Esther Amelia Russell

15 November 1845–12 January 1911 (Age 65)
Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States

The Life Summary of Esther Amelia

When Esther Amelia Russell was born on 15 November 1845, in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont, United States, her father, Charles Lyman Russell, was 30 and her mother, Samantha Jane Buckland, was 20. She married John Quincy Adams Alexander on 8 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Albany, Orleans, Vermont, United States in 1850. She died on 12 January 1911, in Park City, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Kamas Cemetery, Kamas, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Quincy Adams Alexander
Esther Amelia Russell
Marriage: 8 November 1862
John Quincy Adams Alexander II
Thomas S Alexander
Margaret Elizabeth Alexander
Esther Arabella Alexander
Sarah Ellen Alexander
Charles Randall Alexander
Samantha Jane Alexander
Moroni Woodruff Alexander
Myrza Alexander
David Franklin Alexander
William Warren Alexander

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 18
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1864 · St. Albans Raid
    Age 19
    St. Albans Raid took place on October 19, 1864. It was a Confederate raid from Canada into Union territory. Confederate soldiers that were in Canada raided the town of St. Albans killed one person and robbed three banks.

    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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    Sources (24)

    • Ester A Russell in entry for Ester Aurilla Mitchell, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Esther Amelia Russell in household of Samantha J Russell, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Esther Alexander, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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