Charlotte Deering Russell

16 May 1838–26 July 1899 (Age 61)
Bartlett, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States

The Life Summary of Charlotte

When Charlotte Deering Russell was born on 16 May 1838, in Bartlett, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, her father, Ira Otis Russell, was 34 and her mother, Betsey Bickford Dearing, was 27. She married Sylvester Luther Derby on 24 September 1855, in Lemont, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Lemont, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States in 1936. She died on 26 July 1899, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61.

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Sylvester Luther Derby
Charlotte Deering Russell
Marriage: 24 September 1855
William Ira Derby
Ida Eliza Derby
Sylvester Otis Derby
Olcott Russell Derby
John Alexander Logan Derby
Cornelia E Derby

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World Events (8)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 1
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
Age 8
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 18
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from Dear 1.2 Americanized form of German Thüring, regional name for someone from Thuringia.

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

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Sources (11)

  • Charlotte Derby in household of Sylvester Derby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Charlotte Derby in household of Sylvester L Derby, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Charlotte D Russell in household of Ira Russell, "United States Census, 1850"

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