J. Garland Russell

Brief Life History of J. Garland

When J. Garland Russell was born on 14 November 1905, in Towns, Georgia, United States, his father, Samuel E Russell, was 27 and his mother, Jesse Lee Brown, was 20. He married Myrtle Irene Shook on 3 July 1926. He lived in Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Civil District 17, Knox, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died on 1 June 1986, in Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States.

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J. Garland Russell
1905–1986
Myrtle Irene Shook
1904–1994
Marriage: 3 July 1926

Sources (12)

  • Garland Russell, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Garland Russell - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Garland Russell
  • Social Security Death Index

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1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

1927

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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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