Edith M. Walling

Female 1882 - 1954  (~ 72 years)


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  • Name Edith M. Walling  [1
    Born May 1882  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 4 Dec 1954  Willow Grove, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I9904  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 

    Father William Christopher Walling,   b. 1860, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1892, Nankin, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice I. Wicks,   b. 28 Dec 1863, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1931, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Apr 1880  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F22  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Ernest Russell,   b. 29 Sep 1880, Prescott, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1958, Macomb, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Nov 1897  Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lois Ester Russell,   b. 1901, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1988  (Age 87 years)  [natural]
     2. Dorothy Joy Russell,   b. 1916, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 2001, Willow Grove, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [natural]
     3. Ernest William Russell,   b. 7 Nov 1898, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1981, Royersford, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     4. Lewis Russell,   b. 1901, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. Raymond Howard Russell,   b. 1903, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. Ruth Marion Russell,   b. 1907, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Harold Ernest Russell,   b. 23 Apr 1909, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1989, Canastota, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     8. John Walling Russell,   b. 30 Oct 1914, Ogdensburg, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1950, Willow Grove, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F80  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Claude Easterday 
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F216  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • - 1910 U.S. Census, Ogdensburg: Edith is 27 years old and is living at 107 Main St. with her husband Ernest (29) and children Ernest (11), Lewis (9), Raymond (7), Ruth (3), and harold (11 months). She and Ernest have been married for 12 years. She has had five children and all are still alive. Edith was born in New York state.

      - Dec. 7, 1954: Mrs. Claude Easterday, the former Edith Walling, died at Willow Grove, Pa. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 1954. She was the sister of the late William Walling of Ogdensburg. She had been in failing health for some time, but visited with relatives in Ogdensburg the summer before her death. She is survived by her husband, three sons, Ernest Russell (Willow Grove), Raymond Russell (Syracuse) and Harold Russell (Syracuse), three daughters (Mrs. Fred (Lois) Matthews (Dallas, Texas), Ruth Ressell and Mrs. Carl (Dorothy) Belfatti (Willow Grove), several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

      - Edith was first married to Ernest Russell of Ogdensburg when she was 15, by whom she had seven children. They divorced in 1921. Ernest remained in Ogdensburg, and Edith moved to Syracuse where she was in 1926, and later to Pennsylvania. Her second husband was Claude Easterday, with whom she was living in Willow Grove, Pa.

      - Ogdensburg Journal, April 11, 1921: In special term of Supreme court here Saturday, Judge Borst granted a divorce to Edith Russell from Ernest Russell. The parties were married in Ogdensburg in 1897 and have seven children.

      - Ogdensburg Journal, October 5, 1905: The case of Mrs. Edith Russell as guardian of her son, Raymond, aged 3, against Cornnell & Company to recover $200 damages for injuries sustained by the child, was tried before Justice Dana and a jury yesterday. The jury failed to agree and was discharged. The case will he retried next week. George Morton appeared for the plaintiff and Kellogg & Mulligan for the defendant. The complaint alleges that on June 6th last the defendant's driver, Michael Taylor, was racing with another driver on Main Street and knocked down the child who was playing on the roadside. Mrs. Russell testified that she saw the accident from a short distance, that the men were racing and that the hind wheel hit her boy. Walter Wicks, an uncle of Mrs. Russell, claimed he saw the whole affair, that the men were racing and that the front and hind wheel of Taylor's wagon passed over the child. No one seems to have recognized the driver of the other horse. Dr. W. B. LTanbidge testified that child's injuries consisted of cuts on the "back of the head and neck, but he said no permanent injuries were received. He said that the child is abnormal, but he did not think its condition in this respect was due to the injury. The defense, while conceding that the child had been hurt, denied the allegations of the complaint in detail. Taylor said he did not run over any boy that day, that he was not racing and that his horse could not go fast. He was corroborated by a boy named Brennan, who was on the seat with him. The defense also claimed that after the accident Mrs. Russell told Mr. Cornnell that the horse was black, whereas the horse is a bay; that she read the name Cornnell & Company on the back of the wagon, whereas there is no name there. The defense further alleged that Mrs. Russell told Mr. Cornnell that the other horse belonged to groceryman Earned Larue, and that as a matter of fact Larue's horse was not out that day.

      - Ogdensburg Journal, 1912: Four boys named Raymond Russell, Ernest Russell, Fred Beckstead and Hepbert Beckstead, also Mrs. Edith Russell, mother of the first two, were summoned before Acting Recorder Morley this afternoon on subpoenas in John Doe proceedings brought to throw light upon the disappearance of a number of young turkeys owned by Paniel Sovie. who operates a farm at the Eel Weil. A couple of weeks ago he lost 22 and since then he hast been doing some quiet sleuthing in an effort to trace the birds. Fourteen were found at the home of the Russells and Becksiead. Six were at one place and eight at the other. Those at the Russell place were found in the cellar and the others were in a coop at the Beckstead place. Constable McElliet took charge of the turkeys, he having located them after a sarch warrant was issued. The four boys and Mrs. Russell were present, the latter with an infant in arms. The stories of the woman and the boys tallied. They said that while swimming at the Eel Weir they came upon the turkeys and took charge of them. Some died before they got home, they said. They admitted that they had no right to them but pleaded the condition of the turkeys as an excuse. Both Mr. Sovie and his counsel, E. P. Lynch, said they did not care to press the case for punishment, as they felt sorry for Mrs. Russell. She said that she has six children on her hands, the oldest being a boy of 14 and that she did not receive a dollar from her husband. She said she thought he was somewhere in Montana at present. After the court had warned the boys to keep away from Mr. Sovie's premises and particularly to see that their dogs are not allowed to go there to harass fowl running at large, all were allowed to go. Justice Morley seriously contemplated sending two of the Russell children to some institution but the mother tearfully asked that they be allowed to remain. The family is receiving aid from the town.

      - Ogdensburg Journal, Sept. 6, 1922: District Attorney Ingram said yesterday that he probably would not apply for a warrant for the arrest of Mrs. Edith Russell, at whose home enforcement officers allege they found a small quantity of liquor Monday night, but will take the matter direct to the grand jury.

      - SYRACUSE, Feb. 11, 1926 - Mrs. Marion Russell, 20, of Ogdensburg, with her 2-year-old. son, Raymond, and her brother-in-law, John Russell, 11, are warm and comfortable in the home of friends here today while police assisted in locating her mother-in-law, Mrs. Edith Russell. The young mother was found by Patrolman Coogan, at the corner of Salinai and Water streets, last night. Mrs. Marion Russell came to Syracuse at 9 p. m. accompanied by her baby and John, who has been living with her in Ogdensburg and whom his mother, Mrs. Edith Russell, wished to come back to Syracuse to attend school. She had a double purpose in coming to Syracuse, to bring John to his mother and to attend the wedding of her sister, Miss Laura Lashua, which is to take place Saturday. She hadn't bothered to write down the address of the sister, she was so sure of finding Mrs. Russell, at 212 Harrison street, the address given in her letter. People living there told her Mrs. Russell moved a few days earlier, giving no address. Then Mrs. Russell and her little group trudged to 640 Onstreet where acquaintances live. The little apartment over a shop was dark and no one answered the doorbell. "I was discouraged then," she said. "Baby had begun to cry and I felt I couldn't carry him any farther." So she asked aid from Patrolman Coogan. He took her to police headquarters and officers located the Cohens, who came to the station and took Mrs. Russell, John, Raymond and Bessie home for the might. Mrs. Russell's mother-in-law has moved to Baldwinsville and was being sought today.

      - At the death of her only sibling, brother William Walling in 1932, Edith is listed as a survivor under the name "Mrs. Edith Laflair" of South Hampton, PA (Laflair is the maiden name of William's wife.)

  • Sources 
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