Samuel Prescott Bush, son of Rev. James Smith Bush and wife Harriet Eleanor Fay, was born 4 Oct 1863 in Brick Church, Orange Co NJ, and died 8 Feb 1948 at University Hospital in Columbus, Franklin Co OH of carcinoma, perforation of the colon, and myocardial fibrosis. He was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Section 56, south of the chapel. His tombstone may be viewed on a web site He was married 20 Jun 1894 in Columbus OH to Florence "Flora" Sheldon, daughter of Robert Emmet Sheldon and wife Mary Elizabeth Butler, who was born 17 Mar 1872 in Columbus, Franklin Co OH and died 4 Sep 1920 in Westerly, RI. She was struck by an automobile on Watch Hill Road in Westerly and died from internal chest injuries. She was buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus OH. S.P. Bush spent his boyhood in New York City. He was graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology at Hoboken NJ in 1884. He first became a shop apprentice to the superintendent of the Southwestern Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He came to Columbus OH in 1890 with the railroad. The Bush family resided at "East Town" in Columbus at the time of their sons birth in 1894. S.P. Bush moved to Milwaukee WI, where he served as general superintendent of motive power for the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway Co. Returning to Columbus, he served as vice president and general manager of Buckeye Steel Castings Company, originally known as the Buckeye Malleable Iron and Coupler Company. He became president of Buckeye Castings in 1905 and served until retirement in 1927. Mr. Bush built a large home at 1550 Roxbury Road in Marble Cliff in 1908. In the 1920 census, the couple is noted on Central Avenue, Marble Cliff [Enumeration District 7, Serial Sheet 27, Columbus]. Eventually, the home was sold to Carmelite nuns who operated the Raphael Home for the Aged there. Samuel Prescott Bush must have married second to Martha Bell -----, who is the widow on the death certificate. At the time of Mr. Bush's death, the couple resided at Ealy Farms in Blacklick, Franklin Co OH. According to the obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, 9 Feb 1948, Bush "headed several large industrial organizations, served as director of railroads and banks and was instrumental in the establishment of statewide organizations benefiting all Ohio business men." He was also a Trustee of Mercy Hospital. The Bush family were members of Trinity Episcopal Church.
  1. Sheldon Prescott [went by Prescott Sheldon], b. 15 May 1894 Columbus OH; m. Dorothy Walker
  2. Mary Eleanor
  3. Margaret Livingston
  4. James Smith