Alex Russell Dead
Former Trigg Countian Passes Away in Paducah
Alex RUSSELL died this morning, of pneumonia, at 628 Stones Street.
He was born in Cadiz and was 48 years of age.
A wife and five children survive him.
He was a house carpenter by trade and was a member of the Maccabees Lodge.
The funeral will take place from the family residence Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock.
The services will be conducted by the Rev. Peter FIELDS, and the burial will be at Oak Grove. "Paducah News-Democrat"
Mr Russell was a brother of Charles T. RUSSELL, who was killed by Pat GRAY at Golden Pond last fall. He has many relatives and friends in Trigg who will regret to learn of his death.
Cadiz Record Feb 23, 1905

Pennyrile Deaths – March 13, 1999
PRINCETON, Ky. — Inus Maude Russell, 88, Princeton, died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at Caldwell County Hospital of natural causes.
Arrangements are incomplete at Morgan’s Funeral Home.

Pennyrile Deaths – March 15, 1999
PRINCETON, Ky. — Services for Inus Maude Russell, 88, Princeton, were this afternoon at Morgan’s Funeral Home. Burial was scheduled for Cedar Hill Cemetery.
She died at 1:10 a.m. Thursday at CaIdwell County Hospital following a long illness.
A native of Lyon County, she was born April 10, 1910, the daughter of the late Sam and Beatrice Crump Williams. She was a domestic worker and was a member of the Macedonia Baptist Church, Eddyville, and was associated with the Jehovah Witnesses. Her husband, Tyler Wims, preceded her in death. A son, James Noble Wims, and two daughters, Clara Wims and Olivia Wims,. also preceded her in death.
Survivors include a son, Lawrence Wims, Ecorse, Mich.; two sisters, Marzelia Anderson, Detroit, Mich., Norma Ray, Louisville and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Uncle Joseph M. Russell, residing four miles South of town died Monday morning of Brights Disease aged seventy one years.
The deceased was one of our most successful farmers and highly esteemed citizens and left for his wife and two children a plenty of this world goods.
He was born in Russellville but had lived within two miles of his present home since 1821. The burial took place Tuesday at the family grave yard. Dr. J.M.Gill conducting the services. Peace to his memory - Todd County Progress
Hopkinsville New Era Feb 1887


Luther Russell Dies At Dawson
Brother of Jesse RUSSELL of this city dies at 65
Mr Luther RUSSELL, 65 years of age, son of the late W.W. and Eliza RUSSELL passed quietly away at the home near Dawson Springs, Ky, on Saturday March 16th, 1940, after a long
Mr Russell spent the greater part of his life in Trigg county. The family having moved to Hopkins county some
years ago.
He is survived by the following brothers and sisters, Willie, Leslie, Alvin and Miss Sadie RUSSELL of
Dawson Springs, Mrs Maggie Hicks of Colorado and Jessie RUSSELL of Cadiz, Ky - besides several nephews and
Mr Russell united with the church in early life and remained a faithful Christian to the end.
Internment took place in the Mount Eden Cemetery on Sunday March 1st in the presence of a large crowd of friends and relatives.
Rev. Luther Sanders and D.L. Vance conducting the last rites.Cadiz Record - Mar 20 1940-


Died in front of His Fire
Mr. SAMUEL RUSSELL, an old gentleman well known in the city, died very suddenly of heart trouble at his home four miles east of here Tuesday night. He had been complaining of not feeling well for some months, and laid down on a pallet before the fire to rest. When he was called for supper he failed to respond and an investigation revealed the fact that he was dead. Mr. Russell was 70 years old. The interment took place Wednesday near Antioch church.
Hopkinsville KENTUCKIAN - Mar 1896

April 29, 1930
Cadiz Record
Former Trigg County Man Meets Tragic Death Near Dawson
W.W. Russell and Daughter are Burned to Death in Fire that Destroyed ???Home
W. W. Russell, a former Trigg County citizen and father of Mr. Jess Russell of Cadiz, lost his life in a fire that destroyed his home near Dawson at an early hour last Saturday morning.
A daughter, Miss Mary Russell, also perished in the flames that took the life of the father.
Mr. Russell had spent most of his life in Trigg County.  He was a son of the late Starling Russell but had been away from the county about fifteen years.  He is survived by a brother, Dick Russell of Madisonville and a sister, Mrs. Marion Wheeler near Trigg Furnace. The wife, who was a sister of Messrs. William, Mate and Lee Cameron and
who has many other relatives in the county, survives him and also the following children: Luther and Miss Susie Russell and Mrs. Charles Hicks of Dawson; Jess Russell of Texas.
The remains of both Mr. Russell and his daughter were brought to Trigg County and buried Saturday afternoon at Mr. Zion, five miles north of Cadiz.  Short services were held at the grave by Rev. C.D. Owen of Cadiz and Rev. A.L. Schanzenbacher of Dawson.
Mr. Russell was a good citizen and a devout Christian gentleman and the tragic end is deeply deplored by his many Trigg County friends.  The daughter was also a most excellent lady.
In speaking of the tragedy that caused the death of Mr. Russell and his daughter, a special from Dawson of April 26th and published in the Courier-Journal of Sunday says:
While trying to drag her father, W.W. Russell, 81 year old farmer, from their burning home near here early today, Miss Mary Russell, 52 years old, was trapped in the flames and burned to death with him.
Members of the family discovered the flames on the second story of the residence one mile from here on the Cadiz road about 3 o’clock this morning.  Before the flames gained headway all members of the family were aroused and got out of the house.
When neighbors gathered and started in the burning structure hoping  to salvage some furniture, Mr. Russell followed them and went back to the second floor.  Miss Russell, clad only in night clothing, heard him shout down for others to bring up water.  She shouted for him to come back and ran up the stairs.  Mr. Russell evidently opened a door admitting air to the blaze for the entire second floor burst into flames as soon as he shouted for water.  The daughter disappeared into the smoke, presumably to help him to safety.
Neighbors tried to climb the stairs, but the second floor became a furnace so quickly that the house had to be vacated.  A brother of Miss Russell, Luther, 89, refused to leave the house and was held by neighbors to prevent him from going upstairs.  Outside they continued to restrain him from rushing back into the house to rescuer his father and sister.  It was not until daylight, when the flames died down somewhat that the bodies were found.  They were close together and charred.
Mrs. Russell collapsed and was taken to a neighbor’s home.  Another daughter, Miss Lucy Russell, was home when the fire broke out.  Other survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Charles Hicks of Dawson Springs and another son, Alvin , Larned, Kan. Homer Brown, Princeton coroner, Caldwell county, came to the scene of the fire this morning and conducted an inquest without impaneling a jury.  He held the facts so obvious a jury was not necessary.  The Russell residence
was over the line in Caldwell county. The family, prominent in this section, had been cleaning house Friday, and
it thought fire started in a box of clothing. Under a Dawson date line, the Hopkinsville New Era says that Mr. Russell
and the daughter rushed up the steps to the second story of the farm home in an attempt to put out the blaze.  A son, Luther Russell, was getting his mother, who is 72 years of age out of the building and did not notice for a few minutes where his father and sister were. Suddenly the roof caved in and shut off entrance by the stairway.  The smoke filled the upstairs room where the father and daughter had gone to
fight the fire.  A window was knocked out and terror stricken faces of the father and daughter were seen.  Before the window could be reached in an attempt to get the two out, the smoke overcame them and the whole roof fell in and the roaring flames forced further attempts at rescue to cease.
There is a mistake in the age of Luther in this article.  He can certainly not be 89 years of age if his father was only 81.  Mr. William Washington Russell was born March 10, 1848 and married Ann Eliza Cameron on Jan. 29, 1874.  Luther was their first child and was born on Nov. 16, 1874.  Mary,
the daughter who died in the fire, was born Oct. 1, 1876.

Pennyrile Deaths April 5, 1999
CADIZ, Ky. — William R. “Bill” Russell, 76, Cadiz, died at 1 a.m. Saturday at his home of natural causes.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Goodwin Funeral Home, with the Revs. Norman Ellis and Jack Larwa officiating. Burial will be in Green Hill Memorial Gardens, Hopkinsville. Visitation will begin at 4 this afternoon, and Masonic rites will be at 7 p.m.
A native of Williamsport, Tenn., he was born Nov. 21, 1922, the son of the late G.C. Russell Sr. and Liza Jane Johnson Russell. He was the retired owner and operator of Line Service Co., Madisônville, for 25 years and was the former owner and manager of Russ’s Restaurant, Hopkinsville. He had formerly worked in sales in the Nashville, Tenn., area. He was a World War II Army Air Corp veteran and was a member of the
Eddyville Masonic Lodge, the Rizpah Temple and the Scottish Rite. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Jean Hardy Russell; a son, W.R. “Bobby” Russell, Madisonville; two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Patricia) Braboy, Cadiz, Mrs. Arnold (Judy) Walker, Tampa, Fla.; two sisters, Mae Alderson, Williamsport, Tenn., Elma White, Donaldson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren and 11 great  grandchildren.

William Robert "Bill" Russell
CADIZ -- William Robert "Bill" Russell, 76, died at 1 a.m. Saturday, April 3, 1999, at his home here.

A U.S. Air Corp World War II veteran, he retired as the owner and operator of Line Service Co. in Madisonville after 25 years of service. He was the former owner and manager of Russ's Restaurant in Hopkinsville and also had worked in sales in the Nashville area for many years.

Of the Baptist faith, he was a member of Eddyville Masonic Lodge and was a 32nd-degree Mason. He also was a member of Rizpah Temple in Madisonville and the Scottish Rite.

Survivors include his wife, Jean Hardy Russell; two daughters, Patricia Braboy of Cadiz and Judy Walker of Tampa, Fla.; one son, W.R. "Bobby" Russell of Madisonville; two sisters, Mae Alderson of Williamsport, Tenn., and Elma White of Donaldson, Tenn.; eight grandchildren, including Patrick Russell of Henderson; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Services were held Tuesday at Goodwin Funeral Home in Cadiz.

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