Russell, Finley Robert McDonald (1870-1939)

F.R. McD. Russell, about 1926, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-3008, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/f-r-mcd-russell

F.R. McD. Russell, about 1926, Vancouver City Archives, CVA 371-3008, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/f-r-mcd-russell

Finley Robert McDonald Russell was a lawyer who lived at 1901 Haro Street from 1900 to 1913. He was a brother of Joseph Ambrose Russell (1866-1949), who was at 1960 Robson Street from 1908 to 1910 and at 1973 Robson Street from 1910 to about 1937.

Finley was born on October 13, 1870, in Newcastle, New Brunswick.  His father was Matthew Russell (1833-1908); his mother was Sarah Ann Ingram (1834-1924).

He went to school at the Harkins Academy in Newcastle. Later he worked for his father, who was a manufacturer and steamboat operator in Newcastle.

In 1889, Finley came to Vancouver, where he became an articled law student with his brother, Joseph. He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1896. In 1897, he became a notary public.

On August 29, 1898, in Acton, Ontario, he married Agnes Isabel Macpherson.

"Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBS-X42 : accessed 5 July 2015), Findley R Mc D Russell and Agnes J Mcpherson, 29 Aug 1898; citing registration , Acton, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBS-X42 : accessed 5 July 2015), Findley R Mc D Russell and Agnes J Mcpherson, 29 Aug 1898; citing registration , Acton, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

Agnes’s father was Archibald MacPherson (about 1835-1891), who was a teacher in Galt, Ontario. Agnes’s mother was Janet Hall. (Agnes’s brother, Robert George Macpherson (1866-1926), was a well-known druggist and broker in Vancouver.)

By 1900, Finley and Agnes had moved to 1901 Haro Street.

1900 Block Haro Street - Detail from Insurance plan - City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 - Sheet 43 - Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

1900 Block Haro Street – Detail from Insurance plan – City of Vancouver, July 1897, revised June 1903 – Sheet 43 – Coal Harbour to Comox Street and Bidwell Street to Stanley Park

 

In his early years in Vancouver, Finley was active in many sports, including baseball.

F.R. Russell, Vancouver Legal Baseball Team [detail], Vancouver City Archives - Sp P93, about 1900, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team.

F.R. Russell, Vancouver Legal Baseball Team [detail], Vancouver City Archives – Sp P93, about 1900, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/vancouver-legal-baseball-team.

In 1910, Finley received a city permit for an addition to the house at 1901 Haro Street:

District: Vancouver
Permit:
Owner: Russell, F. R. & McD.?
Architect: Waterson, John
Builder: Little, R.
Legal Address: DL: Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1910-11-07
Street Number: 1901
Street Name: Haro Street
Value: $1,000.00
Remarks: Addition to d house
Reference ID: VN-3100-3101-1850

Heritage Vancouver Society, Building Permits, 1901-1921, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/, searched July 5, 2015.

Finley was a leading lawyer in Vancouver for many years. He became a King’s Counsel in 1912. He later became the president of the Vancouver Harbor Commissioners and a director of the Crown Life Insurance Company.

He belonged to the A.F. & A.M. (Ancient Free & Accepted Masonry). He was a life governor of the Vancouver General Hospital and was a director of the Children’s Aid Society. He was active in the Vancouver Athletic Club and the Vancouver Rowing Club. He was a president of the Vancouver Auto Club, and he was the solicitor for the Vancouver Horse Show Association. He belonged to numerous clubs, including the Vancouver, Vancouver Hunt, Commercial, Jericho Country, Vancouver Tennis, Shaughnessy Heights and Vancouver Golf and Country Club.

In 1913, Finley and Agnes moved to a new home called Ardnamara, which the Vancouver Province’s social column described as “on Oak street, Shaughnessy Heights.”

However, building permits and Vancouver directories showed that the new home was at the northeast intersection of Hudson Avenue and Shannon Road, Eburne (now Hudson Street and 57th Avenue in Marpole). The address later appeared as 7250 Hudson Avenue and even later as 7250 Hudson Street.

Vancouver City Archives, MAP 779.44 - [Sheet U : Churchill Street to Cambie Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to Park Drive], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/sheet-u-churchill-street-to-cambie-street-and-forty-ninth-avenue-to-park-drive-2 : [detail: street names inserted for clarity]

Vancouver City Archives, MAP 779.44 – [Sheet U : Churchill Street to Cambie Street and Forty-ninth Avenue to Park Drive], http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/sheet-u-churchill-street-to-cambie-street-and-forty-ninth-avenue-to-park-drive-2 : [detail: street names inserted for clarity]

District: Point Grey
Permit: 129
Owner: Russell, M. D.
Architect: Townley, F. L.
Builder: Allen, J. C. (E Burnaby)
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 17 Sub: A Resub: Lot: 7
Date (Y-M-D): 1912-07-15
Street Number:
Street Name: Hudson Avenue [and Shannon Rd.]
Value: $20,000.00
Remarks: Dwelling/house; 2-storey frame residence, frame garage, and barn [DBR]
Reference ID: PG-5686-5687-30

 

District: Point Grey
Permit: 1070
Owner: McD. Russell, R. F.?
Architect: McD. Russell, R. F.?
Builder: Evans, C. C.
Legal Address: DL: 526 Block: 17a Sub: Resub: Lot: 7
Date (Y-M-D): 1913-09-16
Street Number:
Street Name: Hudson Avenue & Shannon Road
Value: $250.00
Remarks: Factory/warehouse (chicken house)
Reference ID: PG-5759-5760-30

Heritage Vancouver Society, Building Permits, 1901-1921, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/, searched July 5, 2015.

 

Russell - Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory - 1914 - page 59

Russell – Vancouver Social Register and Club Directory – 1914 – page 59

 

Russell - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory - 1915 - page 944

Russell – Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Directory – 1915 – page 944

In 1923, Finley and four other Vancouver residents incorporated an insurance company called The Alert Guarantee Company of Canada. The petitioners who applied to have Parliament enact the incorporating statute were: Finley Robert McDonald Russell, George Ernest Hancox, Frances Alexander Keill, William Edward Taylor and Frederick Rae Anderson (who lived at 2046 Pendrell Street in 1917 and 1918).

In 1924, Finley became a member of a federal royal commission to consolidate the Statutes of Canada.

By 1927, the Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register showed the Russell family at “7250 Hudson Avenue”:

Russell - Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register - 1927 - page 63

Russell – Greater Vancouver Social and Club Register – 1927 – page 63

In 1927, Finley attended the Vancouver meeting of the Canadian Club executives when the club met with the Prince of Wales on his tour of Canada.

F.R. McD. Russell, with H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Prince George and Canadian Club Executive at Hotel Vancouver [detail], Vancouver City Archives, Port P1266, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/h-r-h-prince-of-wales-prince-george-and-canadian-club-executive-at-hotel-vancouver

F.R. McD. Russell, with H.R.H. The Prince of Wales, Prince George and Canadian Club Executive at Hotel Vancouver [detail], Vancouver City Archives, Port P1266, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/index.php/h-r-h-prince-of-wales-prince-george-and-canadian-club-executive-at-hotel-vancouver

Finley and Agnes continued to live in Vancouver through the 1930s.

Finley died in Vancouver on August 4, 1939. He was buried in the Masonic plot in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Agnes died in Vancouver on December 20, 1944. She was buried in the Masonic plot in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Finley and Agnes had the following children.

 

Alan Macpherson Russell

Alan Macpherson Russell was born in Vancouver on April 30, 1900.

He studied economics at the University of British Columbia and the University of California at Berkeley.

He was called to the British Columbia bar in 1925, and later became a lawyer in his father’s law firm, although he had a short break from the firm when he went out on his own in 1928. He was also a director of the Vancouver Sun Publishing Company.

By 1946, Alan had married Dorothy Gilmour Tucker. She was born on April 21, 1915, in Edmonton, Alberta. Her father was Robert Reginald Tucker. Her mother was Georgina Cunningham.

Dorothy died in New Westminster on May 11, 1962. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Alan died in Vancouver on August 18, 1974. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Matthew Hugh McLaren Russell

Hugh McLaren Russell was born in Vancouver on July 6, 1902.

He attended the University of British Columbia, where he was president of the Undergraduate Society. He was also an accomplished athlete.

On May 22, 1929, in New Westminster, British Columbia, Hugh married Mary Beverly Glover Jones. She was born in New Westminster about 1907. Her father was James Harold Jones. Her mother was Ema Keary.

In 1930, Hugh and Mary had a son named Peter Hugh Russell.

During the Second World War, Hugh was a captain serving overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps.

On November 18, 1949, Hugh and Mary were divorced.

Hugh died in Vancouver on September 15 1958. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Isabel Macpherson Russell

Isabel Macpherson Guernsey, (Russell); http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/first100/

Isabel Macpherson Guernsey, (Russell); http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/first100/

A somewhat cryptic note in a Vancouver society column refers indirectly to Isabel Macpherson Russell:

“Mr. H.D. Averill, Mr. Ray Green, Mr. Charles Wurtele and Mr. H. Bartlett, who had been jointly occupying a house at the corner of Robson and Broughton streets, have taken up their residence with Mr. F.R. McD. Russell on Haro street during the absence of Mrs. Russell in Toronto.” Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, May 6, 1905, page 6.

While Mrs. Russell was in Toronto, Isabel was born there on October 26, 1905.

Isabel studied at the University of British Columbia. In 1926, she wrote her M.A. thesis: “Moliere – l’historian social de son epoque.”

On October 23, 1936, in Cape Town, South Africa, she married Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, who was a geologist. He was born on September 21, 1897, in St. Mary’s, Ontario. His father was Forbes William Guernsey. His mother was Rose Sharp.

Marriage registration - Tarrant Dickie Guernsey and Isabel McPherson Russell; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23584-20494-32?cc=1468076&wc=SFVH-4WY:44975801,44975802,45887701,45924901

Marriage registration – Tarrant Dickie Guernsey and Isabel McPherson Russell; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-23584-20494-32?cc=1468076&wc=SFVH-4WY:44975801,44975802,45887701,45924901

His Surname  First Names  Her Surname  First Names  Marr. Date  Record Set link  Image #
GUERNSEY Tarrant Dickie RUSSELL Isabel McPherson 23 Oct 1936 COGH, CT, Cathedral of St. George Anglican Marriages 1902-1948 295

Isabel and Tarrant went to live in Northern Rhodesia.

In April 1941, Isabel had been back in North America. She was travelling on the Egyptian ship, the Zamzam, attempting to re-join her husband in Africa. After the ship had left Brazil to sail across the south Atlantic Ocean, a German raider called the Atlantis fired 55 torpedoes, nine of which hit the Zamzam. Some passengers got into the life-boats, while others ended up in the ocean. The Atlantis rescued the Zamzam’s passengers and crew, who were later transferred to another ship.

The American passengers were taken to the south of France, and then to Portugal, where ships took them to the United States.

However, Isabel and some other Canadians went by train through German-occupied France and Germany to Liebenau, an internment camp near Lake Constance. Some of the women were supposed to be part of an exchange with German women who were in Canada, but delays meant that Isabel did not get back to Canada for several months. She wrote about the incident in a series of articles in the Vancouver Province, which later formed a book called Free Trip to Berlin.

Free Trip to Berlin, dust jacket, by Isabel Russel Guernsey, Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943; http://www.ibtauris.com/NewsItems/A/~/media/Images/News/Free-Trip-to-Berlin.ashx?w=216&h=323&as=1

Free Trip to Berlin, dust jacket, by Isabel Russel Guernsey, Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943; http://www.ibtauris.com/NewsItems/A/~/media/Images/News/Free-Trip-to-Berlin.ashx?w=216&h=323&as=1

Isabel and Tarrant later lived in Victoria, British Columbia.

Isabel died in Victoria on August 7, 1965. She was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

Tarrant died in Victoria on January 3, 1965. He was buried in Mountain View Cemetery in Vancouver.

 

Jean McDonald Russell

Jean McDonald Russell was born in Vancouver on February 9, 1911.

She went to Crofton House School, and later studied landscape architecture at the University of British Columbia. In 1929, she went to Switzerland for a year, and then returned to Vancouver to work with her father and her brother at their law firm.

During the early part of the Second World War, Jean worked at the Boeing aircraft plant in Vancouver.

In 1943, she articled as a law student with her brother. She was called to the bar in 1949. She later became the administrator of the law firm.

Jean died on December 12, 1997.

 

 

 

Sources

 

Matthew Russell (father of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

Russell, Matthew (1833-1908), Dictionary of Miramichi Biography, page 883, http://archives.gnb.ca/Search/Hamilton/DMB/SearchResults.aspx?culture=en-CA&action=0&page=883: “RUSSELL, MATTHEW, businessman and steam ferry builder and owner; b. Lower Newcastle, 28 Feb 1833, s/o John Russell and Margaret Miller, natives of Scotland; brother of William Henderson Russell; m. 1859, Sarah Ann Ingram, d/o George Ingram and Mary Russell, natives of the north of Ireland; d. Newcastle, 17 Jan 1908. . . . He and his wife, Sarah A. Ingram, had six children living in 1908, including John Russell and Margaret I. Russell, the wife of Dr Robert Nicholson, both of Newcastle; and Joseph A. Russell and Finley R. MacD. Russell, both of British Columbia. Joseph A. Russell was “the best known of all leading lawyers in Vancouver,” and as revealed in the Canadian Who’s Who, his lawyer brother Finley R. MacD. Russell was also a prominent figure in legal circles, both provincially and nationally.

Sources: [b] census [m] Gleaner 17 Sep 1859 [d] Advocate 22 Jan 1908 / Advocate 26 Mar 1868, 6 Aug 1873, 13 May 1874, 24 Mar 1875, 10 Jan 1877, 23 Nov 1881, 7 Jun 1882, 27 Dec 1882, 7 Mar 1883, 4 Mar 1891, 20 May 1891, 7 Aug 1907; Can. Who’s Who 1936 (re. Finley R. MacD. Russell); Hist. Spoolwood Making; Leader 6 Jan 1950”

“Canada Census, 1851,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWR9-DLP : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Russell, Newcastle, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 49, line 30; Library and Archives Canada film number C_996, Public Archives, Ontario; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1851_pdf/e092/e002293949.pdf.

“New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVBF-VFYB : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Russell and Sarah Ann Ingram, 15 Sep 1859; citing , , New Brunswick, Canada, p. 401, Provincial Archives of New Brunswick, Fredericton; FHL microfilm 846,407.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6X-PD1 : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Russell, Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008134981.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKN-3WG : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Russell, Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148104; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148104-00308.pdf

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHKC-MCQ : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Russell, J, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 17, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

 

Sarah Ann Ingram (mother of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLGS-TY3 : accessed 5 July 2015), Sarah Ann Russell, 21 Jan 1924; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13124, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,301.

“Aged Resident Died Last Night; Mrs. Matthew Russell, Mother of Well-Known K.C., Was Ninety Years,” Victoria Times, January 22, 1924, page 9, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-28095-11570-34?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HNL:284757701.

Mrs. Matthew Russell, death notice, Victoria Times, January 22, 1924, page 14, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28095-10680-46?cc=2001136&wc=M61J-HNL:284757701

 

Finley Robert McDonald Russell

Finley R. McD. Russell, Who’s Who in Western Canada, 1911, page 331: http://www.ourroots.ca/e/page.aspx?id=643327.

Finley Robert McDonald Russell, British Columbia From the Earliest Times to the Present, volume 3, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 181-182; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/181/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/182/mode/1up.

Finley R. McD. Russell, Who’s Who and Why [Northern Who’s Who], edited by C.W. Parker, volume 1, Vancouver, Western Press Association, 1916, page 713, https://archive.org/stream/northernwhoswhob01park#page/713/mode/1up

Finley Robert McDonald Russell, K.C. Who’s Who in Canada, 1928-1929, page 2070.

Russell & DuMoulin: The First Century, 1889-1990, Christine Mullins and Arthur E. Harvey, Vancouver, Russell and DuMoulin, 1990.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV6X-P6Q : accessed 5 July 2015), F. R. McD. Russell in household of Matthew Russell, Newcastle, Northumberland, New Brunswick, Canada; citing p. 60; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13185, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,821; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/e/e326/e008134981.pdf.

British Columbia Order in Council 389/1897, September 14, 1897, appointment of Finley Robert McDonald Russell as a notary public in British Columbia, http://test.bclaws.ca/civix/document/id/arch_oic/arc_oic/0389_1897.

“Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KZBS-X42 : accessed 5 July 2015), Findley R Mc D Russell and Agnes J Mcpherson, 29 Aug 1898; citing registration , Acton, Halton, Ontario, Canada, Archives of Ontario, Toronto; FHL microfilm .

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ru to Rz, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/voteru.htm: “Russell, Findlay Robert McDonald, Room 13, Ferg’n Block, cor Hastings & Richards St, Student-at-law, Van”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-V73 : accessed 5 July 2015), T R Russell, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 4, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census/View.jsp?id=36129&highlight=43&desc=1901+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+F.+R.+Russell; http://data2.collectionscanada.ca/1901/z/z001/pdf/z000010187.pdf

Social and Personal , Vancouver Province, May 6, 1905, page 6: “Mr. H.D. Averill, Mr. Ray Green, Mr. Charles Wurtele and Mr. H. Bartlett, who had been jointly occupying a house at the corner of Robson and Broughton streets, have taken up their residence with Mr. F.R. McD. Russell on Haro street during the absence of Mrs. Russell in Toronto.”

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, September 13, 1910, page 5: “Mr. and Mrs. F.R. McD. Russell and Mr. G.F. Risteen spent the past week on a motor trip, going as far as Seattle.”

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MK6Y : accessed 5 July 2015), Findlay Russell, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63662&highlight=48&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Findlay+Russell; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940038.pdf

Social and Personal, Vancouver Province, July 5, 1913, page 8: “Mr. and Mrs. F.R. McD. Russell are occupying their new home on Oak street, Shaughnessy Heights. Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Kerr also have recently moved to a new residence there.”

1921 Canada Census, Finley R. McD. Russell, Reference Number: RG 31; Folder Number: 19; Census Place: Point Grey (Municipality), Vancouver South, British Columbia; Page Number: 1; Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1921 Census of Canada [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2013.

An Act to incorporate The Alert Guarantee Company of Canada, Statutes of Canada, 1923, chapter 84, https://archive.org/stream/actsofparl1923v02cana#page/26/mode/1up. The petitioners who applied to have Parliament enact the incorporating statute were: Finley Robert McDonald Russell, George Ernest Hancox, Frances Alexander Keill, William Edward Taylor and Frederick Rae Anderson.

Commission for the Revision and Consolidation of the Public Statutes of Canada; http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/index.asp?lang=eng&page=information&sub=commissions&doc=archives/comm-eng.htm; Date:1927; Chair: Sir Charles Fitzpatrick; Note: The Commission did not publish a report other than the Revised Statutes of Canada, 1927.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLVP-KQV : accessed 5 July 2015), Finley Robert Mcdonald Russell, 04 Aug 1939; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13166, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,953,626.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVK9-P31R : accessed 5 July 2015), Finley R Mcd Russell, 1939; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 35290279, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=35290279.

“F. R.M. Russell, Prominent City Lawyer, Dead; K.C. Had Practiced Here Forty-Three Years,” Vancouver Sun, August 4, 1939, page 5, [Includes photograph of Finley Russell, K.C.]https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DjRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=2605%2C421202.

Finley Robert Mcdonald Russell, death notice, Vancouver Province, August 5, 1939, page 21; Vancouver Sun, August 5, 1939, page 17, [bottom of column 1]; https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DzRlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q4kNAAAAIBAJ&pg=1420%2C676151: “Russell – Passed away in hospital, Aug. 4, 1939, Finley Robert McDonald Russell, late of 7250 Hudson Ave., in his 69th year. Survived by his wife, 2 sons, Hugh and Alan, Vancouver; 2 daughters, Jean at home and Mrs. Terrance Guernsey in Northern Rhodesia; 1 brother, J.A. Russell; 1 sister, Mrs. Mary Bennett, Vancouver. Funeral service will be held Mon., Aug. 7, at 12 noon, from the residence, Rev. Dr. George Wilson officiating. Committal family plot, Mountain View Cemetery. Center & Hanna, directors.”

“F. R. McD. Russell, Pioneer Barrister, Former Harbor Board Chairman, Dies After Long Illness,” Vancouver Province, August 4, 1939, page 30. [Includes photograph of F.R. McD. Russell.]

“F.R. McD. Russell, Leading Lawyer, Passes Here; former Harbor Board Head in Practice For 43 Years,” Vancouver News-Herald, August 5, 1939, page 6.

“Funeral Today of F.R. Russell; Noted K.C. Being Buried at Noon,” Vancouver News-Herald, August 7, 1939, page 3.

 

Agnes Isabel Macpherson (wife of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFG-95G : accessed 5 July 2015), Agnes MacPherson in household of Archibald MacPherson, Arthur, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 33; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13260, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,896.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWGV-B14 : accessed 5 July 2015), Agnes Mcpherson, Galt, Waterloo South, Ontario, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148177; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148177-00315.pdf; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148177-00316.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPQ-BLT : accessed 5 July 2015), Agnes Isabel Russell, 20 Dec 1944; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13185, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,983,208.

“Mrs. Russell Dies Suddenly in 72nd Year,” Vancouver Sun, December 22, 1944, page 2: “Mrs. F.R. McD. Russell, 71, wife of the late F.R. McD. Russell, KC, well-known Vancouver lawyer, died suddenly Wednesday night at her home, 7250 Hudson.

Mr. Russell died in 1939.

Only one of Mrs. Russell’s four children was in the city at the time of her death – Alan Russell, who is carrying on his father’s law business.

Prisoner of Nazis

Capt. Hugh Russell, a second son, is overseas with the Canadian Forestry Corps; a daughter, Mrs. Isabel Guernsey, left recently to join her husband in South Africa, and a second daughter, Miss Jean Russell, accompanied her sister East.

Mrs. Guernsey was in the news in the earlier part of the war, when she was taken prisoner in the U-boat sinking of the Egyptian ship Zamzam, and spent a year in Nazi custody. Upon her subsequent release and return to Vancouver, she wrote in The Vancouver Sun of her experiences.

A native of Ontario, Mrs. Russell came to B.C. with her husband in the 1890s.

Active in IODE

In earlier years she took an active part in the work of the IODE.

From 1926-30 her husband was president of Vancouver Board of Harbor Commissioners.

Her son Alan Russell is a director of The Sun Publishing Co.

She leaves also three grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Nunn & Thomson.”

“Pioneer City Resident Dies,” Vancouver Province, December 23, 1944, page 23. [Similar to “Mrs. Russell Dies Suddenly in 72nd Year,” Vancouver Sun, December 22, 1944, page 2, above.]

Agnes Isabel Russell, death notice, Vancouver Province, December 23, 1944, page 17; Vancouver Sun, December 23, 1944, page 19: “Russell – Passed away Dec. 20, 1944, Agnes Isabel Russell, 7250 Hudson St., aged 72 years, widow of the late F.R. McD. Russell, Vancouver; Capt. Hugh McLaren Russell, overseas; 2 daughters, Mrs. T. Guernsey, Northern Rhodesia, Africa; Miss Jean M. Russell, Vancouver. Funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 3, 1945, at 12 noon, in Nunn & Thomson’s Chapel, 10th Ave. and Cambie St., Rev. Hugh M. Rae officiating. Interment in Mountain View Cemetery. No flowers by request.”

 

Alan Macpherson Russell (son of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1900-09-120824; Allan Macpherson Russell; date of birth: April 30, 1900; place of birth: Vancouver; http://search-collections.royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/Genealogy/DisplayGenealogyImage?k=592d8841-9826-4b28-9777-e20ae8e519d2.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLBL-MXM : accessed 5 July 2015), Alan Macpherson Russell, 18 Aug 1974; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13335, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,050,339.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-768Q : accessed 6 July 2015), Alan Macpherson Russell, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368281, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368281.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT8-HMK : accessed 6 July 2015), Dorothy Gilmour Russell, 11 May 1962; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13256, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,377.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-76D6 : accessed 6 July 2015), Dorothy Gilmour Russell, 1962; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301775, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301775.

 

Matthew Hugh McLaren Russell (son of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

British Columbia Birth Registrations; Registration Number: 1902-09-122856; Matthew Hugh M. Russell; date of birth: July 6, 1902; place of birth: Vancouver.

Totem, University of British Columbia Yearbook, 1924, http://www.library.ubc.ca/archives/pdfs/yearbooks/1924_totem.pdf, page 60: “Hugh Mclaren Russell. As President of the Undergraduate Society, Hughie has shown that nothing but the best is good enough for his Faculty. He has proved himself to be an athlete of great merit by winning the Pentathalon in 1923. He has risen to such great heights in the high jump that none could follow him. He has done more than any other man to endear the Aggies to the ladies of the University. He does not allow either his studies or the worries of administrative office to ruffle the calm tranquillity of his soul.” [Includes photograph of Hugh Mclaren Russell.]

“British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JD87-16N : accessed 5 July 2015), Matthew Hugh Mclaren Russell and Mary Beverly Glover Jones, 22 May 1929; citing New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada, British Columbia Archives film number B13758, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,074,554. [This marriage was dissolved on November 18, 1949 in Vancouver.]

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV9P-BB7L : accessed 6 July 2015), Beverly Jones in entry for James H Jones, 1911; citing Census, New Westminster Sub-Districts 1-20, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

Society, Vancouver Province, December 14, 1930, society section, page 1: “Peter Hugh Russell, eight-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh McLaren Russell, just knows that Santa Claus is going to come by the fireplade route, and insists on being allowed to peek up the chimney all by himself. He is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. F.R. McD. Russell and Dr. and Mrs. J.H. Jones.” [Includes photograph of Peter Hugh Russell.]

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLRX-KJ3 : accessed 5 July 2015), Hugh Mclaren Russell, 15 Sep 1958; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13238, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,179.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-766D : accessed 6 July 2015), Hugh McLaren Russell, 1958; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301774, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301774.

 

Isabel Macpherson Russell (daughter of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

Isabel Macpherson (Russell) Guernsey, Moliere – l’historian social de son epoque; Thesis: M.A, Thesis: M.A.; University of British Columbia, 1926; https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/11325.

Marriage registration, Tarrant Dickie Guernsey and Isabel McPherson Russell; date of Marriage: October 23, 1936; Cathedral of St. George Anglican Marriages 1902-1948; image number 295; http://www.1820settlers.com/genealogy/settlerbrowsemarrs.php?name=GUERNSEY

The Zamzam Story, http://zamzamship.net/

“The Zamzam has been a long time in sinking!”: The Tale of an Uncompleted Journey, http://www2.wheaton.edu/bgc/archives/Papers/zamzam/paper.htm: “Isabel Russell Guernsey, wrote later, ‘There we were, a motley throng, all with different high hopes, I suppose: the missionaries of saving souls, the ambulance boys of saving bodies, the tobacco men of enlarging their scope of business; and we freelancers of picking up the threads of a normal existence interrupted by war and other things.’”

Leicestershire / British Exhibitor / Zamzam 1909; http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/descriptions/ShipsL.shtml: “The LEICESTERSHIRE was built by Harland & Wolff, Belfast in 1909 for the Bibby Line and was a sister ship to the GLOUCESTERSHIRE. . . . Converted by Cammel Laird, Birkenhead, she was renamed BRITISH EXHIBITOR and in 1931 was opened in the Thames for inspection. However, in 1932 the company went into voluntary liquidation and the whole scheme was abandoned. The ship was then laid up at Southampton Water until purchased by Egyptian owners in 1933 to be used in the pilgrim trade between Egypt and Jeddah. Renamed ZAMZAM, she continued in this trade until 1941 when, although a neutral ship and having stopped on demand, she was shelled and sunk in the Atlantic by the German raider ATLANTIS (ex-Hansa Line’s GOLDENFELS) with loss of one life. 320 survivors transferred to German ship DRESDEN.[Bibby Liner “Leicestershire” by Capt.J.H.Isherwood, Sea Breezes Magazine, April 1951]”

Isabel Russell Guernsey, Free trip to Berlin, Toronto, Macmillan Company of Canada Limited, 1943.

The Accidental Captives, Carolyn Gossage, http://www.ibtauris.com/NewsItems/A/Accidental%20Captives.aspx;

“Sunk and then bombed in Berlin, The extraordinary story of Canadian women who made their way back home,” Brian Bethune, May 11, 2012, Maclean’s; http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/sunk-and-then-bombed-in-berlin/

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XGR3-3JZ : accessed 6 July 2015), Isabel Macpherson Guernsey, 09 Dec 1944; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Buffalo, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 49, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT5-QMP : accessed 5 July 2015), Isabel Macpherson Guernsey, 07 Aug 1965; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13273, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,797.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NGV : accessed 6 July 2015), Isabel MacPherson Guernsey, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368279, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26368279.

 

Tarrant Dickie Guernsey (husband of Isabel Macpherson Russell)

“Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F252-2Q7 : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarant Dickie Guernsey, 21 Sep 1897; citing St. Marys, Perth, Ontario, 21 Sep 1897, reference 787; FHL microfilm 1,906,133.

“Ontario Births, 1869-1912,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FMDG-V9L : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarant Dickie Guernsey, 21 Sep 1897; citing St. Marys, Perth, Ontario, Canada, registration number ; FHL microfilm 1,906,133.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVL-YV9 : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Guernsey in household of Forbes W Guernsey, H, Yale & Cariboo, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 9, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV39-CNHK : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Guernsey in entry for Forbes Guernsey, 1911; citing Census, Calgary Sub-Districts 1-59, Alberta, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm .

Canadian Expeditionary Force, Name: Tarrant Dickie Guernsey; Rank: SGT; Regimental Number: 911955; Date of Birth: 21/09/1897; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3872 – 61; Item Number: 431371; http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/discover/military-heritage/first-world-war/first-world-war-1914-1918-cef/Pages/item.aspx?IdNumber=431371 [In 1916, he was an assayer’s helper. His mother was living in Trail, B.C.]

“Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QK3T-9W2R : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant D Guernsey, 1924-1952; citing M1463, Soundex Index to Canadian Border Entries through the St. Albans, Vermont, District, 1895-1924, 37, NARA microfilm publication M1461, M1463, M1464, and M1465 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, publication year); FHL microfilm 1,570,750. [September 21, 1924.]

Doctorates Conferred in the Sciences by American Universities 1928-1929. Compiled for the research information service national research council. By Callie Hull and Clarence I. West; http://www.nap.edu/openbook/ARC000020/html/1-46.htm: Columbia: Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, The geology of North Mountain, Cape Breton.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24NL-BXB : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, 1931; citing Immigration, New York, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,756,822.

“United States Border Crossings from Canada to United States, 1895-1956,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XPMZ-9N1 : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Guernsey, 11 Feb 1932; from “Border Crossings: From Canada to U.S., 1895-1954,” database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2010); citing Ship , arrival port Niagara Falls, New York,, line , NARA microfilm publication M1480, roll 49, NARA record group 85, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C.

“New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:24GX-HND : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, 1946; citing Immigration, New York City, New York, United States, NARA microfilm publication T715 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 2,295,855.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLT1-1DZ : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, 03 Jan 1967; citing Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13281, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,857.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-3NPP : accessed 6 July 2015), Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, ; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26368280, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.

Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, The geology of North Mountain, Cape Breton, 1928

Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, A summary of the provisional geological features of Northern Rhodesia, 1951

Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, Mines and mineral resources, British South Africa Company, 1952

Tarrant Dickie Guernsey, A prospector’s guide to mineral occurrences in Northern Rhodesia, 1952

 

Jean McDonald Russell (daughter of Finley Robert McDonald Russell)

Jean McDonald Russell, Nos Disparus, The Advocate, volume 56, part 4, July 1998, pages 595-596. [Includes photograph of Jean McDonald Russell.]

 

Robert George Macpherson (brother of Agnes Isabel Macpherson)

Robert George Macpherson, British Columbia from the earliest times to the present, volume 3, Vancouver, S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, pages 25-25; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/25/mode/1up; https://archive.org/stream/britishcolumbiaf00schouoft#page/26/mode/1up.

“Canada Census, 1881,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVFG-95J : accessed 5 July 2015), Archibald MacPherson, Arthur, Wellington North, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 33; Library and Archives Canada film number C-13260, Library and Archives Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 1,375,896.

B.C. Voters List 1898 – Ma to Maq, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~canbc/vote1898/votem.htm: “Macpherson, Robert George, Kamloops, Main St, Druggist, YN”

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVN-VGX : accessed 5 July 2015), Robert Macpherson, D, Burrard, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 10, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLG8-9RW : accessed 5 July 2015), Robert George Macpherson, 28 Oct 1926; citing Point Grey, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13129, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 1,927,306.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLR3-SRS : accessed 5 July 2015), Robert George Macpherson in household of Susie Marie Macpherson, 26 Feb 1960; citing Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13245, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,033,302.

“British Columbia Birth Registrations, 1854-1903,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JDZX-3P2 : accessed 5 July 2015), Susie Janet Macpherson, 05 Nov 1892; citing British Columbia Archives film number B13810, Vital Statistics Agency, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,114,718.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLPB-9YZ : accessed 5 July 2015), Brita Macpherson, 30 Nov 1947; citing Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada; British Columbia Archives film number B13195, Division of Vital Statistics, Victoria; FHL microfilm 2,032,479.

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