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Mabel Verlee "Mabee" Russell

Female 1919 - 2006


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  • Name  Mabel Verlee "Mabee" Russell  [1, 2
    Nickname  Mabee 
    Born  30 Apr 1919  Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender  Female 
    Alt. Spelling/AKA 
    • Her given name on her headstone is definitely spelled "Mabee," no maybes about it, but I believe that was probably an oft-used nickname for Mabel.
    Iowa Birth Records 
    • Name: Mable Verlee Russell; Event: Birth; Event Date: 30 April 1919; Event Place: Wapello Township, Louisa, Iowa, United States; Gender: Female; Father: Elijah Russell; Mother: Nellie Eliza Seitz; Certificate Number: 216; Film Number: 1870318; Digital Folder Number: 004708043; Image Number: 00382
    Census  1920  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Mable Russel, daughter, female, white, age 7/12, single, born in Iowa, father's birthplace Iowa, mother's birthplace Iowa, occupation none
    Iowa State Census  1925  Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Mabel Russell, daughter, female, white, age 5, single, number of years in the U.S.: 5, number of years in Iowa: 5, place of birth: Iowa, name of father: Elijah Russel, father's birthplace: Iowa, father's age at last birthday: 45, name of mother: Nellie Seitz, mother's birthplace: Iowa, mother's age at last birthday: 37, place of marriage of parents: Iowa, church affiliation: none
    Census  1940  Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Mabel Brown, wife (code 1), female, white, age 20, married, did not attend school since March 1, 1940, highest grade of high school: 12 (4) (code 30), born in Iowa (code 65), was in a rural location in 1935 in Van Buren County, Iowa, residence was a farm (code 6532), was not working in private industry, was not doing public/emergency work, was not seeking work, did not have a job or business, occupation housework (code 5), $0 earned in 1939, did not receive more than $50 from sources other than wages/salary
    Died  26 Jan 2006  Ottumwa Manor Care Center, Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 7
    Obituary  27 Jan 2006  Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    The Fairfield Ledger 
    • Mabel V. Brown, 86, of Ottumwa died at 3:30 a.m. Thursday, January 26, 2006, at Ottumwa Manor care center.

      A service is set for 10 a.m. Monday at Pedrick Funeral Home in Douds, with the Reverend David Albert officiating. Burial will be in Iowaville Cemetery near Selma.

      Open visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials to the Ottumwa Manor activity fund may be left at the funeral home or mailed to the family at 3130 85th Street, Batavia 52533.

      Mrs. Brown was born April 30, 1919, in Wapello, the daughter of Elijah and Nellie Seitz Russell. She married Carl M. Brown February 19, 1937. He died December 10, 2000.

      For a complete obituary, read the January 27 Fairfield Ledger.
    Social Security Administration Information 
    • Name: Mabel V. Brown; Last Residence: 52501 Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa; Born: 30 April 1919; Died: 26 January 2006; State (Year) SSN issued: Iowa (Before 1951)
    Buried  30 Jan 2006  Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Person ID  I12447  All Families
    Last Modified  31 Mar 2015 

    Father  Elijah Russell,   b. 1 Mar 1879, Fonda, Pocahontas County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1925, Oakville, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Nellie Eliza Seitz,   b. 8 Oct 1887, Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1965 
    Married  4 Nov 1908  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Iowa Marriage Records 
    • Groom's Name: Elijah Russell; Groom's Birth Date: 1878; Groom's Age: 30; Bride's Name: Nellie E. Seitz; Bride's Birth Date: 1886; Bride's Age: 22; Marriage Date: 4 November 1908; Marriage Place: Louisa, Iowa; Groom's Father's Name: John Russell; Groom's Mother's Name: Sarah Swenny; Bride's Father's Name: Jacob Seitz; Bride's Mother's Name: Rebecca Wile; Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I10083-8; System Origin: Iowa-EASy; Source Film Number: 1006650; Reference Number: p 358; Collection: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992
    Family ID  F4379  Group Sheet

    Family  Carl Monroe Brown,   b. 17 Jun 1919, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 2000 
    Married  19 Feb 1937  Louisa County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 9
    Marriage License  22 Feb 1937  Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette 
    • Wapello to Be Host to Agents
      County, Club and Home Demonstration Workers to Meet There March 4
      Special to the Hawk-Eye Gazette.

      Wapello (IA), February 22. -- A district meeting of county agents, club agents and home demonstration agents of 11 counties will be held in Wapello, March 4. Representatives from Davis, Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Keokuk, Louisa, Muscatine, Van Buren, Wapello and Washington are expected to attend. Earl Peterson, former Louisa county agricultural agent, now at Aledo, Illinois, as farm advisor in Mercer county, is expected to be invited. [...]

      The following marriage licenses were issued in Louisa county the last of the week: Carl Brown, 22, Cantril, and Mabel Russell, 18, Selma [...]
    Cemetery Info/Epitaph  Find A Grave Memorials# 40633149 & 40633150  [1
    • Their grave is at the Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa; memorial provided courtesy of Dawna Westbrook

      There was no headstone photo online at the Find A Grave web site as of July 2012. However a headstone photograph is available at what is apparently an individual's Rootsweb site: "Memorials, Wapello & Davis County Genealogy."
    Headstone Photograph 
    • Carl Monroe and Mabel Verlee "Mabee" (Russell) Brown's grave is located at the Iowaville Cemetery in Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa. The epitaph on the stone is: "Brown. Mabee, 1919 - 2006. Carl M., 1919 - 2000. Married February 19, 1937"
    The Headstone of Carl Monroe and Mabel Verlee 'Mabee' (Russell) Brown
    The Headstone of Carl Monroe and Mabel Verlee "Mabee" (Russell) Brown
    Children 
    >1. Rajean "Jean" Brown
    >2. Deloris Brown
    Marriage Documentation
    Wapello to Be Host to Agents; County, Club and Home Demonstration Workers to Meet There March 4
    Wapello to Be Host to Agents; County, Club and Home Demonstration Workers to Meet There March 4
    (Including) notice of a marriage license issued to Mabel Verlee Russell and Carl Monroe Brown. Mabel and Carl were married February 19, 1937, in Louisa County, Iowa.
    Last Modified  21 Jan 2014 
    Family ID  F4476  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S426] Find A Grave (web site) (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S19] 1920 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Wapello Township, Louisa County, Iowa; enumeration district: 105; supervisor's district: 1, sheet number: 4B, page number: 267; enumeration date: January 22, 1920

    3. [S776] Social Security Death Index (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S3215] Iowa Births and Christenings, Iowa County Births (Family Search) (Reliability: 3).

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

    6. [S1377] 1940 US Census (Reliability: 3).
      Salt Creek Township, Davis County, Iowa, supervisor's district: 5, enumeration district: 26-17, sheet number 4b, page number 119; enumeration date: April 11, 1940

    7. [S2071] Brown, Mabel Verlee "Mabee" (Russell) - Obituary (Abridged), (originally posted in the online edition of the The Fairfield Ledger, January 27, 2006; Fairfield, Jefferson County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S2069] Russell, Mabel Verlee "Mabee" and Carl Monroe Brown - Marriage License Issued, (originally published in The Daily Hawk-Eye Gazette, page 6, February 22, 1937; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa) (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S2070] Brown, Carl Monroe and Mabel Verlee "Mabee" (Russell) - Headstone Photograph, (their grave is at the Iowaville Cemetery, Selma, Van Buren County, Iowa; photo provided courtesy of "Memorials: Wapello & Davis County, Iowa") (Reliability: 3).