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REES, RUSSELL ELLIOTT: 1896-

Russell Elliott Rees was born near Saint Joseph, Ill., on Nov. 16, 1896, the son of Thomas Hester and Florence Elliott Rees. He became a resident of Indiana in 1925. He received the A.B. degree from Earlham College in 1928 and the B.D. degree from Hartford Theological Seminary in 1934. He married Mary Elizabeth Somes in 1919 and they had five children: Sarah Elizabeth, Doris Mae, Thomas Hester, Robert Max, and Gerald Wayne. Rees served as a Friends' minister in Kokomo and Mooresville and was executive secretary for the board of Christian education, Five Years Meeting of Friends (Richmond, Ind.), eight years. He has served in various positions on boards for the Five Years Meeting, Friends United Meeting, and Western Yearly Meeting of Friends and has edited Sunday school materials for the Five Years Meeting of Friends.

Information from Plainfield Public Library.

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