Thursday, September 27, 2018

52 Ancestors 52 Weeks - Week 39

Norman Winfield Bush

Norman Winfield Bush was often listed as Winfield N. Bush, and went by the name of Winfield. He was born to David Bush and Sarah J. Barrett on March 30. 1878, in Washington County, Indiana. He was one of 8 children.

He first shows up on the 1880 R.S. Census in Jefferson Township, Washington County, Indiana. Here he is with his parents and listed st Norman W. Bush, age 1.  He is with his sister Minnie, who is 2.

In the 1900 Census, he is still with his parents. He is again listed as Norman W. Bush, age 21. There are He is with his 7 other siblings and his parents. They are still in Jefferson Township, Washington County, Indiana. His father is a farmer, and rents the place.

On July 1, 1903, in Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana, he marries Ida May Crothers. Together they raise 10 children: Woodrow Riley, my uncle by marriage, David Carroll, Earl Melvin, Neal William, Mary Frances, Goldie Mae, Esther Mae, Murl, and Harley Winford Bush.

In the 1910 Census, he is listed as Norman W. Bush and is with his wife, Ida, in Jefferson Township, Washington County, Indiana.  The family consists of Norman W., 31, Ida M., 29, Esther, 5, Goldie B., 3, and Harley W., 1. They won their house and he is employed as a carpenter at a place I an not read. It is Comerste Formes? Well I'll look into it.

In the 1920 census, in Carr Township, Jackson County, Indiana, he and family are living on Mill Street. He is listed for the first time as Winfield and he is 41. Ida is there as well and is 38. They own their house with no mortgage. He is doing well as a carpenter. The children in the home are: Esther M. 15, Goldie B., 13, Harley W., 11, Harold D., 8, Roy W., 5, Earl M. is 3, Neil W. is 2, and Emma is not quite 1.

In 1930, this time back in Jefferson Township, Washington County, Indiana, he is 51, and Ida, 49. He lists himself as a farmer, and is renting. This is the bad time for everyone, the Great Depression. He also doesn't have a radio set. Yes, that was a census question. Anyway, the children still at home are: Carroll, 19, Woodrow, 16, Earl, 14, Meal, 12, Emma, 11, and Mary is 8.

In 1940 Winfield and his family are back in Seymour, in Jackson County, Indiana. They are renting a home for $6.50 a month. It says his highest grade completed is 4th grade. Remember his father was a farmer and boys were needed as farm labor. He has worked 0 weeks. Ida is there at 59 years old. Winfield is 61. The children still at home are: Earl, 23, and Mary Frances, age 17. Earl is listed as blind. Right next door is my aunt Opal Alexander and her husband, Woodrow Bush, and their family. Woodrow is Winfield's son.

Winfield died on the 11th of August, 1940. His death cert lists him as 62 years, 4 months and 12 days of age. They were living at 628 North Brown Street in Seymour, Indiana. He is listed as a carpenter. He died of heart disease, and was buried on the 14th day of August, 1940 in Fairview Cemetery in Brownstown, Jackson County, Indiana.

My children connect to Winfield through his brother, William A. Bush.

Sources:
1880 Census; Jefferson, Washington, Indiana; Roll: 321; Page: 448B; Enumeration District: 178. Ancestry.com
1900 Census; Jefferson, Washington, Indiana; Page: 6; Enumeration District: 0132; FHL microfilm: 1240411. Ancestry.com
1910 Census; Jefferson, Washington, Indiana; Roll: T624_387; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1374400. Ancestry.com
Indiana, Marriages, 1810-2001; database on-line. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com
1920 Census; Carr, Jackson, Indiana; Roll: T625_439; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 75. Ancestry.com
1930 Census; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration; T626, 2,667 rolls. Ancestry.com
1940 Census; Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls. Ancestry.com
Death Certificates; Year: 1940; Roll: 11. Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA. Ancestry.com

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