William David Russ

7 May 1871–11 January 1915 (Age 43)
Marion, South Carolina, United States

The Life of William David

When William David Russ was born on 7 May 1871, in Marion, South Carolina, United States, his father, Zachariah "Zaches" Russ, was 31 and his mother, Mary Frances Shelley, was 19. He married Nora Egleton on 18 January 1903. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 11 January 1915, at the age of 43.

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William David Russ
Nora Egleton
Marriage: 18 January 1903
William Zach Russ
May Reed Russ
Nora Mable Russ

Spouse and Children

18 January 1903



    May Reed Russ


    Nora Mable Russ


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1878 · Liberian Exodus

Age 7

April 21, 1878, around 206 African Americans boarde the ship Azor for Liberia.The cause for this is with the rise of political power, it makes life even harder for the African Americans.

Age 15

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant spelling of Rouse .2 German: from a short form of a Germanic personal name formed with hrōd ‘renown’.3 German (of Slavic origin): from Old Slavic rusu ‘reddish’, ‘blond’, hence a nickname or an ethnic name meaning ‘Russian’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • David Russ in household of Zack Russ, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William D Russ, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William D Russ, "United States Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933"

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