Gazlay Family History

FamilyMaude Gertrude Bush


FatherWilliam W. Bush (September 1861 - 11 February 1924)
MotherEffie Wood Latimer (May 1860 - 3 December 1926)

Personal Information

Record Created: 19 November 2009; Last Edited: 14 March 2014 
NameMaude Gertrude Bush
Born 26 October 1893 in New York1, 2, 3
Married 30 November 1915 in Accord, New York to Leo Cornwall Gazlay4, 5
Died 19 June 1983 in Kerhonkson, New York1, 6
Buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York


Maude was born in the Bevier house, Marbletown, Stone Ridge (now the Historical Society) while her father William worked that farm. In 1901, her parents William and Effie lived at the Shallbark farm (as it is now known) across from the Dutch Reformed Church in Accord. Maude saw the first train in the valley go down the valley from that farm, only a few years after the canal closed in 1898, and she saw the last train go down the tracks from the Brick House, Kerhonkson, where she later lived. William was living in the house in Accord when Maude got married in 1915 (she was married in the Methodist Church, Accord). He built a house in Maybrook, N.Y. (near Goshen and Middletown) while he worked on the railroad as a carpenter. William and Effie also lived in the house now occupied by Dr. Dobushak, across from the Rainbow Diner in Kerhonkson. Maude remembered how she and her cousin Sarah [Sarah Geary Christian] would get in a barrel together and roll down the hill behind this house, their heads knocking together the whole way. Another time, Maude and Sarah were playing in a hay cart and managed to tip it over, for which they were quite afraid of Maude’s brothers who would have to reload the hay wagon. Maude was the executrix of her mother’s estate, and she periodically had to track down her brother John who was an inheritor, as was Stanley Bush (Maude’s nephew through her brother Harry), whom Maude also tracked down (in Panama) when he reached age 21.7


Spouse 1FamilyLeo Cornwall Gazlay (son of Henry Willis Gazlay and Alice Carrie Johnston)
Born 7 October 1892 in Cornwall, Dutchess County, New York
Married 30 November 1915 in Accord, New York to Maude Gertrude Bush
Died 18 May 1956 in Kerhonkson, New York
Children of Maude Gertrude Bush and Leo Cornwall Gazlay:
+1.FamilyEsther May Gazlay
Born 13 May 1917 in New Jersey
Married 10 July 1943 in Kerhonkson, New York to Stanley Lewis Lawrence
Died 23 January 1994 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York
+2.FamilyRobert Bush Gazlay
Born 14 April 1922 in Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey
Married 6 April 1946 in Orange, Essex County, New Jersey to Doris Margaret McGregor
Died 13 September 2006 in Toms River, New Jersey
3.FamilyPercival Willis ‘Percy’ Gazlay II
Born 8 March 1924
Died 26 February 2001 in Kingston, Ulster County, New York


  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Maude Gazlay, no. 148-12-9811
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 124, Sheet 16
  3. New York State Census, 1905, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, 2nd Election District, Page 13, family of William W. Bush (44, farmer); wife Effie Bush (44); son Grant Bush (15); daughter Maud Bush (11).
  4. Marriage Announcement, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York, 1 January 1916; Access Newspaper Archives (website). List of marriages both in Kingston city and outside, in 1915.
  5. Obituary, Kingston Daily Freeman, Kingston, New York; Access Newspaper Archive (website), Leo Cornwall Gazlay, 18 May 1956.
  6. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  7. Record of conversations with Maude (Bush) Gazlay during multiple visits 1968-1983; notes in possession of Lee Gazlay.