George W Russell 1855-1940

Born: 21 May 1855 at Isleworth, Middlesex

Parents: George Wagstaff Russell 1834-1891 and Eliza Day 1828-1899 

Siblings: Henry William Wagstaff Russell 1857-1930; Elizabeth Russell 1861-83; Alice Elizabeth Russell 1863-?; Grace Marion Russell 1866-1941; Eleanor Sarah Russell 1869-1933

Married: 1. Rosa Kate Throssell 1859-1898 on 29 October 1884 at Hitchin, Hertfordshire

2. Rosa Armstrong 1864-1952 in 1900 at Royston, Cambridgeshire

Offspring: 1. Twins George Herbert Russell 1885-1967 and Arthur Lionel Russell 1885-1965; Alice Kathleen Russell 1888-1893; John Kingsley Russell 1889-1970; Helena Marjorie Russell 1895-1990; Doris Russell 1898-1899

2. Kathleen Armstrong Russell 1902-1996

Died: Hitchin on 21 March 1940


 

c1897 … Marjorie born 1895, Rosa Kate died 1898

Notes for future text:

The best date for the family moving from Isleworth to Hitchin is May 1859 as GWR and HWWR were both baptised at Hitchin Independent Chapel on 27 May 1859.

Baptism George Wagstaff Russell baptism father: George Wagstaff
mother: Eliza 27 May 1859 Hitchin Hitchin Independent Chapel Ref: NR8/1/3 (page [9bap])

Henry William Wagstaff Russell baptism father: George Wagstaff
mother: Eliza 27 May 1859 Hitchin Hitchin Independent Chapel Ref: NR8/1/3 (page [9bap]) 

source: https://www.hertsdirect.org/ufs/ufsmain?ebz=2_1431880782224&ebd=0

From Vanessa’s ancestry tree:

Alice Kathleen: Born 18 July 1888; Died 6 April 1893 from Diphtheria

Doris: Born 4 August 1898; Died 2 April 1899

Rosa Kate died 17 Sept 1898.

From Reginald L. Hine’s “History of Hitchin”:

1923. Complimentary banquet given by G.W.Russell, Chairman of the H.U.D.C., to William Onslow Times to celebrate his fifty years’ service as Clerk to the Hitchin Local Board and Hitchin Urban District Council.

See ‘New building’ paragraph  Tilehouse Street Baptist Chapel  link

In 1925 some new model schools and an assembly hall were added [to Tilehouse Street Baptist Chapel] at a cost of £5,000 in memory of members of the Church who fell in the Great War and as a thank-offering on the part of the family of George Wagstaff Russell, a deacon of the Church, and a superintendent of the Sunday School for over forty years.

Key to photograph above

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