Further to my posting , earlier today , I have found reference to Esta Rushing nee McCaslin ,the mother of George Lawson Rushing , in the form of an Obituary : Esta L. Rushing: Newspaper Obituary and Death Notice Modesto Bee, The (CA) - March 28, 1997 Deceased Name: Esta L. Rushing Feb. 23, 1899 -- March 26, 1997 Esta Lee Rushing, 98, of Modesto died Wednesday at Colony Park Care Center. Mrs. Rushing was a native of Brooken, Okla. She had lived in Modesto since 1940. She was a newspaper reporter in Enid, Okla.; she traveled by horse and wagon to gather news. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She was active in Navy Mothers of Modesto during World War II. She is survived by one grandchild and two great-grandchildren. A graveside service will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Acacia Memorial Park. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements. Remembrances may be made to Community Hospice, 601 McHenry Ave., Suite C, Modesto 95350.