Russell, Edwin Jackson

Male 1871 - 1923  (52 years)


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  • Name Russell, Edwin Jackson 
    Born 9 Sep 1871  Wensley Yorkshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 Dec 1923  Fullerton Ne Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • EDWIN JACKSON RUSSELL
      Edwin Jackson Russell, the youngest son of John and Hannah Russell, was born September 9, 1871 in Wensley, Yorkshire, England. He came to America with his parents and five brothers when he was nine years of age. He would tell of his life in England and going to school there. He remembered the whales on the ocean. He grew up on the farm and loved rural life. As a young man he went away to business school at Fremont, Nebraska. He was a beautiful penman and loved neat small figures in his books. Physically he was probably considered rather short, 5'8" or 9", stocky build and a beautiful head of auburn hair and a fair complexion to go with it. He wore a mustache as a young father.
      He was working for his oldest brother, William, when he met Kate Almira Ludington, the district schoolmarm that boarded there. They were married April 9, 1898, in Fullerton, Nebraska.

















      third daughter of John W. Ludington and Rebecca Newman. She was born March 25, 1874 at Lone Tree, now Central City, Merrick county, Nebraska.
      In about 1903 the Indian Territory of South Dakota opened up for the drawing of land. Edwin, Kate and their two children along with an older brother, James and his family, and a brother-in-law, John Ludington with his family, went up to get land. They did not get land on the first drawing but were able to purchase land from speculators that did, very cheap. James and Edwin started the Rose Bud National Bank of Herrick, South Dakota. They remained there for three or four years and returned to Fullerton.
      Upon returning to Nebraska, Edwin and Kate moved to a farm of 160 acres about 10 miles west of Fullerton near the original farm. He farmed, fattened cattle and hogs for market and had a generally busy and full life. There were brothers and neighbors around them for heavy work, for they helped each other when the need arose. Their family numbered five now, two boys and three girls.
      The Oldest, (Viola) Marie, was ready for high school so they decided to move to town. This was about 1914. Edwin worked in the bank for a time and in the Fullerton grain Elevator, but could not forget his love for the farm. About 1918 he bought 80 acres two miles west of town. They built a lovely two story home, tile barn and hog house and other buildings on it and moved their family there. He was able to keep his boys busy and each child had a pony to enjoy and care for.
      About 1922, Edwin semi-retired letting his oldest son, (Edwin) Clyde, do the farming. His youngest son, Kenneth Ludington died of a ruptured appendix after a short illness, August 16, 1921 at 15 years of age.
      Edwin J. died very suddenly December 19, 1923 at 52 years of age. He had been herding some cattle which were out of the fence, down by the river, some distance from the house. He apparently suffered a heart attack. He was able to get into the wagon and start the team, which brought him to the house. This was a very traumatic experience to the children and especially to Kate.
      Kate and her two daughters Kathryn Eleanor and Edith Marion moved into Fullerton. Kate was active in 4-H work, being a leader for several years. She was on the County Fair Board and active in her Episcopal Church. She enjoyed hand work and braided many rugs, she learned to make quilts from wool. She washed, dried, carded the wool and tied the quilts.
    Person ID I6390  Hougham
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2002 

    Father Russell, John 
    Mother Howe, Hannah 
    Family ID F2508  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ludington, Kate Almira
              b. 25 Mar 1874, Lone Tree Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 31 Oct 1961, Davis Co. Bountiful Ut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 9 Apr 1898  Central City Ne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Russell, Viola Marie
              b. 24 Sep 1899, Fullerton Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Nov 1966  (Age 67 years)
     2. Russell, Edwin Clyde
              b. 31 Jan 1902, Fullerton Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Feb 1971, Fullerton Ne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     3. Russell, Kenneth Ludington
              b. 6 Apr 1906, Fullerton Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 16 Aug 1921  (Age 15 years)
     4. Russell, Kathryn Eleanor
              b. 9 Dec 1911
              d. 23 May 2001, Woods Cross Ut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
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    Family ID F2509  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart