The Russell Family of Leslieville

18921031 GL Funeral Joseph Russell Globe, October 31, 1892
Funeral Joseph Russell Globe, October 31, 1892 The founding father of the Leslieville branch of the Russell tree

Here is the code for the sources I use: 19060830 = August 30, 1906 GL. After 1937 the code is GM for Globe and Mail.

Russell – Research Findings new March 12, 2020 Joanne Doucette

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories1

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories2

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories3

19170326 GL Insurgency local Tories

19190307 TS Macassa Corson 1st ship into port Toronto Star, March 7, 1919

19190307 TS Macassa Corson 1st ship into port Toronto Star, March 7, 1919

19200331 TS Capt Corson SS Macassa gets the hat Toronto Star, March 31, 1920 2

19200331 TS Capt Corson SS Macassa gets the hat Toronto Star, March 31, 1920 2

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminister dog show 2

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminster dog show

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminster dog show 3

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminster dog show 3

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminister dog show

19220217 GL Joseph Russell and dogs at Westminster dog show

19220324 GL Sudden death McKetrick John E Russell worker

19220324 GL Sudden death McKetrick John E Russell worker

19220327 TS Tug Joseph L Russell Toronto Star, March 27, 1922

19220327 TS Tug Joseph L Russell Toronto Star, March 27, 1922

19220328 GL Dalhousie City wins over tug John E Russell

19220328 GL Dalhousie City wins over tug John E Russell

19220504 GL Harry Russell injured car accident

19220504 GL Harry Russell injured car accident

19220523 GL Severed head John E Russell dredge 1

19220523 GL Severed head John E Russell dredge

19220523 GL Severed head John E Russell dredge 2

19220523 GL Severed head John E Russell dredge

19230707 GL John E Russell towing Globe, 07 July 1923

19230707 GL John E Russell towing Globe, 07 July 1923

19230710 GL Russell worker killed fall Gerrard St bridge Globe, 10 July 1923

19230710 GL Russell worker killed fall Gerrard St bridge

19230804 GL Waterfront contracts John E Russell1

19230804 GL Waterfront contracts John E Russell

19230804 GL Waterfront contracts John E Russell2

19230804 GL Waterfront contracts John E Russell

19230906 GL J. E. Russell tug frees ship

19230906 GL J. E. Russell tug frees ship

19230914 GL Vale of Avoca bridge Russell Construction Co

19230914 GL Vale of Avoca bridge Russell Construction

19300306 TS Water works tunnel 1

19300306 TS Water works tunnel

19300325 TS Oakville waterfront work Russell

19300325 TS Oakville waterfront work Russell

John E. Russell – Research Findings February 10-14 2020 Joanne Doucette

1922015 GL Russelll tug and Aragon

1922015 GL Aragon Released After Persevering Work

19220615 GL John E Russell and Gerrard St bridge

19220615 GL John E Russell and Gerrard St bridge

19220913 GL Tug owned by John E Russell

19220913 GL Engine Trouble Stalls Chippewa

19190619 GL British Forgings

19190619 GL British Forgings

19170706 GL John E Russell contract wooden ships

19170706 GL John E Russell contract wooden ships

19170730 GL Dry dock1

19170730 GL Dry dock

19170730 GL Dry dock2

Dry dock

19170730 GL Dry dock3

Dry dock

19170628 GL Portlands development1

19170628 GL Portlands development

19170628 GL Portlands development219170628 GL Portlands development319170628 GL Portlands development419170628 GL Portlands development519170628 GL Portlands development6

19190210 GL New ship Russell1

19190210 GL New ship Russell

19190210 GL New ship Russell219190210 GL New ship Russell3

19190820 GL New steel mill

19190820 GL New steel mill

19201023 GL John Russell Housing Commission

19201023 GL John Russell Housing Commission

19170618 GL Ship building JE Russell1

19170618 GL Ship building JE Russell

19170618 GL Ship building JE Russell219170618 GL Ship building JE Russell319170618 GL Ship building JE Russell419170618 GL Ship building JE Russell519170618 GL Ship building JE Russell6TMHS000115984pf_0006pTMHS000114666pf_0014p

19210505 GL Disabled tug towed John E Russell

19210505 GL Disabled tug towed John E Russell

19170702 GL Turbinia tug John E Russell1

19170702 GL Turbinia

19170702 GL Turbinia tug John E Russell219170702 GL Turbinia tug John E Russell3

19220913 GL Tug owned by John E Russell

19220913 GL Engine Trouble Stalls Chippewa

Research Findings February 7-9, 2020 Joanne Doucette

Seven Rescued From Flaming Gasoline Launch: Story from The Globe

 

Young Girl Heroine When Boat is Burned on Lake at Midnight: Story from The Toronto Star, June 15, 1931

Toronto City Council 1896
Toronto City Council 1896

Committee Room City Hall (1844-1899)

City Hall (1844-1899) Interior, council chamber, looking s., showing city council meeting, 1896 by Josiah Bruce TPL
City Hall (1844-1899) Interior, council chamber, looking s., showing city council meeting, 1896 by Josiah Bruce, collection of Toronto Public Library. This was the City Hall at St. Lawrence Hall next to the St. Lawrence Market. The “new” City Hall at Queen and Bay (n.e. corner) opened in 1899 and served until 1965 when the “new” City Hall across the street opened.

City Hall (1844-1899) Interior, council chamber, looking s.w., showing city council's last meeting in 1844-1899 city hall TP
City Hall (1844-1899) Interior, council chamber, looking s.w., showing city council’s last meeting in 1844-1899 city hall. That appears to be John Russell with the beard at the front of the picture just behind the railing on the middle right of the photo.

City Hall (1899-1965), opening ceremonies, 1899 TPL
City Hall, opening ceremonies, 1899 The City Council of 1899 is in the front row.

Alderman John E Russell, 1899
Alderman John Russell (1838-1912), 1899 (see photo on steps of City Hall above)

Research Findings February 5, 2020

Toronto City Council 1896 colourized with legend stitched
Alderman John Russell is third from the left.

Russells listed in 1911 City Directory

19120000 Goad's Atlas 165 Wellesley Cresc s.e. cor Sherbourne
John Russell home,165 Wellesley Crescent, (Lot 59), s.e. cor Sherbourne, 1912 Goad’s Atlas (now part of Wellesley Street)

18610000 Canadian Census Russell
1861 Census Russell family, Leslieville

Research Findings February 2-4, 2020 Joanne Doucette

Joe Russell, blue-eyed, good-natured and hard-working, changed the East End and the City of Toronto forever, as did his cousin John E. Russell. I will be posting more about Joe in the days to follow, but since there is a massive amount of material, it would be best to sort it a little and add some narrative to make it easier to digest and more interesting to read. So this is really a teaser and perhaps I should have saved it for his birthday — April Fool’s Day as he certainly enjoyed a joke.

Cariacture Joseph Russell2Cariacture info - Copy (5)Joseph Russell (1868 – 1925)  was a Toronto businessman and politician. He was the oldest son of John Russell, a brick maker and stone cutter.  Joseph Russell was from brickmaking clan like the Prices and the Morleys, only the Russells were Irish Anglicans. Joseph Russell was first cousin to John E. Russell who became famous as a salvage operator and contractor.

“Joe” Russell owned the brick works at 1308 Queen Street East at Alton Avenue. Russell provided much of the supplies used building the Toronto Railway Company’s paint shop in 1913. The Toronto Transportation Commission’s Russell Carhouse may be named after him. Joseph Russell was a candidate for the Ontario legislature in 1908 but was unsuccessful. Supporters then nominated him as an Independent candidate against incumbent Conservative MP Albert Edward Kemp, splitting the Conservative Party in Toronto East.

Kemp’s opponents accused him of neglecting constituents as well as hiring foreign workers (Macedonians and Italians) at poor pay to undercut Canadian workers. Russell won praise for offering rates of pay that allowed workers to “live in houses of their own, and not herd a dozen into a room.” Russell defeated Kemp by almost 800 votes in the 1908 federal election, but Kemp rebuilt the Conservative Party riding machine and defeated Russell three years later in the 1911 election. Russell returned to provincial politics, winning a seat in the 1914 provincial election. Russell served as the Conservative member for Riverdale from 1914 until 1918.

1923 Jesse Edgar Middleton, The municipality of Toronto 249-250
Jesse Edgar Middleton, The Municipality of Toronto: a history, published 1923, p. 249

1923 Jesse Edgar Middleton, The municipality of Toronto 249-250 b
Jesse Edgar Middleton, The Municipality of Toronto, p. 250

Joseph Russell and his sons’ families in the 1881 Canadian Census

Joseph RUSSELL,  M,  Male,  Irish,  73,  Ireland,  Brick Maker,  Church of England
Martha RUSSELL,  M,  Female,  Irish,  65,  Ireland,  —,  Church of England

John RUSSELL,  M,  Male,  Irish,  42,  Ireland,  Brick Maker,  Church of England
Mary RUSSELL,  M,  Female,  Irish,  36,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Martha RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  17,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Elizabeth RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  15,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Joseph RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  12,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Emma RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  11,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Anne RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  9,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Mary RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  7,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Nellie RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  6,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Gertrude RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  4,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Alexander RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  3,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Eliza SMITH,  ,  Female,  Irish,  23,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
1881 Census

James RUSSELL,  M,  Male,  Irish,  33,  Ireland,  Brickmaker,  Church of England
Emile M. RUSSELL,  M,  Female,  Irish,  30,  USA,  —,  Church of England
Martha RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  10,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Anna RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  8,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Jane RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  6,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
James RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  5,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Emily RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  1,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England

18810701 Thomas RUSSELL,  M,  Male,  Irish,  33,  Ireland,  Brickmaker,  Church of England
Elizabeth RUSSELL,  M,  Female,  Irish,  32,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Joseph RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  8,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Martha RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  6,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Thomas J. RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  5,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Elizabeth RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  2,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Thomas CHARLTON,  ,  Male,  English,  23,  Ontario,  Laborer Scholar,  Church of England
1881 Census

William RUSSELL,  M,  Male,  Irish,  47,  Ireland,  Brickmaker,  Church of England
Jane RUSSELL,  M,  Female,  Irish,  30,  Ireland,  —,  Church of England
John RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  9,  Ontario,  Scholar,  Church of England
Joseph RUSSELL,  ,  Male,  Irish,  3,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
Mary RUSSELL,  ,  Female,  Irish,  1 Born: Aug; 9/12,  Ontario,  —,  Church of England
1881 Census

The Smith Family connections

This information comes from http://members.shaw.ca/davesfamily/__2jamesSmith.html A website that has been retired

Thomas Smith of England and Toronto, Canada (ca. 1802-1881) innkeeper at Norway, East York (Toronto). (info from St. John’s Anglican Church, Norway East Toronto

  1. Thomas’ father may have been a United Empire Loyalist that made the following claim for property.
    (Smith,  Thomas   Kingston   OC 19 Feb 1808(7) OC 2Aug 1797 (restored)).  This suggests that the first claim was 1797 followed by a lapse with a further claim in 1808.
  2. Thomas may  have been a Chelsea Pensioner.  A record for a Thomas Smith in 1831 is a good match for him and coincides nicely with his marriage date in East York.
  3. Thomas Smith may have immigrated into Canada close to the time of his marriage.  A 27 year old Thomas Smith, carpenter, is listed as arriving aboard the vessel, Siroc, in 1829.  This is a perfect match for Thomas who by several census records appears to have been born in 1802.

I suspect he lived in the Simcoe area until about 1840, then moved to East York. (village of Norway)  I have reason to believe he might have been a tradesman in the early days (blacksmith, carpenter) but later became a farmer/innkeeper. There was a Thomas Smith, blacksmith, in the first census of Barrie in 1837 and his youngest daughter was born there.  The connection with Barrie is further strengthened since Thomas was living with his eldest daughter, Elizabeth Cundle, in Barrie in 1881.

Spouse: Ann Camack (Carmack or Camach)

Married May 1, 1830 at St. John the Baptist, Norway (still exists at 470 Woodbine Ave.).

Children and grandchildren:

1. Ann Smith born 1831 in Ontario d. 1848
2. Elizabeth Smith born 1833 in Ontario m. Thomas Cundle d. 8 July 1912
3. James Smith (2), b. 24 January 1838 at Toronto, Ontario, m. Ellen Loane, 16 October 1862 at Trinity Anglican, East Toronto, d. 4 February 1910; 5 grandchildren
4. Richard Smith, b. 1840 at Fort William, m. Agnes Noel, 27 June 1865 at Durham, Quebec (Congressional Church), d. 19 March 1906; 8 grandchildren
5. Mary Smith, b. 1844 at Barrie, Ontario

James Smith 1838-1910

James Smith (2), b. 24 January 1838 at Toronto, Ontario, d. 4 February 1910

Father: Thomas Smith
Mother: Eliza James (married 24 May 1827 in Toronto, Canada)

During his childhood and youth, the family lived in Norway village, East York. They operated a store and pub on Kingston Road called the Norway House Hotel. James was also the road “toll keeper”. (Toronto’s Lost Villages, Ron Brown: p.99) After 1872 the family moved to Barrie where their last two children were born. In 1879, they moved to Emerson, Manitoba where James brother, Richard, operated a hotel. James and Ellen managed the Manchester House in Emerson during 1887-88-89 before taking the farm at Ridgeville.

Spouse: Ellen Loane, b.

James Smith 1838-1910
James Smith 1838-1910

at Limerick, Ireland, d. 7 May 1924

Father: William Loane, b. 1806 at Cork, County Cork, Ireland
Mother: Sarah Winnett, b. at Killaloe, Ireland

Buried in Smith plot, lot 33, block 34
Ellen’s obituary says she died at age 92 which does not agree with gravestone. Also confusion over her birth date. Graveyard info from Judy suggests she and James had same birthday, but Carolyn Pelletier history suggest one given here.

Married 16 October 1862 at Trinity Anglican, East Toronto.

Children and grandchildren:

  1. Sarah Jane Eliza Smith, b. 16 October 1865 at Scarborough, Ontario, d. 1943
  2. Thomas William Smith, b. 15 December 1867 at Barrie, Ontario, m. (Minnie) Wilhemena Ellen Tohm, 1898 at St John’s, Norway, East Toronto, d. 6 September 1946 at Duncan, British Columbia; 8 grandchildren
  3. William Smith, b. 1869
  4. James Smith, b. 5 November 1872 at Barrie, Ontario, m. Laura Emiline Lenton, 1898, d. 16 October 1942; 7 grandchildren
  5. Ella (Ellen) Alice Smith, b. 12 December 1874 at Barrie, Ontario, m. Andrew Gilchrist, 4 February 1904 at Ridgeville, Manitoba; 4

1845 Smith Mary Smith, b. 1845 in Canada in Barrie, Ontario     Father: Thomas Smith, b. 1802
Mother: Eliza James       Mary Smith was the youngest child of Thomas and Eliza.   According to  the  1861 census  she was  “born in Barrie” but in subsequent years after here marriage she lived in East Toronto.  Her husband, John Russell, was a brick maker or stonecutter in 1881, however in 1857 at the age of 18 he was recorded as a labourer.  In 1892, John was living in Simcoe, Vespra near Barrie.  Their son, Joseph,  became a member of parliament for East Toronto. Spouse: John RUSSELL (1839 – )
Married 1 December 1863 in Toronto by Rev. H.J. GRASETT.

Children and grandchildren:   1 Martha Russell (1864 – )   2 Elizabeth Russell (1866 – )   3 Joseph Russell (1869 – )   4 Emma Russell (1870 – )   5 Anne Russell (1872 – )   6 Mary Russell (1874 – )   7 Nellie Russell (1875 – )   8 Gertrude Russell (1877 – )   9 Alexander [Alexandra] Russell (1878 – ) 10 Alexandra Russell (1880) 11 Mable Russell (1888)

Russell Family Tree

Descendant Chart for Joseph Russell Sr
The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell

Russell 1
1) The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell

Russell 2
2) The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell

Russell 3
3) The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell. Isabel Semple Tolchard is the correct spelling for this descendant who died in 1990.

Russell 4
4) The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell

Russell 5
5) The Descendant Chart for Joseph & Martha Russell

Research Findings February 1, 2020 Joanne Doucette

18990203 GL John E Russell tender problems
18990203 GL This was John E Russell (1872-1934) not John Russell (1838-1912), his uncle.  This is the first mention of a tender connected to John E. Russell. Uncle John Russell, was on City Council and known for his integrity. Alderman Russell was conspicuously absent during discussions of tenders which John E. Russell had bid on. Conflict of interest seemingly was an almost unknown idea at the time.

19000608 GL John E Russell tender
John E Russell tender, Globe, June 8, 1900 This is the first mention of a tender connected to John E. Russell. His uncle, John Russell, was on City Council and known for his integrity Alderman Russell was conspicuously absent during discussions of tenders which John E. Russell had bid on. Conflict of interest seemingly was an almost unknown idea at the time.

More about John Russell, activist, brick manufacturer and Alderman

18730918 GL John Russell against tolls activist

Brickmakers hated the toll booths on Queen Street as they drove up the price of bricks on a road that was a morass of mud much of the year and certainly after a heavy load or two of bricks went over it. John Russell was an leader in his community, and, though a reserved man, he was what would be known as a community activist today.

18801111 GL Court of revision John Russell
18801111 GL Court of revision John Russell hated taxes that he felt were unfair  but happy, it seems, to pay when he considered them just. This would get him into trouble decades later.

18820311 GL John Russell has cattle stolen
18820311 GL John Russell has cattle stolen. Families who were not farmers kept cows for their milk, chicken for their eggs and usually a pig or two. It should be noted that John Russell came to Canada in 1849 when the Irish Potato Famine was killing millions in Ireland. It hit the Catholic south and west of Ireland hardest but did not entirely spare Monaghan where he was born. He was eleven years old and would have gone through the quarantine station at Grosse Ile, near Quebec City where many perished of typhoid, cholera and hunger.

Pictorial Times June 6th 1846
Pictorial Times June 6th 1846

At the Quay

18861125 GL Sale property Audley by John Russell
18861125 GL Sale property Audley by John Russell

18880305 GL John Russell appeal assessment
18880305 GL John Knox Leslie was the son of George Leslie, Leslieville’s founder

18880418 GL Sale of Cooper property Gerrard and Pape to Poucher

18880418 GL Sale of Cooper property Gerrard and Pape to John Poucher ( a real estate agent) After George Leslie, John Russell was the largest landowner in Leslieville, but for different reasons. Leslie needed land to grow things on; Russell needed the land itself — the clay to make bricks. Perhaps like Leslie who had lived through the Highland Clearances, he, having lived through the Famine, was wary of leasing land from a landlord. Both bought as much land as they could, selling it off when they no longer needed. Both became rich men, the equivalent of millionaires today, not through their primary businesses, but through real estate deals like this. Russell bought the land where the LLBO is at Pape and Gerrard for $7,980 and sold it for $18,000.

18880905 GL John Russell real estate sale Carlaw
18880905 GL John Russell real estate sale Carlaw John Russell had brick pits on both sides of Carlaw Avenue. His brickyard was where the Value Village is on the north side of Queen between Logan and Verral.

Verral Mews, built with Russell brick

18881101 GL Death of Eliza Smith niece of John Russell
18881101 GL Death of Eliza Smith niece of John Russell

18910601 Canadian census John Russell and family
18910601 Canadian census John Russell and family

18921204 GL Russell stockholder1

18921204 GL Russell stockholder2
18921204 GL Russell invested carefully, diversifying his assets. Galt Avenue is named after John Galt, an engineer. Marjorie Avenue is named after Marjorie Russell and Dorothy Street after Dorothy Russell, at least as far as I can determine. Both streets were on John Russell brickyard properties.

18930215 GL John Russell Masonic at Home
18930215 GL John Russell was a Mason, but I have found no record of his membership in other lodges. Businessmen like Russell met and socialized and made deals in their lodge, Poulton Hall, on Queen Street in Riverside.

By GTD Aquitaine (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
By GTD Aquitaine (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Plaque1
I wonder where the bricks came from?

18940407 GL John Russell Land Titles Act
18940407 GL John Russell Land Titles Act

294 Logan - part of Russell Terrace
294 Logan – part of Russell Terrace, built of Russell bricks. The parking lot of the Value Village was where Alderman John Russell’s father, Joseph, had his first brickyard in Leslieville.

18940507 GL Fire John Russell engine house
18940507 GL Fire John Russell engine house

18940507 TS Brickyard in ruins
18940507 TS Brickyard in ruins

18940507 TS New kiln technology John Russell
18940507 TS  John Russell His old kilns were gone along with the old technology — in with the new.

Clamp Kiln
The old fashioned kind of kiln: a clamp kiln made of bricks. The steam coming off the top was called “water smoke”. The triangular openings in the bottom were where firewood was fed into the kiln. A small cone of clay was put into one or more of these openings. The brickmaker could tell by the colour of the cone whether or not the bricks inside the clamp were ready. From Edward Dobson, A Rudimentary Treatise on the Manufacture of Brick and Tile, London: Crosby Lockwood and Son, first printed 1850, 10th edition, 1899.

Clay and the clay industry of Ontario 1906 downdraft kiln
From Clay and the Clay Industry of Ontario, 1906. These kilns burned wood for fuel.

18941212 GL John Russell Citizens Committee1

18941212 GL John Russell Citizens Committee2

18941212 GL John Russell Citizens Committee4

18941212 GL John Russell Citizens Committee5
18941212 GL John Russell, a “community activist”, and Leslieville’s Citizens Committee

18951227 GL Reduced assessment John Russell
18951227 GL Reduced assessment John Russell

18960330 GL John Russell to run for Council
18960330 GL John Russell to run for Council

18960408 GL John Russell a candidate
18960408 GL John Russell a candidate

18960414 GL John Russell candidate1

18960414 GL John Russell candidate2
18960414 GL John Russell was a quiet, reserved man of strong convictions, making him an unusual candidate. Unlike others he never used his lodge memberships and connections to boost his political popularity. He also seems to have made few “stump” speeches, letting his local record and reputation speak for him.

18960416 TS Vote Russell Ward 1
18960416 TS Vote Russell Ward 1

18960418 GL John Russell elected to City Council
18960418 GL John Russell elected to City Council

18960420 GL John Russell declared elected1
You have to own property in Toronto to be elected to City Council. By this time he had moved his family to a fine big house downtown and used this property, not his brickyards, to qualify for Council. 18960420 GL John Russell

18960421 GL Ald Russell welcomed
18960420 GL John Russell declared elected

18960728 GL John Russell re Toronto Islanders1

18960728 GL John Russell re Toronto Islanders2
18960728 GL Russell speaks quietly during a wild Council argument about the leases held by Toronto Islanders. He could, at times, be quite sarcastic.

18960914 TS joke coat of arms1
18960914 TS A wit at the Toronto Star assigned each City politician a coat of arms. That is a sphinx in the upper left quadrant; rows of drying bricks in the upper right; and below a brick. To truly understand what pounding clay was you must see a brickworker using the old fashioned methods. John Russell worked in his father’s brickyard from the age of 11 pounding clay.

18960914 TS joke coat of arms2
18960914 TS

18961217 GL Candidates Ward 1 John Russell
18961217 GL Municipal elections were held every year at the beginning of January. So terms were only a year long.

18961219 GL Ward One candidates1

18961219 GL Ward One candidates2

18961219 GL Ward One candidates3

18961231 GL John Russell candidate1

18961231 GL John Russell candidate2

18961231 GL John Russell candidate3

18961231 GL John Russell candidate4
18961219 GL Ward One candidates

18970106 GL John Russell1

18970106 GL John Russell2
18970106 GL John Russell

18970106 GL John Russell3
18970106 GL John Russell

18970109 GL Council Meeting1

18970109 GL Council Meeting2

18970109 GL Council Meeting3

18970109 GL Council Meeting4

18970109 GL Council Meeting5

18970109 GL Council Meeting6
18970109 GL The Council of the previous year held its last meeting and the new Council took over.

18970526 GL Extending Gerrard St
18970526 GL The meat and potatoes of municipal politics. It should be noted that Russell made bricks and bricks were used to make a “permanent roadbed”.

18971214 GL Russell candidate for Ward 1
18971214 GL Russell candidate for Ward 1

18971221 GL High Park Entrance
Look at column 4. Russell could wind up his opponents with a few well chosen words.

18971228 GL Candidates for Ward 1
18971228 GL Candidates for Ward 1

18980104 GL Russell defeated1

18980104 GL Russell defeated2

18980104 GL Russell defeated3

18980104 GL Russell defeated4
18980104 GL Russell defeated

18980108 GL last Council meeting for Russell1

18980108 GL last Council meeting for Russell2

18980108 GL last Council meeting for Russell3

18980108 GL last Council meeting for Russell4
18980108 GL Russell was either being kind or stupid, which he was not. Council was notorious for “boodling” — corruption, taking kickbacks, etc. John Russell was never involved as far as I can tell, but John Knox Leslie was up to his eyeballs and to mix metaphors apparently as crooked as my 1/2 pug’s hind leg and tail too.

18980121 GL Russell Liberal meeting1

18980121 GL Russell Liberal meeting2

18980121 GL Russell Liberal meeting3
18980121 GL Russell, a life long Conservative, attended this Liberal meeting.

18980125 GL Russell for high school trustee1

18980125 GL Russell for high school trustee2
18980125 GL Russell for high school trustee

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 1

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 2

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 3

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 4

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 5

18981227 GL Russell candidate Ward 1 6
18981227 GL Instead of school trustee, Russell ran as an aldermanic candidate for Ward 1

18990103 GL Russell re-elected1

18990103 GL Russell re-elected2

18990103 GL Russell re-elected3

18990103 GL Russell re-elected4
18990103 GL Russell re-elected

18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer1

18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer2

18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer3

18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer4

18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer5
18990124 GL John Russell shrewd observer who kept his cool

18990203 Daily Mail and Empire Alderman Russells complaint re John E Russell tender
18990203 Daily Mail and Empire Alderman Russells complaint re John E Russell tender. A conflict of interest no doubt, but Uncle John was absent for the vote on Nephew John’s tender.

18991223 GL Aldermen in the field1

18991223 GL Aldermen in the field2

18991223 GL Aldermen in the field3

18991223 GL Aldermen in the field4
18991223 GL Another year, another municipal election

19001113 GL John Russell name on bell1

19001113 GL John Russell name on bell2

19001113 GL John Russell name on bell3
John Russell’s name is still on the bell in the tower at Old City Hall 19001113 GL John Russell name on bell

19001204 GL Ald Russell runs again1

19001204 GL Ald Russell runs again2
19001204 GL Ald Russell runs again

19001215 GL John Russell keep Sullivan Street name Irish
Irish and proud. 19001215 GL John Russell keep Sullivan Street name Irish

19010101 GL Nominations Ward One 1

19010101 GL Nominations Ward One 2
Another year, another election. 19010101 GL Nominations Ward One

19010101 GL Nominations Ward One 3

19010103 TS Candidate for City Council qualification papers
19010103 TS Candidate for City Council qualification papers

19010104 GL Candidates Ward One 1

19010104 GL Candidates Ward One 2
19010104 GL Candidates Ward One 2

19010108 GL Russell elected
19010108 GL Russell elected by a narrow margin

19010109 GL Russell character
19010109 GL Russell character

19010114 GL Russell for Works
19010114 GL Russell for Worksn

19010119 GL Standing Committee Street Names
19010119 GL Standing Committee Street Names

19010423 GL Mysterious brickyard fire
19010423 GL Mysterious brickyard fire

19011231 TS Russell will not run again
19011231 TS Russell will not run again

19030725 TS Building Permits
19030725 TS Building Permits. John Russell retired as a brickmaker when he entered politics turning over the business to his son, Joseph. (who in turn became a politician). But even with a troubling heart condition, he kept in the game.

19050612 TS Russell sale property 26 to 34 Logan Ave
19050612 TS Russell sale property 26 to 34 Logan Ave

19060000 J Russell 1906
John  Russell’s biggest brickyard, 1906, at Queen and Greenwood (where the low rise apartments are). His brick pit extended from Queen almost to Gerrard when he bought out smaller brickmakers like the Morleys and the Prices.

19060423TS Brickyard wagon Greenwood Avenue
Brickyard wagon Greenwood Avenue, Toronto Star, 3, 1906. An apple orchard in the background.

19060603 TS John Russell wins reduced taxes on Carlaw land
19060603 TS John Russell wins reduced taxes on Carlaw land

19060921 TS John Russell sues
19060921 TS John Russell sues. This long and significant law suit will be doubt with separately, but sufficient to say, he lost and because he lost, the City of Toronto owned his Carlaw property and made it into a planned industrial park.

19080617 TS Compensate Russell for moving barns Greenwood Ave widening
19080117 TS Russell Greenwood Ave widening

19081113 TS Russell buys Ashbridge Orchard
19081113 TS Russell buys Ashbridge Orchard. Applegrove Avenue is now part of Dundas Street. Part of this land  had been a Morley Ashbridge brickyard and later became the Ulster Stadium.

19110513 GL Real Estate sale John Russell property Jones Ave

19110513 Globe Real Estate sale John Russell property Jones Ave

19110513 TS Sale of Russell property on Jones Ave
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19110513 TS Sale of Russell property on Jones Ave

19110609 TS Russell Estate

19110630 TS Developing Russell property

19120909 GL John Russell obituary

19120909 TS John Russell obituary
19121104 TS Russell Greenwood Park Ald John and Joseph his son

19121104 TS Russell Greenwood Park Ald John and Joseph his son
19121104 TS Russell Greenwood Park Ald John and Joseph his son

Research Findings, January 30 & 31, 2020 Joanne Doucette

19170900 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 374a
19170900 Canadian Railway and Marine World

19170900 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 374b
19170900 Canadian Railway and Marine World

19180900 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 414
19180900 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 414

19190500 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 272
19190500 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 272

19191100 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 582
19191100 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 582

19200600 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 331
19200600 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 331

19200800 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 458
19200800 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 458

19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 514
19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 514

19200929 Gazette (Mtl) JER housing contract
19200929 Gazette (Mtl) housing contract

19201029 Gazette (Mtl) raise the Keystone
19201029 Gazette (Mtl) raise the Keystone

19201029 Ottawa Citizen Raising the Keystorm
19201029 Ottawa Citizen Raising the Keystorm

19201200 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 688
19201200 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 688

19210500 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 275
19210500 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 275

19211100 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 619
19211100 Canadian Railway and Marine World, 619

19230710 The Gazette (Mtl) Laborer killed by fall Gerrard St bridge
19230710 The Gazette (Mtl) Laborer killed by fall Gerrard St bridge

19231228 Windsor Star Windsor contract
19231228 Windsor Star Windsor contract

19241216 Gazette (Mtl) JER lighter vessel damaged
19241216 Gazette (Mtl) lighter vessel damaged

19250528 Ottawa Citizen patent
19250528 Ottawa Citizen patent

19270414 Gazette (Mtl) patent
19270414 Gazette (Mtl) patent

19270414 Ottawa Citizen patent
19270414 Ottawa Citizen patent

19280127Ottawa Citizen Explosion barge Buffalo
19280127 Ottawa Citizen Explosion barge Buffalo

19281102 Edmonton Journal big dairy journal
19281102 Edmonton Journal big dairy merger planned

19281126 Windsor Star Dairy merger
19281126 Windsor Star Dairy merger

19281127 Gazette (Mtl) Canada Dairies
19281127 Gazette (Mtl) Canada Dairies

19290206 Ottawa Citizen Standard Paving merger1
19290206 Ottawa Citizen Standard Paving merger1

19290206 Ottawa Citizen Standard Paving merger2
19290206 Ottawa Citizen Standard Paving merger2

19290208 Financial Post Standard Paving
19290208 Financial Post Standard Paving

19290208 Financial Post Standard Paving2
19290208 Financial Post Standard Paving

19290315 Financial Post JER elected Standard Paving
19290315 Financial Post Standard Paving

19290418 Ottawa Citizen Consolidation dredging companies
19290418 Ottawa Citizen Consolidation dredging companies

19290419 Financial Post Playfair merger
19290419 Financial Post Playfair merger

19290420 Gazette (Mtl) Sin-Mac board
19290420 Gazette (Mtl) Sin-Mac board

19290422 Gazette (Mtl) Sin-Mac refinancing
19290422 Gazette (Mtl) Sin-Mac financing

19290423 Province (Vanc) Sin-Mac
19290423 Province (Vanc) Sin-Mac

19290425 Calgary Herald Huge Consolidation Wrecking business
19290425 Calgary Herald Huge Consolidation Wrecking business

19290501 Ottawa Journal Canadian Dredge
19290501 Ottawa Journal Canadian Dredge

19290821 The Gazette (Mtl) Hamilton Harbour JER
19290821 The Gazette (Mtl) Hamilton Harbour

19290829 Financial Post Canadian Steamship Line Hamilton contract
19290829 Financial Post Canadian Steamship Line Hamilton contract

19291010 Financial Post Photo JER and Playfair
19291010 Financial Post

19291114 Financial Post Canada Dairy
19291114 Financial Post Canada Dairy

19300116 Financial Post Standard Paving
19300116 Financial Post Standard Paving

19300123 Financial Post Canada Dairy1
19300123 Financial Post Canada Dairies

19300123 Financial Post Canada Dairy2
19300123 Financial Post Canada Dairies cont’d

19300214 Winnipeg Tribune merger Standard Paving
19300214 Winnipeg Tribune merger Standard Paving

19300503 Gazette (Mtl) Standard Paving
19300503 Gazette (Mtl) Standard Paving

19300505 The Gazette (Mtl) Yamachiche contract
19300505 The Gazette (Mtl) Yamachiche contract

19301017 WIndsor Star Corruption probe1
19301017 Windsor Star Corruption probe

19301225 Financial Post Canada Dairy
19301225 Financial Post Sale of Canada Dairies

19310205 Financial Post Standard Paving
19310205 Financial Post Standard Paving

19310911 Ottawa Citizen Kingston contract
19310911 Ottawa Citizen Kingston contract

19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe
19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe

19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe1
19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe cont’d

19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe2
19311125 Windsor Star Corruption probe cont’d

19320123 Financial Post Standard Paving and Consolidated Sand and Gravel
19320123 Financial Post Standard Paving and Consolidated Sand and Gravel

19320205 Gazette (Mtl) LaSalle contract
19320205 Gazette (Mtl) LaSalle contract

19320604 Financial Post Canada Dairies
19320604 Financial Post Canada Dairies

19321104 Gazette (Mtl) National Elevators
19321104 Gazette (Mtl) National Elevators

19340609 Financial Post Standard Paving and Consolidated Sand and Gravel
19340609 Financial Post Standard Paving and Consolidated Sand and Gravel

19340719 Windsor Star Hamilton contract
19340719 Windsor Star Hamilton contract

19340724 The Gazette (Mtl) Explosion fire Enarco1
19340724 The Gazette (Mtl) Explosion fire Enarco

19340724 The Gazette (Mtl) Explosion fire Enarco2
19340724 The Gazette (Mtl) Explosion fire Enarco cont’d

19340811 Gazette (Mtl) Midland contract
19340811 Gazette (Mtl) Midland contract

19340913 Windsor Star John E Russell dies
19340913 Windsor Star John E Russell dies

19340915 Financial Post Sin-Mac
19340915 Financial Post Sin-Mac

19340917 Ottawa Citizen Kingston contract
19340917 Ottawa Citizen Kingston contract

19340922 Financial Post Midland contract
19340922 Financial Post Midland contract

19350610 Ottawa Citizen Trenton contract
19350610 Ottawa Citizen Trenton contract

19350610 The Gazette (Mtl) Trenton contract
19350610 The Gazette (Mtl) Trenton contract

19350704 The Gazette (Mtl) deepening river Brockville
19350704 The Gazette (Mtl) deepening river Brockville

19350822 The Gazette (Mtl) Prescott
19350822 The Gazette (Mtl) Prescott

19350831 Gazette (Mtl) Oshawa contract
19350831 Gazette (Mtl) Oshawa contract

19351019 Financial Post Dairy Corp1
19351019 Financial Post Dairy Corp

19351019 Financial Post Dairy Corp2
19351019 Financial Post Dairy Corp cont’d

19370507 Gazette (Mtl) Tolfree case dismissed
19370507 Gazette (Mtl) Tolfree case dismissed

19540501 Financial Post Russell Construction Co
19540501 Financial Post Russell Construction Co

Research Findings, January 29, 2020 Joanne Doucette

19030408 The Canadian Contract Record,Vol. 14, no. 8 (Apr. 8, 1903) ad pile driving
19030408 The Canadian Contract Record,Vol. 14, no. 8 (Apr. 8, 1903) ad pile driving

19050000 The Canadian Marine (auth. Capt. Ernest J. Chambers) Ad p L1
The Canadian Marine (author, Capt. Ernest J. Chambers), published 1905, Ad p L1

19070000 The Canadian Militia and the Public Works Department, Montreal L.M. Fresco, c1907, p xiii ad
19070000 The Canadian Militia and the Public Works Department, Montreal L.M. Fresco, c. 1907, p xiii ad

1914 The Civil Service of Canada p LXXVII
19140000 The Civil Service of Canada p LXXVII

19141008 The Canadian Engineer Volume 27. (October 8 1914) p 531
19141008 The Canadian Engineer Volume 27. (October 8 1914) p 531

19150624 The Canadian Engineer Volume 28. (June 24 1915)
19150624 The Canadian Engineer Volume 28. (June 24 1915)

19190508 The Canadian engineer, Volume 36 (May 8 1919) Russell-Townsend, p 435
19190508 The Canadian engineer, Volume 36 (May 8 1919) Russell-Townsend, p 435

19200304 The Canadian Engineer Volume 38 (March 4 1920) p 258
19200304 The Canadian Engineer Volume 38 (March 4 1920) p 258

19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World, September 1920, p 514
19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World, September 1920, p 514

19250000 TPL Joseph L Russell tug photo by Jack Ryan TORSTAR
19250000 Toronto Public Library Collections, Joseph L Russell tug photo by Jack Ryan TORSTAR

19250311 Free Press (London, ON) price of cement1
19250311 Free Press (London, ON) price of cement

19250311 Free Press (London, ON) price of cement2
19250311 Free Press (London, ON) price of cement

Canada Building Materials Coal and Coke
A neon advertising sign Canada Building Materials Coal and Coke – [between 1935 and 1937]  E L Ruddy Sign Company

19500323 TARCH Yonge Street Canada Building Materials Limited cement mixer
19500323 TARCH Yonge Street Canada Building Materials Limited cement mixer

19510202 TARCHPouring concrete, Aylmer Avenue Bridge - Feb. 2, 1951
19510202 TARCH Pouring concrete, Aylmer Avenue Bridge – Feb. 2, 1951

19550000 TPL Russell Construction Ltd., TUG NO. 5, in Ship Channel James Victor Salmon
19550000 Toronto Public Library Collections, Russell Construction Ltd., TUG NO. 5, in Ship Channel James Victor Salmon

19570000 TPL Russell Construction Co Ltd Tug 1 by James Victor Salmon
19570000 Toronto Public Library Collections, Russell Construction Co Ltd Tug 1 by James Victor Salmon

19570000 TPL Russell Construction Co Ltd
19570000 Toronto Public Library Collections, Russell Construction Co Ltd, by James Victor Salmon

19570000 TPL Russell Construction Ltd., Launch, at Russell Construction Ltd. yards, Villiers St., north side James Victor Salmon
19570000 Toronto Public Library Collections, Russell Construction Ltd., Launch, at Russell Construction Ltd. yards, Villiers St., north side James Victor Salmon

Research Findings, January 28, 2020 Joanne Doucette

19060512 TS Tenders John E Russell2
19060512 TS Tenders Here is the code for the sources: 19060512 = May 12, 1906 Toronto Star

19060830 GL John E. Russell 1010 Queen St E
Here is the code for the sources: 19060830 = August 30, 1906 GL. After 1937 the code is GM for Globe and Mail.

19060512 TS Tenders John E Russell1

19060512 TS Tenders John E Russell2
19060512 TS Tenders Here is the code for the sources: 19060512 = May 12, 1906 Toronto Star

19060830 GL John E. Russell 1010 Queen St E
Here is the code for the sources: 19060830 = August 30, 1906 The Globe. After 1937 the code is GM for Globe and Mail.

19070716 TS Sea wall contract
19070716 TS Sea wall contract

19080609 GL Scow sinks
19080609 GL Scow sinks

19110809 TS John E Russell and Steamer Cayuga
19110809 TS John E Russell and Steamer Cayuga

19120717 GL Polson Works drydock
19120717 GL Polson Works drydock

19120905 GL shipbuilding works to reopen
19120905 GL shipbuilding works to reopen

19141008 The Canadian Engineer Volume 27 (October 8 1914)
19141008 The Canadian Engineer Volume 27 (October 8 1914)

19150624 The Canadian Engineer Volume 28. (June 24 1915)
19150624 The Canadian Engineer Volume 28. (June 24 1915)

19151213 TS John E Russell ad
19151213 TS John E Russell ad

19160208 TS Cement contract scandal1
19160208 TS Cement contract scandal1

19160208 TS Cement contract scandal2
19160208 TS Cement contract scandal2

19160208 TS Cement contract scandal3
19160208 TS Cement contract scandal3

19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell1
19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell1

19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell2
19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell2

19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell3
19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell3

19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell4
19160710 TS Ald McBride and John E Russell4

19161205 TS John E Russell ad
19161205 TS John E Russell ad

19161214 TS Council aspirants
19161214 TS Council aspirants

19180000 Beeson's marine directory of the northwestern lakes
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory of the Northwestern Lakes. I refer to this as “Beesom’s Marine Directory” elsewhere.

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 31
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 35
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 77
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 79
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 88
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 96
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 97
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 101
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180000 Beeson's Marine Directory p 137
19180000 Beeson’s Marine Directory

19180619 NARCH War Ontario being launched at J E Russell shipyard
19180619 Library and Archives Canada “War Ontario” being launched at J E Russell shipyard

19180822 GL Steel plant John E Russell1
19180822 GL Steel plant John E Russell1

19180822 GL Steel plant John E Russell2
19180822 GL Steel plant John E Russell2

19180823 GL Steel plant John E Russell1
19180823 GL Steel plant John E Russell1

19180823 GL Steel plant John E Russell2
19180823 GL Steel plant John E Russell2

19190207 TS Toronto Shipbuilding company
19190207 TS Toronto Shipbuilding company

19200304 The Canadian engineer Volume 38 (March 4 1920)
19200304 The Canadian engineer Volume 38 (March 4 1920)

19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World September 1920
19200900 Canadian Railway and Marine World September 1920, p. 514

19220523 GL Shovel Severed Head
19220523 GL Shovel Severed Head

19250100 The Engineering Journal McCrackens Sewer Pipe
19250100 The Engineering Journal McCrackens Sewer Pipe

19250300 The Engineering Journal McCrackens Sewer Pipe
19250300 The Engineering Journal McCrackens Sewer Pipe

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY1
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEAL1

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY2
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY2

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY3
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEAL3

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY4
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY4

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY5
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY5

19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY6
19270120 GL CONTRACTOR GRILLED ON TENDER DEALINGS AT HARBOR INQUIRY6

19270926  Excavation of Complete Sewer
19270926 Excavation of Complete Sewer

19281100 The Engineering Journal, November 1928, p. 576
19281100 The Engineering Journal, November 1928, p. 576

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment1
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment1

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment2
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment2

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment3
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment3

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment4
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment4

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment5
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment5

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment6
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment6

19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment7
19301017 GL Contractor Admits Campaign Payment7

19320313 The Canadian Engineer
19320313 The Canadian Engineer

19340221 GL John E Russell
19340221 GL John E Russell

19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns1
19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns1

19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns2
19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns2

19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns3
19340724 GL Three Firemen Die When Oil Barge Burns3

19340809 TS Barge explosion
19340809 TS Barge explosion

19340915 TS John E Russell killed1
19340915 TS John E Russell killed1

19340915 TS John E Russell killed2
19340915 TS John E Russell killed2

19340917 TS John E Russell death notice
19340917 TS John E Russell death notice

19340918 GL John E. Russell funeral
19340918 GL John E. Russell funeral

19340918 TS John E Russell funeral
19340918 TS John E Russell funeral

19340919 GL John E. Russell funeral
19340919 GL John E. Russell funeral

19341121 TS John E Russell will
19341121 TS John E Russell will

19410415 GM Wycliffe Chapel Is Setting For Glover-Russell Wedding
19410415 GM Wycliffe Chapel Is Setting For Glover-Russell Wedding

19411105 GM Birgitta Guttormson Bride Of Roy Kitchener Russell
19411105 GM Birgitta Guttormson Bride Of Roy Kitchener Russell

Research Findings, January 27, 2020 Joanne Doucette

1922 January CRMW info
Canadian Railway and Marine World, January 1922 Many of today’s articles come from this magazine’s Jan. 1922 to Dec. 1922 issues.

1922 January CRMW John E Russell p 50
Canadian Railway and Marine World, January 1922, p. 50 Raising the barge “Thomas Quayle” on Lake Erie near Toledo.

19170816 Canadian Machinery and Manufacturing News JER Thor 183
Canadian Machinery and Manufacturing News, August 16, 1917 Launching of the freighter “Orleans” at Toronto. Build by a John E. Russell company, Thor Iron Works.

19170816 Canadian Machinery and Manufacturing News JER Thor 183a

19170816 Canadian Machinery and Manufacturing News JER Thor 183b

19220100 Canadian Railway and Marine World A K Russell 264
Canadian Railway and Marine World, January 1922, A K Russell, p. 264

19220100 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 41
John E. Russell also owned the Toronto Dry Dock Company.

19220500 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 266
John E. Russell’s officers are listed in the middle column about half way down the page.

19220200 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER Toronto Dry Dock p 41
Canadian Railway and Marine World, Feb. 1922, Toronto Dry Dock ad, p 41

19220500 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 50
Canadian Railway and Marine World, May 1922, p. 50. Another John E. Russell company, Dominion Towing & Wrecking Co., Limited.

19220500 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 273
Canadian Railway and Marine World, May 1922 The tug “John E. Russell” was the first ship into Toronto Harbour in the spring of 1922. This would have earned the tug’s captain the honour of wearing a traditional top hat presented by the Harbour Master.

19220600 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 324
Canadian Railway and Marine World, June 1922, The tug John E. Russell salvages the S.S. Aragon near Kingston.

19220700 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 384
Canadian Railway and Marine World, July 1922. The S.S. Kenora is refloated by John E. Russell.

19220800 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 443a
Canadian Railway and Marine World, August 1922 William Newman, master wrecker for John E. Russell, was killed on the job.

19220800 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 443b

19220900 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 494
Canadian Railway and Marine World, September 1922, p. 494. Rumors that J.E. Russell is taking over a Montreal business.

19221000 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 542
Canadian Railway and Marine World, October 1922, p. 542. More about the S.S. Joyland.

19221000 Canadian Railway and Marine World JER 544
Canadian Railway and Marine World, Oct. 1922 Accident on the Welland Canal.

19231205 Engineering and Contract Record Hagersville Crushed Stone John E Russell
Engineering and Contract Record, December 5, 1923 The Hagersville Crushed Stone Co. was another John E. Russell company.

19231205 Engineering and Contract Record McCracken Sewer Pipe John E Russell
Engineering and Contract Record, December 5, 1923. McCracken Sewer Pipe was also a John E. Russell company.

Acts of the Parliament of Canada (14th Parliament, 4th Session, Chapter 57-214), 1925 p 31
Acts of the Parliament of Canada (14th Parliament, 4th Session, Chapter 57-214), 1925 p 31

Acts of the Parliament of Canada (14th Parliament, 4th Session, Chapter 57-214), 1925 p 33
Acts of the Parliament of Canada (14th Parliament, 4th Session, Chapter 57-214), 1925 p 33

Report of the city engineer JER 211
Report of the City Engineer, City of Toronto, p. 211 Princess Street Yard Crib Work

reportforyear1913york_0260
York Pioneer and Historical Society Report for the Year, 1913 John E. Russell, 1010 Queen St. E. is a member.

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