Elisabeth Russell

27 October 1814–4 October 1904 (Age 89)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elisabeth

When Elisabeth Russell was born on 27 October 1814, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Russell, was 26 and her mother, Agnes Adam, was 22. She married Andrew Wardrop on 30 August 1835. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. She died on 4 October 1904, in Genesee, Latah, Idaho, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Genesee, Latah, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Gray
1822–1896
Elisabeth Russell
1814–1904
Marriage: 1845
Isabell Gray
1848–1940
John Gray
1849–1851
Robert Russell Gray
1852–1922
William Wallace Gray
1854–1932

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1845St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
  • Children

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1815
    Age 1
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 3
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 24
    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.

    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 (38)

    • Elizabeth Grey in household of John Grey, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Elizth in entry for John Gray, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Elizabeth Russell in entry for Agnes Wardrop, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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