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Memorable Manitobans: Andrew Dick Russell (1886-1951)


Born in Kent County, Ontario on 13 October 1886, he graduated from the University of Toronto then came to Manitoba where he taught at Stockton School then was the Principal of Kelwood School (1913-1921) and Cardale Consolidated School (1921-1947), after which he was the Secretary-Treasurer of the Cardale School District until his death. On 23 February 1912, he married Ruby Irene Moon (1891-?) at St. Boniface. They had three sons at Kelwood: William A. “Bill” Russell (1913-1933), Walter Kitchener Russell (1915-1919), and Andrew Tass Russell (1920-1999). He died at his Cardale home on 6 May 1951 and was buried in the Marney Cemetery.


Ontario birth registration, Ancestry.

Marriage and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.

1916 and 1921 Canada censes, Ancestry.

Annual Reports of the Manitoba Department of Education, Manitoba Legislative Library.

“Local and general,” Shoal Lake Star, 31 August 1933, page 5.

Obituary, Brandon Daily Sun, 8 May 1951, page 5.

Kelwood Bridges the Years 1890-1967 by Kelwood Centennial Committee, 1967.

“Hundreds attend 125 celebration,” Rivers Banner, 17 July 2009, page 6.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 20 July 2015

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