Charles A. Rushton
b. 28 February 1918, d. 9 March 1942
- Father: George Aldous Rushton b. 21 July 1892, d. 30 July 1975
- Mother: Mary E. Rhodes b. 4 March 1894, d. 21 December 1973
- Charles A. Rushton was born on 28 February 1918 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 Charles A. Rushton, George Alva 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 Charles A. Rushton, Edward Millard Rushton, George Alva Rushton and Mildred M. Rushton.
- Charles A. Rushton died on 9 March 1942 at age 24 in Niagara Falls, New York, of bronchial pneumonia and complications associated with sulfa drug allergy.
- He was interred at Oakwood Cemetery, Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York.
- The following appeared on 9 March 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Charles A. Rushton, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, and a member of a widely known Falls family active for many years in military circles, died this morning at 1 o'clock after an illness of one week of bronchial pneumonia.
Born in Niagara Falls on February 28, 1918, Mr. Rushton was graduated from the Niagara Falls high school with the class of June, 1940. He enlisted in the United States National Guard in September, 1940, and went to Fort Dix as a member of Company A in command of his uncle, Captain Charles Rushton. He enlisted in the United States Air corps in February, 1942, and was awaiting a call to service when he was stricken by the illness which caused his death.
For some time past Mr. Rushton was employed by the United States Chemical Warfare plant of the E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, Inc. A member of the St. Paul's Methodist church, Seventh street, he had been active in the affairs of the Epworth league. Since his early youth he had been active in all sports. He was a member of the Y. M. C. A.
Surviving Mr. Rushton, besides his parents, are three brothers, Edward M. and Jerry E. Rushton, at home, and Lieutenant George A. Rushton, stationed at Fort Louis, Washington, and a sister, Mildred M. Rushton, of Buffalo.
- The following appeared on 14 March 1942 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Charles A. Rushton, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. George A. Rushton, 720 Monteagle street, was laid to rest Thursday with interment in the family plot in Oakwood cemetery. Dr. Sylvanus S. Davies, pastor of the St. Paul's Methodist church, conducted the services at the home and at the grave.
Mr. Rushton, who served with the 22th Infantry Division at Fort Dix, N. J., and recently enlisted in the United States Army Air corps, was honored by having his casket draped with the flag of the United States and the commanding officer of Fort Niagara furnished him with a military escort and firing squad. The following relatives from out of town were in attendance: Captain Charles H. Rushton, of Washington, D. C; Lieutenant George A. Rushton, of Fort Lewis, Washington; Mr. and Mrs. C. Alva Rhodes and daughter, Elaine Ann, of Baldwin, Long Island, and Mrs. Andrew B. Rhodes of Sheffield, Alabama.
The bearers were Keith Rushton, Edwin L. Enos, Robert Baker, James Dowling, Jack Simmons and Lewis Murphy.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Charles A. Rushton and Susan Lynn Rushton.
- Last Edited: 27 May 2012