Helene Russell

18 November 1837–1839 (Age 1)
Akron, Newstead, Erie, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Helene

When Helene Russell was born on 18 November 1837, in Akron, Newstead, Erie, New York, United States, her father, Samuel Russell Jr., was 25 and her mother, Esther J Hill, was 21. She died in 1839, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, at the age of 2.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Russell Jr.
1812–1863
Esther J Hill
1816–1855
Sarah Russell
1833–1840
James Russell
1834–1840
Annis L. Russell
1835–1842
Helene Russell
1837–1839
Helen M Russell
1839–
Maria Russell
1841–1918
Archibald W. Russell
1843–1846
Major Russell
1844–1846
Valasco Balbour Russell
1845–1870
Samuel Russell
1848–1864
Brunette "Nettie" Esther Russell
1850–1929
Hiram Russell
1853–1890

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World Events (3)

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place
Age 2
By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.
1839 · The Capital Moves again
Age 2
After the twenty years that the capital was moved to Vandalia, the General Assembly, under the leadership of Abraham Lincoln, voted to move the capital to Springfield. Springfield is still the capital of Illinois to this day, even though Chicago has long surpassed the capital on population.
1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
Age 2
After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.

Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish: of Norman origin, from Old French and Anglo-Norman French r(o)ussel, a diminutive of Old French rous(e) ‘red, reddish’, used either as a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion, or as a personal name. Compare Rouse . This Norman name has been established in Ireland since the 12th century. It has been reinforced in Britain and Ireland by Huguenot bearers of the name Roussel, of the same Old French origin.English: habitational name from any of several places called Rushall (Norfolk, Staffordshire, Wiltshire) or possibly sometimes from Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent). Rushall in Staffordshire derives from Old English rysc ‘rush, rushes’ + halh ‘nook, corner of land’. Rushall in Norfolk derives from an uncertain first element + Old English halh. Rushall in Wiltshire derives from an Old English personal name Rust (genitive Rustes) + halh. Rusthall in Speldhurst (Kent) probably derives from Old English rust ‘rust, rust color’ + wella ‘well, spring, stream’, but with a change in the final element due to influence from Middle English, Old English hall ‘hall, residence’, perhaps referring to a nearby building.Americanized form of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the element hrōd ‘fame, renown’.

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

Possible Related Names

Russler
Rouse
Russel

Sources (2)

  • Nauvoo Stake Ward Census, 1842: Helene Russell
  • Helene Russell - Pioneer Overland Travel

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