Edith Russell (Scott)

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Edith Harriet Russell (Scott)

Birthdate: (68)
Death: September 14, 1964 (68)
Place of Burial: Seaforth, Huron County, ON, Canada
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James Robert Scott and Harriet Scott
Wife of Burn Russell
Mother of Winnifred Tanner (Russell); <private> Jaques (Russell) and <private> Gittins (Russell)
Half sister of James Muldrew Scott

Occupation: School Teacher
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Edith Russell (Scott)'s Timeline

March 28, 1896
August 16, 1925
Age 29
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, United States
April 26, 1950
Age 54
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

(Transcript of Letter from Dick Tanner to Edith Russell describing the death of Dick's Uncle Joe. See photo for origninal handwritten letter.)

Dear Mrs. Russell,
This Sunday Winnifred is a little later than usual getting her letter to you started, and having a lot to tell (I expect) some division of effort was indicated. Besides its my pleasure as well as hers to hear from you, so every now and then I exhort myself ‘Really you should etc etc’.
Well, under the division I’ve drawn Uncle Joe’s death, which was as little sad as such a thing can be I suppose. Last Sunday he was not over to the family gathering at the Low’s to see Reed Low because of a tiredness from a busy preceding week and a digestive upset; but he was merely resting quietly at home in bed. Monday however he was in hospital, and he died of a heart attack Tuesday morning. Aunts Tot and Grace had been sitting up with him, and apparently his suffering was brief. The aunts are a sort of comfort to each other I think and perhaps do not feel his death as keenly as they might alone. His funeral was held Friday afternoon in the undertakers chapel, Mr. Burnett conducting the short service. He is to be buried in some sort of family plot in Cornwall; difficulties of transportation or something of that sort led to a temporary, ‘entombment’ is the technical term apparently, at Beechwood, a dismal process I thought, but everything went off well.
Uncle Joe was a very good friend indeed to all my father’s family and I liked and respected him more and more as I grew older and better able to understand how much he had done for us when our mother was ill and father hard up. He is going to be warmly remembered a long time. I am glad he enjoyed several years of peaceful retirement in good health.
The weather (this indicates I’m nearing the end of my breath) is slowly improving and a few flowers are beginning to show in beds here and there, which leads me to hope you will presently be up to see them and us?
Work continues in its even tenour – sometimes it seems like such a long term project – but little by little it gets ground out. Soon the place will be enlivened and work will go a little faster with the ‘summer help’. They’re nearly finished face lifting the building, a considerable improvement [over] the last couple of years. I hope you’ll be able to come on a personally conducted tour during your visit!
In closing, I just want to say that even if I’m not putting on weight at the rate Winnifred thinks my wading into her cooking warrants I never was so well looked after, and I’m very happy with your daughter to wife.
Yours, sincerely
RW Tanner

September 14, 1964
Age 68
September 16, 1964
Age 68
Seaforth, Huron County, ON, Canada