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Pearl Russell

19 February 1875–28 November 1953

Born 19 Feb. 1875 in Salt Lake City.[1] Daughter of Robert Nephi Russell and Almira Myra Young.[2] Baptized as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5 June 1883.[3] Worked for the Woman’s Exponent, 1894–1898.[4] Often referred to by EBW in her journals, 1891–1898.[5] Entertained at meetings of the Utah Woman’s Press Club with her lovely singing voice.[6] Participated in the Territory Woman’s Suffrage Association.[7] Provided entertainment for the Politic Club.[8] Married Henry Frans Fernstrom, 6 Jan. 1898, in Salt Lake City; five children.[9] Died 28 Nov. 1953 in Salt Lake City.[10]

 

[1] “Endowments of the Living, 1893–1953,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. V, 24 May 1893–28 Sept. 1900, p. 206, line 7354, Pearl Russell, 6 Jan. 1898, microfilm 184067, DGS 5271181 (restricted access), FHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 15 Aug. 2019), Pearl Russell (KWJK-H4W).

[2] “Endowments of the Living, 1893–1953,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. V, 24 May 1893–28 Sept. 1900, p. 206, line 7354, Pearl Russell, 6 Jan. 1898, microfilm 184067, DGS 5271181 (restricted access), FHL. 

[3] “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 14 Aug. 2019), Pearl Russell (KWJK-H4W).  

[4] EBW, Diary, 27 Jan. 1894; 17 Aug. 1894; 31 Dec. 1894; 17 July 1895; 18 Oct. 1895; 15 Jan. 1896; 10 Nov. 1897; 13 Dec. 1897; 22 Dec. 1897; 28, 29, and 31 Jan. 1898. 

[5] EBW, Diary, 7 Sept. 1891; 10 Aug. 1892; 27 Jan. 1894; 28 Feb. 1894; 23 Mar. 1894; 17 Aug. 1894; 31 Dec. 1894; 31 May 1895; 17 July 1895; 18 Oct. 1895; 15 Jan. 1896; 7 May 1896; 3 Nov. 1897; 10 Nov. 1897; 22 Nov. 1897; 30 Nov. 1897; 6 Dec. 1897; 13 Dec. 1897; 15–17 Dec. 1897; 22 Dec. 1897; 17 Jan. 1898; 28–29 Jan. 1898; 31 Jan. 1898.

[6] “U. W. P. Club,” Woman’s Exponent, 15 Nov. 1893, 59. “U. W. P. C.,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Feb. 1896, 107. “Festivities of a Week,” Salt Lake Herald, 3 Sept. 1893, 6. 

[7] “Woman Suffrage Column,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Mar. 1894, 103. EBW, Diary, 14 May 1895. “The Trip to Saltair,” Salt Lake Herald, 15 May 1895, 5. 

[8] “Debate on Prohibition,” Salt Lake Herald, 22 Mar. 1895, 4. “The Politic School,” Salt Lake Herald, 31 Mar. 1895, 9.

[9] “Sealings of Living Couples, 1893–1905,” The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Salt Lake Temple, vol. A, 24 May 1893–4 Oct. 1905, p. 120, line 2145, Pearl Russell, 6 Jan. 1898, microfilm 186206, DGS 5266109 (restricted access), FHL. Salt Lake Co., UT, County Clerk, Marriage Records, 1887–1965, vols. H–J, p. 284, Pearl Russell, microfilm 429057, DGS 4624217, image 154/797, FHL. “A Beautiful Marriage,” Woman’s Exponent, 1 Jan. 1898, 236. 1920 U.S. Census, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT, p. 9B, Pearl R. Fernstrom. “Utah, Salt Lake City Death Records, 1848–1950,” p. 234 (1904), Glory Pearl Fernstrom; Office of Vital Statistics, Salt Lake City, UT.   

[10] “Utah State Archives Indexes,” database and images, Utah State Archives (https://archives.utah.gov, accessed 14 Aug. 2019); Utah Department of Health Office of Vital Records and Statistics Death Certificates, series 81448, file no. 5318/2283 (1953), Pearl Russell Fernstrom.