Burial register ID: 8503
Surname: RUSSELL
First name: ROBERT
Middle names:
Gender: Male
Age: 54 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 23-Apr-1900
Date of burial: 25-Apr-1900

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

ROBERT RUSSELL 1845 – 1900

Robert Russell was the son of Robert Russell (born about 1806 in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland) and Isabella Marshall (born about 1826 in Cumbernauld, Dunbartonshire, Scotland). They married on 2 August 1844 in Cumbernauld, and Robert was born on 14 December 1845 and christened on 7 June 1846 in Cumbernauld.

Robert married Agnes Marshall on 13 July 1866 in Glasgow, Scotland.

On 8 April 1874, Robert and Agnes and their children Isabella (aged 4), Elizabeth (aged 3) and Jane (aged 1 year) left Glasgow as assisted immigrants to Otago aboard the Cartsburn. They arrived several weeks later on 14 July. Unfortunately their youngest child Jane died during the voyage. However, another child, Ramsey Burns Cartsburn was born during the voyage on 18 May and was named after the engineer, doctor, and ship itself. The captain’s name had been taken by another child born on the ship. The cost of their passage to the government was 47 pounds, 5 shillings.

Robert and Agnes later had another daughter, Robina, who married John Henry Trenbath in 1905.

Robert died on 23 April 1900 after lapsing into a diabetic coma. He had suffered from diabetes for about four years.

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