Russell Leigh Cantonwine

21 August 1924–11 May 1980 (Age 55)
Story, Iowa, United States

The Life of Russell Leigh

When Russell Leigh Cantonwine was born on 21 August 1924, in Story, Iowa, United States, his father, Hugo Charles Cantonwine, was 21 and his mother, Fern Ellen Craig, was 22. He married Hazel Jane Hitsman on 6 January 1943. He lived in Ames, Story, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 11 May 1980, in Story, Iowa, United States, at the age of 55, and was buried in Linwood Park Cemetery, Boone, Boone, Iowa, United States.

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Russell Leigh Cantonwine
Hazel Jane Hitsman
Marriage: 6 January 1943

Spouse and Children

6 January 1943

Parents and Siblings



    Donald Hugh Cantonwine




    Mary Lou Cantonwine


    Richard Kay Cantonwine


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World Events (8)

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 2

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 17

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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Sources (3)

  • Russel G Cantonwine in household of Hugo C Cantonwine, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Russel L Cantonwine in household of Hugo C Cantonwine, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russel Leigh Cantonwire, "Iowa, Birth Records, 1921-1942"

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