|Birth: ||Jul. 29, 1854|
|Death: ||Aug. 2, 1934|
Joesph was born in Clinton, Iowa and moved west at an early age in his life to the Schyler, Nebr. area on the Platte River where his parents ran the "Russell House" (Hotel) on the Morman & Oregon Trail furnishing food & lodging to the travelers on the trail going West & coming back East.
Joesph & Mary were married in her parents home Jan 19th 1873 and later moved to a farm 5 Miles N, E, of Altoona, in Southeast Kansas from the Hickman Mills area of South Kansas City, Mo. which was a 2 day trip by a team of horse's in a Covered wagon in the late 1870's when Lonnie, their son was a baby, They camped near Welda, Ks. overnight on their trip to Altoona. Joe said later that he had a Wife, 3 small children, a team & wagon, one Cow, & a $5 bill when they got to S. E. Kansas which he paid Gil Smith for a stack of hay. That summer he worked for neighbor's for $.40 a day and boarded himself. They ran a grocery bill in Altoona and paid in the fall, when he paid it he owed a a total of $3.75
Born to Mary and Joseph were 9 Children, 7 boys and 2 Girls. Three of their children died at a young age. Jesse Lee, only lived 9 days & died in 1898, Roland Albert, lived to almost 4 years of age and died in 1888, Gracie Elizabeth, was 2 yrs. & 4 months and died in 1883. Their Son, John died in Humbolt, Ks. in the early 1930's. All of their other children lived to adulthood, Married and had children of their own. Mary was a homemaker and Joseph was a Farmer and Horseman in the High Prairie Community 6 miles North of Altoona.
Mary Lucinda Geiger Russell (1854 - 1937)*
Lillian Viola Russell Trichler (1874 - 1963)*
Homer W Russell (1876 - 1964)*
Lonnie Alfonse Russell (1879 - 1954)*
Gracie Elizabeth Russell (1881 - 1883)*
Roland Albert Russell (1884 - 1888)*
John Ernest Russell (1886 - 1933)*
Charley Ellis Russell (1889 - 1968)*
Ralph Frank Russell (1891 - 1978)*
Jesse Lee Russell (1898 - 1898)*
Shares a stone with Mary.
High Prairie Cemetery
Created by: Dale Russell
Record added: Jul 20, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 73669753