Gertrude Olive "Gertie" Russell

Female17 December 1892–17 April 1988

Brief Life History of Gertrude Olive "Gertie"

When Gertrude Olive "Gertie" Russell was born on 17 December 1892, in Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon, United States, her father, Oliver Henry Russell, was 34 and her mother, Grace Langdon, was 22. She married Emmett Eber Arrell on 21 December 1910, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Coquille, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 38 Coquille North, Coos, Oregon, United States in 1940. She died on 17 April 1988, in Brookings, Curry, Oregon, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Coos Bay, Coos, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Emmett Eber Arrell
Gertrude Olive "Gertie" Russell
Marriage: 21 December 1910
Ursula E Arrell
Kenneth Russell Arrell
Frances "Frenchy" Albert Arrell
Virgil H. Arrell

Sources (28)

  • Gertie Henderson in household of Thomas Henderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertie Olive Russell Henderson, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Gertie O. Russell, "Oregon Marriage Records, 1849-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 December 1910Linn, Oregon, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.


    Age 16

    Historical Boundaries - 1908: Curry, Oregon, United States


    Age 25

    U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

    Name Meaning

    English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.

    Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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