George Washington Russell

12 October 1853–3 February 1924 (Age 70)
Coffee, Alabama, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Russell was born on 12 October 1853, in Coffee, Alabama, United States, his father, Absalom Prentiss Russell Jr, was 38 and his mother, Nancy Hutchison, was 33. He married Mary Elizabeth Polly Hornsby on 12 December 1878, in Coffee, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clintonville, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Sanford, Covington, Alabama, United States in 1930. He died on 3 February 1924, in Coffee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Russell
1853–1924
Mary Elizabeth Polly Hornsby
1854–1928
Marriage: 12 December 1878
Anna Louise Russell
1879–1956
Mace John Joseph Russell
1882–1953
Augustus James Russell
1884–1962
Dora Bell Russell
1884–1967
Rufus Lesley Russell
1887–1928
Obediah Russell
1888–1956
William Russell
1888–
Orie P. Russell
1891–1965
Lucy Russell
1894–1965

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 December 1878
Coffee, Alabama, United States
children

(9)

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Parents and Siblings

    Absalom Prentiss Russell Jr

    Male1815–1897Male

    Nancy Hutchison

    Female1820–1857Female

siblings

(11)

    Catherine Russell

    Female1837–1920Female

    Lewis E Russell

    Male1839–1928Male

    Female1841–1912Female

    Russell

    Male1842–Male

    Nancy Caroline Russell

    Female1843–1924Female

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 7

Historical Boundaries - 1860: Coffee, Alabama, United States
1863

Age 10

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 19

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • George Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George Russell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Russel in household of Russel, "United States Census, 1870"

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