Russell Sargent Fenn Jr

ID #287, (1912-1996)
FatherRussell Sargent Fenn b. 24 Jul 1887
MotherKatherine Brewster Gray1 b. circa 1890
Relationship2nd cousin 1 time removed of Linda Sargent
     Russell Sargent Fenn Jr was born on 11 Sep 1912, in North Scituate, Massachusetts.2,3 Russell was known as Sargent. He went to Choate, a preparatory school. There is a wonderful story about him at Choate. When he went to dinner at school the proctor (teacher) at his table said "Please introduce yourselves. I'm Major Brown". He introduced himself as Sargent Fenn, and was promptly punished for insubordination!4 He married Frances Phipps Barnes on Friday, 16 Oct 1936 in New Haven, Connecticut. He ran the IGA store in Dorset Vt. Dorset is near Manchester VT.4 Russell Sargent Fenn Jr died in Jun 1996 in Manchester Center, Vermont, at age 83.2


26 Jan 19201411 Beacon St, Brookline, Norfolk County, MassachusettsRussell Sargent Fenn Jr appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts in the household of his mother Katherine Brewster Gray.1
26 Apr 193064 Blake Rd, Hamden, New Haven County, ConnecticutRussell Sargent Fenn Jr appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut in the household of his father Russell Sargent Fenn, with step-mother.5
ChartsDescendants of William Sargent, Immigrant
Descendants of Joseph Bradford Sargent

Sources of Information

  1. [S378] Katherine G Fenn household, 1920 US Census, Brookline, Norfolk County, MA, enumeration district 175, page 21A, image 926, roll T625_721, National Archives micropublication; digital image unknown repository.
  2. [S309] US Social Security Administration, "Social Security Death Index", On-line index database.
  3. [S333] Mass Vital Records 1911-1915, Internet Database,, searched Shirley Bramley, viewed May 2009.
  4. [S26] Family data.
  5. [S47] 1930 US Federal Census, Hamden, New Haven County, Connecticut, digital image Operations Inc; National Archives micropublication, Russell S Fenn head of household, roll 273, enumeration district 0140, page 20A.


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