Katherine Erskin Russell

3 August 1858–11 April 1947 (Age 88)
California, United States

The Life of Katherine Erskin

When Katherine Erskin Russell was born on 3 August 1858, in California, United States, her father, Andrew Campbell Russell, was 35 and her mother, Katherine Pickett, was 29. She married Joseph Henry Smith on 10 August 1886, in San Joaquin, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Anthony, Doña Ana, New Mexico, United States in 1920 and Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States in 1930. She died on 11 April 1947, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Stockton Rural Cemetery, Stockton, San Joaquin, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Henry Smith
Katherine Erskin Russell
Marriage: 10 August 1886
Katherine Russell Smith

Spouse and Children

10 August 1886
San Joaquin, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Campbell Russell


    Katherine Pickett




    Frank Campbell Russell


    Mary C Russell


    Cornelia Maria Russell



    Anna F Russell


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed

Age 9

The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 24

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Kate Bosworth in household of Alonzo H Newton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Catherine E Bosworth in household of Charles B Bosworth, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Katherine Bosworth in household of Percy V Clibborn, "United States Census, 1940"

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