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Lydia Jane Phippenney Bush
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1853
Hillsdale County
Michigan, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1919
Bonners Ferry
Boundary County
Idaho, USA

From the Bonners Ferry Herald, dated October 7, 1919:

Mrs. Lydia Bush Passes Away
Came to live in this district in 1892 -
Funeral held this afternoon.

Was the mother of 14 children
Died Saturday morning at the Bonners Ferry Hospital

Lydia Jane Bush died at 5:45 am Saturday at the Bonners Ferry hospital, death resulting from a complication of diseases and a general run-down condition of health. The funeral was held this afternoon at the Methodist church, Rev. E.R. Henderson conducting the services. A very large crowd of the friends of the deceased attended the funeral and paid their last respects to the dead at the cemetery, and there were many beautiful cut flowers and floral designs sent and brought to grace the bier and the grave as tokens of the love felt for the dead by the givers.
Mrs. Bush had been failing in health for the past two years and last week she submitted to an operation at the Bonners Ferry hospital for gall stones. This operation was a successful one and Mrs. Bush seemed to be in a fair way to recovery until both kidney and heart trouble set in.
All of her children were here with her at the end except her son Alfred, of Homedale, Idaho, who is ill with Bright's disease.
Lydia Jane Phippeney was born at Hillsdale, Mich., June 23, 1853 and lived there until the time she was 15 years old when she moved, with her parents, to eastern Nebraska. She was married in 1871 to W.W. Bush and the following year moved to western Kansas, settling in Cloud county. In those days the white settlers were in constant dread of Indian uprisings. Mr. Bush fought with Gen. Custer in the efforts to put down the unruly Indians. The Bush family had some harrowing experiences and on one occasion the Indians killed a neighbor of the family. The Bush family next moved to Bull City, now known as Alton, and here Mr. Bush operated a grist mill. They lived here (Alton KS) for 22 years and then moved to Seattle and from there to Oakesdale, coming here (Bonners Ferry ID) in 1892. In those days Boundary and Bonner Counties were all a part of Kootenai County and Mr. Bush was elected one of the County Commissioners of Kootenai County.
The deceased is the mother of 14 children, seven surviving her. Following are the names of the children:

Mrs. Ida Watersworth, of Glendale, Idaho;
Adda Bush, twin sister of Mrs. Watersworth, dead;
Alfred Fred Bush, Homedale, Idaho;
Susan Bush, Mamie Bush, and Baby Bush - dead;
Frank Bush, Bonners Ferry, Idaho;
Harry Bush, dead;
Louis K. Bush, Tekoa, Wash.;
Augusta Bush, Bonners Ferry, Idaho;
Alva Bush, Columbia Falls, Montana;
Ava Bush, twin to Alva Bush, dead;
Lottie Bush, dead;
Forest Bush, Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Miss Ethel Loomis, of Alton, Kansas and Percy Bush, of Tekoa, Wash., grandchildren of the deceased, were also here to attend the funeral.
The deceased became a member of the United Brethern church early in life and later joined the Presbyterian church and since living in this district has been a memeber of the Paradise Valley Methodist Church. She was a consistent Christian, a kind neighbor and a loving wife and mother. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to the needy and was unselfish in her devotion to her family and to her friends. She was a woman who was a help and an uplift to the district in which she lived and her death is being mourned by all those who were fortunate enough to have her acquaintance. The whole community joins in extending heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family. 
 
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 Parents:
  Calvin E. Phippenney (1817 - 1894)
  Mary A. Phillips Phippenney (1823 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  Lottie Bush (1890 - 1901)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henrietta Phippenney Farnam Bicknell (1843 - 1926)*
  Alvin P. Phippenney (1847 - 1879)*
  Orville E. Phippenney (1850 - 1935)*
  Lydia Jane Phippenney Bush (1853 - 1919)
  Rosalinda M. Phippenney Good (1858 - 1941)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Grandview Cemetery
Bonners Ferry
Boundary County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Kay Brett
Record added: Jul 16, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14947557
Lydia Jane <i>Phippenney</i> Bush
Added by: Kay Brett
 
Lydia Jane <i>Phippenney</i> Bush
Added by: Kay Brett
 
 
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