Esther Lydia Jones

10 April 1858–17 June 1938 (Age 80)
Greenbush, Alcona, Michigan, United States

The Life of Esther Lydia

When Esther Lydia Jones was born on 10 April 1858, in Greenbush, Alcona, Michigan, United States, her father, Benjamin Jones, was 35 and her mother, Lydia M Russell, was 24. She married Judson Glynn Russell on 10 May 1874, in Ogden, Lenawee, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Big Rapids, Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Mecosta, Michigan, United States in 1920. She died on 17 June 1938, in Allegan, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dorr, Allegan, Michigan, United States.

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Judson Glynn Russell
Esther Lydia Jones
Marriage: 10 May 1874
Lottie Russell
Mae Russell
Judd Russell
Floss Russell

Spouse and Children

10 May 1874
Ogden, Lenawee, Michigan, United States


    Lottie Russell


    Mae Russell




Parents and Siblings



    Phoebe M Jones


    Edward F Jones


    Franklin Pearce Jones




World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 5

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English and Welsh: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Jon(e) ( see John ). The surname is especially common in Wales and southern central England. In North America this name has absorbed various cognate and like-sounding surnames from other languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Esther J June in household of Quartus G June, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Esther J June in household of Lyman W June, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Esther Jones in household of Benj Jones, "United States Census, 1870"

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