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W. C. Russell


William C. Russell was born in Orange, March 13, 1835, and received a public school education.

 In 1871 he was a member of the general assembly, representing the town of Orange in the house. He has held most of the offices within the gift of the town and is at present a member of the board of selectmen and a justice of the peace. Mr. Russell is a republican in politics. He is engaged in the wholesale meat business and is connected with the Peerless Attachment Co. of Tyler City, and with C. C. Andrew & Co. of New Haven. He is a member of the Congregational church and of Annawan Lodge, No. 115, F. and A. M., of West Haven, also of the Sons of Temperance order. He has been connected with the state militia. Mr. Russellís family consists of a wife and two daughters. The former was Miss Mary J. Lyon prior to her marriage. The home of Mr. Russell is at Tyler City.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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