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George W. Russell
Wagner Twp.

George W. Russell, was born in Vermont Apr. 7, 1845, son of Isaac and Nancy (Tewksbury) Russell, natives of New Hampshire. He removed in 1855 with his parents, to Clayton County, where he received his education. He worked on his father's farm until the latter's death, in 1878, and has since, in company with a twin brother, carried on the old homestead farm and another one purchased about twelve years since. Our subject has 250 acres of good land on section 13, under a high state of cultivation, and containing modern buildings and improvements. Mr. Russell has some of the finest stock in the county, including two fine Canadian horses, imported in 1881. He was married May 16, 1871, to Margaret Ann Tapper, daughter of James and Ellen Tapper, of Giard Township. They have two children - Mary Ellen and Ross. Mr. Russell has been Township Trustee two terms. He is a Republican.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1141-42
Transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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