William Russell

23 November 1835–19 September 1922 (Age 86)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Russell was born on 23 November 1835, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Russell, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Strang, was 29. He married Margaret Hunter on 2 October 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1868 and lived in Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Burch Creek, Weber, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 19 September 1922, in Riverdale, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Russell
1835–1922
Janet Hunter
1865–1955
Marriage: 23 August 1883
Nettie Russell
1883–1961
William Russell Jr
1885–1968
James Alexander Russell
1887–1961
Wilford Campkin Russell
1896–1939
Joseph Franklin Russell
1898–1988

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 August 1883Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 3
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1863
    Age 28
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Russler
    Rouse
    Russel

    Sources (52)

    • William Russel, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Wm Russell in entry for Joseph F Russell and Marie Wintle, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • William Russell in entry for Nettie Russell Morrin, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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