Ward Lee Bush (1919 - 2000)

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Ward Lee Bush
1919 - 2000
updated February 06, 2019
Ward Lee Bush, father to 4 children, was born around March 24, 1919 in Grantsburg, Illinois. He was born to Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush and Arthur Columbus Bush, with siblings Gathel, Jessie, Theda, Gusta, Katherine, and Arthur. Ward's partner was Wilma Schrecengost, and they gave birth to Gloria Jean Walker, Patricia Ward Bush, Arthur Ward Bush, and Gail Turner. He died around April 23, 2000 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at 81 years of age.


Ward Lee Bush Biography

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Ward Lee Bush

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Ward Bush was born in Grantsburg, Johnson County, Illinois United States 62943


Ward Bush died in Kittanning, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States 16201

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at Lawn Haven Burial Estates, 1290 Butler Road, in Worthington, Pennsylvania US 16262



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He worked at PPG in Pittsburgh,PA

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He was in the U.S Army Prior to WW II and was discharged so that he could Marry his wife-Wilma Larue (Schrecengost)

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Ward Lee Bush Family Tree

Ward's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Bush family tree.


Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush
around Mar 24, 1883 - around Jan 27, 1923
Arthur Columbus Bush
May 22, 1875 - around March 1956


Gathel Josephine (Bush) Tewart
Aug 26, 1909 - Aug 20, 2011
Chestertown, MD
Jessie Marie Bush
1914 - February 1985
Theda Lou (Bush)
1920 - 1986
Riviera Beach, FL, United States
Gusta Lorriane Bush
Oct 28, 1911 - Oct 25, 1915


Wilma Larue "Polly" (Schrecengost) Bush
around May 15, 1923 - around Mar 26, 2001



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He would drive a truck really fast. And would say "I wanna pancake" And he smoked quite a bit.
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Ward Bush Obituary

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Ward Lee Bush, father to 4 children, died around April 23, 2000 in Kittanning, Pennsylvania at 81 years old. He was buried in Lawn Haven Burial Estates, Worthington, Pennsylvania. Ward was born around March 24, 1919 in Grantsburg, Illinois. He was born to Lora Frances (Simmons) Bush and Arthur Columbus Bush, with siblings Gathel, Jessie, Theda, Gusta, Katherine, and Arthur. Ward's partner was Wilma Schrecengost, and they gave birth to Gloria Jean Walker, Patricia Ward Bush, Arthur Ward Bush, and Gail Turner.
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1919 - 2000 World Events

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In 1919, in the year that Ward Lee Bush was born, in January, Nebraska was the 36th state to ratify the 18th Amendment, making it the law of the land. The 18th Amendment established Prohibition - a law against the production, transport, and sale of alcohol. Private consumption and possession were not prohibited. Several months later, the Volstead Act was passed, creating laws to enforce the Amendment. Bootlegging and bathtub gin followed.

In 1922, by the time he was merely 3 years old, from October 22nd - 29th, 3,000 men of Benito Mussolini's National Fascist Party marched on Rome. (Mussolini waited in Milan, he did not participate in the March.) The day after the March Mussolini went to Rome and the King of Italy handed over power to Mussolini, in part because he was supported by the military, the business class, and the right-wing factions of Italy.

In 1933, when he was merely 14 years old, on December 5th, the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified. The 21st Amendment said "The eighteenth article of amendment to the Constitution of the United States is hereby repealed." Alcohol was legal again! It was the only amendment to the Constitution approved for the explicit purpose of repealing a previously existing amendment. South Carolina was the only state to reject the Amendment.

In 1964, by the time he was 45 years old, on February 9th, the Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. 73 million people watched - although the Beatles couldn't be heard because of the loud screaming of the female teenage audience.

In 1980, by the time he was 61 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

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Other Ward Bushes

Ward L Bush
Born: around 1919
Pennsylvania, United States
Ward E Bush
Born: around 1927
Louisiana, United States
Ward Joseph Bush
Sale, Australia

Other Bushes

Wilma Larue "Polly" (Schrecengost) Bush
around May 15, 1923 - around Mar 26, 2001

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around May 15, 1923 - around Mar 26, 2001
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Carlton, Nottinghamshire, GB
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Robert H. Brown, Sr.
Aug 13, 1923 - Sep 19, 2002
Oxford, AL, AL, US
Floyd Preston Adams
Died: Nov 2, 1960
Frank Adams
Died: May 1943
Frank M. Adams
Died: April 1946
Frank N. Adams
Died: May 1945
Franklin P. Adams
Died: Dec 22, 1926
Fred C. Adams
Died: Feb 9, 1920
George W. Adams
Died: Oct 2, 1929
Gladys Crawford Adams
Died: Oct 11, 1930
Isaac Adams
Died: Sep 28, 1924
James Raymond Adams
Died: Mar 7, 1960
Jessie Adams
Died: May 1947
Joel Burdette Adams
Died: February 1934
John Rhine Adams
Died: Sep 23, 1932
John W. Adams
Died: January 1954
Lester D. Adams
Died: June 1951
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