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Title Esther Jones Bush
Collection Oral History Collection
Object Name Transcript
Date 1993/07/25
Year Range from 1993
Year Range to 1993
Narrator's name Bush, Esther Jones
Interviewer Gruhn, Susan
Description Transcript of Ester Jones Bush with Vicki Turcotte Bush oral history as interviewed by Susan Gruhn on July 25, 1993.

Ester Jones Bush with Vicki Turcotte Bush, interviewed by Susan Gruhn, 07/25/1993. Ester Jones Bush discusses her father bringing the family to Seattle, her school days in Seattle, her marriage to Floyd Bush, the Grange co-op, World War I, and World War II.

In this interview with Ester Jones Bush with Vicki Turcotte Bush recorded on July 25, 1993. Ester Jones Bush describes:

Page 1: How her family came to Seattle by train from Wisconsin;

Page 2: Her siblings;

Pages 3-4: How her father was a ticket agent for the railroad, and their home in Seattle;

Pages 4-5: Her school days - Latona Grade School and Lincoln High School;

Page 6: Her father's work as a bookkeeper for the Alaskan Steamship Company, her father's death from heart failure, and
her mother's work at Bon Marche;

Page 7: Her high school coursework;

Pages 8-10: Her various jobs after her mother became ill;

Pages 10-11: How she met Floyd Bush;

Page 12: Visiting the Bush family in Issaquah;

Pages 13-15: The Bush homestead, and the Bush family;

Pages 16-17: Her marriage to Floyd, their first daughter, and moving to Issaquah;

Pages 18-19: How Floyd worked for the Grange co-op, and their homes in Issaquah;

Pages 20-21: Laundry, their garden, and canning;

Page 22: Her children - Marilyn, Annette, Tommy and Sue;

Pages 23-24: Floyd as a warehouse man, and how a bag of feed fell on her;

Pages 25-27: Her son Tommy - as a diabetic, when his parachute didn't open, and when he went blind;

Page 28: Floyd serving in World War I;

Pages 28-30: How she watched for airplanes during World War II;

Page 31: University of Washington naval encampment during World War I, and the Armistice parade;

Pages 31-34: How she worked for Oscar's (grocery), the Issaquah Town Dime Store, and Dalbotton's;

Page 35: The rodeos;

Pages 36-37: The Pickering farm;

Page 37: Her garden, and raising pigs;

Pages 38-39: The Pythian Sisters, charity work, bowling and bingo.
Multimedia Links Transcript
Subjects Automobiles
Front Street
Grange: see Issaquah Valley Grange, Grange Supply, or Grange Mercantile Building
Grocery Store
Issaquah Children's Orthopedic Auxiliary
Issaquah High School
Issaquah, Town of
Pickering Farm
Retail Store
Seattle History
Social and Personal Activity
Streets and Roads
Sunset Way/Sunset Highway
University of Washington
World War I
World War II
People Bush, Annette
Bush, Charity
Bush, Esther Jones
Bush, Eva Fisk
Bush, Floyd
Bush, James
Bush, Marilyn
Bush, Martha Alice
Bush, Sue: see "Cameron, Sue Bush"
Bush, Tom
Bush, Vicki Turcotte
Bush, William Robert "Tap"
Cameron, Susan Bush
Dalbotten, Dolly
Dalbotten, Doreen Greggs
Gunn, Susan
Jones, Carlton
Jones, Catherine Morris
Jones, Jeanette
Jones, Thomas
Catalog Number FIC.2008.005t
Transcriptionist Miller, Penny