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Daniel McCush (1872-?)
Born near Bay City, in 1891 moved to Whatcom, Washington.

Biography. - Added Dec., 2010.

History of the Puget Sound Country, Co. Wm. F Prosser, 1903.


It is the young men who are controlling trade, managing the great industrial concerns of the country and ranking first in the professions, and especially in the west are the young men controlling the business interests which are developing this section of the country until its growth and progress seems almost marvelous. Although but thirty-one years of age, Daniel McCush, as proprietor of the Globe Clothing Company, is accounted one of the leading and enterprising merchants of Whatcom, and is, as well, a most popular citizen.

A native of Michigan, Mr. McCush was born near Bay City on the 10th of March, 1872, a son of Murdock and Mary (Holmes) McCush, both of whom were natives of Scotland. The father died in 1872, but the mother is living in Whatcom at the age of sixty years. In the family were three sons and two daughters: Daniel, John, William, Lizzie, and Sarah. Lizzie is now the wife of J. S. Jameson, of this city.

Daniel McCush was educated in the public schools of Otego Lake, Michigan, and at the age of fifteen years began earning his own livelihood, being employed as a salesman in a general store for three years. In 1891 he arrived on the Pacific coast. Locating in Whatcom, he secured a position in a mercantile house, with which he remained continuously until 1901, a most trusted and faithful employee of the house, and won the entire confidence of the proprietors and the friendship and favor of many patrons of the store. With the capital he acquired through his own industry he then engaged in business on his own account, establishing the Globe Clothing Company at 106 East Holly street. He has since conducted this with good success, having a growing patronage, which has already returned to him a good income from his investment.

On the 20th of March, 1990, Mr. McCush was united in marriage to Miss Eva A. Thomas, a native of Indiana and a daughter of C. E. and Rebecca Thomas, who were also born in that state. Mr. and Mrs. McCush now have a little daughter, Marian Elizabeth. They hold membership in the Presbyterian church and are active in its work. Mr. McCush votes with the Republican party. He is very prominent in the Odd Fellows society, and has held een district deputy of District No. 31, of the state of Washington. He is connected through membership relations with the Rebekahs of Bay City Encampment, and was the youngest member of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of Washington in 1893. Mr. McCush is likewise a value representative of the blue lodge of Masons and the Modern Woodmen camp of Whatcom. These fraternities inculcate humanitarian principles and upright living and to the teaching and tenants of the orders Mr. McCush is very loyal.

Additional Notes.

    1903 - Fairhaven Times (Saturday, Sept. 26th)

  • Twenty-four guests witnessed the christening of Frances Alleen McCush on Wednesday evening in the home of the little fellows parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan McCush, Whatcom, Rev. W. A. Mackey performing the ceremony.

Related Pages/Notes

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People Referenced
Holmes, Mary (mother)
Jameson, J.S.
Mackey, W.A. Rev.
McCush, Daniel (subject)
McCush, Frances A. (dau)
McCush, John (bro)
McCush, Lizzie (sis)
McCush, Marian E. (dau)
McCush, Murdock (father)
McCush, Sarah (sis)
McCush, Wm. (bro)
Thomas, C.E.
Thomas, Eva A. (wife)
Thomas, Rebecca Mrs.
Subjects Referenced
Bay City, MI
Fairhaven Times
Globe Clothing Co.
Osteco Lake, MI
Whatcom, WA
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