Mary E. Rhodes
b. 4 March 1894, d. 21 December 1973
- Mary E. Rhodes was born on 4 March 1894 in McKeesport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.
- She married George Aldous Rushton, son of George Rushton and Mary Sophia Aldous, on 25 August 1913.
- 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.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 20 January 1939 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. George A. Rushton has returned to Monteagle avenue, after attending the wedding of her son, Edward M. Rushton, and Miss Dorothy Louise Zadek, in Montgomery, Ala.
- 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.
- The following appeared on 26 September 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Frieda M. Graves, 1428 Fort avenue, this city, announces the recent marriage of her daughter, Jessie May, to Lieutenant George A. Rushton, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, this city. The young couple, shown above, were married at Fort Lewis, Washington, where Lieutenant Rushton is currently stationed with the Adjutant General department of the 44th Infantry Division. Captain Howard Tomlinson, assistant division chaplain, officiated.
Mrs. George Rushton and son, Jerry, mother and brother of Lieutenant Rushton, and Mrs. Birdella Bell, also of this city, who recently returned from an extended trip along the West Coast, were present at the ceremony..
- The following appeared on 5 October 1945 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: In loving memory of our mother, Ella B. Rhodes, who passed away nine years ago today, Oct. 5, 1936.
God took her home, it was His will,
But in our hearts she liveth still.
Mrs. George A. Rushton,
Mable L. Wolfe.
- The following appeared on 13 June 1952 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. George Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, was honored at a reception last night by Niagara River Triangle 120, Daughters of the Eastern Star, during a meeting in the Masonic temple. Mrs. Rushton recently was elected to the state advisory council of the Daughters of the Eastern Star.
Miss Rosemarie Cannaby, queen, presented a corsage to Mrs. Rushton, and a special degree was conferred on Mrs. Rushton by a drill team. . . .
- 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.
- The SSDI lists Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, as the last residence of record of Mary E. Rhodes.
- George Aldous Rushton became a widower at her death.
- Mary E. Rhodes died on 21 December 1973 at age 79 in Niagara County, New York.
- She 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