Edward Millard Rushton
b. 27 August 1914, d. 18 September 1982
- Father: George Aldous Rushton b. 21 July 1892, d. 30 July 1975
- Mother: Mary E. Rhodes b. 4 March 1894, d. 21 December 1973
- Edward Millard Rushton was born on 27 August 1914 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- Young son Edward for some reason was omitted from his family's household in the 1920 census enumeration.
- 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.
- He applied for a Social Security account number on 5 September 1940 while living at 21 Winthrop Court, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama. He was unemployed at the time of his application.
- He married Dorothy Troxel, daughter of Mac C. Troxel and Florence Else, on 6 November 1943 in Niagara County, New York, at St. Paul's Methodist Church.
- The following appeared on 12 November 1943 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. Edward M. Rushton, of 720 Monteagle street, and Miss Dorothy Troxel, of Lockport, were united in marriage in the chapel of St. Paul's Methodist church Saturday, November 6, at 8:30 o'clock. The Rev. John A. Redmond, minister of St. Paul's officiated.
The couple was attended by Miss Camille N. Layer and Mr. Joseph J. Aultman, of Lockport.
- The following appeared on 12 February 1953 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (Philadelphia, Feb. 12) Edward M. Rushton, 38, of Grand Island, N.Y., wanted in the disappearance of $150,000 from a Buffalo, N.Y., bakery, was arrested here today less than an hour after the Erie county sheriff asked city detectives to aid in the search.
Rushton readily admitted his identity when he was picked up at a Center City hotel, Richard J. Doyle, head of the detective bureau, said.
Doyle said he received a telegram from Sheriff Arthur Britt at 10:51 a.m. asking detectives to be on the lookout for him. He assigned Detective Sergeant Edward Seifert and Detective Charles Cobb to the search.
The detectives said they reasoned anyone "missing" with $150,000 would head for the big hotels.
Their hunch was rewarded at their first stop when they discovered an "E. Roberts" registered, from Rochester, N. Y. They questioned "Roberts in his room and he admitted he was Rushton.
Doyle said the telegram from Britt advised him Rushton was wanted on a grand larceny charge in the shortage of money from the Hall Baking company, in Buffalo where he was cashier and auditor.
Detectives said Rushton admitted he "knew of the shortage" but didn't know where the money was or who had taken it.
He had $200 in his possession when he was arrested. Detectives said Rushton told them he left Buffalo early in January and "toured the west" before he registered here last night. They said he admitted knowledge of a shortage of "about $8,000" at the bakery. Rushton said he would not fight extradition to Buffalo but would return willingly when New York authorities reached here.
Rushton, whose Grand Island address is 70 Carl road, is a former resident of Niagara Falls. He disappeared January 5, leaving his wife and a 20-month-old son [sic].
- The following appeared on 14 February 1953 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (Buffalo, Feb. 14) Edward M. Rushton, who admitted taking more than $150,000 from a baking concern where he formerly was employed, was scheduled for arraignment today on charges of first-degree larcey and embezzlement.
The dapper 38-year-old suspect was brought here from Philadelphia, Pa., last night where he was found after a six-weeks hunt. He is charged specifically with embezzling $8,000 from the Hall Baking company.
Rushton said he left home January 5 with $1,400 but only $255 remained. While traveling about the country, the father of a baby girl, he admitted the money was used to pay gambling debts.
Rushton said he began lifting small amounts in 1948, using an elaborate manipulation of records.
- The following appeared on 7 May 1953 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: (Buffalo, May 7) Edward M. Rushton, 38, confessed embezzler of large sums of money from the Hall Baking company here, began a five to 20 year term at Attica prison today.
Rushton, a resident of Grand Island, appeared before the Erie County Grand Jury for 80 minutes yesterday to give testimony in connection with local bookmaking activities. It was believed that he squandered about $160,000 of embezzled monies on horse racing and other sporting events.
- 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 Grand Island, Erie County, New York, as the last residence of record of Edward Millard Rushton.
- Edward Millard Rushton died on 18 September 1982 at age 68.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Edward Millard Rushton and Dorothy Troxel.
- Last Edited: 27 May 2012