1843–1925
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Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1843, Wor­thing­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

De­cem­ber 6 1925, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Russell was the son of Mar­tin and Ma­ran­da Conwell. He mar­ried twice, to Jen­nie P. Hay­den and Sa­rah Fran­ces San­born.

A Bap­tist min­is­ter, or­at­or, phi­lan­thro­pist, law­yer, and writ­er, he is best re­mem­bered as the foun­der and pre­si­dent of Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty in Penn­syl­van­ia, and for his lec­ture, Acres of Di­a­monds.

His works in­clude:

  1. At Thy Cross
  2. Old Oak­en Buck­et, The (adapt­er)
  3. Our Church Home