Biography of George E. Russell
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George E. Russell, capable mayor and well known business man of Salem, is a native of Pennsylvania. He was born in Butler County, March 19, 1868, and is the son of Huston and Anise (McElvain) Russell.

Huston Russell was a farmer during his entire life. He died in 1917 and his wife died in 1922. They had nine children: John, deceased; Perry, deceased; R. M., lives at Greenville, Pa.; Golden, lives in Butler County, Pa.; George E., the subject of this sketch; Amantha, deceased; Emily, lives in Butler County, Pa.; Rose, lives in Cleveland; and Zella, lives in Akron, Ohio.

George E. Russell spent his boyhood on his father's farm and Chen a young man engaged in the livery and express business at Beaver Falls, Pa. 'He later was interested in the lumber business in Michigan and also spent some time in Chicago. In 1905 he removed to Salem, where he has since resided. For a number of years he has engaged in the restaurant business here, the business being known as Russell & Wiggers. Mr. Russell was elected president of the city council in January, 1924, to succeed Mayor Schaeffer, who resigned.

Mr. Russell was married Sept. 1, 1905, to Miss Mabel Heacock, of Alliance, Ohio, a daughter of I. B. and Alpharetta Heacock. To them have been born four children: Kenneth, who died in 1922; Alpharetta, born March 19, 1908; Betty, born in September, 1912; and Elizabeth, born July 2, 1918.

Mr. Russell is a Republican, a member of the Presbyterian Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias.


From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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