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John Russell

Male 1885 - 1958  (72 years)

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  • Name John Russell 
    Born 19 Sep 1885  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 25 Jan 1958  George Sq, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I252  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 Catherine Angus Bayne Smith,   b. 1890,   d. 13 Apr 1959, Edinburgh? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 2 Jan 1912  Kelty, Fife Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ernest Robert Russell,   b. Nov 1912,   d. 1969, Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years)  [natural]
     2. John Smith Russell,   b. 19 Aug 1915, Kelty, Fife Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1999, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Sep 1885 - Dundee, Angus, Scotland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Jan 1912 - Kelty, Fife Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Jan 1958 - George Sq, Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John 'Jack' Russell c 1903
    John "Jack" Russell c 1903
    John "Jack" Russell c 1903
    John 'Jack' Russell
    John "Jack" Russell
    John "Jack" Russell, pupil teacher aged 18, with his class, Rosebank Primary School, Dundee, 1903. Photos courtesy Lindsay Russell.
    Rosebank School, Dundee
    Rosebank School, Dundee
    Rosebank School, Dundee, by Alexander Wilson
    Captain John Russell
    Captain John Russell
    Captain John Russell, British Army (seated on right). Photo courtesy Lindsay Russell.
    Postcard from France, New Years 1917
    Postcard from France, New Years 1917
    Postcard from John "Jack" Russell to Kitty, New Year, 1917. Courtesy of Lindsay Russell.
    Back of Postcard
    Back of Postcard
    Jack spent 2, possibly 3 years of WW1 in France. They lived at 144 Strathmartin Road, Dundee, and when Kitty was due to give birth to my father in August 1915, she went to stay with her parents, Catherine and Thomas Hellon Smith who lived in a house called Chipperkyle in Kelty, a small mining village in Fife. The message is written in pencil, rather smudged and faded, but I think it says - "How do you like our Divisional P.C.? Sorry at not writing last night but was over at a fire at one of our Ammunition Dumps. It was a great sight. Tonight I have been at our Cinema which starts tomorrow night. Moi is in charge of it and we are getting things in order and testing the engine & machine. We start with the "Somme" films. Will write sure tomorrow. J."

  • Notes 
    • From granddaughter Lindsay Russell: "John (Jack) was a captain in the army during WW1, and continued to use the title afterwards. He was a schoolmaster, firstly in Wormit, a village in Fife, then Dalmally in Argyll in the early 1920s, and then for the remainder of his career in Aviemore, Invernessshire. When he retired he and Granny moved to Edinburgh. He died on 25 Jan 1958."

      Marriage certificate: witnesses were Frank Russell and Elizabeth Hellon Smith. Marriage took place at Clipperdyke, Upper Oakfield, Kelty, Fife (bride;s home). John’s occupation was school teacher. His residence was 327 Cleppington Rd, Dundee (Russell family home).

      Military: In 1915, when his son was born, John Russell was a captain int he army service corp, usual occupation: school teacher.

      Death certificate: retired schoolmaster, married to Catherine Smith. Cause of death: abdominal cancer. Son, Ernest was informant.