Catherine Fife

13 August 1848–28 December 1929 (Age 81)
Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Catherine

When Catherine Fife was born on 13 August 1848, in Clackmannan, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Adam Fife, was 42 and her mother, Helen Sharp, was 39. She married Francis Love Russell on 29 December 1866, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900 and Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 28 December 1929, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Francis Love Russell
Catherine Fife
Marriage: 29 December 1866
John Russell
Ellen Russell
Adam Russell
Mary Elizabeth Russell
Cecelia Russell
Francis Love Russell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 December 1866Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province and former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Story Highlight


              Catherine Fife was born 13 August 1848 in Clackmannan, Clackmannan, Scotland to Adam and Helen or Ellen Sharp Fife.  She was the thirteenth of sixteen children born to them.  She was baptize …

    Sources (26)

    • Catharine Russell, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Cathrine Russell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Catherine Russell, "United States Census, 1900"

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