Stephen Bush Memorial, 1916, Baker County

Stephen Henry Bush, Sr. (28 October 1867-9 October 1916)

The memorial for Stephen Henry Bush, Sr., towering over his small family cemetery in the Bethany community of rural Baker County, is the nicest Woodmen of the World grave marker I’ve ever seen. The tree stump memorials were benefits of an insurance plan and one of this quality, with the custom sculpture in his likeness, would have been quite costly. Mr. Bush was first married to Malinda Mattie Kimbrel (6 May 1866-1 January 1894), with whom he had four children. After her death, he married Hortense Hudson (26 July 1878-1 June 1968), with whom he had six more children.


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