Zulema Russell

1853–12 February 1881 (Age 28)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Zulema

When Zulema Russell was born in 1853, in Illinois, United States, her father, William Russell, was 45 and her mother, Sara Coleman, was 38. She married Andrew Jackson Kiger on 9 May 1880, in Cass, Iowa, United States. She lived in Hamilton Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Cass Township, Cass, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 12 February 1881, in Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States, at the age of 28, and was buried in Lewis, Cass, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Jackson Kiger
1835–1912
Zulema Russell
1853–1881
Marriage: 9 May 1880

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 May 1880Cass, Iowa, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 3
    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.
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 4
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 8
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Russler
    Rouse
    Russel

    Sources (6)

    • Lunna Kiger in household of Andrew J Kiger, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Zalema Russell in household of William Russell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Zulema Russell, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"

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