HENRY RUSHWORTH was born on October 5, 1872 in Pennsylvania
to Samuel and Margaret Rushworth. The family was living in
Shenandoah, Schuylkill County PA when the 1880 Census was taken.
Samuel Rushworth kept a hotel there. The 1880 Census shows the
family included older siblings Ella, John, and Michael, as well
as younger children Mary Jane, Matilda "Tilly", and
1890 Camden City Directory shows Margaret Rushworth, the widow
of Samuel, living on Westfield
Avenue near Arlington Street in Stockton. William Rushworth
is also listed there, working as a barber. He was active in the
fraternal order known as the Knights of the Golden Eagle in the
Rushowrth married Laura Nelson on April 17, 1895 at the First
Baptist Church in Stockton. A son, Samuel Rushworth was born in
October of 1896. He died in May of the following year. The
Rushworths were then living at 416 Evans Street in South Camden.
Another son, Clarence was born in July of 1898.
1900 Census lists William Rushworth and family at 627 West
Street, the home of his widowed mother-in-law Rebecca nelson
and her sons, Charles, William, and Elwood Nelson. William
Rusworth's mother and brothers Richard and George Rushworth were
listed at 2936 Westfield
1906 City Directory shows William H. Rushworth working as a
barber and living at 2936 Westfield
Avenue. Margaret Rushworth, widow of Samuel, lived next door
at 2934 Westfield
Avenue. The 1910 Census states that William Rushworth was
working in the "store room of oil railroad". He then
lived at at a home he owned at 2934 Westfield
Avenue. Shortly after the 1910 Census was taken, William
Rushworth was appointed to the Camden Fire Department.
1918-1919 City Directory shows William H. Rushworth and his wife
Laura residing at 2948 Cramer