Mildred M. Rushton

b. 11 September 1919, d. 5 August 1993
  • Mildred M. Rushton was born on 11 September 1919 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
  • 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 Mildred M. Rushton, George Alva Rushton and Charles A. 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 Mildred M. Rushton, Edward Millard Rushton, George Alva Rushton and Charles A. Rushton.
  • The following appeared on 6 February 1945 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mildred M. Rushton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Rushton, of 720 Monteagle street, has been sworn in as a second lieutenant in the Army Nurses corps, it was announced today at the Army Recruiting station in Buffalo. Lieutenant Rushton, a graduate of the Niagara Falls high school and of the Nurses Training school course at Meyer Memorial hospital, Buffalo, was sworn in by Major Winston V. Morrow, recruiting officer in charge of the station. /P/ Lieutenant Rushton is the sister of Major George Rushton, a former office of the 174th Infantry regiment of this city, now stationed in France, and is the niece of Lieutenant Colonel Charles Rushton, now in the Pacific theater of war.
  • The following appeared on 30 March 1945 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: (Buffalo) A family group held a dinner in honor of Lieutenant Mildred Rushton of 720 Monteagle street, Niagara Falls, last evening, at Lorenzo's restaurant. In the party were the lieutenant's mother, Mrs. George Rushton; her brothers, Messrs. Edward M. and Jerry E. Rushton; her aunt, Mrs. Mabel Wolfe, and her sisters-in-law, Mrs. Edward M. Rushton and Mrs. George R. Rushton, whose husband is Major George Rushton, U. S. Army.
  • She married Edward J. Harness on 6 March 1954 in Snyder, Erie County, New York, at Christ Methodist Church.
  • The following appeared on 10 March 1954 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Miss Mildred M. Rushton was united in marriage to Mr. Edward J. Harness at Christ Methodist Church, Snyder, on Saturday. the bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, Monteagle St., this city, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harness, New Rochelle.
         The Rev. G. Alty performed the double ring ceremony before the altar on which were vases of white gladioli, snap dragons, pompons and daisies. Miss Clella Dorrance, Kenmore, at the organ, provided the musical background.
         Given in marriage by her father, the bride wore a sleeveless turquoise embroidered taffeta street-length dress, designed in princess style. She wore matching long lace mitts and a tiara with a veil draped over the back of her head. She carried a bouquet of white camelias.
         The maid-of-honor, Miss Rachel Barratt, Buffalo, was atrired in a dusty rose taffeta dress with lace trim, long matching lace mitts and a tiara. She carried a bouquet of yellow shaggy pompoms.
         Mr. Harness had his brother, Mr. John L. Harness, as his best man. Mr. Clarence Wilson, Snyder, seated the guests at the ceremony.
         The bride's mother chose a navy blue ensemble and the mother of the bridegroom wore navy blue with white accessories. Each mother wore a corsage of white camelias.
         After the ceremony, the reception was held in the church parlors.
         For going away, the bride wore a toast colored costume with rhinestone trim and harmonizing accessories and corsage. After a two week wedding trip to the Pocono Mountains and New York City, Mr. and Mrs. Harness will be at home at 1 Lincoln Rd., Snyder.
  • 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.
  • Mildred M. Rushton died on 5 August 1993 at age 73 in St. Louis, Missouri.
  • Edward J. Harness became a widower at her death.
  • She was interred at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis County, Missouri.
  • Last Edited: 27 May 2012

Family: Edward J. Harness b. 29 June 1924, d. 4 December 1993