Rear Admiral Alexander Wilson Russell

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Alexander Wilson Russell

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Birthplace: Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
Death: November 28, 1908 (83-84)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Grier Russell and Susan Hood Russell
Husband of Julia Ann Russell
Father of Susan Van Horne; Capt. Alexander Wilson Russell, Jr. and Julia Campbell Russell
Brother of William Worthington Russell; Mary McPherson Russell and John Henry Russell (USA) [Rear Admiral post Civil War]

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About Rear Admiral Alexander Wilson Russell

Served in the United States Navy continuously from 1861 until his retirement in 1888. He was appointed paymaster, February 28, 1861; pay inspector, March 3, 1871; pay director, February 23, 1877, and was placed upon the retired list, February 4, 1888. His service on land and sea were most meritorious during the days of our wooden navy, and two generations of his descendant have felt the inspiration of his example. His son, Alexander Wilson Russell, was an ensign in the navy during the Spanish-American war, serving until honorably discharge, while the grandson of Rear-Admiral Russell, Alexander Russell Bolling, is now a midshipman at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis by personal appointment of President Wilson, in recognition of the distinguished service of his grandfather, Rear-Admiral Russell. Source: Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Volume V (p. 1034)

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Rear Admiral Alexander Wilson Russell's Timeline

1824
1824
Frederick, Frederick County, Maryland, United States
1859
1859
Age 35
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States
1864
1864
Age 40
1871
1871
Age 47
1908
November 28, 1908
Age 84
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, United States