Gazlay Family History

FamilyJohn C. 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: 4 June 2017 
NameJohn C. Bush
Born October 18821
Died 17 December 1945 in Cottekill, Ulster County, New York2
Buried in Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York3


John C. was a farmer’s helper. He lived for a good while in Preakness, N.J. He chewed tobacco and drooled a lot. On a visit to Montclair, N.J., (to visit his sister Maude) he appeared as a substantial citizen, wearing a fine blue suit. He died in Cottekill, New York, at the Socialist Relief Society Old People’s Home where he was in charge of the chicken coops. He was found dead of a heart attack.4


  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, New York, Ulster County, Town of Rochester, Enumeration District 124, Sheet 16
  2. Journal/date book of Maude (Bush) Gazlay (1893 - 1983). Transcription in possession of Lee Gazlay.
  3. Find a Grave (website). Pine Bush Cemetery, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, New York, John C. Bush, born: 1883; died: 1945 (from record). The gravestone indicates: John C. Bush / 1883-1945.
  4. Record of conversations with Maude (Bush) Gazlay during multiple visits 1968-1983; notes in possession of Lee Gazlay.