Hello David, Just trying to help. No relation. Found the following in the census for 1910 to 1930. Edwin is listed as Edward in the 1930 census as is also his son Edwinas Edward + other changes to where born !
Name:Edwin P Russell Age in 1910:34 Birth Year:1876 Birthplace:Illinois Home in 1910:Quincy Ward 2, Adams, Illinois Race:White Gender:Male Relation to Head of House:Head Marital Status:Married Spouse's Name:Carrie B Russell Father's Birthplace:Ohio Mother's Birthplace:West Virginia
Household Members:NameAge Edwin P Russell34 Carrie B Russell29 Sarah F Hearn65.Mother-in-Law.
Name:Edwin Russell Age:45 Birth Year:abt 1875 Birthplace:Illinois Home in 1920:Quincy Ward 5, Adams, Illinois Race:White Gender:Male Relation to Head of House:Head Marital Status:Married Spouse's Name:Carrie Russell Father's Birthplace:United States of America Mother's Birthplace:Maryland
Household Members:NameAge Edwin Russell45 Carrie Russell39 William Russell8 Edwin Russell4 [4 9/12] John Russell...Brother.42
Name:Edward P Russell Gender:Male Birth Year:abt 1870 Birthplace:Missouri Race:White Home in 1930:Quincy, Adams, Illinois
Marital Status:Widowed Relation to Head of House:Head Father's Birthplace:Missouri Mother's Birthplace:Missouri Household Members:NameAge Edward P Russell. Widower.60 Edward N Russell 16 James A Russell 7 John Russell..Brother50