benedicta; two sisters, Marie Findlater of New Brunswick, Canada and Teresa Rush of Benedicta; one brother, Dennis Rush of Patten, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents. Friends may call 1-3 p.m. Wednesday at St. Benedict's Catholic Church, Benedicta, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 3 p.m., with Fr. Fred Irving, celebrant. Those who wish may donate to the charity of their choice. Arrangements by Bowers Funeral Home. www.legacy.com.

Theodora Atkinson Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Monday August 13, 1990 P.6

THEODORA RUSH
BENEDICTA - Theodora Rush, 61, died Aug. 11, 1990 in Millinocket. She was born Dec. 22, 1928, at Silver Ridge, the daughter of William and Nellie (Merrill) Atkinson. She graduated from Sherman High School in 1947. She is suvived by one son, Dennis of Patten; four daughters, Marie Findlater of Debec, Canada, Becky Qualey and Teresa Baker, both of Benedicta, and Laura Fergueson of East Millinocket; two brothers, Merrill Atkinson of Brewer and Fred Atkinson of Silver Ridge; six sisters, Marjorie LeClair of Bangor, Iva goodwin of Silver Ridge, Helen Crooker of Hampden, Lois McAvoy of Benedicta, Beulah Kruger of Kingston, Mass., and Laura Haynes of Lincoln; 12 grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Virginia Thornton, Faith Kneeland and Edna Atkinson. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Bowers Funeral Home, Sherman, with Jerry Carkins officiating. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may donate to the charity of their choice.

Albert Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Monday August 14, 1972 P.19

ALBERT RUSH -
BENEDICTA - Albert Rush, 46, died Aug. 12 at an Island Falls hospital after a lengthy illness. He was born at Benedicta on April 10, 1926, the son of Ralph and Ann (Leary) Rush. Surviving are his wife, Theodora (Atkinson) Rush of Benedicta; his father, Ralph Rush of Benedicta; a son, Dennis and three daughters, Nellie, Rebecca and Teresa, all of Benedicta; six brothers, Francis of Olympia, Wash., James and Gerard of Benedicta, Henry of Rockford, Conn., Jerome of Portland, Ore., and Harold of Somers, Conn.; three sisters, Mrs. Arthur (Rita) Qualey of Sherman Mills, Mrs. William (Catherine) Yaconiello of Virginia Beach, Va., and Mrs. Gilman (Valera) Doustan of Benedicta. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. St. Benedict's Church in Benedicta. Burial will be in St. Benedict's Cemetery.

Albert F. Rush Obituary

Bangor Daily News Tuesday Jan. 17, 1967 P. 15 Edition

ALBERT F. RUSH

MILLINOCKET - Albert F. Rush, 86, died Monday at a local hospital following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1880, in Benedicta, the son of Frank and Margaret (Donovan) Rush. Rush lived here for 40 years; owned and operated the Rush Dairy here from 1931 to 1947; was a communicant of St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church; a charter member and FirstGrand Knight of St. Benedict's Council, Knights of Columbus, Benedicta; a member of St. Martin of Tours Council, Fourth Degree Assembly; a former member of the Millinocket Chamber of Commerce. Survivors include one son, Gerard T. Rush of here; one grandson, David T. Rush, of Hartford, Conn.; three brothers, Harry and Ralph of Benedicta, Halbert of Sherman Station; one sister, Mrs. Ethel Lawis of Sherman Mills; several nieces and nephews. A Solemn High Mass of Requim will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Martin of Tours Catholic Church. The K. of C. will recite the Rosary Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the residence. Burial will be in the family lot of the St. Benedict's Cemetery, Benedicta, next spring. Friends may call at the residence any time after 1 p.m. Tuesday. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Kelleher Funeral Home, Millinocket.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Update on the Rush Family


Here is an update on the Rush family. I went through all vital records in Maine yesturday from 1892-1922 to make sure I had all children, including stillborn children that some may be unaware of. I also attained all causes of death for all the Rush's that passed from 1892-1922. I will hopefully finish 1922-1955 either later today or tomorrow.


Please keep sending all information to me and I will add it as soon as receive it. Duffy's we are still missing quite a few.


Monday, July 28, 2008

John D. Rush Family


Good Day to you all,

I would like to clarify what I would like from all of you. I am trying to compile as complete a family history as possible.


Johann Diederich Rasche was born Nov. 28, 1801 in Stelle, Germany, and died April 1874 in Township 2 Range 6, ME. He married Sarah Theresa Schmidt 1833 in Patterson, NJ, daughter of George Schmidt and Gertrude Catharina. She was born in 1812 in Alcase, France and died Sept. 25, 1856 in Township 2 Range 6, ME.


I need information on all of their children and their spouses and children.


The children of Johann D. Rush and Sarah T. Schmidt are:

1. Catherine J.

2. Mary Ann (she died as an infant)

3. Johann Diederich

4. Margaret

5. Sarah

6. Henry

7. Francis

8. Mary Ann

9. Joseph

10. Gertrude

11. Ellen


If you can't provide all the information for the whole linage that is fine. Please provide what information you know. Some information is better than none and with multiple copies of information from various people will help tie things together.


Thanks everyone for your assistance.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Rush Family 2005


Here is the picture from the Rush Reunion Courtesy of J. Qualey

The official site for the Rush Reunion is www.rushfamilyreunion.com and that will give you pictures from the past reunions.


Rush Reunion

First of all Benedicta, Maine is a small town located about an hour north of Bangor, Maine. Early on in the history of the United States, the work of Bishop Cheverus among the Indians was continued by Bishop Fenwick, and he established in July, 1834, the Catholic colony at Benedicta in Northern Maine. Today it continues as a small community of about 300 people.
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Per Richard Kelley Jr.

The Rush, Qualey and a few others were given land there to help build what was then meant to be Holy Cross. After the passing of Bishop Fenwick Benedict the next Bishop did not find the area to be as prosperous as did Bishop Fenwick Benedict so it was then moved to Mass. where it resides today. The church and other buildings are still there today. It is still one of the most one of the nation's most renown Catholic towns in the nation.

My grandfather's house looks right upon the hill to the church and where was once the general store.