Grace A. Rush, Inc.

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Grace A. Rush baked fruitcakes in her home in Cincinnati as gifts. About 1916, her sister gave a shopkeeper in New York City a sample. The shopkeeper ordered some cakes, and the business was begun. The company expanded its product line to include dates, ginger, sauces, puddings, nuts and other delicacies, which were sold in fashionable stores including Pogue's in Cincinnati and Bloomingdale's in New York. In 1937 the company built a factory on Madison Road. Several family members were involved in the firm. In 1969 Grace A. Rush, Inc. and Beaumont Inn Foods of Harrodsberg, KY, discussed a possible merger, but it was not carried out. The firm was acquired in 1974 by Millelacs N.P. Company of Madison, WI.

From the description of Grace A. Rush, Inc. records, 1912-1976. (Cincinnati Historical Library and Archives). WorldCat record id: 35652517

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creatorOf Grace A. Rush, Inc. Grace A. Rush, Inc. records, 1912-1976. Cincinnati History Library, Cincinnati Museum Center
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associatedWith Beaumont Inn Foods. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bulkley, Robert J., 1880-1965. person
correspondedWith Curtis, Charles, 1860-1936. person
correspondedWith Donahey, A. Victor 1873-1946. person
correspondedWith Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1890-1969. person
correspondedWith Fess, Simeon D. 1861-1936. person
correspondedWith Longworth, Nicholas, 1869-1931. person
associatedWith Rush family. family
associatedWith Rush, Grace A., 1881?-1967. person
correspondedWith White, George, 1872-1953. person
correspondedWith Willis, Frank B. 1871-1928. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Ohio--Cincinnati
United States
Cincinnati (Ohio)
Subject
Wholesale trade
Fruitcake
Family-owned business enterprises
Food industry and trade
Presidents--Correspondence
Businesswomen
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Active 1912

Active 1976

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