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Feb 27, 1953

 Eugene H. Russell, a pioneer in Posey county and Indiana mutual insurance and a "good neighbor" of the Farmersville vicinity where he resided most of his life, died at 1:15 p.m. Thursday (26 Feb 1953) in the Deaconess Hospital in Evansville.  He would have been 77 years old on the coming March 18.


For 33 years, Mr. Russell was secretary of the Posey County Mutual Life Insurance Co., resigning Jan 1, 1951 when his health failed.  During man years of that period he was an active member and a director of the Mutual Insurance Companies Union of Indiana.  Three sons and a daughter followed him in the insurance field.


Ill of a complication of diseases, he had been in a coma for the last week in the Evansville hospital as the result of uremic poisoning.


The body is at the Weisinger Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon where it will remain through the funeral service set for 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the Weisinger chapel.  Rev. Arthur Blackburn, a retired General Baptist Church minister and a close friend of the deceased for many years will be the officiating clergyman.  Burial will be in Bellefontaine cemetery.


Mr. Russell attended Bethel Primitive Baptist Church at Farmersville but was not a member.  His only fraternal affiliation was with Farmersville, camp No. 13130 Modern Woodmen of America.  He had been a member of Farmersville camp for over 50 years and held many offices in the camp.  His wife, nee Essie Allyn, died in 1937.


Originally submitted by Betty Sellers