Francis Maria Russell

18 October 1846–11 June 1937 (Age 90)
Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Maria

Francis Maria Russell was born on 18 October 1846, in Nebraska, United States. She married Thaddeus Huff on 17 December 1864, in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 7 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1847 and lived in Haden, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1900 and Santa Monica, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 11 June 1937, in Nampa, Canyon, Idaho, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thaddeus Huff
Francis Maria Russell
Marriage: 17 December 1864
Thaddeus Wilton Huff
Samuel Russell Huff
Francis Loretta Huff
Mary Abigail Huff
Jefferson Adams Huff
Betsy Ann Huff
Minnie May Huff
Charles Roy Huff
Bertha Arletta Huff
Thomas Alberto Huff
AuDessa LaPreal Huff
Ven Dean Huff
Malta Lorene Huff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1864Richmond, Cache, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 2
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 8
    On May 30, 1854, the Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide whether or not they wanted to allow slavery within their borders. This Act repealed the Missouri Compromise of 1820.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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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    Story Highlight


    FRANCES RUSSEL POND HUFF information compiled by Malta Smith retyped by Brent Jay Finch - 1995 Frances Russell Pond Huff was the daughter of Samuel and Abigail Russell, born at Winter Qu …

    Sources (30)

    • Francis Pond in household of Stilman Pond, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Frances Russell Pond in entry for Minnie May Sandberg Dejong, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Maria Huff in household of Thadus Huff, "United States Census, 1870"

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