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William Luther Bush
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1818
Berks County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Sep. 1, 1899
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA

Demise of Mr. William L. Bush, of Bellwood

It is with a sense of loss to the community in general - to all who came within his reach - that we chronicle the death of William L. Bush, which occurred at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Frank Wesley, of Bellwood, at 2:34 o'clock yesterday morning. He was born in Berks county, January 27, 1818, hence was aged 81 years, 7 months and 4 days. For several years his strength had been failing and his death was the result of diseases incident to old age.

In 1844 he married Margaret Noble of Huntindon. This union was blessed by two daughters. But after a number of happy years, the wife was taken away by death. One daughter, Mrs. Anna S. Stevens of Mount Union, also died eighteen years ago. Miss Harriet N. Bush, of Geneva, Ill., survives.

In 1857 he came to Bellwood, where he spent the remainder of his life. For a short time he was engaged in the lumber business, but most of these years were spent in farming just outside of town. Here, in 1859, he married Mary Glasgow, who was a true helpmeet to him until less than two years ago, she met sudden death while crossing the Pennsylvania railroad tracks near her home. The shock of her death for a time threatened his life, but under the loving care of his children, he rallied and lived until now. One daughter, Mrs. Frank Wesley, and two sons, William R. and Charles, all of Bellwood, survive of this marriage. Nine grandchildren, four in Pasadena, Ca., and two great grandchildren in the same place, also live to revere his memory.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and for many years had been a trustee. But far more than his many years of church membership, valuable though they be, are his years of quiet Christian life in the community, and his home life as a loving husband and a kind father.

Especially will he be rememberd by those into whose homes death came, for so long as his strength permitted he was always found ready to aid in paying the last tribute of respect to the dead and to lend his services to the living. There is scarcely a home in Bellwood - except of recent comers to our town - that has not personal reason to be present at his obsequies.

He was not a man of many words but his influence was none the less powerful, and it will be many, many years ere his name will be silent in Bellwood.

The funeral service will be held in the Bellwood Presbyterian church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday conducted by his pastor, Rev. Dr. J.H. Mathers, after which his remains will be laid to rest in Logan Valley Cemetery.
Family links: 
  Margaret Noble Bush (1824 - 1857)
  Mary E Glasgow Bush (1836 - 1897)
  Annie Adelaide Bush Stevens (1846 - 1881)*
  William Riley Bush (1862 - 1925)*
  Charles Lawson Bush (1864 - 1938)*
  Alice May Bush Wesley (1872 - 1960)*
*Calculated relationship
Wm L. Bush
Jan 27 1818
Sep 1 1899

Mary Bush
Dec 20 1836
Dec 27 1897
Logan Valley Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Interred in Glasgow plot
Maintained by: Kari Mohn
Originally Created by: jbowers
Record added: Dec 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 32390896
William Luther Bush
Added by: Kari Mohn
William Luther Bush
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William Luther Bush
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