Lela Eulahdean Russell

15 February 1910–25 December 2001 (Age 91)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Lela Eulahdean

When Lela Eulahdean Russell was born on 15 February 1910, in Iowa, United States, her father, Matthew Clayton Russell, was 42 and her mother, Lulu May Emerick, was 30. She married Zella Glee Holbert in 1927, in Wood, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Slate, Wood, West Virginia, United States in 1920 and Newark, Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1940. She died on 25 December 2001, in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States.

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Zella Glee Holbert
Lela Eulahdean Russell
Marriage: 1927
Donald Clayton Holbert

Spouse and Children

Wood, West Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Matthew Clayton Russell





World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 3

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 24

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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)

  • Lilla Russell in household of M C Russell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lela U Holbert in household of Zella G Holbert, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lela U Russell in household of Mathew C Russell, "United States Census, 1920"

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