Obituary of Edwin R. Bush
October 10, 1914

The Sacramento Bee published this obituary for Edwin R. Bush in October 1914.

Former Judge of Yolo County Drops Dead

Woodland (Yolo Co.) October 10.

Judge Edward R. Bush, the first Superior Judge of Yolo County, and a County Judge before the office of Superior Judge was created, suddenly dropped dead on the law at the home of his son, Henry J. Bush, of this city from an attack of heart failure. He took a great pride in gardening since his retirement from the law practice and he was engaged in carefully tending his favorite flower beds when the end suddenly came.

Deceased was a native of Mississippi, 67 years 11 months and 22 days old. He came to this State in 1870 and entered the practice of law in this city. Soon after his arrival he [was] elected Public Administrator, in which office he served two years. He was then elected County Judge for four years and the following year was elected to the office of Superior Judge.

After his retirement from public office he worked up a large practice in this city and the adjacent country, which he kept until his retirement from active work several years ago.

In 1876 he was married to Mary Yerby, who preceded him to the grave. To this union were born two children, Henry J. of this city and Edwin of San Francisco. He also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Adah Wallace and Miss Emma Bush, and one brother, C. W. Bush, all of whom reside in this city.


The Sacramento Bee, October 10, 1914