Laura Ann Russell

27 February 1811–20 September 1893 (Age 82)
Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Laura Ann

Laura Ann Russell was born on 27 February 1811, in Rocky Hill, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. She had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Ebenezer Durkee II. She lived in Portage, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 20 September 1893, at the age of 82, and was buried in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ebenezer Durkee II
1808–1875
Laura Ann Russell
1811–1893
Ann Eliza Durkee
1843–1890
Rousseau Durkee
1844–1905
Elbert Durkee
1852–1932
Carson Durkee
1855–1933

Spouse and Children

Children

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World Events (8)

1812
Age 1
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened
Age 18
Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 25
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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 (11)

  • Laura A Durkee in household of Carson Durkee, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Laurann Russel in entry for E Durkee and Sarah J Tallman, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
  • Laura Durker in household of Ebenezer Durker, "United States Census, 1850"

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