Emerson Russell


NORWAY – Emerson “Sonny” Russell, 85, of Hartford, died Saturday, May 27, in Norway.

He was born in Hartford on Oct. 1, 1920, the son of Charles and Alice (Bartlett) Russell, and attended Hartford schools.

Sonny lived all his life in Hartford, and worked in the woods and at saw mills for many years. He then dealt in antiques and auctioning for a living.

In his later years, he raised large gardens and received many ribbons at the fairs.

He was a member of the East Sumner Congregational Church for many years.

Sonny is survived by a brother, Robert Russell of Hartford.

He was predeceased by one brother, George F. Russell, in 1945.