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Old Greer County Settlers at Frazier

Photo from 1910. From left standing at back - Joel Marion Bush and brothers George Lafayette and John James "Jim", sons of John Jacob and Mary (Key) Bush.

2nd row - Thomas Marion, George Lafayette (sons of Joel); Joel's wife, Mary "Molly" Isabel (Wellborn) Bush, and their daughter, Mary Elizabeth "Bettie", and youngest son, William Edgar. Seated center, Mary Key Bush, and to her right, wife of Jim Bush, Anna (Weaver) and children, Rebecca "Trudy" born Jan 17, 1905, John C. born July 17, 1906, Beulah born May 29, 1908, Loneta born June 19, 1910.

Early settlers of Frazier, Mary Key Bush (26 April 1833-1 Nov 1920) and husband, John Jacob Bush (4 Nov 1819 Wurtenburg, Germany-18 Aug 1891) and sons Joel (1855-1933) and George (8 June 1866-13 Jan 1928) and an infant of Joel and Molly (b&d 9 June 1903) are buried in Frazier cemetery (23-T2N-R21W), Jackson County, Oklahoma, and Joel's first wife, Elizabeth "Lizzie" (Rhodes) Bush (11 May 1862-11 May 1890). Lizzie was the first seamstress at Frazier.

Molly (1872-1934), daughter of George Washington and Anthaline (Romans) Wellborn of Jackson county, Alabama, and sons Edgar (1905-1945) and Thomas Marion (1901-1984) are buried in Victory cemetery (17-T2N-R21W).

Thomas William Bush, a fourth son of John Jacob and Mary (Key) Bush was born 28 August 1861, died 18 December 1950 and is buried in Altus Cemetery with his wife, Virginia W., June 12, 1876-Nov 8, 1959. Jim, 1858-1944, is buried in Altus Cemetery with wife Annie, 3 Mar 1880-25 Sept 1959.

George Lafayette Bush, son of Joel, was born 15 August 1895 and died 3 Feb 1969, San Bernadino County, California.

Resources include: Cemetery Records of Jackson County, Oklahoma by C. Dollar (1980), Marilyn Wallace <altagram at> and Altus Cemetery.

photos from Jackson County

Mary Key Bush
Mary Key Bush
26 April 1833-1 Nov 1920
John Jacob Bush
John Jacob Bush, Frazier, TX
4 Nov 1819 Wurtenburg, Germany-18 Aug 1891

In Memoriam
Trudy Bush 1905-2004
Trudy, the first of eleven children born to Jim and Anna Mae (Weaver) Bush, graduated from
Victory High School in 1926 and later attended Oklahoma A & M in Stillwater, where she also
worked to pay her studies. During her adult working life she labored on farm, taught at Kay
School north of Olustee, worked as a farm demonstration agent with the Oklahoma A & M
Extension Services. As a young woman, she traveled to Chicago alone by train to attend the
1933-34 World's Fair, an experience she liked to recall in her later years. Remembered for
remarkable resilience and strength, indifference to
convention and fierce independence.