Russel Scheufele

4 October 1904–7 May 1993 (Age 88)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Russel

When Russel Scheufele was born on 4 October 1904, in Illinois, United States, his father, Gottlieb Schäufele, was 38 and his mother, Bridget Ellen Dempsey, was 39. He married Marjorie Ragan on 12 May 1920, in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 7 May 1993, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Russel Scheufele
Marjorie Ragan
Marriage: 12 May 1920
Raymond Scheufele
Ralph Edward Scheufele
Roger Scheufele

Spouse and Children


    Marjorie Ragan


12 May 1920
Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States


    Raymond Scheufele


    Ralph Edward Scheufele


    Roger Scheufele


Parents and Siblings

    Gottlieb Schäufele


    Bridget Ellen Dempsey




    Bertha Scheufele


    James Carl Scheufele




    Herbert Scheufele


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 6

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.

Age 25

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

German (Schäufele): metonymic occupational name for someone who made shovels or used one in his work, from Middle High German schūfel ‘shovel’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Russell Scheufele in household of Gottlieb Scheufele, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russel Scheufele in household of Gottlieb Scheufele, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Russell Scheufele in entry for Raymond J Red Scheufele, "Illinois, Mildred Hooper Obituary Collection, ca. 1959-1981"

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