Dorothy Adelaide Kneeskern

Female18 October 1910–23 February 1992

Brief Life History of Dorothy Adelaide

When Dorothy Adelaide Kneeskern was born on 18 October 1910, in Frankville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, her father, Eli Leroy Kneeskern, was 28 and her mother, Daisey Evelyn Chewning, was 28. She married Daniel Nicholas Russett on 9 July 1929, in Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Winneshiek, Iowa, United States in 1915. She died on 23 February 1992, in Decorah, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Frankville, Winneshiek, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Nicholas Russett
Dorothy Adelaide Kneeskern
Marriage: 9 July 1929
Randal Dean Russett
Alan LeRoy Russett
Janice Dawn Russett
Donald Cleone Russett
Dolores Grace Russett
Merlyn Duane Russett
Marilyn Ruth Russett

Sources (21)

  • Dorothy Russett, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Dorthy A. Kneeskern, "Iowa, County Births, 1880-1935"
  • Dorothy A Russett, "Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 July 1929Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Siblings (2)

    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.


    Age 22

    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    Name Meaning

    Usual English form of Dorothea . The name was not used in the Middle Ages, but was taken up in the 15th century and became common thereafter. It was borne by the American film star Dorothy Lamour ( 1914–1996 , born Dorothy Kaumeyer ).

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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