Is your surname Russell?

Research the Russell family

Share your family tree and photos with the people you know and love

  • Build your family tree online
  • Share photos and videos
  • Smart Matching™ technology
  • Free!

Related Projects

Edith Russell (Finch)

Death: January 01, 1978 (77-78)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edward Bronson Finch and Delia Brodhead Finch
Wife of Bertrand Russell, 3rd Earl Russell, Nobel Prize in Literature 1950

Managed by: Carlos F. Bunge
Last Updated:

About Edith Russell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Edith Finch, Countess Russell (1900-1978) was Bertrand Russell's fourth and last wife, and by all accounts, provided him with the marriage that made him happiest. She was born to Edward Bronson Finch, a physician, and his wife, Delia, in New York City. She was educated at Bryn Mawr College and St. Hilda's College, Oxford. She was employed as an instructor of English literature at Bryn Mawr, but she never became a permanent member of the faculty. She published biographies of Wilfred Scawen Blunt in 1938 and M. Carey Thomas, a president of Bryn Mawr, in 1947. She married Bertrand Russell, whom she had known for many years, in December 1952 and supported him in his many causes.

view all

Edith Russell's Timeline

January 1, 1978
Age 78