We are sadden to inform you that Walden F. Roush of Point Pleasant, WV died October 3, 2009. He was born June 17, 1908. He was the son of the late Probe E. and Maude (Foreman) Roush. All 101+ years of his life were spent as an educator in West Virginia and he was very active in his community. He was the founder of the West Virginia Farm Museum and also a founder of the West Virginia Arts and Crafts Fair held in Ripley, WV. He was an Historian of the Roush Family Association and the Editor of Volume 4 of the Roush and Allied Families of America Association, Inc. book. He will be greatly missed. President Michael Roush’s Mother, Jo-Anne Roush died suddenly March15, 2010. She was 74.


We are also sadden to inform you of several recent deaths: Emory R. Roush of Letart, WV died October 28, 2009 at the age of 92. He was a long time member of the Board of Trustees of the Roush Association. Gloria Roush (Historian) died suddenly on Monday afternoon February 15, 2010. Gloria’s husband Lester died January 3, 2010. Jenean Jackson’s (Secretary) mother Verna Mae Roush died January 9, 2010 at the age of 95. Elma Roush of Akron, OH died February 14, 2010 at the age of 91. She faithfully attended the Reunions for many years always bringing several family members with her.

7 Responses to Obituaries

  • Jo Ellen Bradley:

    Warren Harlow Roush passed away in Dacula, Georgia (outside of Atlanta) from cancer on December 12, 2009. Warren was 70 and Warren’s wife, Anne Farmer Roush, passed away on August 20, 2013, she was 83. Warren is survived by his sister, Esther M. Bergan of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and a brother George T. Roush of Glenrock, Wyoming. He was the late son of Harlow Hirum Roush and Louise Goldie Thomas of Council Bluffs.

    Please post this for me. Thank you so much.

  • Nancy (Adamson) Roush Lyford:

    I wish to add information to the 5th Roush book. Who do I contact?

  • Cheryl Banks:

    I am sorry to hear of the death of Walden Roush. In 1999, he sent me some information regarding the organization and from it I was able to locate this website.

    It is reputed that one of the Great-great-grandmothers was a Rausch, but I it has never seemed as if you have this woman. Her name was Elizabeth Betsy Rausch and was married to John Jacob Deeds. According to the 1850 Census, they both were born in Pennsylvania circa 1800. They are quite well documented from that point on being buried in the same Township of Mercer County, IL as they lived: New Boston cemetery. They are on and their headstone is being eaten by fungus. It is practically illegible. Their four children are documented in the 1860, 1870, 1880 Federal Census. This couple died in the decade of 1890 so 1880 was their last census. The boys continue to at least 1900, possibly 1910, I don’t remember right now.

    Their youngest, Susan Deeds Poland, is buried along side her husband Joseph Poland, in the Mannon cemetery, Mercer County, IL. Their oldest child, John and his wife Christina Flexler Deeds are buried there as well. The middle two sons, George & William and their wives, are buried in Iowa.

  • I would like to notify you that my dear Aunt Rose Clara Dreher Drake passed away on January 23, 2012. She is buried in Santa Monica, CA. She was born in Friend, Nebraska on August 14, 1915. She was the last child of Homer and Ida Dreher who lived in Iola, KS. She was 96 years old.

  • Carol Griswell Rowland:

    Mark, I forgot to tell you. George Casper is John Adam’s brother.

  • Carol Griswell Rowland:

    Hi Mark-I can give you what I have. My info is not really confirmed, it is info that I have gleaned off the internet and from the one Roush book I have. George Casper Rausch (Roush) b. 1721 Germany d. 27 Apr 1811 Freeburg, PA m. Anna Maria 1839. Anna Maria b. 1722 Freeburg PA d. 1812 Freeburg PA. George’s par: Johann Nicholas Barthomaeous Rausch b. 1673 Zweibrucken, Germany d. 1723 Meinbach Ober Maschul, Darmstadt, Hessen, Germany m. Anna Catherine Alberts b. 1673 d. 1711 both in Meinbach Ober Maschul. Johann’s par: Johann Abraham Rausch b. 9 Mar 1640 Meisenheim, Germany d. 26 Nov 1714 Baumholder, Germany m. Maria Margaretha Faber b. 1642 Birkenfeld, Germany d. 1703 Meisenbach, Germany.

    That will give you something to work on. I do have parents names for the wives if interested but it is a lot to write. Let me know if you want them.

  • Mark Keyser:

    I have the Roush names in my family tree. Can anyone tell me if and / or how George Casper Roush of Pennsylvania ties into or does not tie into the Virginia Roush’s. My great grandmother was a Roush descended for George Casper who moved to Snyder County Pennsylvania and where the family lived for several generations. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I have nothing conclusive beyond George Casper.

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