Are You Related to Lillian Russell?

Posted by admin on Dec 4, 2012

Russell was born Helen Louise Leonard on December 4, 1860 in Clinton, Iowa. Her father was newspaper publisher Charles E. Leonard, and her mother was the feminist Cynthia Leonard, the first woman to run for mayor of New York City. Her family moved to Chicago by 1865, where she attended the Convent of the Sacred Heart (from age 7 to 15) and the Park Institute.

Lillian Russell’s Family Tree

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