Lydia Orilla Russell

6 February 1884–10 April 1972 (Age 88)
Denver, Colorado, United States

The Life of Lydia Orilla

When Lydia Orilla Russell was born on 6 February 1884, in Denver, Colorado, United States, her father, George Stanley Russell, was 33 and her mother, Delia Helen Kirkland, was 23. She married Gaylord Orth Downing on 26 March 1907, in Big Horn, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clear Creek, Colorado, United States in 1885. She died on 10 April 1972, in Cody, Park, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Gaylord Orth Downing
Lydia Orilla Russell
Marriage: 26 March 1907
Stanley Downing
Doris Downing
George Russell Downing

Spouse and Children

26 March 1907
Big Horn, Wyoming, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1890 · Gold is Discovered

Age 6

In 1890, Robert Miller Womack discovers a rich gold deposit along Cripple Creek, near the western slope of Pikes Peak. This would become the richest gold strike in the Rocky Mountin area.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 23

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Lillie O Russell in household of Geo I Russell, "Colorado State Census, 1885"
  • Orilla Downing in household of George S Russell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arvilla Downing, "United States Census, 1930"

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