Russell Alger Furr

Male10 November 1894–27 December 1959

Brief Life History of Russell Alger

Funeral services for Russell A. Furr, chairman of the board of directors of the L. M. Brown Title Company Inc., will be at 1:30 pm Wednesday in Conkle Speedway Funeral Home. Burial will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery at Traders Point. Mr. Furr, 65 years old, died Sunday night in his home, 6900 Lafayette Road. A lifelong resident Indianapolis area, he lived on a farm which had been the property of his family for three generations. Mr. Furr had been in the abstract and title business for 40 years and was named head of the board of the Brown firm last month after 25 years as president. He was a 49-year member of Traders Point Christian Church, commander of Big Eagle American Legion Post, a director of Shelby Street Federal Savings and Loan Association and a member of Downtown Kiwanis Club, New Augusta Masonic Lodge, Columbia Club, Scottish Rite and Murat Shrine. Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Ina M. Furr; two daughters, Mrs. Allen Moorman of Lombard, Ill, and Mrs. William Budke of St. Louis, Mo., and six grandchildren. The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, Indiana, December 29, 1959

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Family Time Line

Russell Alger Furr
1894–1959
Ina Mae Butcher
1898–1995
Marriage: 19 June 1922
Barbara J Furr
1925–
Martha Lee Furr
1926–2014

Sources (13)

  • Russell A Furr, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Russell Alger Furr, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"
  • Russell Alger Furr, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    19 June 1922Indiana, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (1)

    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 2

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

    Age 12

    The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 18

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English furre ‘fur, a fur lining for a garment, a coat made of or trimmed with fur’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one.

    Americanized form of German Fuhr .

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

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