Robert Raymond Russell

Male18 June 1905–5 May 1995

Brief Life History of Robert Raymond

When Robert Raymond Russell was born on 18 June 1905, in Joplin, Jasper, Missouri, United States, his father, John William Russell, was 33 and his mother, Cora Ellen Howard, was 33. He married Lela May Brannon about 1923. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Mounds, Creek, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 May 1995, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Spiro, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Raymond Russell
Lela May Brannon
Marriage: about 1923
Willard Lee Russell
Betty Mae Russell
Wanda Russell
Gerald Wayne Russell

Sources (10)

  • Raymond Russell in household of J W Russell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Robert Raymond Russell, "Oklahoma, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Robert R Russell, "United States Social Security Death Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1923
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 1

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.


    Age 2

    Oklahoma is the 46th state.


    Age 24

    13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

    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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