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J. Curtiss Russell

J. Curtiss Russell

Male 1917 - 2000  (83 years)

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  • Name J. Curtiss Russell  [1, 2, 3
    Born 10 Oct 1917  Sparland, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Religious - Minister 
    Died 27 Dec 2000  Somonauk, DeKalb Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Oak Mound Cem, Somonauk, DeKalb Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I13688  SnoufferCampbell
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2016 

    Father Charles Curtis Russell,   b. Abt 1886, Pontiac, Livingston Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Ella May Hastings,   b. May 1886, Sparland, Marshall Cnty, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1950  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1911  [1, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Family ID F1488  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betty Jane Samuels,   b. 3 Jul 1918, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 2004, Lincoln, Lancaster Cnty, NE Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 16 May 1942  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Cnty, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Martha Russell
     2. James Russell
    Last Modified 4 Sep 2016 21:04:10 
    Family ID F5053  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • The 1930 census lists his parents, Charles Russell, 44, a farmer, and Ella, 43, living with their children: Mary L, 15; "Curtis," 12; and Eleanor J, 5. All were born in Illinois. 1930 U.S. Census, Somonauk Twsp, DeKalb Cnty, IL (T 626, Roll 510, stamped p. 56).
    • Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, lists Charles C. Russell and Ella May Hastings as the parents of their son, J. Curtiss Russell, 24, who married Betty Jane Samuels, 23, on 16 May 1942 in Allegheny Cnty, PA. Betty's parents were Charles M. Samuels and Eva May Shearer.
      According to the marriage license application (dated 30 Apr 1942), J. Curtiss was a Minister, born in Sparland, IL, on 10 Oct 1917, then living in Pittsburgh, PA. His father Charles was a farmer, born in Pontiac, IL. His mother was a housewife, born in Sparland, IL. At the time of the application, they lived in Somonauk [DeKalb Cnty], IL.
      The bride-to-be, Betty Jane Samuels, was a clerk who was born in Pittsburgh, PA, 3 Jul 1918. Her parents were then living in Pittsburgh, PA. Her father was a "watchman;" her mother a housewife.
      The marriage license was issued 4 May 1942. The couple were married on 16 May 1942.
      See: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880).
    • According to the "Billion Graves Index," J. Curtiss Russell was born 10 Oct 1917 and died 27 Dec 2000 in Somonauk, DeKalb Cnty, IL, and is buried in Oak Mound Cemetery. (See https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVPD-P5S2 [LDS Film 11629637]). His tombstone memorializes his wife Betty S (3 Jul 1918 - 28 May 2004), and also states: "Parents of Martha & James."

  • Sources 
    1. [S846] PA Marriages, 1885-1950 |, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950, (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT; Online database, https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1589502), https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VF7W-JXN (LDS Film 1991880).

    2. [S1019] IL Census 1930, DeKalb|, DeKalb Cnty, IL, 1930 U.S. Census, (The National Archives, Washington, D.C.), (T626, Roll 510, p. 56).

    3. [S132] Tombstone|, Tombstone.

    4. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), 169361853.

    5. [S4] Hastings|, D. Gale Hastings, "Family History Chart", (D. Gale Hastings : 12 Nov 1995).

    6. [S103] FindaGrave|, FindaGrave.com, (www.FindAGrave.com), (James Hastings; 1928).

    7. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (James Hastings; 1928).

    8. [S40] Obituary|, Anonymous, "Obituary", (Marie "Nettie" Carrier; 1929).