Horace Russell

10 March 1831–6 June 1901 (Age 70)
Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Horace

When Horace Russell was born on 10 March 1831, in Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States, his father, Jonathan Russell, was 47 and his mother, Nancy Wilson, was 45. He married Lydia Ann Hobson on 2 May 1856, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 6 June 1901, in Fairview, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Eagar Cemetery, Eagar, Apache, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Horace Russell
1831–1901
Lydia Ann Hobson
1838–1920
Marriage: 2 May 1856
Lydia Celestia Russell
1857–1898
Lucy R Russell
1859–
Lewey Rodolphus Russell
1859–1921
Horace Jesse Russell
1861–1863
Henry Utilis Russell
1863–1935
Daniel Chester Russell
1865–1934
William Randolph Russell
1869–1920
Ada Catherine Russell
1871–1883
Alma Levi Russell
1874–1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1856Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (12)

    +7 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 8
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1850 · Tornado Finishes off the Temple
    Age 19
    On May 27, 1850, a tornado came through Nauvoo and took the remaining outer walls of the temple. It was the most frightful thing the city had witnessed. Not just a tornado but also lightening, thunder, wind, hail and rain assailed the spot. Over time what was not destroyed by the storm crumbled until only a small amount was left.

    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

    Story Highlight

    Horace Russell story

    The Horace Russell and Lydia Ann Hobson family, along with the Jacob Brewer and Sabra Ann Fillet family had moved together from Utah's Dixie (St. George area) to Arizona and settled in at Snowflake Ca …

    Sources (36)

    • Horace Russell in household of Daniel C Russell, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Horance Russell in entry for Daniel Chester Russell, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Horace Russell, "United States Census, 1880"

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