William Francis Russell

28 September 1897–9 November 1971 (Age 74)
Hooper, Weber, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of William Francis

When William Francis Russell was born on 28 September 1897, in Hooper, Weber, Utah Territory, United States, his father, Adam Russell, was 26 and his mother, Maria Parker, was 23. He married Maurine Hooper on 15 March 1916, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ogden City Legislative District 2, Ogden City Election Precinct, Weber, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 9 November 1971, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Washington Heights Memorial Park, South Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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William Francis Russell
Maurine Hooper
Marriage: 15 March 1916
William Blair Russell
Marjorie Russell
David Douglas Russell

Spouse and Children

15 March 1916
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1898 · The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory Opens

Age 1

The Ogden Utah Sugar Factory harvested sugar from beets because sugar cane was hard to grow in northern Utah. During World War, it was hard to get sugar beet seeds, so the company started to harvest the seeds of the beets they were using. The Company merged with a factory in Logan to create the Amalgamated Sugar Company which is still operational today.

Age 20

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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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Story Highlight

From Journal of William Francis Russell

(Narrative continued from "Life Sketch") There were many run aways with mowing machines, wagons and hay rakes. Some of the worst horses had to be hitched to the older horses on the wagons. Many times …

Sources (3)

  • William F Russell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William F. Russell, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • William F Russell, "United States Census, 1940"

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