Oc­to­ber 19, 1865, Sing­ers Glen, Vir­gin­ia.

Ap­ril 4, 1948.

Dayton Ce­me­te­ry, Day­ton, Vir­gi­nia.

James was the son of Eph­ra­im Rue­bush and Vir­gin­ia Kief­fer Rue­bush, and great-grandson of Jo­seph Funk.

He studied with H. N. Barttelb, Ho­ra­tio Palm­er, and F. W. Root, and at the Grand Conservatory of Music in New York. He taught at Shen­an­do­ah Un­i­ver­si­ty, Win­ches­ter, Virg­in­ia, 1886–1936. His works in­clude:

  1. Little Soldiers
  2. Ruebush