Russell Columbus Atwood – known as “Lum” to family and friends – was the middle son of Thomas Jefferson Atwood and Matilda Hough. Russell was born in Laclede County, Missouri on 12 Apr 1853.
Russell Columbus Atwood married Amanda “Mandy” Waters on Christmas Day 1873 in Hays County. The family spent some time in Callahan County before settling in Eastland County, where they spent the rest of their lives.
Russell was always indexed as being a farmer. I am uncertain how many children this couple had. In the 1900 census Amanda states that she has given birth 10 times and that 8 of her children are living; and in the 1910 census she states that she has given birth 9 times and that 7 children are living.
These are the children that I have been able to document:
Matilda Rosalee Atwood (born 1875)
Columbus Eugene “Gene” Atwood (1877-1933)
William Lafayette “Fate” Atwood (1879-1946)
Arthur R. Atwood (1880-1908)
Jennie A. Atwood (1885-1968)
Naomi Ellen Atwood (1887-1945)
Ida Atwood (1889-1890)
Daniel Elmer Atwood (1891-1962)
Clarence Ford Atwood (1897-1955)
Russell Columbus Atwood died in Pioneer, Eastland County, Texas on 23 June 1919 at the age of 66 years. He is laid to rest in the Pioneer Cemetery.
Please contact me if you have any information on this branch of the Atwood tree.