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Benjamin Wesley Roush
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Birth: Feb. 28, 1871
Richland County
Illinois, USA
Death: Apr. 19, 1928
Douglas County
Illinois, USA

Parents: Benjamin Franklin Roush (b. 1836 PA; d. 1906) & Mary Ann Matthews (b. 20 Jan. 1840 KY; d. 18 Aug. 1916). They are buried Haven Hill Cemetery, Olney, Richland Co.,
Illinois and both have memorials.

Paternal Grandparents: Henry Roush & Catherine Calvert. Henry, b. ca 1802; d. 8 May 1849 (Gold Rush via Oregon Trail; Henry Roush of Illinois died in 1849 on his way to California; his grave marker was found in Kansas along the trail. A new grave marker is going to be placed at the grave site as the original one is in the Kansas State Historical Museum.)

Catherine Calvert, b. Mar. 1803, Cumberland Co., Penn.; d. 22 May 1867, Richland Co., Ill. Note: All the sons were in the Civil War. George and Benjamin enlisted together on July 20, 1861 in Olney, Illinois with Company E 11 Missouri Infantry. They were inducted in St. Louis, Missouri and served at Vicksburg and Corinth. Thomas J. enlisted June 25,1861 in Olney, Illinois with Company K 21 Illinois Infantry. He was mustered out July 5, 1864. Catherine is buried in Richland Cemetery, Calhoun, Richland Co., Illinois; she has a memorial.

Benjamin W. Roush m. Anna Jones 1 July 1891 in Moultrie Co., Illinois. Ben was b. 28 Feb. 1870 Olney, Richland Co., Ill. His parents are Benjamin Roush and Mary Mathias [Mathews]. Ida Anna was b. 1870 Moultrie Co. Ill. Her parents are William G. Jones & Sarah Brackney.

1900 U.S. Census for Orchard Township, Wayne Co., Illinois:
Benjamin W Roush M 29 yrs, b. Feb. 1871 Illinois
Wife Ida A Roush F 30 yrs, b. July 1870 Illinois
Son Oral L Roush M 7 yrs, b. Jan. 1893 Illinois
Dau Lydia A Roush F 6 yrs, b. July 1894 Illinois
Son Lewis R Roush M 4 yrs, b. Nov. 1896 Illinois
Son Freddie A Roush M 1 yr, b. Aug. 1899 Illinois

They've had 5 children; 4 living. Ben Roush is a farmer.

1910 U.S. Census for Lowe, Moultrie Co., Illinois:
Benjamine Roush M 40 Illinois
Wife Ida A Roush F 39 Illinois
Son Oral L Roush M 17 Illinois
Dau Allis L Roush F 15 Illinois
Son Dewey Roush M 13 Illinois
Son Fred A Roush M 11 Illinois
Son Ira T Roush M 7 Illinois
Son Rory W Roush M 4 Illinois
Dau Rosa A Roush F 2 Illinois

1920 U.S. Census for Arcola, Douglas Co., Illinois:
Benjamin Roush M 49 Illinois
Wife Ida A Roush F 48 Illinois
Son Fred A Roush M 20 Illinois
Son Ira T Roush M 16 Illinois
Son Roy W Roush M 14 Illinois
Dau Rose A Roush F 12 Illinois
Father-in-law William G Jones M 71 Ohio

Thanks to Charles Steck, Arthur, IL for the following contribution:

This is from the 1918 Prairie Farmer's Directory for Moultrie and Piatt County:

B. W. Roush, Mar. to Ida A Jones, Children: Lida, Dewey, Frederick, Lewis, Roy, Rosie. R.R.2, Atwood, IL, Unity Twp., Section 22, Tenant on 60 acres owned by Dora Tryan. Unity Township is in Piatt County.
Family links: 
  Benjamin Franklin Roush (1836 - 1906)
  Mary Ann Matthews Roush (1840 - 1916)
  Ida Anna Jones Roush (1870 - 1949)
  Oval Leander Roush (1893 - 1913)*
  Alice Lydia Roush Allen (1894 - 1964)*
  Dewey Louis Roush (1896 - 1978)*
  Fred A. Roush (1899 - 1973)*
  Ira T. Roush (1903 - 1975)*
  Roy W Roush (1905 - 1960)*
  Rose Anna Roush Peeler (1907 - 1984)*
  Joel Sherman Roush (1865 - 1912)*
  Benjamin Wesley Roush (1871 - 1928)
*Calculated relationship
Note: There is no headstone.
Arthur Cemetery
Douglas County
Illinois, USA
Created by: J.D. Larimore
Record added: Jan 04, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 122743617
Benjamin Wesley Roush
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