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John Franklin Russell
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Birth: Sep. 9, 1882
Fonda
Pocahontas County
Iowa, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 1967
Wapello
Louisa County
Iowa, USA

John Russell was a twin brother of Henry "James" Russell who died in 1886. His father, John Russell (1839-1889) died when the family was quite young, and John's mother, Sarah Stacy (Lovering) Russell, remarried for a short while, during which time the family left Pocahontas County, Iowa, and moved to Louisa County, Iowa.

The other children of the family, besides John and his twin, were: Arthur George Russell (1874-1962), William Russell (1877-1952), Elijah Russell (1879-1925), Albert Russell (ca. 1884 - 1886), Mary Frances (Russell) Maddux (1886-1966), and a daughter who died in infancy.

John married Flossie Walker in 1903. They had no children of their own, but raised a cousin of John's as a foster son, Byron Robert Ernst (1898-1975).


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Davenport Times-Democrat, November 5, 1967; Davenport, Scott County, Iowa:

Wapello (IA) -- Services for John Franklin Russel (sic), 85, of Wapello, will be at 2 p.m. Monday (November 6, 1967) at Dudgeon-McCulley Funeral Home.

Burial will be in Bethel Cemetery. Visitation will be between 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. today.

Mr. Russel died at 6:30 p.m. Friday of a heart attack.

He was born September 9, 1882, at Fonda, Iowa, and was a lifelong resident of Louisa County.

His wife, the former Flossie Walker, survives.


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The Burlington Hawk-Eye, page 3, November 5, 1967; Burlington, Des Moines County, Iowa:

Wapello (IA) -- John Frankling (sic) Russel (sic), 85, suffered a fatal heart attack at 6:30 p.m. Friday (November 6, 1967).

Most of his life had been spent in this area.

Mr. Russel was the son of John and Sarah Loveling (sic) Russel (sic), and was born at Fonda on September 9, 1882.

Mr. Russel is survived by his wife, the former Flossie Walker. Five brothers and two sisters died previously.

Services: Dudgeon-McCulley funeral home Monday at two with burial in Bethel cemetery near Newport.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John Russell (1839 - 1889)
  Sarah Russell (1854 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Flossie Zella Walker Russell (1884 - 1968)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur George Russell (1874 - 1962)*
  William Russell (1877 - 1952)*
  Elijah Russell (1879 - 1925)*
  John Franklin Russell (1882 - 1967)
  Henry James Russell (1882 - 1886)*
  Albert Russell (1884 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Russell - Flossie Z. 1884 - 1968, John F. 1882 - 1967
 
Burial:
Bethel Cemetery
Wapello
Louisa County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: DW Brumm
Record added: Dec 03, 2012
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John Franklin Russell
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John Franklin Russell
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