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Samuel Prescott Prescott Bush

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Birthplace: Brick Church, Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States
Death: Died in Columbus, Franklin Co., Ohio
Place of Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery, Ohio, United States
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Son of Rev. James Smith Bush and Harriet Eleanor Bush
Husband of <private> Bush and Flora Bush
Father of <private> Bush; Prescott Sheldon Bush; Mary Eleanor Bush; Robert Sheldon Bush; Margaret Livingston Bush and 1 other
Brother of James Freeman Bush; Harriet Montfort Bush and Eleanor Howard Bush

Occupation: Samuel Bush was a railroad executive, then a steel company president, and, during World War I, also a federal government official in charge of coordination and assistance to major weapons contractors., Business, Industrialist
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About Samuel Prescott Prescott Bush

Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush.

Samuel P. Bush was born in Brick Church, Orange, New Jersey, the son of Harriet Fay and the Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopalian priest at Grace Church in Orange. He grew up in New Jersey, San Francisco, and Staten Island, but spent the majority of his adult life in Columbus, Ohio. He married Flora Sheldon on June 20, 1894. They had five children: Prescott Sheldon Bush, Robert (who died in childhood), Mary (Mrs. Frank) House, Margaret (Mrs. Stuart) Clement, and James.

His wife, Flora, died on September 4, 1920 in Narragansett, Rhode Island when she was hit by a car. He remarried to Martha Bell Carter of Milwaukee.

He graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken in 1884, where he played in one of the earliest regular college football teams. He took an apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad at the Logansport, Indiana shops, later transferring to Dennison, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio, where in 1891 he became Master Mechanic, then in 1894 Superintendent of Motive Power. In 1899 he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take the position of Superintendent of Motive Power with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.

Just two years later, in 1901 he returned to Columbus to be General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which manufactured railway parts. The company was run by Frank Rockefeller, the brother of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, and among its clients were the railroads controlled by E. H. Harriman. The Bush and Harriman families would be closely associated at least until the end of World War II. In 1908 Rockefeller retired and Bush became President of Buckeye, a position he would hold until 1927, becoming one of the top industrialists of his generation.

He was the first president of the Ohio Manufacturers Association, and cofounder of Scioto Country Club and Columbus Academy. He was an avid sports buff and a skilled carpenter.

In the spring of 1918, banker Bernard Baruch was asked to reorganize the War Industries Board as the U.S. prepared to enter World War I, and placed several prominent businessmen to key posts. Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms, and Ammunition Section, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with munitions companies.

Bush served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (as well as of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus). In 1931, he was appointed to Herbert Hoover's President's Committee for Unemployment Relief, chaired by Walter S. Gifford, then-President of AT&T. He was once recommended to serve on the board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, but Hoover did not feel he was sufficiently nationally known.

He died on February 8, 1948, aged 84, in Columbus; he is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus.

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An American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush.

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Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of current U.S. President George W. Bush.

Early life

Bush was born in Brick Church, Orange, New Jersey[1], the son of Harriet Fay and the Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopal priest at Grace Church in Orange. He grew up in New Jersey, San Francisco, and Staten Island, but spent the majority of his adult life in Columbus, Ohio. He married Flora Sheldon on June 20, 1894. They had five children: Prescott Sheldon Bush, Robert (who died in childhood), Mary (Mrs. Frank) House, Margaret (Mrs. Stuart) Clement, and James.

His wife, Flora, died on September 4, 1920 in Narragansett, Rhode Island when she was hit by a car. He remarried to Martha Bell Carter of Milwaukee.

Career

Bush graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken in 1884, where he played on one of the earliest regular college football teams. He took an apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad at the Logansport, Indiana shops, later transferring to Dennison, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio, where in 1891 he became Master Mechanic, then in 1894 Superintendent of Motive Power. In 1899 he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take the position of Superintendent of Motive Power with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad.

Just two years later, in 1901 he returned to Columbus to be General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which manufactured railway parts. The company was run by Frank Rockefeller, the brother of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, and among its clients were the railroads controlled by E. H. Harriman. The Bush and Harriman families would be closely associated at least until the end of World War II. In 1908 Rockefeller retired and Bush became President of Buckeye, a position he would hold until 1927, becoming one of the top industrialists of his generation.

He was the first president of the Ohio Manufacturers Association[2][3], and cofounder of Scioto Country Club and Columbus Academy. He was an avid sports buff and a skilled carpenter.

Political prominence

In the spring of 1918, banker Bernard Baruch was asked to reorganize the War Industries Board as the U.S. prepared to enter World War I, and placed several prominent businessmen to key posts. Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms, and Ammunition Section, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with munitions companies.

Bush served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (as well as of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus).[2]. In 1931, he was appointed to Herbert Hoover's President's Committee for Unemployment Relief, chaired by Walter S. Gifford, then-President of AT&T.[4] He was once recommended to serve on the board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, but Hoover did not feel he was sufficiently nationally known.[2]

Death

Bush died on February 8, 1948, aged 84, in Columbus; he is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.[5]

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Born October 4, 1863

Brick Church, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.

Died February 8, 1948 (aged 84)

Columbus, Ohio

Occupation Business

Spouse(s) Flora Sheldon, Martha Bell Carter

Children Prescott Sheldon Bush

Robert Bush

Mary Bush-House

Margaret Bush-Clement

James Bush

Parents James Smith Bush

Harriet Fay

Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of former U.S. President George W. Bush.

Early life

Bush was born in Brick Church, Orange, New Jersey, the son of Harriet Fay and the Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopal priest at Grace Church in Orange. He grew up in New Jersey, San Francisco, California, and Staten Island, New York, but spent the majority of his adult life in Columbus, Ohio. He married Flora Sheldon on June 20, 1894. They had five children: Prescott Sheldon Bush, Robert (who died in childhood), Mary (Mrs. Frank) House, Margaret (Mrs. Stuart) Clement, and James.

His wife, Flora, died on September 4, 1920 in Narragansett, Rhode Island when she was hit by a car. He remarried to Martha Bell Carter of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Career

Bush graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, New Jersey in 1884, where he played on one of the earliest regular college football teams. He took an apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad at the Logansport, Indiana shops, later transferring to Dennison, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio, where in 1891 he became Master Mechanic, then in 1894 Superintendent of Motive Power. In 1899, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take the position of Superintendent of Motive Power with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul

Railroad.

In 1901, he returned to Columbus to be General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which manufactured railway parts. The company was run by Frank Rockefeller, the brother of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, and among its clients were the railroads controlled by E. H. Harriman. The Bush and Harriman families would be closely associated at least until the end of World War II. In 1908, Rockefeller retired and Bush became President of Buckeye, a position he would hold until 1927, becoming one of the top industrialists of his generation.

He was the first president of the Ohio Manufacturers Association, and cofounder of Scioto Country Club and Columbus Academy. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a skilled carpenter.

Political prominence

In the spring of 1918, banker Bernard Baruch was asked to reorganize the War Industries Board as the U.S. prepared to enter World War I, and placed several prominent businessmen to key posts. Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms, and Ammunition Section, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with munitions companies.

Bush served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (as well as of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus). In 1931, he was appointed to Herbert Hoover's President's Committee for Unemployment Relief, chaired by Walter S. Gifford, then-President of AT&T. He was once recommended to serve on the board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, but Hoover did not feel he was sufficiently nationally known.[

Death

Bush died on February 8, 1948, aged 84, in Columbus; he is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.

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Samuel Prescott BUSH

Florence SHELDON

Martha BELL

Husband: Samuel Prescott BUSH

Birth: 4 Oct 1863, Brick Church, Ocean Co., NJ

Death: 8 Feb 1948, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Disposition: buried Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Father: Rev. James Smith BUSH

Mother: Harriet Eleanor FAY

Marriage-1: 20 Jun 1894, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Wife-1: Florence "Flora" SHELDON

Birth: 17 Mar 1872, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Death: 4 Sep 1920, Narragansett, Washington Co., RI

Disposition: buried Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Father: Robert Emmet SHELDON (1845-1917)

Mother: Mary Elizabeth BUTLER (1850-1897)

Marriage-2: 9 Feb 1925, Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Wife-2: Martha BELL

Birth: 1879, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI

Death: 1950

Disposition: buried Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin Co., OH

Other Spouse: m1. 1900/1, Thomas Percy CARTER; issue: three children; ended in divorce

Father: Joseph McClellan BELL (1836-1895), of West Chester, Chester Co., PA

Mother: Harriet McCLURE (1841- ), of Chicago, Cook Co., IL

Children with Florence SHELDON:

— born in Columbus, Franklin Co., OH:

1. Prescott Sheldon BUSH (Sr.), b. 15 May 1895

2. Robert Sheldon BUSH, b. 20 Nov 1896

3. Mary Eleanor BUSH, b. 20 Dec 1897

— born in St. Louis, St. Louis Co., MO:

4. Margaret Livingston BUSH, b. 19 Jul 1899; d. 29 May 1993, Branford, New Haven Co., CT; m. Stuart Holmes CLEMENT (1895-1974)

— born in Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI:

5. James Smith BUSH, b. 11 Apr 1901; d. 2 May 1978, Quenzon City, Philippines; m. Caroline Lowe PATTERSON (1903- )

Children with Martha BELL:

none

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4. 1920 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com; Image #56 of 59): Central Ave., Marble Cliff Village, Franklin Twp. (Pct. C), Franklin Co., OH, p. 69B, SN 27B, SD 12, ED 7, enumerated 30 Jan 1920, official enumeration date 1 Jan 1920 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen): --------------------

Born Samuel Prescott Bush October 4, 1863 Brick Church, Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S. Died February 8, 1948 (aged 84) Columbus, Ohio Occupation Businessman Spouse Flora Sheldon, Martha Bell Carter Children Prescott Sheldon Bush Robert Bush Mary Bush-House Margaret Bush-Clement James Smith Bush II Parents James Smith Bush Harriet Fay Relatives George H. W. Bush (grandson) George W. Bush (great-grandson) Signature

Samuel Prescott Bush (October 4, 1863 – February 8, 1948) was an American industrialist and entrepreneur, and the patriarch of the Bush political family. He was the father of U.S. Senator Prescott Bush, grandfather of former U.S President George H. W. Bush, and great-grandfather of former U.S. President George W. Bush. Contents [hide] 1 Early life 2 Career 3 Political prominence 4 Death 5 See also 6 References 7 External links [edit]Early life

Bush was born in Brick Church, Orange, New Jersey,[1] the son of Harriet Fay and the Rev. James Smith Bush, an Episcopal priest at Grace Church in Orange. He grew up in New Jersey, San Francisco, California, and Staten Island, New York, but spent the majority of his adult life in Columbus, Ohio. He married Flora Sheldon on June 20, 1894. They had five children: Prescott Sheldon Bush, Robert (who died in childhood), Mary (Mrs. Frank) House, Margaret (Mrs. Stuart) Clement, and James. His wife, Flora, died on September 4, 1920 in Narragansett, Rhode Island when she was hit by a car. He remarried to Martha Bell Carter of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. [edit]Career

Bush graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken, New Jersey in 1884, where he played on one of the earliest regular college football teams. He took an apprenticeship with the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad at the Logansport, Indiana shops, later transferring to Dennison, Ohio and Columbus, Ohio, where in 1891 he became Master Mechanic, then in 1894 Superintendent of Motive Power. In 1899, he moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to take the position of Superintendent of Motive Power with the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad. In 1901, he returned to Columbus to be General Manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company, which manufactured railway parts. The company was run by Frank Rockefeller, the brother of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller, and among its clients were the railroads controlled by E. H. Harriman. The Bush and Harriman families would be closely associated at least until the end of World War II. In 1908, Rockefeller retired and Bush became President of Buckeye, a position he would hold until 1927, becoming one of the top industrialists of his generation. He was the first president of the Ohio Manufacturers Association,[2][3] and cofounder of Scioto Country Club and Columbus Academy. He was an avid sports enthusiast and a skilled carpenter. [edit]Political prominence

In the spring of 1918, banker Bernard Baruch was asked to reorganize the War Industries Board as the U.S. prepared to enter World War I, and placed several prominent businessmen to key posts. Bush became chief of the Ordnance, Small Arms, and Ammunition Section, with national responsibility for government assistance to and relations with munitions companies. Bush served on the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (as well as of the Huntington National Bank of Columbus).[2] In 1931, he was appointed to Herbert Hoover's President's Committee for Unemployment Relief, chaired by Walter S. Gifford, then-President of AT&T.[4] He was once recommended to serve on the board of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, but Hoover did not feel he was sufficiently nationally known.[2] [edit]Death

Bush died on February 8, 1948, aged 84, in Columbus; he is interred at Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.[5] [edit]See also

Bush family [edit]References

^ Bush's obituary in the New York Times, February 8, 1948, incorrectly stated that he was born October 13, 1864 on Staten Island, New York. ^ a b c Phillip R. Shriver. A Hoover Vignette. 91. Ohio History. pp. 74–82. ^ Many sources, including Bush family biographer Kevin Phillips, erroneously state he was first president of the National Association of Manufacturers, which was founded in 1895.[1] ^ "The President's News Conference of August 25th, 1931". The American Presidency Project, the University of California at Santa Barbara. August 25, 1931. Retrieved 2007-02-26. ^ "Greenlawn Cemetery". Forgotten Ohio. Retrieved 2006-08-07. [edit]External links

Samuel P. Bush at the Notable Names Database Samuel Bush residence Samuel P. Bush at Find a Grave

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Samuel Prescott Bush

Birth: Oct. 4, 1863 Death: Feb. 8, 1948

Father of US Senator Prescott Bush, paternal Grandfather of US President George H. W. Bush and Great Grandfather of US President George W. Bush.


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Parents:
 James Smith Bush (1825 - 1889)
 Harriett Eleanor Fay Bush (1829 - 1924)

Children:
 Prescott Bush (1895 - 1972)*

Spouse:
 Martha Bell Bush (1879 - 1950)
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Burial: Green Lawn Cemetery Columbus Franklin County Ohio, USA Plot: Section 56, Southwest of the chapel GPS (lat/lon): 39.9403, -83.0325


Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jan 13, 1999 Find A Grave Memorial# 4358

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Samuel Prescott Prescott Bush's Timeline

1863
October 4, 1863
Brick Church, Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States
1870
1870
Age 6
1894
June 27, 1894
Age 30
Columbus, Franklin Co, OH
1895
May 15, 1895
Age 31
Columbus, Franklin, OH, USA
1896
November 20, 1896
Age 33
Columbus, Ohio, USA
1897
December 20, 1897
Age 34
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, USA
1899
July 19, 1899
Age 35
St. Louis, MO
1900
1900
Age 36
1900
Age 36
Milwaukee City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
1900
Age 36
Milwaukee City, Milwaukee, Wisconsin