Russell Meredith Rudolph

27 September 1896–19 October 1969 (Age 73)
Gray Township, White, Illinois, United States

The Life of Russell Meredith

When Russell Meredith Rudolph was born on 27 September 1896, in Gray Township, White, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Henry Rudolph, was 22 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Coogan, was 19. He married Dorcas Elizabeth Bowman on 1 December 1916, in White, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 19 October 1969, in Grayville, Gray Township, White, Illinois Territory, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Grayville, Edwards, Illinois, United States.

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Russell Meredith Rudolph
Dorcas Elizabeth Bowman
Marriage: 1 December 1916
Charles E Rudolph
Elizabel J Rudolph
Bowman Rudolph

Spouse and Children

1 December 1916
White, Illinois, United States



    Elizabel J Rudolph


    Bowman Rudolph


Parents and Siblings

    Charles Henry Rudolph


    Mary Elizabeth Coogan




World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 14

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 20

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Rudolf , under Classicizing influence.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Russel Rudolph, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell Rudolph, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Russell Rudolph, "United States Census, 1920"

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