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Lorenzo D. Russell
November 25–May 1951

96, Dies Sunday; Came Here By Covered Wagon in '78

Funeral for L. D. Russell, 96, was held Tuesday afternoon at Goetsch Funeral home. Rev. Walter D. Wigger, Anamosa Baptist pastor, officiated. Casket Bearers were Raleigh Houstman, Dan James, Roy Glick and Price Blayney. Burial was in Forest Cemetery.

Born in 1855
Lorenzo D. Russell was born at Clifton, Mason county, West Virginia, Nov. 25, 1855. He moved with his parents to Jones county, Iowa in 1878. They traveled by covered wagon, leaving West Virginia on Oct. 31 and arrived in Iowa on Dec. 3 in 1878.
Mr. Russell and Sarah Meeks of Jackson township, Jones county, were married July 10, 1883. Three children were born, Mrs. Vada Reese and Mrs. Rosella Davison, both of South Pasedena, Calif., and Elmer Russell, Anamosa.

Helped Build Church
Mr. Russell has always lived near Olin and in Anamosa since coming to Iowa. He worked at various types of labor, including farming. For some years he worked for Anamosa City Waterworks. He helped build the old Riverside church in Jackson township. Mr. Russell's wife preceded him in death in 1928. Surviving, in addition to his three children, is a sister, Mrs. Maggie Dunn, Villisca, along with six grandchildren, two great-granddaughters and other relatives.

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Source: Anamosa Journal, May 31 1951.

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