Thanks to the great "Watchtower History" blog with historical information about the pre- and early Bible students years, I became today aware of the origine of the name The Watchtower and the masthead illustration in front of the old magazines.
In C.T. Russell's younger days, his mother and other relatives died and were buried on the family plot at the Allegheny Cemetery.
It must have been a defining moment voor the young CTR. Look at his inspiration to choose the name and masthead of his magazine. Compare the watchtower at the entrance of the cemetery and the illustration on the cover.
It is my opinion that it is no coincidence. CTR must be inspired by his early years.