Burial register ID: 16569
Surname: BARR
First name: RAMSAY
Middle names: BURNS C
Gender: Female
Age: 86 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 15-May-1961
Date of burial: 17-May-1961

Block: 191A
Plot: 2

Erected by his loving wife I.M.O. Robert Russell b. at Glasgow 14 Dec 1845 d. 23 April 1900. Also Robert Russell d. Feb 1882 aged 4 years and 6 months also Agnes wife of above 6 Oct 1917 aged 69 years also Ramsay their beloved daughter, wife of the late W. G. Barr d. 15 May 1961 aged 86 years. At rest

Bio contributor: Robina McKenzie


Ramsey Burns Cartsburn Russell, the 5th child of Robert Snr. (a fitter) and Agnes RUSSELL, was born on 18 May 1874 on board the Cartsburn. She was named after the ship’s Engineer, Doctor and the vessel itself. The Captains name (Young) had already been taken. The family were assisted immigrants, and the Carstburn left Glasgow in April 1874, arriving in Otago in July.

Ramsey was raised in the family home at Albany Street, Dunedin along with her 10 siblings. She married William George Barr on 9 July 1897 at the age of 23. It is believed that they did not have any children. She grew up to be an in-charge formidable lady who kept everybody and everything together.

There are 3 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BARR RAMSAY BURNS C 86 Years 15-May-1961 17-May-1961
LOADER AGNES 69 Years 16-Oct-1917 19-Oct-1917
RUSSELL ROBERT 54 Years 23-Apr-1900 25-Apr-1900