Gertrude Olive "Gertie" Russell

17 December 1892–17 April 1988 (Age 95)
Sweet Home, Linn, Oregon, United States

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

Spouse and Children

21 December 1910
Linn, Oregon, United States


    Ursula E Arrell



    Frances Arrell


    Virgil H. Arrell


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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

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gertie Henderson in household of Thomas Henderson, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Gertrude Russell in household of Oliver H Russell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Gertrude Russel in household of Oliver H Russel, "United States Census, 1900"

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