William W Russell Jr

11 December 1849–
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of William W

When William W Russell Jr was born on 11 December 1849, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William W Russell, was 25 and his mother, Louisa Jane Russell, was 19. He married Alice M. Reynolds on 30 January 1897, in Watertown, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States for about 10 years.

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William W Russell Jr
Alice M. Reynolds
Marriage: 30 January 1897
Charles Weston Russell

Spouse and Children

30 January 1897
Watertown, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


    Charles Weston Russell


Parents and Siblings


    Louisa Jane Russell




+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 14

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

Age 14

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.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 32

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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)

  • Wm W Russell Junior in household of Wm W Russell, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Wm W Russell in household of William W Russell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • William W Russel, "United States Census, 1920"

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