William Huntington Russell
|General Russell was born August 12, 1809 , in Middletown, Connecticut , where three of his ancestors had been pastors of the First Congregational Church, a continuous period of one hundred and eighteen years, and his father, deacon for thirty years. Before entering Yale he was for several years a cadet in the famous military academy founded and conducted by Captain Alden Partridge (U.S.A.), a graduate of West Point, and for twelve years previously professor and military superintendent at the National Academy at West Point. |
This academy [Russell's] was similar to West Point, having as an object the preparation of young men "to command in time of need the hastily raised troops of a great and growing nation," and General Sherman stated that it at one time almost rivaled the National Academy at West Point. It was these years of strict military discipline that gave General Russell such a knowledge of military affairs and influenced his life work. The death of his father [Matthew Talcott Russell], aged sixty-eight, from acute erysipelas, and changes in the fortunes of the family threw the care of his mother (who had vigorous health to the age of eighty-seven) upon him, and he subsequently entered Yale under circumstances of severe financial adversity. He was self-supporting in college, and in all his frequent journeys between New Haven and his home in Middletown (twenty-six miles) was obliged to go on foot, owing to financial necessity. Such was his ability and industry that, in spite of these impediments, he graduated as valedictorian in 1833, at the head of a class which in sophomore year numbered one hundred and twenty-two students, among whom were many who attained much distinction in their life work. He had hoped to enter the ministry. Urgent financial necessity, and the need of assuming responsibilities left by the death of his father, forced him to give up his earnest desire to study theology, and he then began teaching, to obtain immediate income.
In September, 1836 , he opened in a small dwelling house, a new private school for boys, preparatory for college. With only a few pupils at first, and no assistance from any one, and owing only to his personality and scholarship, his school rapidly became large and famous, and when it closed at his death, May 19, 1885 , there were said to have been four thousand young men from all parts of this and some foreign countries under his care as pupils. During about half a century there were at Yale young men who had prepared for college under his care. Never seeking to lay up riches, giving away freely of what he had, he was ever ready to assist many young men who without means sought an education.
Yale owned the Russell family and all the ancestors, as shown in the following edited biography from Universities and their sons: history, influence and ..., Volume 2, by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, John De Witt, John Howard Van Amringe:
The Russell Process Company was in the business of licensing patents for metallurgy, especially for extracting metals from ore. Its office was in New York City, but much of the business was done out of the office of the secretary-treasurer, Talcott H. Russell, attorney of New Haven, Connecticut (1847-1917; Y. 1869). His brother Edward H. Russell (1855-1928; Y. 1878 S.) was general manager. C.A. Stetefeldt was president.Stetefeldt was author of a book called Russell's improved process for the lixiviation of silver-ores: With critical remarks on other methods of copper, silver and gold extraction..
Title: The Lixiviation of Silver-Ores with hyposulphite solutions, with special reference to the Russell process. Publisher: British Library, Historical Print Editions The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom. It is one of the world's largest research libraries holding over 150 million items in all known languages and formats: books, journals, newspapers, sound recordings, patents, maps, stamps, prints and much more. Its collections include around 14 million books, along with substantial additional collections of manuscripts and historical items dating back as far as 300 BC.The GENERAL HISTORICAL collection includes books from the British Library digitised by Microsoft. This varied collection includes material that gives readers a 19th century view of the world. ... British Library Stetefeldt, Carl A.; 1888. xx. 233 p.; 8 . 7106.cc.20.
It seems that the book originally published by the British Library has been reprinted from the public domain by someone or something called Nabu Press:
For the past year or so, I have noticed a lot of new public domain books appearing in Amazon underNabu Press. They seem to have no website and their books do not have any contact information, and I have gotten many inquiries from people thinking that my site, PublicDomainReprints.org is actually Nabu Press (we are not). Yet, they keep pumping out public domain reprints to a tune of over 600,000 titles so far.
I took some time to check various state corporation databases and actually managed to find who Nabu Press is. They are … BiblioBazaar / BiblioLife, a company started by former BookSurge partners after they sold their POD company to Amazon. It is no surprise that they print their POD books through Amazon.
For more on this hot topic of copyright vs. public domain, see an interesting forum at biblio.com.How do I know this – take a look at the SC filing for Nabu Press LLC. The registered agent is for Nabu is:ERIKA V. HARRISON
CHARLESTON, SC 29403A search of the same site, reveals that only two other corporations have the same registered agent –BIBLIOBAZAAR II, LLC and BIBLIOLABS, LLC. BiblioLabs is part of BiblioBazaar as stated on their website. So the final word is that Nabu Press is actually part of BiblioBazaar. HOWEVER, why did they NOT mention this on their website, and especially in the list of their imprints here? Could it be for legal reasons?
Born December 27, 1855, in New Haven, Conn. Died November 21, 1928, in New Haven, Conn.
|Collegiate & Commercial Institute Insignia|
Russell Process Company Records (MS 1213) - 2 1862-1870; son of Matthew Talcott Russell (B.A. 1779), tutor at Yale, and Mary (Huntington) Russell; grandson of Noadiah Russell (B.A. 1750) and of Enoch Huntington (B.A. 1709); great-great-grandson of Noadiah Russell, one of the founders of Yale; descendent of William Russell, who came from Hertfordshire, England, and settled in New Haven in 1638 or 1639.
Mother, Mary Elizabeth (Hubbard) Russell; daughter of Thomas Hubbard (honorary M.D. 1818), professor of surgery and obstetrics in Yale School of Medicine, and Elizabeth (Gray) Hubbard, and sister of Thomas G. Hubbard (B.A. 1822); descendant of John Hubbard, who came from England to Boston in 1670 and in 1686 was a settler and founder of Pomfret, Conn.
|Rev. James Pierpont|
General Russell's Collegiate and Commercial Institute.
Entered Yale with College Class of 1878 and became a member of Kappa Sigma Epsilon; joined Class of 1878 S. the next year; dynamic engineering course; member Sigma Delta Chi.
Russell Process company records
MS 1213 - Page 5 Did graduate work in metallurgy in Sheffield Scientific School 1878-1879; was then a mining engineer in the West for between fifteen and twenty years; connected with Ontario Mining Company in Park City, Utah, for a time and with other similar concerns in the United States and Mexico; during this period developed several patents (granted in 1880, 1883, 1884, 1885, 1886, and 1889) for separating metals from ores and metallurgical products, for leaching ores, for purifying hyposulphites, and for purifying soda ash; in 1895 gave up mining and lived abroad until May, 1928, when he returned to New Haven; spent most of the time in London and devoted himself to the study of sociology and work among the poorer classes; member Center Church (Congregational), New Haven.
Death, due to arteriosclerosis, ocurred at the Parkhurst Sanitarium, New Haven. Bured in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven. Survived by five nephews: Dr. Thomas H. Russell, '06 S., William Huntington Russell, '12, Philip G. Russell, '13, Edward S. Russell, ex- '16 S., and William L. Russell, '20. He was a brother of the late Talcott H. Russell, '69, Dr. Thomas H. Russell, '72 S., Philip G. Russell, '76, and Robert G. Russell, ex -'84.
From the Yale University Obituary Record.
B.A. 1869 Born March 14, 1847, in New Haven, Conn.; Died October 19, 1917, in Westport, Conn. Talcott Huntington Russell was born in New Haven, Conn., March 14, 1847. He was the son of General William Huntington Russell and Mary Elizabeth (Hubbard) Russell. His father, a graduate of the College in 1833 and of the School of Medicine in 1838, was the founder of the well-known Collegiate and Commercial Institute in New Haven. He was the son of Matthew Talcott Russell (B.A. 1779) and Mary (Huntington) Russell and a grandson of Rev. Enoch Huntington (B.A. 1759), who was for twenty-eight years a Fellow of Yale College, from 1788 to 1793 being secretary of the Corporation.
Noadiah Russell, one of the founders of the College, was an ancestor. Mrs. Russell was the daughter of Thomas Hubbard (Honorary M.D. 1818), at one time professor of surgery at Yale. He received his preparatory training at his father's school and at the Lawrence Academy, Groton, Mass. After graduation from Yale he studied for one year in the Yale School of Law, and then entered the Columbia Law School, from which he received the degree of LL.B. in 1872. He was admitted to the bar of Connecticut in that year, and afterwards practiced in New Haven, retiring in 1914. He was at one time a member of the New Haven Board of Councilmen, being for one year its
president. In 1878 he was appointed receiver of the American Mutual Life Insurance Company. In 1884 he became secretary of the Independent Republican Organization. From 1892 until 1900 he was instructor on municipal corporations in the Yale School of Law. He was for a number of years treasurer of the Conference on Uniform State Laws, of which body he was one of the first members, and chairman of the Committee on Commercial Law. In 1911 he was retained by the legislative committee on a system of compensation for industrial injuries, to prepare a draft of a bill which formed the framework of much of the legislation finally adopted. He was named as first member of the commission created to investigate the general subject
of state insurance for workmen. In 1913, when Connecticut adopted the workmen's compensation system, he was made chairman of the board and commissioner for the third Congressional district. On account of ill health, he was forced to resign after a year and a half of service.
Mr. Russell died in Westport, Conn., October 19, 1917, after an illness of four years. Interment was in the Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven. He was married December 10, 1889, in New Haven, to Geraldine Whittemore, daughter of Captain William W. Low, U. S. N. and Evelina (Peck) Low. She survives him with their two sons, Philip Gray Russell (B.A. 1913) and William Low Russell, a member of the Class of 1920.
He was a brother of Thomas Hubbard Russell, '72S., Philip Gray Russell, '76, and Edward Hubbard Russell, '78S.
From the Yale University Obituary Record.
ANCESTRY OF WILLIAM HUNTINGTON RUSSELL
from "Notes on New York and New England Families"
William, son of (5) Rev. Noahdiah Russell and (+) Mary Hamlin, was born in 1690; married Marry, daughter of James Pierpont, of New Haven and had
15 Mary, m. (Talcott Ped.) Col. MATTHEW TALCOTT, son of (45) Talcott Ped.) Joseph Talcott, Governor of Connecticut.
16 Esther, m. Samuel Johnson.
17 William, m., 1st ABIGAIL ANDREWS, 2d, ABIGAIL NEWBERRY.
18 Samuel, m. RUTH WHITMORE [WETMORE].
19 Noahdiah, m. (352 Talcott Ped.) ESTHER TALCOTT, March 15, 1758.
20 James, d. y.
21 Sarah, m. Dr. E. RAWSON, of Middletown
22 Mehitabel, m. Col. JEREMIAH WADSWORTH.
Mary Pierpont, wife of WILLIAM RUSSELL, died July 24, 1740, æ. 37 years.
WILLIAM RUSSELL died June 1, 1761. He was liberally educated at Saybrook; was a tutor and Fellow of Yale college, and a minister of the gospel at Middletown....
Noahdiah, son of (6) William Russell and Mary Piermont, married (352 Talcott Ped.) Esther, daughter of (66 Talcott Ped.) Joseph Talcott, and granddaughter of (45 Talcott Ped.l) Gov. Joseph Talcott (b. June 24, 1731), March 15, 1758, and had
55 Noahdiah, d. May 30, 1817.
56 Matthew Talcott, m. Mary Huntington September 17, 1797; d. November 13, 1828.
Noahdiah Russell was educated at Yale College and was minister of the gospel, settled at Thompson, Conn....
Matthew Talcott, son of (19) Noahdiah Russell and (352 Talcott Ped.) Esther Talcott, married Mary, daughter of Rev. Enoch Huntington, of Middletown, September 17, 1797, and had
87 Mary H.
89 Julia A.
90 Charles H.
91 William H.
92 Abigail T.
93 Francis H.
94 Sarah E.
Matthew Talcott Russell was educated at, and was a tutor at Yale College. He died November 13, 1828, leaving the above named children.
Matthew's parents (Noadiah and Esther Talcott Russell) lived in Middletown, Connecticut, where Noadiah was pastor of the local Congregational Church. His own parents (William and Mary Pierpont Russell) died more than a decade prior to war which began in 1776. Noadiah and Esther married in Hartford in 1759, only 16 miles away, where Esther was born. Her grandfather, Governor Joseph Talcott, had been first chosen to be governor of Connecticut in 1724 and served for seventeen consecutive one-year terms, only surpassed by Gov. John Winthrop's eighteen years in office.
During the ﬁfty years before the guns of Lexington, Middletown merchants developed an extensive trade between New England and the West Indies. One-third of the population was engaged in maritime trade and merchant activities until the outbreak of the Revolution. With trade quickly brought to a standstill, Middletown turned to mining and farming providing food and supplies for the troops. They also contributed many soldiers to support the cause.
When the war came to an end, maritime trade was again in full swing and Middletown was expanding. By 1784, Middletown was incorporated as a city. In the early 1800’s American export trade and general commerce had declined.William Huntington Russell had several children:
Philip graduated from Yale in 1876 and was inducted into Skull and Bones along with, among others, Chester Mitchell Dawes, Arthur Twining Hadley, and William Waldo Hyde. Philip was an attorney in Washington, D.C. with the firm of Prindle & Russell. His fellow Bonesman, Chester M. Dawes, was a son of Senator Henry Laurens Dawes of Massachusetts, serving in Washington, D.C. from 1875-93. An item about his father in the Boston Daily Globe in 1886 described the Senator's two sons as follows:
"Chester is a successful lawyer in Chicago. He graduated from Yale, his father's alma mater, ten or twelve years ago, has been for two years assistant United Slates district attorney for the Chicago district, and was lately appointed assistant solicitor for the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy road, Henry Laurens, Jr., is said to have played a great game of foot ball at Exeter, and to have graduated honorably from Yale the class of '84. He is now studying law in Boston."The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad stretched to Burlington, Iowa, and Quincy, Illinois, on the Mississippi River and was dominated by none other than the man who had sold his shipping holdings to William Huntington Russell's cousin, Samuel Wadsworth Russell--John Murray Forbes of Boston. Forbes' partner, Charles Perkins, serving as president of the railroad from 1881 to 1901, was from a branch in the same China trading family.