Varina Ann Russell

Brief Life History of Varina Ann

When Varina Ann Russell was born on 12 June 1881, in Bibb, Georgia, United States, her father, Benjamin Edward Russell, was 35 and her mother, Cora Cunningham, was 27. She married Sidney Johnson Jones in 1909, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 7 April 1966, in Alexandria, Virginia, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Bluemont, Loudoun, Virginia, United States.

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Sidney Johnson Jones
1879–1912
Varina Ann Russell
1881–1966
Marriage: 1909
Sidney Johnston Jones
1912–1988

Sources (2)

  • Varina Russell Jones, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Varina Anne Russell Jones, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.

1904

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.

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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