Ona Russell

21 April 1920–27 September 2005 (Age 85)
Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States

The Life of Ona

When Ona Russell was born on 21 April 1920, in Orderville, Kane, Utah, United States, her father, Eugene Russell, was 30 and her mother, Minnie Carroll, was 24. She married Alfred Hoyt Crofts on 17 September 1941, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. She lived in World for about 10 years and Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States in 2005. She died on 27 September 2005, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Richfield, Sevier, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Hoyt Crofts
1914–1999
Ona Russell
1920–2005
Marriage: 17 September 1941

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 September 1941
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1920–2005Female

    Eugene Hardy Russell

    Male1921–2004Male

    Margaret Ann Russell

    Female1928–2018Female

    Female1931–2015Female

World Events (8)

1921 · One of The Oldest Coasters in the World

Age 1

Utah is home to one of the oldest coasters in the world that is still operational. The Roller Coaster, at Lagoon Amusement park, is listed number 5.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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

Writings of Mary Jane Hoyt Crofts

Leo’s Letter I notice there has been several deaths in town. I don’t have time to write to their folks so would appreciate if you folks would give them my sympathy in their hour of grief. The partin …

Sources (3)

  • Ona Russell Crofts in household of Alfred Hoyt Crofts, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ona Russell Crofts in household of Alfred Hoyt Crofts, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Ona Russell Crofts in household of Alfred Hoyt Crofts, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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