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Russell Anthony Pettis
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1926
Fairchild
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Aug. 30, 2012
New Brighton
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA

Extract from the 1930 Census:
Name: Russell Pettis
Age: 3 9/12
Estimated birth year: 1926
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1930: Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Marital status: single
Father's birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's birthplace: Wisconsin
Occupation: none
Siblings living at home: Paul (age 11), Lorraine (9), Dorothy (7), and Phyllis (9/12)
Census place: Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: 2572; Page: ; Enumeration District: 20; Image: 135.0
Date: 8 Apr 1930

Extract from the 1940 Census:
Name: Russell Pettis
Age: 13
Estimated birth year: 1927
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Race: white
Sex: male
Relation to head-of-house: son
Home in 1940: Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Marital status: single
Highest grade of school completed: 7
Living on farm: yes
City of residence in 1935: Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Resident on farm in 1935: yes
Occupation: attending school
Siblings living at home: Paul (age 21), Lorraine (18), Dorothy (17), Phyllis (10), and Sylvia (2)
Census place: Fairchild, Eau Claire, Wisconsin; Roll: T627_4478; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 18-21
Date: 20 Apr 1940

Paul, Lorraine, Dorothy, Ruth, Joyce, Jean, Russell, and Kenneth attended a one room country school, called Pettisville School, for grades one through eight. The only amenity, seen there in later years, was a hand cranked Victrola. The drinking water was in a crock in the back of the room and the school was so cold in the winter that it was necessary to break the ice with the dipper to get a drink.

Obituary from the "Star Tribune" of Minneapolis, Minnesota dated 4 Sep 2012:
Pettis, Russell age 86, of New Brighton, MN, died Aug. 30, 2012. Russell was born in Fairchild, WI, to Floyd and Margaret Pettis. Russell married Alice Thurston on Sept. 12, 1964. They have one daughter, Paula. Russell was a veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and was retired for over 24 years from NSP (Xcel Energy). He enjoyed deer hunting with family. He was a member of the Minneapolis Commodores barbershop chorus since 1980.
Russell is survived by his wife, Alice; daughter Paula; sisters Lorraine Davis, Phyllis Pettis, and Sylvia Bertrang; many cousins, nieces and nephews. A celebration of life will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton, MN at 11am Friday, Sept. 7th. Russell will be buried at West Lawn Cemetery, in Augusta, WI on Saturday, Sept. 8th at 2pm. Memorials may be sent to the Barbershop Harmony Foundation, c/o Ryan Killeen, Director of Development, at 110 Seventh Ave North, Suite 200 Nashville, TN 37203. www.Washburn-McReavy.com Columbia Heights Chapel 763-789-4436

He married Alice Marjorie Thurston 12 Sep 1964 in Altoona, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Floyd Chester Pettis (1895 - 1980)
  Margaret Johanna Whitcomb Pettis (1894 - 1989)
 
 Spouse:
  Alice Marjorie Thurston Pettis (1926 - ____)*
 
 Siblings:
  Paul Woodrow Pettis (1918 - 2001)*
  Rose Lorraine Pettis Hardesty (1920 - ____)*
  Dorothy Eileen Pettis Heinemann (1922 - 2011)*
  Russell Anthony Pettis (1926 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

PETTIS
Russell Anthony
July 8, 1926
August 30, 2012
Alice Marjorie
nee Thurston
October 1, 1926
Married Sept. 12, 1964
Parents of
Paula Marie Pettis
 
Burial:
West Lawn Cemetery
Augusta
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 44.68408, -91.13397
 
Maintained by: Richard Rhode
Originally Created by: James Seidelman
Record added: Sep 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96628583
Russell Anthony Pettis
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Russell Anthony Pettis
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Russell Anthony Pettis
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