Bush, Alva, Lld
Bush, Alva, LL.D.
a Baptist minister, was born at Busti, Chautauqua Co., N.Y., Jan. 25, 1830. He was fitted for college in Jamestown Academy, and was a graduate of Burlington University, Ia.. In November, 1859, he was ordained pastor of the Church at Strawberry Point, afterwards in Fayette, and was for a short time an instructor in Upper Iowa University. In January, 1863, he came to Osage, and established the Cedar Valley Seminary, of which he was the principal for eighteen years. During eight of these years he was pastor of the Church in Osage, and subsequently his Sabbaths were largely devoted to work in the country districts, where he was much beloved. Decided although he was in his denominational views, we are told that "the bounds of no Church or creed could ever confine his sympathies or his activities. He belonged to all churches, and Christianity and humanity lost in his death a most efficient and unselfish worker." In the cause of higher education he took great interest, and was honored on account of that interest. He died July 1,1881. See The Chicago Standard. July 14, 1881. (J. C.S.)