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Flossie Zella Walker Russell
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Birth: Apr. 18, 1884
Limestone County
Texas, USA
Death: Jun. 10, 1968
Louisa County
Iowa, USA

When I was young, Flossie and John Russell lived in the town of Wapello, Iowa, where they moved when they retired from their farm which also had been in Louisa County, Iowa. They had no electricity or running water, even into the 1960s when this was considered quite unusual for the region. The sink in the kitchen of their house had a hand pump which got water directly from their own well, and there was an outhouse in their back yard. For me, quite young at the time, this lack of modernity created a sense of adventure. I don't know what it might have been like living without the "modern" conveniences on a daily basis, but imagine I might have left my sense of awe behind rather quickly.
--DW Brumm


The Muscatine Journal, page 3, June 12, 1968; Muscatine, Muscatine County, Iowa:


Wapello (IA) -- Mrs. Flossie (Walker) Russell, 84, died Tuesday night at the Wapello nursing home.

Born in Texas, April 18, 1884, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, she had been a life resident of Wapello.

December 24, 1903, at Newport, Iowa, the former Flossie Walker married John Russell. Mr. Russell died November 3, 1967.

Survivors are one foster-son, Byron Ernst; three brothers, Thomas Walker, Morning Sun, Lee Walker, Crawfordsviile, and James Walker, Mount Pleasant.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m: Thursday at the Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home with burial at the Bethel cemetery Reverend Don Ross will be in charge.


The Wapello Republican, about June 13 1968; Wapello, Louisa County, Iowa:

Flossie Russell Rites Thursday

Mrs. Flossie Walker Russell, 84, died Tuesday, June 11 at the Wapello Nursing Home following an extended illness.

The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Walker, she was born April 18, 1884, in Texas, and moved to Louisa county in childhood. On December 24, 1903, she was married to John Russell at Newport, who preceded her in death November 3, 1967.

Surviving are a foster-son, Byron Earnest [sic: Ernst], of Ft. Dodge, and brothers, Thomas Walker, Morning Sun, Lee Walker, Crawfordsville and James Walker of Mt. Pleasant.

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 13 at the Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home, with the Reverend Don Ross of the Wapello Presbyterian church officiating. Phyllis McCully was organist and the flowers were cared for by Frances Blankenhorn, Helen Truitt and Bessie Longshore.

Bearers were Dale Walker, Dean Walker, Marvin Walker, George Devore, Max Blankenhorn and Arthur Maddux. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery near Wapello.
Family links: 
  Charles Pearsey Walker (1843 - 1922)
  Ruth Ellen Fox Walker (1851 - 1889)
  John Franklin Russell (1882 - 1967)
  Samuel Nathaniel Walker (1869 - 1957)*
  Everna Ida Walker Frizzell (1873 - 1951)*
  Albert E Walker (1876 - 1876)*
  Thomas Walker (1877 - 1968)*
  Flossie Zella Walker Russell (1884 - 1968)
  James G Walker (1887 - 1973)*
  John H Walker (1889 - 1890)*
*Calculated relationship
Russell - Flossie Z. 1884 - 1968, John F. 1882 - 1967
Bethel Cemetery
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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Flossie Zella <i>Walker</i> Russell
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