Selected Families and Individuals



Obituary (from Watertown Daily Times):  ALEXANDRIA BAY, June 12.---Hiram Alphus Russell, 72, Alexandria Bay, died at 9: 50 Thursday evening in the Alexandria Bay Memorial Hospital after an illness of about three weeks.  He underwent an
operation about a week ago.  Death was attributed to complications.

    Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward (Elida) Geurnan, Philadelphia, Pa., and Mrs. Earl (Nina) Patterson, Lee Valley, Ont.; one son, Joseph Russell, Bangor, Pa.; one brother, Roswell Russell, Alexandria Bay, and two sisters, Mrs. Lynn
Colon, Clayton, and Mrs. Laura Nier, Clayton.

    Funeral services will be held from the home of his niece, Mrs. Earl (Madeleine) House of this village, Saturday afternoon at 2, Rev. Edward L. Swartout, pastor of the Reformed Church of the Thousand Islands, officiating.  Burial will be in
the cemetery at Point Vivian.

    Mr. Russell was born in Point Vivian, town of Alexandria, Sept. 9, 1870, the son fo Alphus and Sarah Houghton Russell.  He married Miss Mary Levery of Clayton on Sept. 12, 1892.  Rev. E.G. Brice performed the ceremony.  He came to this
village following his marriage and had lived here ever since.  Mrs. Russell died in January, 1937.  Mr. Russell was a boatman, painter and carpenter and owned the first motor boat on the St. Lawrence river in this area.  It was called a "skiff
putt" and ran about six miles an hour.  He attended the Reformed Church of the Thousand Islands.