Adelaide Calista Russell

19 June 1847–6 May 1930 (Age 82)
Stark, Illinois, United States

The Life of Adelaide Calista

When Adelaide Calista Russell was born on 19 June 1847, in Stark, Illinois, United States, her father, Newton Russell, was 33 and her mother, Calista Phoebe Green, was 29. She married Giles Bruce Powell on 14 September 1865, in Linn, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Zumwalt, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1910 and Irving, Lane, Oregon, United States in 1930. She died on 6 May 1930, in Lane, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States.

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Giles Bruce Powell
Adelaide Calista Russell
Marriage: 14 September 1865
Phoebe Clarissa Powell
Patricia Powell
George Franklin Powell
Charles Hester Powell
Willhelm Powell
Susie Dell Powell
Bruce Giles Powell

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14 September 1865
Linn, Oregon, United States


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World Events (8)

1850 · ""

Age 3

Historical Boundaries - 1850: Benton, Oregon Territory, United States; 1851: Lane, Oregon Territory, United States; 1859: Lane, Oregon, United States

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 23

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Adalaide C Powell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Adelaid Russell in household of Newton Russell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adalaide Powell in household of Harold O Wimmer, "United States Census, 1930"

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