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Frank Russell

Male 1874 - 1959  (84 years)

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  • Name Frank Russell 
    Born 9 Jul 1874  64 Ann St, Dundee, Angusshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 May 1959  Dundee West Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I236  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 

    Father ROBERT Russell,   b. 7 Feb 1846, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1921, Main and Strathmartin, Forfarshire (Dundee) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother JESSIE Smith,   b. 5 Jul 1843, Marykirk, Kincardineshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1901, 4 South George, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 7 Dec 1869  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jean Watterston,   b. 13 Feb 1888, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1982, Perth and Kinross, Perth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 3 Dec 1919  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Frank Watterston Russell,   b. 1920, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1941, Hong Kong Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)  [natural]
     2. (William) Arnott Watterson Russell,   b. 26 Dec 1922, Monifieth, Angusshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 2005, Crieff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     3. George Aimer Russell,   b. 13 May 1930, Monifieth, Angus-shire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 2014, Aberdeen, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F225  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1874 - 64 Ann St, Dundee, Angusshire, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Dec 1919 - Dundee, Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 May 1959 - Dundee West Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Frank Russell c. 1926
    Frank Russell c. 1926

    Documents
    Frank Russell died on May 23, 1959, in Dundee
    Frank Russell died on May 23, 1959, in Dundee
    My Business Secrets
    My Business Secrets

  • Notes 
    • Occupation: bookseller
      1919 address: 327 Clepington St, Dundee

      Frank Russell's obituary: Source: Obituary file, family history room at Dundee Library:
      Died at Royal Infirmary, Dundee. Owned a bookshop called "The Bookshelf" at 26 Barrack Street, Dundee. After his death the shop was maintained by the family. Charles D. Petrie assisted Frank for many years. Frank was educated at Ann Street School and at evening classes at Harris Academy, going on to study natural science. He was awarded advanced 1st class certificate in the London Science and Art.

      The bookstore is mentioned in a book written by Kate Atkinson called "Emotionally Weird".

      The following is page 1 of Frank Russell's autobiography:

      Frank Russell: His Life in his words. (July 1958)
      Born in Dundee in 1874. I celebrated my 83rd Birthday on the 9th of this month – my father was also a Dundonian – a Lane running from Mid Street down to Victoria Road. Russell Lane so called because my Grandfather had a file cutting business there. My Great Grand Uncle George Aimer was a merchant in Dundee and is buried in the Howff – just a stones throw from my shop in 26 Barrack Street.
      I attended Ann Street School. Then in 1887 I began an apprenticeship as a bookbinder –seven years- journeyman and seven years in charge of that department, with the well known firm of Wm Kidd and Sons in Whitehall St. I left Kidds and went to be manager with George Findlay and organise a binding department there. I was now ever anxious to start a business on my own account and in 1915 opened my present shop at 26 Barrack Street. Emblazoned on my door “Books on every conceivable subject from earliest printed tomes to latest publications”.
      I had continued my education by attending evening classes, first at Harris Academy with training college students. Physics and advanced English. I had also two courses
      at University College in English Literature. Thereupon at the South Kensington examination in Elementary and Advanced Botany, Physiography, physics and Geology and gained the gold medal as best student of the year. I was always interested in religious work and was Sunday school teacher, superintendent and secretary of Princes St, Monifieth Congregational Church. I have preached in 60 different churches in Dundee and district.
      In 1919 I married Miss Jean Watterston assistant librarian at University College and later first Carnegie Librarian at Perth.