|Father||Isaac Newton Russell (1834-1902)|
|Mother||Flora Susannah Sackett (1847-1933)|
In 1900 Florence was living at 43 Hillside Avenue, WaterburyG, in the household of her parents Isaac and Flora, and was recorded in the census as Florence H Russell, at college, aged 17 and born in Connecticut.2
Florence loved Shakespeare. She collected individual leather-bound volumes of his works, was a member of the Shakespeare Society and acted in plays in college. A woman of intellectual energy she was active in two women's organizations comprised mainly of wives of DePauw faculty members. She enjoyed playing bridge and reading aloud with her husband. She is beloved for passing on a tradition of unique Chocolate Peppermint candies.
Florence had frequent strokes over a 15-year period eventually causing her death in 1949. Her wonderful Victorian style home at 707 E. Seminary in Greencastle remained in the family for 55 years. Her daughter Anne lived in the home and maintained a medical practice there until 1973. Several lovely items from the home remain in the family.
—Anne Murray, Port Angeles, Washington, June 2012
Children of Florence Russell and Edwin Bryant Nichols
- Russell Toulmin Nichols b. 19 Feb 1910, d. 9 Dec 1991
- Anne Sackett Nichols b. 8 Jul 1913, d. 5 Sep 1973
- Florence Elizabeth Nichols b. 16 Jul 1916
Notes & Citations
- Emails from Anne Murray to Chris Sackett, May 2009.
- 1900 US census, digital image, Ancestry.com, Roll 148, p. 15B, Enumeration District 425, FHL microfilm 1240148
43 Hillside Avenue, Waterbury, New Haven, Connecticut, 9 Jun 1900
Russell, Isaac N, head, b. Nov 1834, 65, m. 31y, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, dentist, house owned free of mortgage
Russell, Flora S, wife, b. May 1847, 53, m. 31y, 3 ch, all living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Russell, Homer S, son, b. Feb 1874, 26, single, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, billing clerk
Russell, Florence H, dau, b. Aug 1882, 17, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at college
Hampson, Annie R, dau, b. Dec 1870, 29, m. 6y, 1 ch, living, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT
Hampson, Edmund R, grandson, b. Jul 1894, 5, b. CT, father b. CT, mother b. CT, at school
Hampson, R William, son-in-law, b. Jul 1868, 31, m. 6y, b. Eng, father b. Eng, mother b. Eng, immigrated 1884, naturalized, furniture dealer.
|Sackett line||8th great-granddaughter of Thomas Sackett the elder of St Peter in Thanet|
|Charts||Line 3a (American)|
Descendants of Homer Sackett
|Last Edited||27 Jun 2012|