Historical Tidbits

Updated March 1, 2015 0:10 AM

Garland7 EWING (Marietta6 HAMILTON, Henry Clay5, Alfred G.4, William Henry3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born January 28, 1898 in Russett, Indian Territory, OK, and died January 29, 1964 in Long Beach, CA. He married Marjorie Althea HUGHES December 18, 1920 in Springer, NM. She was born February 02, 1898 in St. Mary's, Huerfano Co., CO, and died December 10, 1985 in San Rafael, Marin Co., CA. Children of Garland EWING and Marjorie HUGHES are: 21 i. Althea Wilburma8 EWING, born March 12, 1922 in Springer, Colfax Co., NM. She married Jerome Robert DOYLE December 26, 1961. + 22 ii. Norma Helena EWING, born November 15, 1924 in Springer, Colfax Co., NM.
(Information from the Hamilton family page)

HENRY "Harvey" GIRDINE BALCH, son of HENRY BOLCH & SALLY HUNSAKER, was born 29 Mar 1843 Lincoln Co. North Carolina. Died 11 Jul 1903 Johnston Co. Oklahoma Buried Russett Cemetery, Johnston Co. Oklahoma. After the death of his 1st wife, Maggie Faubion he married Sarah Emeline Headrick. They left Cocke Co. Tenn sometime in the 1890's and went to Sherman, Grayson Co. Texas. In the next few years they settled near Russett, Oklahoma where he died. Several of his children from his first marriage went with them.
(Information provided by a BALCH Web site)

Name: John Wesley DEAR Born: 1 JAN 1857 at: Goldthwaite, Mills County, Texas Married: 30 SEP 1891 at: Gatesville, Texas Died: 25 JUL 1940 at: Russett, Okla. (Rural Johnston County) Spouses: Martha (Mary) Adeline ROLES
(Information provided by a DEAR online gedcom)

Husband: Charles Dwayne COLAW
Born: 19 Dec 1938 at: Fredonia,Wilson County,Kansas
Married: 30 Mar 1957 at: Winfield,Cowley County,Kansas
Father:Charles Benjamin COLAW Mother:Mabel Estella KAUTH
Wife: June Rose BURTON
Born: 31 Mar 1936 at: Russett,Johnston County,Oklahoma
(Information from Charles COLAW gedcom site)

Name: Billy Gene KERBO
Born: 27 FEB 1932 at: Gould, Harmon, OK, USA
Married: 13 FEB 1959 at: Mannheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Died: 19 JUL 1990 at: Russett, Johnston, OK, USA
Spouses: Frances MEIER
(Information from the Heinrich Family History site)

Here is a nice description of one man's journey to connect with the Rock Island Rail Road which ran through Russett.
(From the archives)

Very brief information about the Rock Island's life.

Russett made the 1997 tornado list.


The Russett section of this OklahomaHistory.net site is maintained by Paula Stout-Burke