Mary Ellen Russell

14 August 1916–27 December 2009 (Age 93)
Sumrall, Lamar, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Ellen

When Mary Ellen Russell was born on 14 August 1916, in Sumrall, Lamar, Mississippi, United States, her father, Levi Russell, was 27 and her mother, Martha Ida Rawls, was 24. She married Kingsley Lajaren Gustely on 16 January 1942, in Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Riverside, California, United States in 2004. She died on 27 December 2009, in Fontana, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 93.

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Kingsley Lajaren Gustely
Mary Ellen Russell
Marriage: 16 January 1942
Kingsley Lejaren Gustely ;[Jr]
Gordon Russell Gustely

Spouse and Children

16 January 1942
Los Angeles, California, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1925 · B.B. King is Born

Age 9

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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Sources (3)

  • Mary Russell in household of Levi Russell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Russell in household of Levi Russell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Dailey in entry for Levi Russell, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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