Ernest T. Russell

25 May 1900–15 August 2004 (Age 104)
Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Ernest T.

When Ernest T. Russell was born on 25 May 1900, in Brookhaven, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States, his father, James Oliver Russell, was 30 and his mother, Mary Cornelia Harveston, was 21. He married Annie Belle Laurie Spangler on 11 January 1921, in Cypress Island, St. Martin, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Beat 1, Lincoln, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 August 2004, in Morgan City, St. Mary, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 104, and was buried in Morgan City, St. Mary, Louisiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ernest T. Russell
Annie Belle Laurie Spangler
Marriage: 11 January 1921
Betty Ann Russell
Jack Ernest Russell

Spouse and Children

11 January 1921
Cypress Island, St. Martin, Louisiana, United States


    Betty Ann Russell


    Jack Ernest Russell


Parents and Siblings



    Hattie Russell


    James Oliver Russell




    Annie Bell Russell


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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 7

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 27

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

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • T Earnest Russell in household of O James Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ernest Russell in household of Annie Spangler, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ernest Russell in household of James Russell, "United States Census, 1910"

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