|Birth: ||Aug. 7, 1896|
|Death: ||Jun. 16, 1930|
Russell was the out of 12 of James W. and Jeanette Van Dyke of rural Greenup, Illinois.
Russell died by drowning under questionable circumstances while working as a timekeeper with a construction crew on the Missouri River. Several attempts were made to find the body with no success. His younger brother ,Walter (age 24) drove to St. Charles, Mo. , rented a rowboat and searched the river with a rope tied to his waist as he was unable to swim and the river current was very fast. Walter found the body and brought it back to Illinois for burial. As was told "the baby of the family found his place getting his father's respect .
Russell lived with his sister Pearl and her family while attending college. He was a graduate of Arkansas State Agricultural College and taught there after graduation. He had several other teaching positions in Arkansas and in Cumberland Co). He taught in the Wetherhold School(southeast of Greenup(Cumberland County, Illinois) from 1915-1917.
He enlisted in the Navy during WW1 and stayed until 1921 being stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station.
Buried in Van Dyke lot-Greenup Cemetery
James Ward Van Dyke (1853 - 1933)
Jeanette Peters Van Dyke (1860 - 1946)
Dorsey Clinton Van Dyke (1881 - 1936)*
Pearl Van Dyke Shoe (1883 - 1973)*
Isaac Van Dyke (1885 - 1932)*
Golda Van Dyke Crutcher (1887 - 1983)*
Infant Son Van Dyke (1888 - 1888)*
James Clinton Van Dyke (1890 - 1953)*
Franklin Van Dyke (1892 - 1916)*
Edgar Van Dyke (1894 - 1912)*
Russell Sage Van Dyke (1896 - 1930)
George Dewey Van Dyke (1898 - 1974)*
John Merill Van Dyke (1903 - 1903)*
Walter Scott Van Dyke (1905 - 1973)*
GPS (lat/lon): 39.24561, -88.17285
Maintained by: Joyce
Originally Created by: April Fredrickson
Record added: Feb 01, 2011
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