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Russell Rae BARNETT

Russell Rae BARNETT[1]

Male 1895 - 1992  (96 years)

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  • Name Russell Rae BARNETT 
    Born 12 Sep 1895  E Jordan, Charlevoix, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
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    Military WWI - US Army, Co F, 337th Inf: motorcycle dispatch rider 
    Religion Methodist 
    Died 8 Jun 1992  S Arm, Charlevoix, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Jun 1992  Sunset Hill Cemetery, E Jordan, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I21411  main
    Last Modified 22 May 2009 

    Father William Robert BARNETT,   b. 11 Sep 1868, W Oxford, Oxford, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1937, E Jordan, Charlevoix, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Estella Mae SMITH,   b. 9 Jul 1869, Boltenville, Washington, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1959, Muskegon Heights, Muskegon, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 10 Jul 1894  E Jordan, Charlevoix, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Edith May CARY,   b. 8 Jun 1899, Central Lake, Antrim, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1984, E Jordan, Charlevoix, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1921  Bellaire, Antrim, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6982  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1895 - E Jordan, Charlevoix, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1921 - Bellaire, Antrim, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Jun 1992 - S Arm, Charlevoix, MI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Jun 1992 - Sunset Hill Cemetery, E Jordan, MI Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • After leaving school in the eighth grade in 1912 Russell went to work forthe American Beauty Appliance, in Detroit and later went to Flint to workfor a foundry company. Around 1917 he returned to East Jordan to start his own business in auto repair located where the corporate offices of the EastJordan Iron Works are now loacted. This venture was cut short when he wasdrafted
      into the U.S. Army in 1918. After the war he went to work for NorthernAuto, in Charlevoix until about 1922 when he was offered the position ofmanager at their outlet in East Jordan. The company sold and serviced Ford motor vehicles and he remained with them until 1942 when they closed.

      Russell worked as a machinist, pattern maker and molding supervisor forthe East Jordan Iron Works from 1942 until his retirement in 1956. He alsorepaired clocks as a hobby.

      Russell was a motorcycle dispatch rider for the IX Army Corps, Second U.S. Army in France during the First World War. He was drafted 21 Nov. 1917 and served first with, F., 337th Infantry for about four months and was reassigned to Detachment 169 of the 369th Infantry Battalion. The Detachment had 22 men and motorcyclists, 4 officers, 4 horse orderlies, a cook and a wagoner (mule driver).

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Orcutt_001 gedcom file, Robert Waddell.