Russell Lee MacVittie
b. 16 June 1910, d. 11 February 1971
- Father: William McVittie b. 3 July 1883, d. 30 August 1955
- Mother: Alice E. Wright b. circa 1886, d. 26 February 1957
- Russell Lee MacVittie was born on 16 June 1910 in New York.
- William McVittie and Alice E. Wright appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 361 Main Street. Other members of the household included Russell Lee MacVittie, Robert J. McVittie.
- William McVittie and Alice E. Wright appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 464 South Street. Other members of the household included Russell Lee MacVittie.
- He was a metal cleaner in a chemical plant, according to the 1930 census.
- He married Evelyn Lucille Mellenthine, daughter of William Mellenthine and Ada Maude Irish, say 1931.
- The following appeared on 6 March 1953 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mr. and Mrs. Russell L. MacVittie have returned to their home in Marietta, O., after spending the weekend as guests of Mr. MacVittie's parents, Mr. and Mrs. William MacVittie, Sixth street, and Mr. and Mrs. Francis Parks, Lockport street. Their daughter, Mary Ann MacVittie, who accompanied them here, is remaining with her grandparents for a week.
- The following appeared on 27 February 1957 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Mrs. Alice E. McVittie, 71, of 626 Sixth St., died yesterday (Feb. 26, 1957) at Mt. St. Mary's Hospital after a two months' illness.
Mrs. McVittie was born in this city. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church and its Women's Assn.
Surviving are two sons, Russell L. McVittie, Marietta, Ohio, and Arthur R. McVittie, Glen Farris, W. V; seven grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Gridley Funeral Home, with the Rev. Charles C. Berryhill officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park.
The family said that donations to the American Cancer Society will be acceptable as tributes.
- The following appeared on 7 March 1957 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Alice E. McVittie, who died Feb. 26, left $500 to a cousin, Laura Ammerman, 2259 Pierce Ave., and $500 to a daughter-in-law, Bernice McVittie, Seattle, Wash.
The rest of the estate was left as follows: 40 per cent to Russell L. MacVittie, Marietta, Ohio, a son; 40 per cent to Arthur R. MacVittie, Glen Ferris, W. Va., a son; 10 per cent to a grandson, Donald R. McVittie, Seattle, Wash; and 10 per cent to a granddaughter, Barbara McVittie Feldt, Saline, Mich.
The sons were named executors.
- Russell Lee MacVittie died on 11 February 1971 at age 60 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, at his residence.
- Evelyn Lucille Mellenthine became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Washington County, Ohio.
- The following appeared on 12 February 1971 in The Niagara Falls Gazette: Russell MacVittie, 60, former resident of Niagara Falls, died at his home in Marietta, Ohio, Thursday (Feb. 11, 1971).
Born in Niagara Falls, he was the son of the late William and Alice Wright MacVittie. He left this city in 1952, going to Marietta.
Mr. MacVittie was employed by Union Carbide Corp. for 39 years and held the position of assistant superintendent of electrolytics when he retired in 1967.
A former city councilman in Marietta, he was a member of the Civil Service Commission, was past president of the Marietta Civitan Club and the local chapter of the American Red Cross, and belonged to BPOE Lodge 477 and the First Presbyterian Church of Marietta.
He is survived by his wife, the former Evelyn Mellenthine; three daughters, Mrs. Gerald Rushton of Boardman, Ohio, Mrs. Edward Mandor of North Olmstead, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert Seyler of Marietta, and eight grandchildren. Two brothers and a grandchild predeceased Mr. MacVittie.
Funeral services will be held at the Doudna and McClure Funeral Home in Marietta on Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Roland Frederick officiating. Burial will be in Oakgrove Cemetery, Marietta.
- A single grave marker identifies the graves of Russell Lee MacVittie and Evelyn Lucille Mellenthine.
- Last Edited: 20 Dec 2011