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Russell Arthur BIGNELL

Russell Arthur BIGNELL

Male 1889 - 1955  (65 years)

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  • Name Russell Arthur BIGNELL 
    Born 23 Nov 1889  Pepin Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    History Obituary - The Courier-Wedge, Durand, Wisconsin, Thursday Feb 24, 1955 p. 1
    BRIEF ILLNESS TAKES MACHINERY DEALER
    Russell A. Bignell, farm implement dealer at Durand since 1936, died Wednesday February 16, at Benedict Community Hospital. He had been ill for only a few days with a heart ailment. Born on a farm in the town of Frankfurt, Nov 23, 1889, Mr. Bignell gained respect for his business ability after he came to Durand in 1926 to manage the Pepin Pickling Co. plant. About the same time he entered a partnership with Jay McMahon in handling produce. That business dissolved several years later however. Mr. Bignell continued in the feed business until the spring of 1936 when he decided to enter the farm equipment field. He was assisted by two sons, Kenneth and Glenn, and remained active in that enterprise until his death.
    Mr. Bignell spent his youth in the town of Frankfurt. He was married to the former Anna Reinhardt December 19, 1917 at Durand. They became the parents of four children: Mrs. Thomas (Dorothy) Byrnes of St. Paul, Glenn of Durand, Mrs. William (Ruth) Anderson of Austin, Minnesota; and Kenneth, who died while in military service in 1945. Among other survivors are two brothers, Randall of Eau Claire, and Ralph of Milwaukee. There are nine grandchildren.
    In addition to business interests Mr. Bignell was active in civic affairs. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Men's Club, the American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. A veteran of World War I overseas duty, he was a charter member of the Durand VFW post. For several years, Mr. Bignell was a member of the Wisconsin department of veterans affairs. He was cited for his work in that field last year.
    Mr. Bignell died at the age of 65. Funeral services were held Saturday at St. John Lutheran Church, the Rev. Walter Huebner officiating. Military honors were accorded as the casket was lowered at Forest Hill Cemetery. The body was held in state at the Goodrich Chapel. 
    Occupation Farmer; Farm Machinery Dealer 
    Died 16 Feb 1955  St. Benedict’s Community Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Feb 1955  Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I97  Reid Family | David's side of the family, Lynn's side of the family
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2013 

    Father Richard A. BIGNELL,   b. 14 Feb 1843, Simpson Parish, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Mar 1915, Porcupine, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Mother Rhoda Ann HOYT,   b. 14 Sep 1851, West Union, Steuben, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1910, Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1871  Pepin Co., Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F66  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anna Lesette REINHARDT,   b. 3 Nov 1891, Nelson, Buffalo, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1986, Chippewa Valley Hospital, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1917  Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Roxanna BIGNELL,   b. 11 Jan 1919, Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1980, Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. Glenn Gordon BIGNELL,   b. 28 Jan 1921, Porcupine, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 2009, Clare Bridge Cottage Assisted Living Facility, La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Kenneth Kanasaw BIGNELL,   b. 29 Feb 1924, Arkansaw, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1945, Okinawa, Ryukyu Islands, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    +4. Ruth E. BIGNELL,   b. 26 Sep 1926, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Nov 1889 - Pepin Co., Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1917 - Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Feb 1955 - Forest Hill Cemetery, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Bignell, Russell Arthur-1889
    Bignell, Russell Arthur-1889

    Headstones
    Bignell, Russell A.-1889 (HS)
    Bignell, Russell A.-1889 (HS)

  • Sources 
    1. [S237] United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin; Enumeration District #115, Pg. 1B.

    2. [S238] United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin; Enumeration District #151, Pg. 8A.

    3. [S239] United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Pepin, Wisconsin; Enumeration District #147, Pg. 3A.

    4. [S240] United States Federal Census, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin; Enumeration District #46-2, Pg. 12A.

    5. [S241] United States Federal Census, Durand, Pepin, Wisconsin; Enumeration District #46-2, Pg. 15A.