Martin Roush


Retired Farmer and Veteran of Civil War

Submitted by Peggy A. Wells

Martin Roush, 85, a veteran of the Civil War, died Tuesday night at the home of his son, Fred Roush, in Coal Grove. Mr. Roush had been in failing health for the past several months but his illness did not become critical until about 10 days ago.

He was born in Virginia, but came to this county in 1856 and for years operated a farm at Marion. He retired a number of years ago and has since made his home with his son.

He is survived by four children, George Roush, of Akron; Fred Roush of Coal Grove; Okey Roush of New York City, and Albert Roush of Seattle, Wash. One brother, John Roush, of this city, and a sister Mrs. Emeline Coffman, of Columbus, also survive.

The funeral arrangements had not been completed today and will be announced later. Interment will be made at Marion under the direction of Mortician Phillips, of Waterloo. The funeral services will be in charge of Rev. T. F. Carey.

Ironton Evening Tribune, 29 September 1926.