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Francis Wayland Russell

journalist , politician , Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly

Francis Wayland Russell, American clergyman. Member Loyal Legion, S.A.R., Sigma Chi, Pi Gamma Museum Vice president. Magna Charta Day Association; Kiwanian.

Background

Russell, Francis Wayland was born on September 21, 1865 in Fairport, New York, United States. Son of Byron P. and Betsy (Pitman) Russell.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska, 1890. Graduate McCormick Theological Seminary, 1894. Doctor of Divinity, Coe College, 1903.

Career

He edited the "Brisbane Worker". He published Banjo, of the Overflow, a parody of Banjo Paterson's Clancy of the Overflow in 1892, as part of the Bulletin Debate about the true nature of life in the Australian bush. Like many of his poems (including those later published in Phases), it was first published in the Sydney Bulletin.

Kenna died in 1932 and was buried in Lutwyche Cemetery.

Membership

Member Loyal Legion, S.A.R., Sigma Chi, Pi Gamma Museum Vice president. Magna Charta Day Association.

Connections

Married Lucile Cross, October 1897 (died September 6, 1940). Married second, Margaret H. Kirton, 1941.

father:
Byron P. Russell

mother:
Betsy (Pitman) Russell

spouse:
Lucile Cross

spouse:
Margaret H. Kirton