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Margaret Frances Russell (Wright)

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Doaksville Creek, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States
Death: October 25, 1939 (86)
Davis, Murray, OK, United States
Place of Burial: Davis, Murray County, Oklahoma, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Chester Ashley Wright and Arabella Pitchlynn Wright / Lacy
Wife of Perry Russell
Mother of John Russell, Sr.; Claborn R. Russell; William Russell, Sr.; Ellen Rowe; Rhoda Mabry and 3 others
Sister of Calvin Claiborne Wright and Elizabeth Henrietta Sperling

Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About Margaret Frances Russell

An interview with Margaret Wright Russell is included in the "Indian Pioneer Papers" can be found here: Margaret Wright Russell

Printed in The Davis News on Oct. 26, 1939; Reprinted with permission

Mrs. Margaret Russell Claimed by Death

A well known and universally beloved pioneer, Mrs. Margaret F. Russell, 86, widow of the late Perry Russell, departed this life at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, 1939, at her home in this city. She had been confined to her bed two weeks and for the past week her death had been momentarily expected.

Funeral rites were held at the Methodist church at 2:30 p.m. today, conducted by the pastor, Rev. E. L. Lloyd. The body was laid to rest in Green Hill cemetery beside her husband who passed away July 31, 1919. Hutchins and Sons was in charge.

Margaret Francis Wright was born Aug. 12, 1853, in the Choctaw Nation at Doaksville, now known as Eagletown, Okla. She came with her parents to this vicinity when four years old and spent the remainder of her life here. She was married to Perry Russell in 1867 at Cobb Springs near the Washita river west of Davis.

To this union were born ten children (five girls and five boys) seven of whom survive, namely: John, Clabe and Will Russell, Davis, Okla.; Pat Russell, San Francisco, Calif.; Bud Russell, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Mrs. Jim (Ellen) Rose and Mrs. John (Rhoda) Mabry, both of Davis. Those deceased were: Mrs. Fannie Ferguson, Mrs. Asa Maley and Jane Russell. She also had 40 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren.

"Grandma" Russell was a loving, faithful wife and mother. Her life was full of sunshine and cheerfulness, and she always had a kind word for everyone and seemed to delight in making others happy. She had been a member of the Methodist church since she was 25 years of age.

Hutchins & Sons Funeral Home Record

Margarette Russell of Davis, Okla Widow, Housewife Husband: Perry Russell Burial: 10/26/1939

The following family members are lying in rest in a family plot: Fannie Russell Ferguson Perry Russell Margaret Wright Russell Ruth Russell Maley

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Margaret Frances Russell's Timeline

August 13, 1853
Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States
December 17, 1878
Age 25
OK, United States
August 5, 1880
Age 26
OK, United States
August 31, 1883
Age 30
OK, United States
Age 35
OK, United States
December 8, 1892
Age 39
Oklahoma, United States
Age 41
Oklahoma, United States
Age 44
OK, United States
November 17, 1900
Age 47
Caddo, Bryan, OK, United States
October 25, 1939
Age 86
Davis, Murray, OK, United States