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.188.8.131.52.1 Marjory Jean Rachael Russell born Jan-March 1897 at Malton, N. Yorks
s.184.108.40.206.2 Philip George Russell born July-September 1898 at Malton, N. Yorks
s.220.127.116.11.3 Esther Millicent Russell born Oct-December 1903 at Malton, Yorks