George Aldous Rushton
b. 21 July 1892, d. 30 July 1975
- Father: George Rushton b. 3 May 1867, d. 27 February 1948
- Mother: Mary Sophia Aldous b. May 1862, d. 25 August 1924
- George Aldous Rushton was born on 21 July 1892 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- George Rushton and Mary Sophia Aldous appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 338 Fifth Street. Other members of the household included George Aldous Rushton, Charles Henry Rushton.
- George Rushton and Mary Sophia Aldous appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1903 Cudabeck Avenue. Other members of the household included George Aldous Rushton, Charles Henry Rushton.
- He was a factory laborer, according to the census in April 1910.
- He was working in a factory, according to the 1910 census.
- He married Mary E. Rhodes, daughter of Andrew B. Rhodes and Ella (?), on 25 August 1913.
- He served in Company L, 174th Infantry Regiment, National Guard, with the final rank of 2nd lieutenant.
- George Aldous Rushton registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 in Niagara Falls, New York, while living at 1903 19th Street and empolyed as a clerk by the Carborundum Company on Buffalo Avenue.
- George Aldous Rushton and Mary E. Rhodes appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 510 Fourth Street. Other members of the household included George Alva Rushton, Charles A. Rushton and Mildred M. Rushton. Son Edward, who would have been age 5, is not enumerated in the household.
- He was a clerk with the carborundum company, according to the 1920 census.
- The following appeared on 27 August 1924 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of Mrs. Mary S. Rushton, 62 years old, of No. 642 Elmwood avenue, who died Monday was held at 2 o'clock from the family home this afternoon and at 2:45 o'clock from the Trinity church in Chippawa, Ont. The Rev. Phillip W. Mosher officiated. Burial was in Chippawa cemetery.
The bearers were Jesse Read, Bert Wardell, William Smith, Howard Hooker, J. S. Fleck and George A. Pierce. The services at the home this afternoon were conducted by the L. A. P. M., No. 9. Many large and beautiful floral offerings filled the rooms of the home. She is survived besides her husband by two sons, Lieuts. George A. and Charles H., both of this city, her mother, Mrs. John Aldous, by one sister, Mrs. Martha McCloy, of Chippawa, and five brothers, Thomas, of Chippawa, Fred, of Buffalo, and John, Charles and George, all of this city.
- George Aldous Rushton and Mary E. Rhodes appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1613 Weston Avenue. Other members of the household included Edward Millard Rushton, George Alva Rushton, Charles A. Rushton and Mildred M. Rushton.
- He was employed as an order clerk in an abrasive factory, according to the 1930 census.
- He applied for a Social Security account number on 25 November 1936 while living at 435 13th Street, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, and employed there by the Carborundum Company.
- The following appeared on 14 February 1941 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The funeral of Andrew B. Rhodes, retired Falls school stationary engineer, who died in Freeport, L. I., on Monday, was held yesterday from the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, with burial in Riverdale cemetery. The Rev. Dr. S. S. Davies officiated at the funeral. Pallbearers were Charles O. Ford, George Rushton, Elmer J. Young, Clark Steele, Thomas J. Ryan and Albert E. Beam.
- He officially witnessed the death of Jane Rushton on 12 January 1947 at 336 7th Street in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York; the residence of her sister Louise.
- George Aldous Rushton was living in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 642 Elmwood Avenue at the time of his aunt Jennie Rushton Gorman's death.
- The following appeared on 28 February 1948 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this city, Feb 27, 1948, George Rushton, 642 Elmwood Ave, age 80; husband of Emma; father of George A. and Charles H; brother of Mrs. Peter M. Wilson, all of this city. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild. Funeral at Gridley Funeral Home, 750 Main St., Monday at 2 p.m., Rev. D. H. Weeks officiating. Interment in Oakwood cemetery, Niagara Frontier Lodge No. 132, F. & A.M. will conduct services Sunday evening at 7:30. Military rites at the cemetery by the M. B. Butler Post, Spanish-American War Veterans.
- The following appeared on circa 25 August 1963 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle St., were feted Saturday night at a family reunion in the LaSalle Room at the Treadway Inn in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married Aug. 25, 1913, in Niagara Falls.
Hosts at the surprise affair were their four children, Mrs. Edward Harness, Ft. Ord, Calif; Gerald E. Rushton, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; George A. Rushton, Appleton, Wis., and Edward M. Rushton, 4239 Crescent Drive.
A cross-country trip to the home of Mrs. Harness, with stops in Wisconsin and Ohio, was the gift of the children. Mrs. Harness was unable to be present at the celebration.
The couple also was honored at a dinner at Hotel Niagara on Aug. 17 by the Past Matrons of Niagara Falls Chapter No. 582, Order of the Eastern Star, with Mrs. Cecil Marshall presiding.
Presentations were made that time by Mrs. Milton Norris on behyalf of the Messiah Shrine No. 18, Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem; Niagara Falls Court No. 30, Order of Amaranth; LaSalle Chapter No. 785, OES, of which Mr. Rushton is a member; Niagara River Triangle No. 120; District Deputy and Staff of Rebekah, Niagara No. 2 and members of the former drill team, LaSalle Chapter OES of which Mr. Rushton was drill master for several years.
After the presentation Fred Moir sang a solo and a mock wedding was portrayed. A tiered wedding cake was prepared by Mrs. William Sharples and decorated by Mrs. William Garner.
Attending the family party were brothers and sisters f the honored couple. They were Mrs. Mable Duffy, Buffalo; Mr. and Mrs. Andrew B. Rhodes and family, Sarasota, Fla; Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Rhodes and family, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Rushton and family, this city. The couple has nine grandchildren.
- George Aldous Rushton became a widower at the 21 December 1973 death of his wife Mary E. Rhodes.
- At the time of his death George Aldous Rushton was living in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at Crescent Drive.
- George Aldous Rushton died on 30 July 1975 at age 83 in Niagara County, New York.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of George Aldous Rushton and Mary E. Rhodes.
- Last Edited: 27 May 2012