Author Archive | Bill Darron

These are the young ladies of Rush High School in 1922

S. A. G. E. Girls Group

By the 1920’s, life in Rush started to get a little easier. There was extra money and time for entertainment, the roads were better and cars had electric starters. For Rush it meant drama! Many of the town residents participated in the Rush Dramatic Club. They performed plays and skits for audiences in the Kinsey’s […]

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There's a cell tower overhead, but the attraction is the 100 year old Firetruck

If You Value Something

I’m related to several families that were immigrants in the late 19th century who helped scrape together the Town called Rush. My family taught me that If you value something, you’ll keep it.  The things you value the most you should keep the best care of. Over time I have learned that people’s sense of […]

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Dr. James H. Leary (1973-1935) - 
 Prominent physician and citizen of Rush, NY

Dr. James H. Leary

from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, October 22, 1935 Dr, James H. Leary who guarded the Towns of Rush and Henrietta for upwards of 40 years, died yesterday in General Hospital.  He was 62. Doctor Leary was a family physician of the type famous in fiction and movies. He was in attendance at the birth […]

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Mary "Mattie" Hayes about 1910

Mary “Mattie” Hayes

Mary A. Hayes or “Mattie” as she was called was born in March of 1870. She was the only child of Charles Lewis Hayes and Mary Ellen Green. Charles Hayes was born in Troupsburg, NY in 1840. He married Mary Ellen Green in 1867. They lived on the former farm of James Shelby Green located […]

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Bessie Hallock Portrait

Bessie Alice Hallock

Transcript of the Honeoye Falls Times, Nov. 6, 1986 Bessie A. Hallock passed away Monday, October 20, 1986 at the age of 102 years.  From 1944 to 1968 Bessie served as Town Historian for the Town of Rush. Bessie’s family history in the Town of Rush dates back to 1846, When William Hallock brought the […]

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Rush Images of America Book.

Images of America – Rush Book

If you don’t already have one, you can get a copy of the Arcadia book on Rush from Amazon. (A portion of your purchase benefits the Rush Historical Society) Rush is a classic example of rural small-town America. The East Rush hamlet, now known as simply Rush, was first named Webster’s Mills. Although not the […]

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