Myrtle Viola Russell

22 April 1876–12 January 1927 (Age 50)
Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States

The Life of Myrtle Viola

When Myrtle Viola Russell was born on 22 April 1876, in Long Lake Township, Grand Traverse, Michigan, United States, her father, Johnathan Woodman Russell, was 42 and her mother, Martha Helen Brooks, was 34. She married William McCuiston in December 1897. She lived in Valley, Stevens, Washington, United States in 1920. She died on 12 January 1927, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Chewelah, Stevens, Washington, United States.

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William McCuiston
Myrtle Viola Russell
Marriage: December 1897

Spouse and Children

December 1897

Parents and Siblings

    Johnathan Woodman Russell


    Martha Helen Brooks




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World Events (8)

1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 3

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • Myrth V Russell in household of J W Russell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Myrtle Bussard in household of Sherman Bussard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtle V Russell, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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