Fred Nelson Russell

Personal Data

Fred Newton Russell was born on September 25, 1875, in Boston, the son of Jacob Russell and his wife, Malinda Bishop.

He married on October 3, 1900, in Boston, to Florence Lucy Edgecomb (b. 13Mar1882 in Boston; d. 14Jul1970 in Chatham), the daughter of Jacob G. Edgecomb and his wife, Elizabeth Harris.

He died on August 14, 1942, in Chatham.


Fred Russell was a draftsman with Cornelius A. Russell, probably his uncle, from the mid-1890s. He also was a real estate dealer. In about 1903, they formed the firm of C. A. and F. N. Russell, architects and real estate develpers. They remained partners until about 1918. Most of their work appears to have been residential buildings in the Roxbury area, where they offices were located. By 1919, he was a sole practitioner, working out of his home in Milton.

Back Bay Work

1909 334 Commonwealth (Remodeling) [C. A. and F. N. Russell]