Russell Holton (1890 - 1974)

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Grayland, Grays Harbor County, Washington

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1890 - In the year that Russell Holton was born, on July 3rd, Idaho became the 43rd state in the United States. On July 10th, Wyoming became the 44th state.

1891 - By the time he was merely 1 year old, from March 9th through the 12th, a blizzard hit the south and west of England. Called the Great Blizzard of 1891, it led to snow drifts of up to 15 feet and killed 200 people and 6,000 animals. Fourteen ships sank.

1918 - He was 28 years old when on November 11th, an armistice was signed between the Allies and Germany, ending the fighting on the Western Front in World War I. This meant a complete defeat of Germany although Germany never formally surrendered. It took another six months of negotiations to sign an actual peace treaty between the warring parties.

1951 - At the age of 61 years old, Russell was alive when on April 5th, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg (husband and wife) were sentenced to death for treason. They were executed on June 19th. American citizens, they were convicted of spying for the Soviet Union. Their two young sons were adopted by a high school teacher and his wife.

1974 - In the year of Russell Holton's passing, on August 9th, Gerald R. Ford became the 38th President of the United States. He had been Vice President for 8 months when he became President due to the resignation of President Nixon.

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Russell Holton died in August 1974 at 83 years old. No cause of death has been listed for Russell. He was born on August 23, 1890. There is no information about Russell's immediate family. We know that Russell Holton had been residing in Grayland, Grays Harbor County, Washington.

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