Marion County

John Warren Russell Obituary

Contributed By: Sandy Russell Kasen

Thursday, September 26, 1901

From the Bibview collections published by University of KY.   Originally appeared in the Lebanon Enterprise.


Lebanon Enterprise:  Mr Warren Russell aged 27 died near Gravel Switch Wednesday night after a weeks illness of typhoid fever Deceased was a promising young man For many years he had taught school and was considered an able scholar Three years ago he turned his to the study of medicine and had
spent three years at the Kentucky school of medicine Louisville In one more year he would have finished his course In 1895 he married Miss Anna Rains of this city the daughter of Capt Wm Rains deceased and a brother of Mr James Rains the Superintendent of the Water Works Co Eight weeks ago he was seized with
typhoid fever which assumed a form from the start By his side stood his faithful wife until she was stricken down by the same disease She was moved to the home of her brother in this city and Sunday was taken to Elizabeth where she is doing fairly well Her condition however is such that the death of her husband has to be kept from her Through his illness his mother and step father Mr Jarvis of Lancaster and two brothers were by his side constantly Two other brothers of Decatur Ill will this morning Funeral will this afternoon at 3 oclock at Ryder Cemetery services by Dr Graves Besides his devoted wife deceased leaves two children four and two years of age and a host of friends relatives to mourn his death The bereaved family have the sympathy of the entire community.

*Note of Contributor:

(John) Warren Russell, a young medical student, b. 5 Sep 1874, Ellisburg, Casey Co., KY, d. 25 Sep 1901, Gravel Switch, Marion Co., KY; married to Anna Rains, b. abt 1874, Lebanon, Marion Co.; children: Adelia, b. 1898 and Belle, 1900, believed born in Marion Co; parents: father, Conrad Russell, who predeceased him; mother, Adelia Peyton Russell Jarvis; and step-father, Will B. Jarvis;
surviving brothers: James Robert, George Franklin, William Taylor and Thomas Clay Russell, in addition to several step-siblings; predeceasing him were siblings Jacob H. and Amanda Katherine. Burial was at Ryder Cemetery, Marion Co., KY .




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