George Clinton Russell, born in 1876 in Fort Covington, New York, was a successful businessman and civic leader in Inkster, North Dakota. He played an active role in his community, serving as a justice of the peace, city auditor, and clerk of Inkster School District. He was also involved in various fraternal organizations. Russell married Dora A. Mooney in 1903, and they had two children, George Irving and Mary Louise.
George Clinton Russell, of Inkster, North Dakota, was born in Fort Covington, New York, on May 14, 1876. His ancestors came from England around the time of the Revolution.
Luther S. Russell, the father of George C., was one of the first settlers in this area. He arrived in the spring of 1882 and settled on the Forest River. He was the leader of the first brass band organized in the city of Grand Forks.
George C. received his education in the graded schools of Inkster and at the East Side High School in Minneapolis. He graduated from the latter on June 4, 1906. He first came to Inkster in 1886 with his parents and stayed for six years, then moved to Minneapolis in 1892 and returned to Inkster in 1898. On July 15, 1902, he started his own men’s furnishing business, in which he achieved success. Mr. Russell has served his hometown in various official capacities. He held the position of justice of the peace from 1902 to 1906, has been the city auditor since April 1905, and has been the clerk of Inkster School District No. 103 since July 1905. He is also a district deputy grand master of the I.O.O.F. and the treasurer of Brown Lodge No. 63, I.O.O.F. in Inkster.
On May 25, 1903, Mr. Russell married Miss Dora A. Mooney. They have two children: George Irving, born on July 19, 1904, and Mary Louise, born on May 16, 1907.
C.F. Cooper & Company, History of the Red River Valley, Past And Present: Including an Account of the Counties, Cities, Towns And Villages of the Valley From the Time of Their First Settlement And Formation, volumes 1-2; Grand Forks: Herald printing company, 1909.