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Russell, George Kendall


Age: 21, credited to Rockingham, VT
Unit(s): 15th NH INF
Service: 15th NH INF

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Birth: 04/04/1841, Cabot, VT
Death: 09/01/1926

Burial: Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Carolyn Adams
Findagrave Memorial #: 95647849


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 7/5/1904
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: None


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Immanuel Cemetery, Bellows Falls, VT

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Russell, George Kendall, of Bellows Falls, son of Willard and Abigail E. (Ward) Russell, was born in Cabot, April 11, 1841.

Having received his early education at the common schools and the Franklin (N. H.) Academy, he moved with his parents to Lawrence, Mass., and from thence to Exeter, N. H., where he engaged in the manufacture of paper with his father, commencing his business career at the early age of seventeen.

Like so many of our youth, he felt the martial ardor of the time and in 1862 enlisted in Co. E, 15th N. H. Regt., and served till that organization was mustered out of service. In 1870, he purchased the interest of his father in the Exeter mill and continued by himself till 1873, when he disposed of the property and removed to Bellows Falls, where he again entered into a business connection with his father, buying a paper mill which the firm operated till 1879, when, the father selling his interest to the son, the latter erected a pulp mill. Twelve years afterwards he sold this to the Fall Mountain Paper Co., and, after disposing of his other manufacturing property to the Robertson & Coy Paper Co., retired from active business life.

Always a Republican he held many official positions in the towns of Brentwood, N. H., and Exeter, and has also devoted much time to Free Masonry, being a member of King Solomon's Lodge, No. 45, of Bellows Falls, Abenaqui Chapter, and Beauseant Commandery, of Brattleboro, while his name is on the roll of Mt. Kilborn Lodge, K. of H., and E. H. Stoughton Post, No. 34, G.A.R.

Mr. Russell, Nov. 9, 1863, espoused Annie A., daughter of Mark and Elizabeth (Flagg) Colbath. Of this union there are three living children: Willard T., Lizzie W., and Grace L.

Source: Jacob G. Ullery, compiler, Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont, (Transcript Publishing Company, Brattleboro, VT, 1894), Part II, p. 346.


Former Prominent paper Mill Owner in Bellows Falls.

George K. Russell, 85, until 20 years ago, a prominent paper mill owner of Bellows Falls, was buried here Saturday in Immanuel cemetery. His death occurred suddenly of heart disease Sept. 1 at the Weirs, N.H., where he had been spending the summer. Since retiring from business he had made his home with his only daughter, Mrs. Charles H. West, in Medford, Mass. His wife, who was Annie Colbath of Exeter, N.H., died two years ago. Mr. Russell was many years the junior member of the firm of Willard Russell & Son, paper makers, a member of the local post of the Grand Army and of the Knights Templar.

Source: Vermont Phoenix, September 10, 1926
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.