08 February 2012

William Tandy Bush's Obituary

From The St. Mary [Louisiana] Banner - Death Notices.....

MR. WILLIAM TANDY BUSH, SR., died at his home in Franklin, last Monday night, February 8 [1904], at 11:20 o'clock, aged 53 years, 9 months, and 21 days.  The funeral took place from St. Mary's Episcopal Church on Wednesday, February 10, at 1 o'clock p.m. and was largely attended by the relatives and friends of the family.  Live Oak Camp #35, Woodmen of the World, of which the deceased was a member, followed the remains to the grave.  The death of MR. BUSH was rather sudden, he was stricken on the streets while returning from a Woodmen banquet and expired as soon as he reached home.  MR. BUSH had been the agent for the Southern Pacific road at this place since 1867 and was liked and respected by everyone.  In his death the town loses one of its most highly esteemed citizens.  MR. BUSH was a native of Kentucky and while a mere boy served as a telegraph operator in GENERAL MAGRUDER'S army at Galveston.  MR. BUSH leaves a widow and seven children who have the sympathy of the community in their sad loss.

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