Bush -Family - Table of Contents
Myron P. Bush
Bio, including illustration above, culled from Buffalo's Delaware Avenue: Mansions and Families,
by Edward T. Dunn. Pub. by Canisius College Press, 2003, p. 359
- Born in Clarence, NY, in 1819.
- Son of a tanner.
- At age 25, formed partnership with George Howard, Bush &
Howard,sole leather dealers. Their success was such that both men
retired from active business after eight years, permitting sons of each
to continue the business.
- In later life, Bush helped develop several railroads, was once president of the Hannibal & St. Joseph [in Missouri].
- President of Marine Bank; a director of the Manufacturers & Traders Bank.
- Helped found the Buffalo Club; helped found the Buffalo Driving Park Assoc.
- Built the first house on NW corner of Delaware and Summer, # 762 Delaware.
- Married Margaret Westervelt.
- Had one daughter, Margaret and two sons, John Westervelt (b. 1844) and George.
- 1880 Census:
Myron P. Bush, 59, NY retired leather merchant
Margaret Bush, 57, NY, ux (wife)
Margaret Bush, 20, NY, daughter
George Bush, 17, son, school
Mrs. Myron P. Bush
George H. Bush
Myron P. Bush, attorney
John W. Bush, attorney
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