Note for: James Taylor, BEF 21 APR 1647 - 30 JUL 1716 Index
See "The Angevin Kings of England" at http://www.robertsewell.ca/henryii.html
Note for: Prescott Sheldon Bush, 15 MAY 1895 - 8 OCT 1972 Index
Note: U.S. Senator in 1952 from Connecticut
Senate Years of Service: 1952-1963
BUSH, Prescott Sheldon, (father of George Herbert Walker Bush), a Senator
from Connecticut; born in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, May 15, 1895;
attended the Douglas School of Columbus, Ohio, and St. George’s School,
Newport, R.I., 1908-1913; graduated from Yale University in 1917;
enlisted in Connecticut National Guard in 1916 and served as captain of
Field Artillery in American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1919; engaged in
hardware bu sinessas a warehouse clerk in St. Louis, Mo.; moved to
Greenwich, Conn., in 1924; engaged in banking business in New York City
1926; moderator, Greenwich Representative Town Meeting 1935-1952;
trustee, Yale University; unsuccessfu l Republican candidate for the
United States Senate in 1950; elected as a Rep ublican to the United
States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the death o f James O’Brien
McMahon in 1952; reelected in 1956 and served from November 4 , 1952, to
January 2, 1963; was not a candidate for reelection in 1962; resum ed his
career in the banking and investment field; died in New York City,
O ctober 8,1972; interment in Putnam Cemetery, Greenwich, Conn.
Note for: George Herbert Walker Bush, 12 JUN 1924 - Index
George Bush saw hope for an end to the po st-World War II division of
"Even the darkest night wil l end and the sun will rise"
"Any definition of a successful life must inclu de 'helping others'."
George Bush on Broccoli (AU)
Coming fr om a family with a tradition of public service, George Herbert
Walker Bush fe lt the responsibility to make his contribution both in time
of war and in pea ce. Born in Milton, Massachusetts, on June 12, 1924, he
became a student lead er at PhillipsAcademy in Andover. On his 18th
birthday he enlisted in the ar med forces. The youngest pilot in the Navy
when he received his wings, he fle w 58 combat missions during World War
II. On one mission over the Pacific as a torpedo bomber pilot he was shot
down by Japanese antiaircraft fire and was rescued from the water by a U.
S. submarine. He was awarded the Distinguishe d Flying Cross for bravery
In September 1945 Bush was released from active duty and entered Yale
University, where he played first base on the varsity baseball team and
joined the exclusive Skull and Bones society. B ush completed collegein
three years, receiving a degree in economics.
Th e Bushes' first child--George, Jr.--was born in 1946. Their other
children we re John (also called Jeb, born in 1953), Neil (1955), Marvin
(1956), and Doro thy (1959). Tragedy struck their family in 1953 when
their daughter Robin die d of leukemia at age 3.
In 1953 Bush cofounded Zapata Petroleum Corporation , which took over
Bush-Overby, and he served as director of the company until 1959. Zapata
Offshore Company, a manufacturer of offshore drilling equipment , was
developed as a subsidiary in 1954, and Bush was its president from 1956
to 1964 and chairman of the board from 1964 to 1966. The subsidiary
became completely independent in 1958, and Bush moved its headquarters
and his home to Houston. (He sold his interest in Zapata in the late
Although he had turned down an offer from his father's investment firm in
1948 rather than live in the older man's shadow, George Bush became
active in politics a fter Prescott Bush retired from Congress. On a leave
of absence from Zapata i n 1964 he sought and won the Republican
nomination for the United States Sena te. His campaign emphasized support
for the Republican presidential candidate , Barry M. Goldwater. He was
against the federal civil rights legislation und er consideration at the
time, and he called for the country to withdraw from the UN if the
organization admittedmainland China as a member. Although Bush lost, his
43.5 percent of the vote was considered significant for a Republic an in
Bush's next political goal was a seat in the United States H ouse of
Representatives. In 1966 he became the first Republican to represent
Houston in Congress. He was named to thepowerful House Ways and Means
Comm ittee, an achievement for a freshman legislator. He supported some
liberal ca uses, such as legislation that gave 18-year-olds the vote and
abolished the m ilitary draft. Bush was in favor of an open-housing bill
that his own constit uents were against.
In 1970 Bush gave up his seat in the House in order to run again for the
Senate. His opponent was also a Texas conservative--Lloyd B entsen, the
former member of the House who later became Dukakis' running mate .
Bentsen won easily in 1970 despite campaign help for Bush from President
Richard M. Nixon.
In 1980 Bush campaigned for the Republican nomination for President. He
lost, but was chosen as a running mate by Ronald Reagan. As Vi ce
President, Bush links
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had responsibility in several domestic areas, inclu ding Federal
deregulation and anti-drug program
Note for: Robert Emmet Sheldon, 1 JUN 1845 - 21 JAN 1917 Index
The Sheldon home was at 683 East Broad Street.
Mr. Sheldon was President of a Street Railway.
Thomas Sheldon was a secretary at a Wholesale Dry Goods firm.
Robert Hanford was an architect.
Soderblom was a maid, and Petzinger was a cook.
Note for: Nahum Bemis Curtis, 30 JUN 1863 - 21 MAR 1942 Index
Date: 13 OCT 1872
Place: Newton, Cch, UtBurial:
Date: 24 MAR 1942
Place: Victor, Teton, IdIndividual Note:
Ancestral File Number: 1TP4-6H
Note for: Clarissa Jerusha Curtis, 20 MAR 1858 - 8 JUN 1859 Index
Ancestral File Number: 1TP4-KD
Note for: Foster Curtis, 8 MAY 1826 - 9 APR 1880 Index
Date: APR 1880
Place: Cemetery, Newton, Cache, Ut
Ancestral File Number: 1LMF-VH
Note for: Millicent Waitt Watt, 30 JAN 1787 - 3 SEP 1838 Index
Date: 8 DEC 1794
Place: New Salem, Franklin, Ma
Date: 6 SEP 1838
Place: Far West, Cldwll, Mo
Ancestral File Number: 1LMF-3J
Note for: Phineas Waite, 16 JUL 1749 - 4 JAN 1841 Index
Date: JAN 1841
Place: New Salem, Franklin, Ma
Ancestral File Number: 3SC1-F8
Note for: Millicent Stratton, 20 MAY 1755 - Index
Ancestral File Number: FX3Q-7W
Note for: Joseph Waite, 12 FEB 1701/02 - 22 OCT 1765 Index
Date: OCT 1765
Name Suffix: 111
Ancestral File Number: 4MW0-TJ