Biography of E. F. Russell
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Russell, E. F., Massena, was born in Massena, st 11, 1862, whose father, N. T., was also born here January 25, 1833. He was a son of John, a native of Vermont, born in 1785. The latter was three times married, his first wife being Sarah Wilcox, by whom he had two children; his second wife was Lucy, sister of his first wife, and by her he had four children; his third wife was Naomi Horton, born in 1796, by whom he had a son and a daughter. In 1832 he came to Massena and settled on the farm now owned by his son Norman T., where he died in 1865, his wife having died in 1873. N. T. Russell has followed farming most of his life, hut in 1877 he engaged in the meat business in partnership with D. Hamilton and W. R. Stearns, they being the first to keep a market open the year around in Massena. In 1854 he married Philena F. Hutchinson, of Jefferson county, by whom he had three children: Ida, wife of J. B. Dodge; Clara M., a teacher in Albany College; and Edson F., who was educated in the Massena Union School and the Potsdam Normal School. He was for a few years engaged in school teaching, then bought the Massena Center Creamery, which he has remodeled and refitted. He is now doing a thriving business, making about 100,000 pounds of butter annually. He at first operated the creamery summers and taught school winters, but now conducts it the year around. He is also engaged in the grocery business at the Center, carrying a general line of groceries. June 21, 1880, he married Dora E., daughter of J. B. Baily, of Masscna, by whom he has had four children: Bessie P., born March 13, 1883; Leon N., born February 26, 1887; Lou D., born June 28, 1891; Lela E., born November 13, 1893. Our subject is a Republican, and a member of Massena Lodge No. 513, F. & A. M., Massena Grange No. 704, Good Templers, and I. O. F.

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A memorial record of St. Lawrence County, New York
Edited by: Gates Curtis
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1894

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