Sue, Answering an old post but you never know. I have a Russell, b ca 1909, as s/o Jesse L Malott (ca 1874, IN - no DOD) and Lucinda ?? ca Nov 1880, KY - no DOD). In 1900 and 1910 censuses Jesse lived in Hickory Point Twp, Mason Co, IL. He was a railroad laborer. DOes this sound like your Russell?