Russell John Hero

3 July 1923–10 June 2006 (Age 82)
New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Russell John

When Russell John Hero was born on 3 July 1923, in New York City, New York, United States, his father, Joshua Essex (Jay) Hero, was 19 and his mother, Rosalie Genevere Tracey, was 20. He married Katherine Edna Potter in 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia, United States. He lived in Norfolk, Norfolk, Virginia, United States in 1930. He died on 10 June 2006, in Josephine, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82.

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Russell John Hero
Katherine Edna Potter
Marriage: 1942

Spouse and Children

Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Mercedes Hero


    Lee Bernard Hero


    Desales Ursela Hero


World Events (8)


Age 4

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

Age 6

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.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold War.

Name Meaning

Greek: probably an Americanized form of a Greek surname sounding something like the English word ‘hero’, for example Irodotou ‘son of Herodotus’, or Khiras ‘son of the widow’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Russell J Hero in household of Jay E Hero, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Russell Jay Hero in entry for Calvin Tyrone Gray and Anita Katherine Hero Johnson, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Russell John Hero in entry for John Trigg Johnson and Anita Katherine Hero, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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