Buried Alamo Cemetery 1876-1966
Spanish American War 1898-1901
Co N 4th Inf Phillipine Islands
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 29 Nov 1966 p 3
Funeral services were held for James Rush at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Servies Funeral Home with Rev. John Servies and Rev. Hugh Dooley pastor of the Alamo Christian Church officiating. Organ music, played by Mrs. Mary Mullen, included requested numbers, Whispering Hope, and Beyond the Sunset. The VFW who attended included the one remaining veteran of the Spanish American War Homer Linn who with Scott Shelby wWI veteran were honorary pallbearers. Active pallbearers were Clarence Krout, Sherman Baker, Clinton, Clore, Leslie Pickett, Ray Bruner and James Fisher who also assisted with the flowers. Burial was at the Alamo Cemetery where the VFW Held military rites. The bugler was Raymond Abbott and Al Johnson was the escort commander. The firing squad was composed of Floyd Fitzsimmons, Herman Thompson, Tom McKinney, Allen Young and Sherman Stewart. Members of the color guard were Jim Cotton, Hal Royer and Sam Spore. The flag was folded by Carman Combs and Jim Haskett. James Rush of Alamo was born July 1, 1876 in Brown Township, Montgomery County the son of Andrew and Susan Scott Rush. He had been ill two years but seriously ill only two days and passed away at 10:22 a.m. Thanksgiving day, at the Veterans Hospital in Danville, Ill. Mr. Rush was educated at the Dowden school near Alamo. He was a member of the Alamo Christian Church and VFW at Crawfordsville. He served in the Spanish American War from 1898-1901, 32 months in the Philippines. Survivors include one nephew, Doyne Rush, Crawfordsville RR 3 and Roscoe Rush, Lafayette and two great great nephews. He was preceded in death by six brothers and four sisters.
Source: Crawfordsville Journal Review 25-Nov-1966 p 12 -- Alamo - James Rush, 90, of Alamo, died at 10:22 a.m. Thursday in Veteran's Hospital at Danville, Ill after illness of two years. Mr. Rush served in the Spanish-American War from 1898 to 1901 and had been stationed in the Philippines. He was a member of the VFW in Crawfordsville and Alamo Christian Church. He had been a farmer many years. He was educated in Dowden School near Alamo. He was born July 1, 1876 in Brown Twp, a son of Andrew and Susan Scott Rush. Surviving are a nephew, Doyne Rush of near Crawfordsville, a niece, Mrs. Myrtle Stanford of Alamo; two great nephews and two great great nephews. He wa spreceded in death by six brothers and four sister s. Funeral services will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Servies Fune ral Home in Waynetown with Rev. John Servies officiating. Burial will be in Alamo Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Saturday. - kbz