John Franklin Russell

23 August 1849–19 November 1927 (Age 78)
Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Russell was born on 23 August 1849, in Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Peter F. Russell, was 46 and his mother, Sarah Ann Fassett, was 36. He married Zipporah Jane Seward about 1869, in Warren, Lee, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Harrison Township, Lee, Iowa, United States for about 60 years and Franklin, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1925. He died on 19 November 1927, in Warren, Lee, Iowa, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lee, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Russell
Zipporah Jane Seward
Marriage: about 1869
John Pearl Russell
Maggie Bessie Russell
Stella Jane Russell
Gurli Hester Russell
Nora Augueta Russell
Mannie M. Russell

Spouse and Children

about 1869
Warren, Lee, Iowa, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Ann Fassett





    Laura Ann Marada Russell


    Aurora R. Russell


World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 8

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 21

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

1 English, Scottish, and Irish: from Rousel, a common Anglo-Norman French nickname for someone with red hair, a diminutive of Rouse with the hypocoristic suffix -el.2 Americanized spelling of German Rüssel, from a pet form of any of the various personal names formed with the Old High German element hrōd ‘renown’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Rusell in household of Peter Rusell, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John F Russel in household of Peter Russel, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Russel in household of Peter Russel, "United States Census, 1870"

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