Mary E. Russell

13 April 1848–27 July 1916 (Age 68)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Mary E.

When Mary E. Russell was born on 13 April 1848, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Russell, was 36 and her mother, Margaret Strang, was 41. She married James Peacock Sprunt on 9 February 1874, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake City Ward 4, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1910 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1916. She died on 27 July 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Peacock Sprunt
1851–1938
Mary E. Russell
1848–1916
Marriage: 9 February 1874
Margaret L. Sprunt
1874–1900
William Peacock Sprunt
1877–1928
Elizabeth Peacock Sprunt
1878–1953
David Russell Sprunt
1881–1972
James Peacock Sprunt Jr
1882–1942
Edith May Sprunt
1884–1889
Mary R Sprunt
1886–1887
Josephine Sprunt
1889–1943
Thomas Russell Sprunt
1891–1953

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 February 1874Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1850
    Age 2
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 18
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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

    Story Highlight

    https://history.churchofjesuschrist.org/overlandtravel/pioneers/71093099215616581320

    Daughter of David and Margaret Russell. She traveled with her parents and siblings. The Russell family emigrated from Scotland by way of the ship Belle Wood in 1865. They continued to journey westward …

    Sources (22)

    • Mary E Russell in household of David Russell, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Mary Russell in entry for Charles Alt and Josephine Shoebudge, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Mary Russell Sprunt in entry for James Peacock Sprunt, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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