Friday, November 1, 2013

Carte de Visite of Marcia Russel of Pottsville, Pennsylvania; later married Charles Calvin Burgess

Carte de visite of a young woman identified on the reverse as Marcia Russel; the photograph was taken by the Garvin studio of Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

From online research, hopefully correct: [corrections and additions welcome!]

Marcia Allen Russel was born 31 December 1874 at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Henry Clay Russel and Urcilla (Kram) Russel, both Pottsville natives.

On 31 October 1901 at Pottsville, Pennsylvania, Marcia Allen Russel married Charles Calvin Burgess, son of William and Louisa (Calvin) Burgess.  Charles was born at Bayonne, New Jersey, on 15 May 1873.

They lived at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and raised three children.  Charles, a graduate of Lehigh University, was a civil engineer.

Charles posed an idea in the 1944-45 Lehigh Alumni Bulletin, Vol. 32, No. 3, that alums should provide an update on their lives since graduation.  He offered to get the ball rolling with his own memoir.  Unfortunately, it's another case of OCR without proofreading, and has some illegible sections, but if you're interested in reading it in its entirety, you can probably find a physical copy.

If you have corrections and/or additions to the information above, please leave a comment or contact me directly.  Thanks!

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