Dorothy (Walker) Bush

Dorothy Wear (Walker) Bush (1901 - 1992)

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Dorothy Wear Bush formerly Walker
Born in Walkers Point, York, Maine, United Statesmap
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Wife of — married in Kennebunkport, York, Maine, United Statesmap
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Mother of , , [private daughter (1920s - unknown)], [private son (1930s - unknown)] and
Died in Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United Statesmap
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Biography

1930 Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut
Age 34---Marital Status Married
Birth Year (Estimated) 1896
Birthplace Ohio
Father's Birthplace Massachusetts---Mother's Birthplace Ohio
Sheet Letter A---Sheet Number 4
Prescott S Bush Head M 34 Ohio
Dorothy Bush Wife F 28 Maine
Prescott S Bush Jr. Son M 7 Maine
Walker Bush Son M 5 Massachusetts
Nancy Bush Daughter F 4 New York
Alice Greer Servant F 40 Massachusetts
Anna Mccaughey Servant F 20 Northern Ireland
Agnes Mc Beth Servant F 29 Scotland

She was born near Walker's Point, in York County, Maine, to George Herbert Walker and Lucretia "Loulie" (Weir) Walker (1874–1961), daughter of James H. Weir.[4][5]

geni.com/people/ -- About Dorothy Wear Bush Dorothy Wear Walker Bush (July 1, 1901 – November 19, 1992) was the mother of the 41st President of the United States, George H. W. Bush, and the grandmother of the 43rd president, George W. Bush.[1] Time on her death wrote that "George (H.W.) Bush was shaped and tempered by his mother's nature."[2] Dorothy Bush raised her five children in a strongly religious home. During her childhood she attended church as many as three times each Sunday.[3]

Biography

She was born Dorothy Walker near Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, Me., on July 1, 1901, the daughter of Lucretia "Loulie" Wear Walker and George Herbert Walker. The Walker family had emigrated from England to America in the 17th century, and settled in Maine. By the middle of the 19th century, they had migrated to St. Louis where Dorothy Walker's father became a thriving businessman.

Her father was a banker who established the Walker Cup, which pits British and American amateur golfers. Her father and grandfather established a summer home for the family about 1905 on Walker's Point in Kennebunkport, in a rambling waterfront house that now serves as the vacation White House.

Mrs. Bush grew up in an atmosphere of privilege in St. Louis. She also attended the Farmington School Academy, a prep school in Farmington, Conn. Described in her youth as beautiful and vivacious, with an infectious laugh, she was an avid tennis player, an excellent golfer and a strong swimmer.

On August 6, 1921, Dorothy Walker married Prescott Bush, an investment banker, at the Church of St. Ann in Kennebunkport, not far from her family's summer house. The couple moved to Tennessee and then Massachusetts where George Bush, the future President, was born in 1924. She named her second son after her father, and when young George married Barbara Pierce in 1945, the bride wore her mother-in-law's wedding veil of princess and rosepoint lace. They had a total of five children: Prescott "Pressy" Bush, Jr. (1922), George H. W. Bush (1924; (named after Dorothy's father, George Herbert Walker), Nancy Bush (1926), Jonathan Bush (1931), and William "Bucky" Bush (1938).[4][5]

In a moment that would grow with legend and capture her essence, Dottie Walker, though abundantly pregnant with her first born, didn’t hesitate to take part in a family game of softball. She was standing in the batter’s box at home plate when labor began, hit a home run, and ran all the bases before declaring, “Take me to the hospital.” Prescott Bush Jr., was born a few hours later.

During the President's childhood, Mrs. Bush was active in Greenwich public affairs, doing work for the Red Cross and a local welfare agency. Her husband, a partner in the Wall Street firm of Brown Brothers, Harriman & Company, also served as Republican Senator from Connecticut from 1952 to 1963. He died in 1972.

Lucretia Wear was descended from French Huguenots (Gabriel and Marie Hersent Maupin) who arrived in America in 1700.

Dorothy Walker died at age 91 in Greenwich, Connecticut, on November 19, 1992. She is interred with her husband Prescott Bush at Putnam Cemetery in Greenwich, Connecticut.[5]

References

^ Wead, Doug (2005). The Raising of a President: The Mothers and Fathers of Our Nation's Leaders.. Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0743497260. http://books.google.com/books?id=9EeRFIM53lYC&pg=PA411&lpg=PA411&dq=%22dorothy+walker+bush%22&source=web&ots=LVdxV2v31n&sig=oYrif5FFArR_90oG4f_d8p7Jal8.

^ "The Presidency.". Time (magazine). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,977128,00.html. Retrieved on 2007-11-20. "George Bush was shaped and tempered by his mother's nature. His was a soul finally formed by strata of love and discipline relentlessly laid down. Bush was lucky, so very lucky, to be rooted in a woman like Dorothy Walker Bush, who died last week at 91."

^ "Dorothy W. Bush, Mother of President, Dies at 91.". New York Times. November 20, 1992. http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9E0CE3DE113BF933A15752C1A964958260. Retrieved on 2007-11-20. "Dorothy Walker Bush, the mother of President Bush, died shortly after 5 P.M. yesterday at the family's house in Greenwich, Connecticut, after suffering a stroke. She was 91 years old. ... Mrs. Bush also reared her children in a strongly religious home, a reflection of her own childhood during which she is said to have attended church as many as three times every Sunday."

^ a b "The Family Tree.". Time (magazine). http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,997685-1,00.html. Retrieved on 2007-11-20. "The most competitive Bush, she bred in her children the drive to win and the rule never to brag about it. While in the White House, her son called her every day."

^ a b c "Dorothy Walker Bush Dies at Age 91; President's Mother, 'Righteous Lady'.". Washington Post. November 20, 1992. "The wife of a senator, Mrs. Bush lived to see her son inaugurated the 41st president of the United States. Seated on the inaugural platform four years ago, she smiled as he bent to kiss her and tell reporters, 'Many of our family are here, and they all, as does this son, worship the ground she walks on.'"


Name

Name: Dorothy Walker[1][2]

Birth

Birth:  :: Date: 01 Jul 1901
Place: Kennebunkport, York, Maine, USA[3][2]
Parents:
Husband: George Herbert Walker
Wife: Lucretia Wear
Child: Dorothy Walker
Marriage:
Date: 17 JAN 1899[3]

Marriage

Husband: Prescott Sheldon Bush
Wife: Dorothy Walker
Child: Prescott Sheldon Bush
Child: George Herbert Walker Bush
Child: Nancy Bush
Child: Jonathan James Bush
Child: William Trotter Bush
Marriage:  :: Date: 6 AUG 1921
Place: Kennebunkport, York County, Maine[3][4][2]

Death

Death:  :: Date: 19 NOV 1992
Place: Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA[3][2]

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Mother of US President George H. W. Bush, grandmother of US President George W. Bush and wife of US Senator Prescott Bush.

Sources

  1. Gary Boyd Roberts. Ancestors of American Presidents. New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Date: 2009;;Page: 449
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Symons Genealogy
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Gary Boyd Roberts. Notable Kin, Volume One. Santa Clarita, California; Date: 1998. Published in cooperation with the New England Historic genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Held in Fitzpatrick Home Library.
  4. Marquis Who's Who on The Web: Dorothy Walker Bush

About Dorothy Wear Bush https://www.geni.com/people/Dorothy-Bush/340385154040006588

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XMP3-KDY : accessed 4 January 2018), Prescott S Bush, Greenwich, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 134, sheet 4A, line 21, family 29, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 257; FHL microfilm 2,339,992.

  • Symons Genealogy
  • Gary Boyd Roberts. Ancestors of American Presidents. New England Historic Genealogical Society; Location: Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA; Date: 2009;;
  • Ancestry Family Trees. Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com.
  • Marquis Who's Who on The Web:http://search.marquiswhoswho.com/
  • Gary Boyd Roberts. Notable Kin, Volume One. Santa Clarita, California; Date: 1998. Published in cooperation with the New England Historic genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts. Held in Fitzpatrick Home Library.

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On 1 May 2012 Lois Hirsch wrote:

Birth: Jul. 1, 1901

Death: Nov. 19, 1992

Mother of US President George H. W. Bush, grandmother of US President George W. Bush and wife of US Senator Prescott Bush.

Family links: Parents: George Herbert Walker (1875 - 1953) Lucretia Wear Walker (1874 - 1961)

Spouse: Prescott Bush (1895 - 1972)

Children: Prescott Sheldon Bush (1922 - 2010)*

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Burial: Putnam Cemetery Greenwich Fairfield County Connecticut, USA

Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Jul 26, 1999 Find A Grave Memorial# 5991


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George W Bush 12th generation Edmund Hobart - Margaret Dewey

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10th generation Jonathan Bangs - Mary Mayo

9th generation Samuel Bangs - Mary Hinckley

8th generation Joseph Bangs - Thankful Hamblen

7th generation Lemuel Bangs - Rebecca Keeler

6th generation Elijah K. Bangs - Esther Stackhouse

5th generation Joseph Ambrose Beaky - Mary Ann Bangs

4th generation David Davis Walker - Martha Adela Beaky

3rd generation George Herbert Walker - Lucretia Wear

2nd generation Prescott Sheldon Bush - Dorothy Walker

1st generation George H.W. Bush - Barbara Pierce 41st President of the United States

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