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Gertrude Stephenson [s.]

Gertrude Stephenson was the second child of William George Stephenson & Margaret Jean Gaudie born Jan-March 1871 at North Shields, Northumberland.

At the time of the 1871 census Gertrude, her older brother George sister & parents were living at Frank Place, Preston, North Shields where her father was a railway accountant.  With the family was Gertrude’s widowed grandmother Margaret Gaudie.

By 1881 the family had moved to 64 Holgate Rd, York & Gertrude now had 2 younger sisters & an older brother.

Gertrude married Ernest Russell in July-September 1895 at York.  Ernest was born July-September 1864 at Norton, Malton, N. Yorks, the son of Catherine & George Russell, a miller, brewer & maltster. Gertrude’s sister Ethel married Ernest’s brother Arthur Llewellyn Russell also in July-September 1895 at York!

In 1901 Gertrude & Ernest were living at Broughton Rd, Malton where Ernest was a secretary to the Brewery Company.  They had a daughter Marjory (4) & a son Philip (2).   They also had a nurse & a general domestic servant.

By 1911 Gertrude & Ernest had moved to The Brae, Mount Crescent, Malton & Ernest was now described as a secretary to a company involved with flour milling, brewing, malting,  & wine & spirits.  In addition to Marjory & Philip, they now had a 7 year old daughter, Esther.  They had a cook & domestic house maid to look after the 9-roomed house.

Daughter Marjory married Edward H O Keates in 1923 at Malton.

Daughter Esther married Arthur J Place in 1929 at Malton.

Gertrude died in Oct-December 1936, aged 64, her death being registered in Ryedale, N. Yorks.

Ernest died in July-September 1942, aged 78, his death being registered in Ryedale, N. Yorks.

The children of Gertrude Stephenson & Ernest Russell were:

s.  Marjory Jean Rachael Russell born Jan-March 1897 at Malton, N. Yorks
s.  Philip George Russell born July-September 1898 at Malton, N. Yorks
s.  Esther Millicent Russell born Oct-December 1903 at Malton, Yorks


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