Russell Potter Edwards

21 October 1898–3 August 1985 (Age 86)
Gustin, Alcona, Michigan, United States

The Life of Russell Potter

When Russell Potter Edwards was born on 21 October 1898, in Gustin, Alcona, Michigan, United States, his father, Auldie Thomas Alexander Edwards, was 25 and his mother, Catherine McArthur, was 21. He married Christabell Amanda Patten on 30 March 1918, in Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Portage Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1910 and Royal Oak, Oakland, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 August 1985, in Bloomfield Hills, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 86.

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Russell Potter Edwards
Christabell Amanda Patten
Marriage: 30 March 1918
Fern Eileen EDWARDS

Spouse and Children

30 March 1918
Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Auldie Thomas Alexander Edwards


    Catherine McArthur





    James Alexander Edwards


    Norman Edwards


    Kenneth Edwards


    Janet Edwards


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 6

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers
1921 · The Detroit Historical Society

Age 23

Since its founding, the Detroit Historical Society has been dedicated to ensuring that the history of Detroit and its surrounding region is preserved. This is to help current and future generations better understand the people, places, and events that helped shape the lives of those who build up the city of Detroit.

Name Meaning

English (also common in Wales): patronymic from Edward .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Russell Edwards in household of Auldie Edwards, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Russell P Edwards, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Russell P Edwards, "United States Census, 1930"

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