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From: Leticia Rosado Russell <>
Subject: Settler's Association in Grahamstown
Date: Fri, 19 Dec 97 06:03:15 -0000
Can someone help me with an address for the Settler's Association in Grahamstown?
>I am a South African, now living in Glasgow and if my memory
>serves me correctly, you may be able to get info from the 1820
>Settler's Association in Grahamstown, South Africa. Sorry I don't
>have the address for you. It may be possible to get it from
>Directory Enquiries or South Africa House, Trafalgar Square in
>Good Luck and Meery Christmas
Subject: Death of David RUSSELL in South Africa
Sent: 12/18/97 11:48 AM
GenBrit Genealogy List,
Greetings Fellow Rooters:
I am hope someone out there can help me with how I can find out when exactly David RUSSELL died in South Africa. His parents moved there from Scotland. I have the following information from an interview with my husband's great aunt concerning her father, and her father's brother who died in South Africa as a child -
"My earliest recollection of the Russell family was of my great grandmother Hendry. She was my grandmother Russell¹s mother. A quaint little lady wearing a cute bonnet tied under her chin. Her dress was long and she wore a shawl around her shoulders. She reminded me of the picture of Whistler¹s mother in a rocking chair.
"Her daughter, Jane, married my grandfather, Robert MacDonald Russell. He was quite a stately gentleman. He wore a beard and had rather an impressive bearing. He was manager of a bar boom in one of the hotels in Glasgow, Scotland. His company sent him to Capetown in Africa to be manager in the same capacity in their hotel there.
**"My father, John Hendry Russell, was just a small child - blond, blue eyed with fair complextion. [He was born on Oct. 17, 1872 in Glasgow, Scotland.] Their other son, David, became ill wit the measles. Instead of breaking out in a rash, the disease went in on him and he died. Then the family were more than ever protective of their only surviving son. In time the family moved back to Glasgow. There were also two girls, Margaret, the oldest of the children, and Jean the youngest, who was born after they went back to Scotland."**
Is there a way of finding out when David RUSSELL died in Capetown, South Africa? I'm not sure if David was older or younder than John Hendry RUSSELL.
Also is there anyway of determining what hotel Robert McDonald RUSSELL might have worked in? What Scotland hotel 'chains' had hotels in South Africa? Are there any employee registers for Capetown for the years between 1872-1877?
Thanks in advance for your help, suggestions, or comments on any of this.
Hope you're enjoying a pleasant Holiday Season,