Rush, George H. – Obituary

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Auto Accident
Well Known Man Killed at Railroad Crossing

G.H. Rush, building contractor, was instantly killed when his auto was struck by train No. 21 a mile this side of Wingville Thursday evening. Wm. Hernsen of the Shockley Lumber Co. who was in the car with Mr. Rush is recovering at a Baker hospital. There seems to have been no witnesses to what transpired immediately before the accident. It is not known whether the car stalled on the track or an attempt was made to cross ahead of the train by too narrow a margin of time. The body of Mr. Rush and his injured companion were taken on the train and carried back to Baker.

Mr. Rush was well known in this section, having built several business structures here and the large school building. He had just started building operations on the new school building at Haines and was returning from that town to Baker when he met his death. He was about 46 years of age and married. For several years he lived at La Grande, but recently moved to Astoria.

The auto was a new Dodge roadster and was owned by Mr. Hernsen.

North Powder News
Saturday September 20, 1919

Funeral at Portland

The body of George H. Rush who was killed in the crossing accident South of Haines last week was taken to Portland Friday. The remains was accompanied by the oldest son, Robert who has been employed in the vicinity of Baker. The funeral service was held Satarday (sic) morning at the Portland Crematorium under the auspices of the masonic lodge.

North Powder News
Saturday September 27, 1919

MLA Source Citation:

White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved. Web. 29 December 2014. - Last updated on Nov 27th, 2011

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