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575. Rebecca Sarah HOLDERNESS214,215 was born on 4 April 1856.196,203 She died on 24 October 1929 at the age of 73 in Marshall County, Oklahoma.196

The 1900 Census stated that Rebecca had 6 children, 5 now living.
Letter from "Sis" to Bettie. dated 30 Dec 1912 from Madill, OK, thanking her for a Christmas gifts. Sis also mentions gifts from Virgie & Hub (daughter Virginia) and from Robert (son). Niece Lynna has recently been to Madill for a visit, but left to go back to Como where she is apparently teaching school.

Rebecca Sarah HOLDERNESS and John G. RUSSELL were married on 10 August 1879 in Hopkins County, Texas.216,217 John G. RUSSELL50,218,219 was born in June 1854 in Texas.203,218

Probable family for John G. Russell:
1870 Census, Hopkins Co TX. Precinct 1, Bright Star P.O.; p65, Dwelling 463. Henry Russell, age 48, b. AR [This would be 1822; doubtful he was born in AR]; Sarah C. age 45 born in IL. Children Delia E age 21, Joseph H age 18, John G age 16, Nannie E age 14, Jeff J age 10, and Clarissa C age 7 - all born in Texas. Mary L. Young age 16 and Willis H. Young age 10 also living with the family. James A. Galbreath, age 30, lives with them and works on the farm.

1900 Hopkins Co TX Census, Sulphur Springs. John, Rebecca and four children present. Virginia was perhaps already married. John's father born in Arkansas; his mother born Illinois. He was a Hardware Dealer. Also living with the family were boarders, W. J. Harris, b. Jan 1879, Messeger at Grocery House, and his wife Bettie, b. Apr 1883.

1910 Census. Marshall Co OK, Madill Town. Living on 2nd Avenue. John G. Russell, age 55, married 30 years. Born TX, both parents b. Arkansas. An agent in a dry goods store. Rebeccah, wife is age 54, born in Arkansas. Father b. NC, mother b. VA. She is teaching reading. Junius G., son, age 13 is the only child at home.

1920 Census, Marshall Co OK, Madill Town, ED 163, p.8, dwelling 161. Adress: Second Avenue. John G. Russell, age 64, born in TX; his father born in AR, his mother born in Illinois. A saleman in Retail Dry Goods. Wife Rebecca S., age 62, b. AR, father born in NC and mother born VA. Son Junius G. was still at home at age 23. He was working as a Salesman in Men's Clothing. Junius was born in Texas before the family moved to Oklahoma

1930 Census, Marshall Co OK, Madill Town, ED 48-5, Sheet 1B, Hh 25.
John D. Russell, age 74, widowed, b. TX, father b. AR, mother b. IL
living with Jess E. Hulse, age 26, married at 24, b. MO, telepgraph operater;
Mae E., age 21, married at 19, b. AR, parents b. AR.; Gene E., their son, age 3 months, b. OK
[I know of no relationship here - either John is boarding with the Hulses or they are renting from him. Rebecca had died the previous year.

Rebecca Sarah HOLDERNESS and John G. RUSSELL had the following children:

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Virginia Clara RUSSELL220 was born on 2 June 1881 in Sulphur Springs, Hopkins County, Texas.220 She died on 3 September 1976 at the age of 95 in Commerce, Hunt County, Texas.

Dallas Morning News, 21 Aug 1910
State Social Affairs
Mrs. Hub Thomas honored her guests, Mrs. Holderness of Emory, Miss Lena Holderness of Madill, OK, and Mr Johnnie Thomas of Wichita Falls with a lawn party Tuesday evening. Twenty couples of young ladies and gentlemen registered in the pretty book of green and pink, representing the colors of the watermelon.
[There must be errors in the above - I believe "Lena" must have been Lynna Holderness, but she was of Cumby.]

Married H. H. Thomas who died of influenza during the epidemic of 1918. She reared 5 children.

1920 Census. Sulphur Springs, Ward 2, Hopkins Co, TX Hh 132
Virgie Thomas, age 38, b. TX
Marvin, son, 19, bookkeeper at the bank
Harrold, son, 14, cash boy, department store
Robert, son, 12, newsboy, street
Virginia, daughter, 4 years, 11 months
Earl, son, 1 year, 8 months.

1930 Census. Sulphur Springs, Ward 2, Hopkins Co TX Hh 126
Virgie Thomas, age 48, widow. 18 when married. Born TX, father b. TX, mother b. AR, Supt of Cafeteria, high school.
Virginia, daughter, age 15
Earl, son, age 11

Texas Death Certificate #69424
Virgie Russell Thomas died 3 Sep 1976 at the Hart Manor Nursing Home, Commerce, Hunt Co TX. Her usual residence was 1707 Jackson St. in Commerce. She waas born 2 Jun 1881 in Sulphur Springs TX and was 95 at her death. Her father was John G. Russell; her mother Rebecca Holderness. Virginia Taylor, daughter, was the informant. Virgie died of congestive heart failure. She was buried City Cemetery, Sulphur Springs, Hopkins Co, TX.


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Robert Henry RUSSELL218,220 was born on 22 January 1883 in Texas.218,220 He died on 10 June 1922 at the age of 39 in Dallas, Dallas County, Texas.

In 1900 Robert, age 17, was working as a Laborer at the Bakery.

Married Kathleen Penn. They had 2 children, Robert H. Russell Jr who married Mabel Lewis, and Mary Kathleen who married Joe Womack.

Dallas Morning News 17 Jun 1922
Robert Russell Formerly Lived in Hopkins county
Special to The News
Cumby, Hopkins Co, Texas, June 16 - Robert H. Russell, who met with such a tragic death in the Deere Building in Dallas last Saturday was born in the Oakland or Prim Hill community in Hopkins County in 1883, but later his parents moved to Sulphur Springs, where he was reared to maturity. He was a grandson of the late Dr. R. C. Holderness, who was one of the leading physicians of this county for more than forty years.

Texas Death Certificate #1077
Dallas, Dallas Co, TX. Deere Building.
Robert Henry Russell, residence 116 S. Brighton
Robert was born 22 Jan 1883 and died 10 Jun 1922, age 39y 4m 18d. He was a life insurance salesman and married.
There was an Inquest on June 10th. He was killed by a fall through the skylight shaft and died instantly. The death was ruled an accident. Mrs. R. H. Russell was in the informant.
The certificate says he was removed to Van Buren, Arkansas for burial, but I have found no cemetery record there.

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Delilah RUSSELL220,221 was born in July 1885 in Texas.218,220

Dallas Morning News, 20 Aug 1900
Society Over the State
COMMERCE
Miss Dee Russell, Miss Kate Holderness of Cumby and Mrs. R. W. Harris [Virginia - Kate's sister - Dee was their niece] are visiting the family of Dr. Holderness. [Dr. George W.-Kate & Virginia's brother.]


Married Henry Louis Copenhagen. Lived in Madill, OK. Had one son, John Louis who married Eileen Ward.
Dee lost a child in the summer of 1906 - Willie mentioned the death of the baby in a letter to Bettie Holderness Haden.

1940 Census. Norman, Ward 4, Cleveland Co, OK, Sheet 8A
418 Elm Street, Hh 286
Henry Kopenhagen, age 60, 1 year of HS, b. Texas, lived in Seminole, Seminole Co 5 years ago, no occupation listed
Deliliah, wife (gave info), 54, 3 years of HS, b. TX
John L., Son, 26, 4 years of HS, b. OK, roustabout, oil fields
Eileen, daughter-in-law, 22, b. OK, lived in Bristow, Creek Co, OK, 5 years ago
David, Grandson, 8 months, b. OK

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Eddie RUSSELL220 was born in July 1888 in Texas.218,220

1900 Census. Prec 3, Grayson Co, TX. Whitewright City, Hh 90
Hubbard H. Thomas, b. Dec 1878, age 21, married 1 year. Born TX as were his parents. Merchant, shoes
Virgie C., wife, b. Jun 1881, age 18, no children, b. TX as were her parents
Eddie Russell, sister-in-law, b. Apr 1886, age 14


HANNON, Joe RUSSELL, Eddie November 26, 1907 - June 8, 1912 Vol. 1, 125
Marshall County, Oklahoma: Index of Marriages: 1907-1912; compiled by The Marshall County Historical & Genealogical Society

Married Joseph B. Hannan and had one child Patricia who married W. D. Lunn. Lived in Madill, OK

1940 Census. Madill City, Marshall Co, OK, Sheet 16 B, Hh 40
Joe Hannon, 54, b. TX, V. President, Bank, lived in the same house 5 years ago
Eddie, wife, (gave info), 59, b. TX
Patricia, daughter, 17, b. OK

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Junius George RUSSELL220 was born on 23 August 1896 in Texas.218,220 He died in August 1962 at the age of 66.222

Married Louise Long. Had one child, Mary Ben who married Keith D. Marshall. Lived in Oklahoma City OK

1940 Census. Econtuchka Twp, Seminole, Ward 4, Seminole Co, OK, Sheet 23-B
601 Jefferson St., Hh 505
Junius G. Russell, age 37. 4 years of HS, born TX, lived in Oklahoma City five years ago, works in the field for the oil industry.
Louise, wife, age 37, b. Missouri
Mary Ben, dau, age 17, b. OK
Maude Long, Mother, age 56, widowed, b. TX