Surname Saturday

Surname Saturday – Russell

The first person in my tree with this surname was my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell. My ancestor line is: 1 Lois Whimpey 2 Ivon Walter Whimpey (1923-2009) 3 Edith Jean Marr (1922-1990) 4 John Ernest Whimpey (1884-1960) 5 Ivy May Harley (1890-1959) 10 Alexander Alexander Harley (1866-1939) 11 Henrietta Louisa Russell (1865-1949) Henrietta was… Continue reading Surname Saturday – Russell

Trove Tuesday

Trove Tuesday – Edward Fitzgerald Russell

This week, I am featuring my great grandmother, Henrietta Louisa Russell’s brother Edward Fitzgerald Russell.  The following is his obituary     OBITUARY Death of Labor Pioneer One of the pioneer members of the Australian Labor party, Mr. Edward Fitzgerald Russell, died at Sitrling-street, Footscray, on Saturday. He was born at Buninyong 76 years ago,… Continue reading Trove Tuesday – Edward Fitzgerald Russell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors #43 Charles Edward Martin Russell

Amy Johnson Crow introduced the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge on her No Story Too Small blog in 2014. This year she continued the challenge, but also added a weekly theme. This week the theme was:  Oops. An ancestor who made an "oops," or one that you made while researching one of them. (We've all done it, believe… Continue reading 52 Ancestors #43 Charles Edward Martin Russell

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #33 Maria Louisa Doyle

Over the last few weeks, my posts have been about the Russell/Doyle branch of the family.  I’ve decided to continue with this branch in my post this week, and my ancestor is Maria Louisa Doyle.  Maria was the daughter of Thomas Doyle (my ancestor for week 2 (2015 series)) and Catherine Mills (my ancestor for… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #33 Maria Louisa Doyle

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2015) #3 Susan Greene

This week’s theme is “Tough Woman”.  I found it quite difficult to decide which ancestor to use for this topic, but decided, since my recent research has been on the Russell family, to use Susan Greene, the wife of Garrett John Russell. She falls under the category “Tough Woman”, as I have had a tough… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2015) #3 Susan Greene

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks

52 Ancestors (2014) #31 Garrett John Russell

Recently, I told how I had found a family that appeared to be that of Charles Edward Martin Russell on the 1895 Argentina Census.  I have therefore decided that my ancestor this week will be his father, Garrett John Russell (my ggg grandfather). The basic information I had about Garrett John Russell came mainly from… Continue reading 52 Ancestors (2014) #31 Garrett John Russell