Friday, September 2, 2011

Charles W. Rust.

CHARLES W. RUST came to Kansas with his parents in 1855, located in Section 20, Township 6, Range 20, and was engaged in farming until he entered the army, Sept. 19, 1861. He enlisted at that time in Company C, Eighth Kansas Volunteer Infantry, and was with his company in all engagements until Dec. 15, 1864, when he received a wound which rendered amputation of the leg necessary. He received his discharge June 6, 1865. After his return he lived in Mount Pleasant until his election November, 1865, to the office of County Clerk, the duties of which he assumed in January, 1866, serving three successive terms. He then engaged in real estate and abstract business, which he followed until October, 1878, since which time he has been Deputy County Treasurer. Mr. R. was born near Vernon, Jennings Co., Ind., September 7, 1842, and lived in his native town until he came to Kansas. He was married in Atchison, December 26, 1867, to Mary J. Biddle, of Columbus, Ohio, daughter of Joseph Biddle, an old settler and present resident of Atchison. Mr. and Mrs. Rust have four living children - Lillie Belle, Mabel C., Charles H., and Alice Florence. Maud died at the age of six years; George Ralph, aged two and a half, and a little daughter at about the age of one year. Mr. Rust's mother died several years ago in Atchison. Mr. R. is a member of the Knights of Honor.

Military Record.

8th., Kansas Infantry, Company C.

Private, Rust Charles W., residence Atchison Co., enlisted September 1, 1861, mustered in September 1, 1861 Promoted Corporal June 1, 1863. Corporal Rust Charles W. Re-enlisted Veteran.

Sergeant Rust Charles W. residence Atchison, enlisted January 1, 1864, mustered in February 7, 1864 Discharged for dis. June 14, 1865, Leavenworth, Kan.; Wounded in action December 15, 1864, Nashville, Tenn.


No. 57,167, Charles W. Rust, P. O. Atchison, amputated part right leg, unable to wear artificial limb, $24, dollars per month.

Birth: September 7, 1842, Vernon, Jennings County, Indiana.
Death: Unknown.
Burial: Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara County, California.

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