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Arthur George Russell

Male 1874 - 1962


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  • Name  Arthur George Russell  [1, 2, 3
    Born  4 Dec 1874  Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Gender  Male 
    Alt. Birth  Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • The 1880 federal census reported his birth to have been in Illinois.
    Alt. Birth  4 Dec 1875  Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 7
    • His World World War I draft registration listed his birth as December 4, 1875 (these draft records are notoriously one year to the day in error); his obituary in The Burlington Hawk-Eye also had a birth date of December 4, 1874. His obituary in The Muscatine Journal reported it at December 5, 1875, and the 1900 federal census had December 1875.
    Census  1880  Colfax Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Arthur G. Russell, white, male, age 4, son, single, born in Illinois, father born in England, mother born in Illinois
    Iowa State Census  1885  Colfax Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Arthur Russell, 90 Township, Range 83, Section 6, Address NW of NW; age 9, male, born in Pocahontas County, Iowa, father's nativity: foreign, mother's nativity: native
    Census  1900  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • (Living with the family of Ira and Blanch Gregory:) Arthur Russel, laborer, male, born in December 1874, age 25, single, born in Iowa, father born in England, mother born in Illinois, occupation farm laborer, could read, could write, could speak English
    Iowa State Census  1905  Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Card #: 725, A. G. Russell, Post Office: Newport, Iowa
    Census  1910  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Arthur G. Russell, son, male, white, age 34, single, birthplace Iowa, father's birthplace England (spoke English), mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry farm, wage earner, not out of work April 15, 1910, number of weeks out of work in 1909: no (0), could read, could write
    Miscellaneous  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    The signature of Arthur George Russell as found on his draft registration 
    The Signature of Arthur George Russell
    The Signature of Arthur George Russell
    The signature of Arthur Russell, as he signed the draft registration form of September 12, 1918, at the time of World War I
    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918  12 Sep 1918  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Serial Number: 190, No.: 253, Arthur George Russell; Age: 43; Address: RFD Wapello; Louisa County, Iowa; Date of birth: December 4, 1875; Citizen of Citizen by Father's Naturalization Before Registrant's Majority; Present trade: farm labor; By whom employed: O.L. Wilson; Where employed: RFD Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Nearest relative: Sarah Russell (mother; Nearest relative's address: RFD Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Race: white; Height: medium; Build: medium; Eye color: blue; Hair color: brown; Lost body parts, eye, or disabled?: n; Precinct: Local Board for the County of Louisa, State of Iowa, Wapello, Iowa, Date of registration: September 12, 1918
    Census  1920  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Arthur G. Russell, son, male, white, age 44, single, could read, could write, born in Iowa, father's birthplace England, father's mother tongue English, mother's birthplace Illinois, could speak English, occupation laborer, nature of industry on farm, wage earner
    Census  1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • (Arthur Russell, single, was living with his widowed mother, Sarah:) Line number 70: Arthur Russell, head of household, male, white, age 50, single, rented, amount of rent: $11, number of years in Iowa: 50, attended grade school, state highest grade (1-8): 5, could read, could write, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: John Russell, father's birthplace: Canada, name of mother: Sarah Loveland, mother's birthplace: Illinois, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, occupation involved with trade/transportation, church affiliation: Methodist
    Residence  Mar 1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence  Nov 1925  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census  1940  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    • (Arthur was a hired man for the family of John Clay and Veda Genevieve Bruner, and was living with them:) Arthur G. Russell, hired man (code X), male, white, age 64, single, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of elementary school: 6 (code 6), born in Iowa (code 65), lived in the same place in 1935 (code X0V3), was working in private industry (code 1), occupation farm laboerer, industry farm, wage/salary worker in private work, 52 weeks worked in 1939, $250 earned in 1939, did not receive more than $50 from sources other than wages/salary
    Died  6 Oct 1962  Poage Nursing Home, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Obituary  7 Oct 1962  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Burlington Hawk-Eye 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Arthur George Russell, 87, a Morning Sun resident, died Saturday (October 6, 1962) at 5:30 p.m. at Poage Nursing home here where he had been a patient one year.

      He was born December 4, 1875, at Fonda, Iowa, the son of John and Sarah Lovering Russell. He was member of the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Wapello.

      Surviving are one sister, Mrs. Mary Maddux, Morning Sun; and one brother, John Russell, Wapello. Four brothers and one sister died earlier.

      Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. (CST) at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home in Wapello. Burial will be in Wapello cemetery.
    Obituary  8 Oct 1962  Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    The Muscatine Journal 
    • Wapello (IA) -- Funeral services for Arthur George Russell, 86, were held at 2 p.m. today at the Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home. with Reverend Fish officiating. Interment was at the Wapello cemetery.

      Mr. Russell was [a] life resident of the Morning Sun area. He was born December 4, 1875, at Fonda, Iowa, the son of John and Sarah Lovering Russell. He was never married.

      Mr. Russell was a member of the Oddfellows lodge in Wapello.

      Surviving are a brother, John of Wapello; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Maddux, of Morning Sun.

      He was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and his parents.

      Mr. Russell died Saturday evening at the Poage nursing home, Wapello, where he had been a patient for one year.
    A Second Obituary of Arthur George Russell (Muscatine Journal)
    A Second Obituary of Arthur George Russell (Muscatine Journal)
    Arthur George Russell was born December 4, 1874, in Fonda, Iowa, a son of John Russell (1839-1889) and Sarah Stacy Lovering (1854-1925). His father died when the children were quite young (Arthur was the oldest child at age 15), and his mother and family moved from Fonda to the town of Wapello, Iowa, where she died in 1925. Arthur and several other siblings lived in the area for the rest of their lives, Arthur dying October 6, 1962. He was buried at the Wapello Cemetery in Louisa County, Iowa.
    Buried  8 Oct 1962  Wapello Cemetery, Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Person ID  I12127  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  John Russell,   b. 1839, Hackness, , Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1889 
    Mother  Sarah Stacy Lovering,   b. 17 Jun 1854, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1925, Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1873  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 15
    Alt. Marriage  13 Feb 1877  Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [16, 17
    • Iowa Marriage Records at Family Search report a marriage date of February 13, 1877, in Pocahontas County, Iowa (which they apparently obtained from a list of Pocahontas County, Iowa, vital records). As this was a few years after the birth of son, Arthur, it seems possibly to be in error. Sarah Russell's obituary stated she and John Russell were married in 1873.
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: John Russell; Groom's Birth Date: 1842; Groom's Birthplace: (nothing); Groom's Age: 35; Bride's Name: Sarah Lovering; Bride's Birth Date: 1855; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 13 February 1877; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I02002-7; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1401832; Reference Number: 26; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992

      Note: Judging from son Arthur's birthdate late in 1874, this marriage date (at least the year) is probably incorrect Sarah's obituary listed a marriage year of 1873.
    Biography  1904  [18
    The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa 
    • Russell, John, brother of Henry, in 1870 built a sod house on his own homestead and occupied it alone for several years. In 1876 he built a frame house and married Sarah Lovering. He continued to occupy the homestead until 1883 (sic: 1889), when he died, leaving a family of five children, Arthur, William, Elijah, John and Mary. Two years later (1891) their mother became the wife of Henry Bentz, and they now live in the southern part of the state.
    Family ID  F162  Group Sheet

  • Obituaries, Deaths, Funerals
    The Obituary of Arthur George Russell (Burlington Hawk-Eye)
    The Obituary of Arthur George Russell (Burlington Hawk-Eye)
    Arthur Russell, lifelong bachelore, lived with his mother, Sarah Stacy (Lovering) Russell (Bentz) after the breakup of her second marriage until her death. He remained in Wapello, Iowa, where his mother and his siblings had moved from Pocahontas County at the end of the 19th century. Arthur died in Wapello at the Poage Nursing home, survived by his sister Mary Maddux and brother, John Russell, the remaining two siblings in a family originally with eight children.

  • Sources 
    1. [S8186] Russell, John Franklin - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, November 5, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).
      (Five brothers and two sisters mentioned.)

    2. [S337] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (ancestry.com and Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S628] 1880 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Colfax Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa; Page 3, Supervisor's District 4, Enumeration District 182, Sheet 189C; Enumerated on June 8, 1880

    4. [S72] 1910 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 101, sheet number: 12A, page number: 178; enumeration date: May 13, 1910

    5. [S54] 1900 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 87, supervisor's district: 74, sheet number: 14B, page number: 96; enumeration date: June 21, 1900

    6. [S9895] Russell, Arthur George - Obituary (Muscatine Journal), (originally published in The Muscatine Journal, page 7, October 8, 1962; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S8190] Russell, Arthur George - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, October 7, 1962; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S929] 1885 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Colfax Township, Pocahontas County, Iowa, page 128; Roll: IA1885_246

    9. [S4157] 1905 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA_96

    10. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello city, Ward 1, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 106; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 5A, page number: 277; enumeration date: January 12, 1920

    11. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    12. [S8189] Russell, Elijah - Obituary (Burlington Hawk-Eye), (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, March 18, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    13. [S385] Russell, Sarah Stacy (Lovering/Bentz) - Obituary, (originally published in The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 2, November 25, 1925; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    14. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 1, enumeration district: 58-23, sheet number 3A, page number 153; enumeration date: April 6, 1940

    15. [S38] 1925 Iowa State Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; Roll: IA1925_1818

    16. [S383] Pocahontas County, Iowa, GenWeb (Reliability: 3).

    17. [S13] Iowa Marriage Collection, 1809 -1992 (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

    18. [S384] Pocahontas County, Iowa - (1904) The Pioneer History of Pocahontas County, Iowa, Robert E. Flickinger, A. B., B. D., Pastor of the Presbyterian church, Fonda, 1886-1902; and George Sanborn, Editor and proprietor of the Fonda Times 1879-1900, (The Times Print, 1904; Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa), pages 554-555 (Reliability: 3).
      Colfax Township