Russell Noel Kearney

10 January 1923–28 March 2000 (Age 77)
Carroll, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Russell Noel

When Russell Noel Kearney was born on 10 January 1923, in Carroll, Tennessee, United States, his father, Elza Jackson Kearney, was 45 and his mother, Callie Lillian Stafford, was 34. He married Maurine Browner on 9 May 1948, in Lincoln, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 28 March 2000, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in West Valley City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Russell Noel Kearney
Maurine Browner
Marriage: 9 May 1948
Hal Gary Kearney
Judy Rae Kearney
Bonnie Kearney

Spouse and Children

9 May 1948
Lincoln, Nevada, United States



    Judy Rae Kearney


    Bonnie Kearney


Parents and Siblings



    Floyd Kearney


    Leonard Kearney


    Willard Orell Kearney


    Virgil Kearney


    E J Kearney


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 5

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 21

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Catharnaigh ‘descendant of Catharnach’, a byname meaning ‘warlike’ or ‘soldier’, and Ó Cearnaigh, from cearnach ‘victorious’. Both surnames were widely distributed and are now very difficult to disentangle.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Russell N Kearney, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Russel Kearney in household of Elgar Kearney, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell Kearney in household of E J Kearney, "United States Census, 1940"

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