Author Archive | Bill Darron


An Investment in History for the Future of Rush

The 1911 House after renovation with creative ideas by Maureen Neumaier and Janet Cruz A Letter to the Rush Town Board: The future and collaborative and operational models we envisionby both the Rush Historical Society and the Rush Town Board Dear Supervisor Kusse and Rush Town Board members: This letter is a formal confirmation of […]

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Rush High School Band - about 1945

The Band’s All Here

See if you can find your Grandparents or Great Grandparents(Taken around 1945 or so) First Row (seated, L. to R.): Nina Richards (trumpet), Mary Jane Behnk (Clarinet), Don Moose (trumpet), Richard DeMott (Tuba), Harry Clark (trombone), Robert Kohls (trombone), [unknown girl]Second/Third Row (L. to R.): [unknown majorette], Marion Roeser (clarinet), Rosemary Bean (trumpet), Allen Meyers (saxophone), Eileen Swartz (trumpet), Jack Rhode (snare drum), Grace Connor (bass drum), Don DeMott (snare drum), Hans Stover (trumpet), Albert Vollmer (drums), John Miller (trumpet), Fernley White (trumpet), Eugene Taylor (trumpet), Bill Behnk (trumpet), Donald Bock (trumpet), Shirley Faugh (majorette)Back Row (L. to R.): James Richards (flute), Shirley Edwards (clarinet), […]

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Anna and William Euler

William Euler, son of Ennis Euler was born in August of 1867.  He died on November 13th 1936 in Rush, NY.  He married Anna Reitz in 1895.  She was born in August of 1866.  She died on June 28, 1931 in Rush, NY. William had a brother Walter who lived in Mendon.

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Charles Lewis Hayes<b>
Civil War Days - 1862

Charles Lewis Hayes

Charles Lewis Hayes b. 02 Oct 1840 – Troupsburg, Steuben, New York, USA d. 12 Aug 1913 – Rush, Monroe, New York, USA Husband of Ella Mary Green Charles Hayes, an aged and respected citizen of this village, died at his home at 8 o’clock Tuesday morning. Mr. Hayes was born in Troupsburg, Stuben Co., […]

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Mary Ellen Green Hayes at age 12 - 1858

Mary Ellen Green Hayes

Mary Ellen Green (or maybe Ella Mary Hayes, depending when you knew her) was Mary “Mattie” Hayes mother.  It is rare, but there are two pictures of her. This first is from when she is 12 in about 1858. A second picture of her in 1864 when attending the Lima Seminary. b. Abt. 1846 Rush, […]

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Joseph Davis of 5 Points Area (1801-1874)

Joseph Davis

b. 13 Jun 1801 Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, USA d. 29 Mar 1874 Rush, Monroe, New York, USA Married Parthenia Green 8 Dec 1830 The subject of this memoir was born June 13, 1801, in the town of Bristol, Hartford county, Connecticut. He was the son of Clark and Hannah Davis. He came to this town […]

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5977 East Henrietta Road
Rush, NY 14543
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