The Caddo Herald
September 22, 1922
Rush Orum, an aged farmer living alone on G. A. Boydstun’s farm eleven miles east of Caddo, was found dead by Mr. Boydstun when he went to Orum’s home Thursday on business. Mr. Orum was found face down on the floor of his home where he had apparently fallen while crossing the floor.
Justice of the Peace A. P. Braudrick was called immediately and he formed a coroner’s jury, which after holding an inquest, gave a verdict that the deceased came to his death by natural causes which is supposed to have been heart failure.
When Mr. Braudrick entered the house a lamp, which is supposed to have been lighted the previous night, was still burning and the bed had been disturbed, but Mr. Orum was fully dressed, including a coat, and appears to have been starting to leave the house. Mr. Orum is survived by two sons, one in Texas and one in Oklahoma.