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 Joseph P. Russell, II

Joseph P. Russell, II

Birth
Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, USA
Death 2 Aug 1934 (aged 80)
Chanute, Neosho County, Kansas, USA
Burial Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 73669753 · View Source
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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 Freighters & travelers on the trail's 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 (about 1880) when Lonnie, their son was a baby. They camped near Welda, Ks. overnight on their trip to S.E. Kansas, to a farm 5 Mi. N. E. of Altoona, Ks. 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 on a farm 6 Mi. S. E. of Humbolt, Ks. in the 1933.

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.


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  • Created by: Dale Russell
  • Added: 20 Jul 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 73669753
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Joseph P. Russell, II (29 Jul 1854–2 Aug 1934), Find A Grave Memorial no. 73669753, citing High Prairie Cemetery, Altoona, Wilson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Dale Russell (contributor 47560983) .