Charlotte Dearing Russell

Female16 May 1838–26 July 1899

Brief Life History of Charlotte Dearing

When Charlotte Dearing 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 22 September 1855, in Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Dover MM, Strafford, New Hampshire, United States in 1850 and Lemont, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. She died on 26 July 1899, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Brooks Cemetery, Homer Township, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Sylvester Luther Derby
Charlotte Dearing Russell
Marriage: 22 September 1855
William Ira Derby
Ida Eliza Derby
Sylvester Otis Derby
Olcott Russell Derby
John Alexander Logan Derby
Cornelia E Derby

Sources (16)

  • Charlotte Derby in household of Sylvester Derby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • C D Russell, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Charlotte Deering Russell Derby, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 September 1855Will, Illinois, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Historical Boundaries: 1840: Cook, Illinois, United States [Spreads across Cook, DuPage and Will counties]


    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

    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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