Ronnie Earl Russell

Male10 May 1956–19 October 1980

Brief Life History of Ronnie Earl

When Ronnie Earl Russell was born on 10 May 1956, in Hunt, Texas, United States, his father, William Samuel Russell Jr, was 30 and his mother, Melba Vivian Fitzgerald, was 34. He died on 19 October 1980, in Hopkins, Texas, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Miller Grove Cemetery, Cumby, Hopkins, Texas, United States.

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William Samuel Russell Jr
Melba Vivian Fitzgerald
Ronnie Earl Russell

Sources (5)

  • Roney Earl Russell, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
  • Ronnie Russell, "Texas Death Index, 1903-2000"
  • Ronnie Earl Russell, "Texas Death Index, 1964-1998"

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World Events (8)

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 2

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.


Age 4

Squaw Valley, California, United States hosts Winter Olympic Games.


Age 7

President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas.

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.

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