Adelia Willis McConnell Russell was born on May 26, 1911 in Kentucky to HC McConnell and Emeline McConnell. Soon after her arrival in this world, the family moved from Kentucky to Talladega, AL and settled in the area.
Adelia met and married Robert A. Russell and they had one son, Ben Russell, born on January 18, 1938.
Adelia was very active in local activities, the Presbyterian Church and was chosen Woman of the Year in her time. An avid golfer and horticulturist, Mrs. Russell was also known as a very talented painter.
Her passion and commitment to the community was certainly one of many contributing factors in the naming of the Adelia M Russell Library.
For more on Adelia M Russell and the Russell family, we invite you to visit our Library and check out publications we have in our circulation that provide a wealth of history and the accomplishments of the Russell Family. Additionally, we have made the Russell Record news papers available on line through our website.