Alfred Overton Russell

Brief Life History of Alfred Overton

When Alfred Overton Russell was born on 17 December 1915, in Breathitt, Kentucky, United States, his father, Alfred Miller Russell, was 35 and his mother, Jane Deaton, was 25. He married Mary Elizabeth Barker on 23 March 1937, in Jackson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Lee, Kentucky, United States in 1950. He died on 15 March 1982, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Jackson Cemetery, Jackson, Breathitt, Kentucky, United States.

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Alfred Overton Russell
1915–1982
Mary Elizabeth Barker
1917–1995
Marriage: 23 March 1937
Patricia Ann Russell
1947–2016

Sources (9)

  • Alfred Ovaton Russell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alfred Russell, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Alfred Russell, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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1935 · The FBI is Established

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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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