Shelby County

Grant E. Russell



Grant E. Russell

"History of Shelby County, Ohio"
by A.B.C. Hitchcock; Sidney, Ohio; 1913
Richmond-Arnold Pub. Co.; Chicago, IL.
Page 647

     who is one of the representative citizens and well informed and successful agriculturists of Clinton township, Shelby county, O., where he owns and operates 160 acres of excellent land, was born in this township, March 2, 1860, and is a son of Moses James and Martha (Beck) Russell, the family being a leading one in this section.
     Moses James and Martha (Beck) Russell were the parents of the following children: Harry W., who is a well known attorney at law, at Dayton, O.; Fred J., who is in the mill business at Sidney; Jessie, who is the wife of John Blake; Daisy E., who is the wife of Frank M. Sayer. who is secretary and treasurer of the Farmers Grain and Milling Company at Sidney; Bertha E.. who is the wife of Elmer Sturn: Dana G., and Grant E. Since his school days Grant E. Russell has been engaged continuously in
agricultural pursuits. When lie reached manhood he was married to Miss Ida M. Blake, who was born at Sidney, a daughter of Oliver B. and Mary A. (Ensey) Blake. Mrs. Russell died in September, 1894, leaving two children: Howard Blake and Homer Clifford. Mr. Russell's second marriage was to Florence Green and they have one child. Bonnie Ensey. The father of Mrs. Russell was formerly a butcher and later a fanner, and now lives retired at Sidney.  Mr. and Mrs. Russell are members of the Presbyterian church, taking a conscientious interest in all its work. Politically he is a Republican but has never accepted any office except that of school director, and fraternally he is identified with the Masons.

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