Allison, Nathaniel Thompson. History of Cherokee County, Kansas, and Representative Citizens. Chicago, IL: Biographical Publishing Co., 1904. Online index created by Carolyn Ward, instructor at USD 508, Baxter Springs Middle School, Baxter Springs, Kansas, and State Coordinator for The KSGenWeb Project.

W. F. Bush

W. F. BUSH, D. D. S., who has been practicing dental surgery at Columbus since September, 1903, has gained recognition as a practitioner of skill, and has become very popular personally. Dr. Bush was born in 1876 at Meshoppen, Wyoming County, Pennsylvania, and is a son of Sylvester and Lavantia (Cole) Bush.

The Bush family is one of the oldest in Pennsylvania. The maternal line, which reaches back to England, has been established in the "Keystone State" for many generations. In 1888 Dr. Bush's father removed to Scranton, Pennsylvania, and still resides in that beautiful city, engaged in contracting and building. The family consists of the parents and two sons,—Dr. Bush and his brother, David V. Bush, who has made a reputation as a comedian on the stage.

Dr. Bush was reared and primarily educated at Scranton, but when he had chosen his profession he went to Philadelphia and was graduated at the Philadelphia Dental College on May 1, 1903, although he has practiced for 12 years. He located at Columbus in the fall of 1903, and has met with the most satisfactory success. His well appointed offices are located in the Benham Block, where all modern improvements in dental practice are made use of.

Dr. Bush was married in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Ella May Whitbeck, who was born in Scranton and is a daughter of J. E. Whitbeck, a carpenter by trade, and a member of an old and well known family of that section. Dr. and Mrs. Bush have one daughter, Ruth Geraldine, who was born in Scranton. Both parents attend the Methodist Episcopal Church.

Fraternally Dr. Bush is associated with the Masons, Ancient Order of United Workmen, Knights of Labor, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Heptasophs, and he is also a member of the State Dental Association. He was a very popular fraternal member while at college, and was president of the Garretsonian Society, and a member of the Psi Omega Dental fraternity. During his senior year at college, Dr. Bush was selected as demonstrator, a much desired position.

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