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William Pratt "Will" Bush
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Birth: Apr. 12, 1874
Hartington
Cedar County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Feb. 26, 1957
Berkeley
Alameda County
California, USA

~ Verna (Bush) Ackenheil Roskie remembers her father in 2010 ~

My father, William Pratt "Will" Bush, DDS, was a very interesting man and a great father. He was very active. He was a 32 degree mason, and a lay minister in the Reorganized Church of Latter Day Saints. He was a musician and made violins and cellos, and he sang with the Oakland Choir. He painted in oils, made telescopes, and took both still and movie pictures. He took his children to camps in the High Sierras. After coming home one Sunday from church, we went on a picnic. The hillside was blanketed with yellow California poppies and he took a movie of Carol and I playing in them. The hills are not like that anymore. After it rained in Berkeley, we would go up in the hills on property owned by the water company and gather wild mushrooms -- the best I've ever tasted. I think my father was a very happy man. He lost his speech and was completely bedridden for 10 years following a stoke before he passed away.
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GENEALOGICAL FACTS

PARENTS:
Amos Growner Bush [1849-1940]
Orpha May (Pratt) Bush Bush [1856-1927]

SIBLINGS:
Full ~ Frederick Elmer Bush

Half ~ Almira Katherine (Bush) Williams; Ransom Albert Bush; Verna Marie (Bush) Storey; Lessie Leota (Bush) ?; Gladys Leona (Bush) Rice Baker; and Everett Theodore Bush

SPOUSE:
Caroline Lavinia (Butterfield) Bush [1880-1970]
Married 14 Oct 1901 in San Francisco, CA

CHILDREN:
Jessymae (Bush) Dodge; William James "Bill" Bush, Sr.; Myrtle Rose (Bush) Clark; Muriel Bonnie (Bush) Harshman; Fred Elmer Bush; Carol Elaine (Bush) Treleaven Giraud; and Verna Marie (Bush) Ackenheil Roskie

GRANDPARENTS:
Frederick Bush [1820-1872]
Catherine Ann (Mackey?) Bush [1820-1907]

David Averill Pratt [1824-1897]
Rachael Martha (McCormick) Pratt [1827-1909]
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Amos Growner Bush (1849 - 1940)
  Orpha Mae Pratt Bush (1856 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Caroline Lavinia Butterfield Bush (1880 - 1970)*
 
 Children:
  Jessymae Bush Dodge (1902 - 1996)*
  William James Bush (1907 - 1967)*
  Myrtle Rose Bush Clark (1912 - 2010)*
  Fred Elmer Bush (1916 - 1937)*
  Carol Elaine Bush Giraud (1920 - 2010)*
  Verna Marie Bush Roskie (1922 - 2014)*
 
 Sibling:
  William Pratt Bush (1874 - 1957)
  Almira K. Bush Williams (1896 - 1950)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Sunset View Cemetery
El Cerrito
Contra Costa County
California, USA
Plot: Urn Garden; Row: 9, Grave 25-B
 
Created by: postkrispykritters
Record added: Oct 27, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119401259
William Pratt Will Bush
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William Pratt Will Bush
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 11, 2016

- SJJ
 Added: Apr. 3, 2016
In remembrance of my son's great-grandfather. You are thought of today with love and prayers...rest peacefully.
- postkrispykritters
 Added: Dec. 15, 2014
 
 
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