Mr. Rush Colfax County, New Mexico

Mr. Rush is a native of McDonough County, Illinois, the date of his birth being August 6, 1858. His early life was passed on a farm in Illinois and his education obtained in the district schools. April 11, 1886, the year before he came west, he married Miss Emma Mitchell, daughter of Theophilus and Alpha (Riggs) Mitchell; and they have two sons and two daughters, namely. Laura, Roy, Harry and Florence.

Politically Mr. Rush is a Democrat. During the fifteen years he has resided in Raton he has taken an active part in promoting the best interests of the city. He served one term as a member of the city council, from the first ward, elected on the citizens' ticket, and in 1899 he was a member of the school board.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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