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Family of Alice JOHNSON (84) & Willis Richard RUSH

256. Audrey Lilun RUSH. Born on 27 Jul 1893 in Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 23 May 1911 when Audrey Lilun was 17, she married Nay HATHAWAY, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri.

They had the following children:
i. Millie Mae. Born on 27 May 1923 in Warsaw, Missouri.

Millie Mae married Raymond DOURTY. Born on 8 Nov 1921. At the age of 63, Raymond died on 12 Aug 1985. Buried on 15 Aug 1985 in Holden Cemetery, Holden, Missouri.

ii. Sedellah. Born on 12 Dec 1926 in Fristoe, Missouri.

iii. Nadine.

iv. George.


257. Gracie Lee RUSH. Born on 11 Aug 1894 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 67, Gracie Lee died in 1962.

On 16 Mar 1911 when Gracie Lee was 16, she first married Harvey W. STORMS, in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. They were divorced in 1934.

They had the following children:
i. Jess. Jess died in Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri on 4 Nov 1987. Buried in Longview, Memorial Gardens.

Jess married Aloha Olene ?.

ii. Kenneth.


Gracie Lee second married Delmar KAMMERT.

258. Brooksie Jane RUSH. Born on 20 Apr 1898 in Clarksburg, Carroll County, Tennessee. At the age of 74, Brooksie Jane died in Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri on 11 Dec 1972. Buried on 13 Dec 1972 in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Boonville, Missouri.

Brooksie Jane married Homer McGUIRE.

They had the following children:
i. Wilbur V..

ii. Nadine.

Nadine married ? SCARBOROUGH.


259. Vernie Estelle RUSH. Born on 13 Feb 1900 in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. At the age of 75, Vernie Estelle died in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri on 12 Nov 1975. Buried on 17 Nov 1905 in Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri. Alias/AKA: "Verna".

Vernie Estelle first married Otto LUNGWITZ. Born on 11 Oct 1886 in Atchison, Kansas.

They had one child:
i. Evelyn Lorrain. Born on 13 May 1931 in Blue Springs, Jackson County, Missouri.

Evelyn Lorrain married Bill A. AUSTIN.


Vernie Estelle second married Nay HATHAWAY.

260. Lessie May RUSH. Born on 26 Jul 1904 in Lee's Summit, Jackson County, Missouri. At the age of 55, Lessie May died in Santa Monica, California on 23 Feb 1960.

On 1 Jan 1927 when Lessie May was 22, she married Orlen HAGAMAN, in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri. Born on 1 Aug 1903. At the age of 71, Orlen died on 28 Dec 1974. Buried on 31 Dec 1974 in Floral Hills Cemetery, Raytown, Jackson County, Missouri.

They had the following children:
i. Darrell.

Darrell married Lorene ?.

ii. Ron.

iii. Wayne.

iv. Eugene.


261. Elbert Carthel RUSH. Born on 14 Feb 1908 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. At the age of 77, Elbert Carthel died in Waterford, California on 2 Sep 1985. Buried on 3 Sep 1985 in Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Calfornia.

Obituary: Sep 2, 1985, Whittier, CA. From newspaper article regarding Elbert C. Rush's death:

"Waterford's only Pearl Harbor survivor, Elbert C. Rush, 77, passed away Monday, September 2 at his Waterford home. "Rush was buried in Whittier, California, on Wednesday. "Rush was an active community member and served a brief term on the waterford Chamber of Commerce. He was a vocal citizen on city matters. During his service in the United States Navy, Rush was at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii when Japanese attack planes bombed the city and military installations on December 7, 1941. He attended regular meetings of the Pearl Harbors Survivors. "Mr. Rush was a native of Missouri and was a resident of Waterford since 1976. Upon his 30 year career in the Navy, he attained the rank of commissioned warrant officer. "He is survived by his wife, Hazel Rush of Waterford; two sons, William K. Rush and Donald Smith, both of San Diego; a brother and a sister in Missouri; and three grandchildren."


Military Service: Dec 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor, HI. United States Navy


Elbert Carthel first married Arlie Juanita ?.

They had the following children:

i. William K..

ii. Gene Donald.

iii. Blanche.

iv. Mary.


Elbert Carthel second married Hazel ?.

262. Ruth Beatrice RUSH. Born on 18 May 1910 in in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. At the age of 88, Ruth Beatrice died on 4 Feb 1999.

Ruth Beatrice married Fred Thomas GREEN.

They had one child:
i. Peggy Jo. Born on 12 Apr 1934. Peggy Jo died on 12 Apr 1934.


263. Arthur Alberton KNOWLES. Born on 11 May 1912 in Independence, Jackson County, Missouri. At the age of 73, Arthur Alberton died in Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas on 11 Feb 1986. Buried on 14 Feb 1986 in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kansas. Alias/AKA: "Clarence".

Another name for Arthur was Clarence Joseph Rush

Obituary: Feb 11, 1986, Kansas City, Jackson County, MO. "Arthur A. Knowles, 73, Kansas City, KS, died Thursday at Providence-St. Margaret Health Center. He was born in Independence and had lived in this area 55 years. Mr. Knowles was an engineer for the Santa Fe Railway for 31 years before he retired in 1976. He was a Navy veteran of World War II and a member of the Adams-Petersen-Switala Post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was a member of the Delaware Masonic Lodge. He was a member of the Bethel congregation of the Reorganized church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Doris Knowles of the home, two daughters, Mrs. Judith Dent, Kansas City, and Mrs. Barbara Pearson, Olathe; a stepson, Danny Pickering, Albany, MO; three stepdaughters, Mrs. Betty Jo Phillips, Basehor, KS, Mrs. Madonna Phillips, Linwood, KS, and Mrs. Sue Robins, Kansas City, KS; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Green, Blue Springs; and 14 grandchildren."

1. Adoption: Lamoni, IA. Born Clarence Joseph Rush, he was placed with his 11 siblings in a Lamoni, IA, orphanage after the death of his mother in 1915. Clarence was adopted by Arthur & Grace Knowles and renamed Arthur Alberton Knowles.
2. Membership-Masons: Delaware Lodge #96, A.F. & A.M.


On 20 Jan 1935 when Arthur Alberton was 22, he first married Mildred CHOUN, daughter of Joseph Ludwik CHOUN & Francis Antoinette JANECEK, in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. Born on 15 Dec 1910 in St. Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri. They were divorced.

They had the following children:
613 i. Barbara Ann (1939-)
614 ii. Judith Marie (1941-)

Arthur Alberton second married Doris ?.

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