Feb­ru­a­ry 15, 1843, Wor­thing­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts.

De­cem­ber 6 1925, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Tem­ple Un­i­ver­si­ty, Penn­syl­van­ia, Penn­syl­van­ia.

Russell was the son of Mar­tin Conwell 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