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Russell, James Corbett (1902-1968)

RUSSELL, HUDDLESTUN, ANDERSON, BLAIR, MAGEE, KEPPEL

Posted By: Debbie Greenfield (email)
Date: 12/5/2017 at 12:14:41

Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, Iowa, Monday, March 4, 1968

J.C. Russell dies suddenly at his home

James C. Russell, 66, widely known Webster City area farmer and a former member of the Hamilton county board of supervisors for 15 years, died suddenly Sunday at 2:45 p.m. at his home two miles northeast of Webster City. Death was attributed to a heart attack suffered while he was investigating a grass fire near his home.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Foster Funeral home with the Rev. Homer A. Doak officiating. Burial will be in Graceland cemetery.

James Corbett Russell, son of J.W.A. and Mary Russell, was born Feb. 16, 1902, at Monticello, Miss. He was reared and educated in that community.

He later moved to Chicago where he was employed by the Great Western railroad for many years.

He was united in marriage Sept. 17, 1926 to Ramona Huddlestun, and the couple resided for awhile in Chicago. In 1928, Mr. Russell retired from the railroad and the family came to Webster City to make their home at the family farm northeast of this city.

Mr. Russell served for 15 years on the county board of supervisors, starting his first term Jan. 1, 1944 and serving until Dec. 31, 1958. He served as chairman of the board for much of that time.

He is survived by his wife; one daughter, Mrs. Louis (Patricia) Anderson of Bradley, Ill.; two grandchildren, James Lawrence and Lynn Janice Anderson; three sisters, Mrs. F.M. (Verlie) Blair of Houston, Texas, Mrs. Grace Magee, Hattiesburg, Miss., and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Keppel, Stockton, Calif.; one half-brother and several half-sisters, and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, who died in infancy.

Mr. Russell was a member of the First Congregational church in Webster City. He was the present exalted ruler of the Webster City Elks lodge; was a past master of the Masonic Lodge and past pastron of the Order of Eastern Star.


 

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