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Russell Pherrill (1847 - 1910)

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Russell Pherrill
Born in Scarborough, Canada Westmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married in Pickering, Ontariomap
Descendants descendants
Died in Kent County, Ontariomap
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Russell was born in 1847. He is the son of Adna Pherrill and Mary Steward.[1] Russell and Fanny Fisher were married in St. George's Anglican Church, Pickering, with Rev. R.G. Sutherland officiating.[2]
Russell's children were all born in Scarborough,[3][4][5] but by 1881, he had moved his family to the Chatham area[6] to a farm purchased by his father Adna. His brother William and his sister Elizabeth also moved to farms in the Chatham area which their father owned.
Russell died of heart disease. At the time of death he was listed as married, a farmer, living at Conc. 8, Lot 4, Chatham Twp.[7]


  1. 1861 Census of Canada, Library and Archives Canada; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; Census Returns For 1861; Roll: C-1089-1090, Page: 10; Line: 19.
  2. Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Ontario County 1871, pg. 76 of 112.
  3. Ontario, Canada, Births 1869-1913, York 1874, pg. 155 of 479.
  4. Ontario, Canada, Births 1869-1913, York 1875, pg. 170 of 593.
  5. Ontario, Canada, Births 1869-1913, York 1877, pg. 271 of 623.
  6. 1881 Census of Canada, Ontario, Kent, Chatham, pg. 19 of 281.
  7. Ontario, Canada, Deaths 1869-1938, Kent 1910, pg. 58 of 203.

See also:

  • 1871 Census of Canada, Ontario, York East, Scarborough, pg.16 of 148.
  • 1891 Census of Canada, Ontario, Bothwell, Chatham, pg. 52 of 130.
  • 1901 Census of Canada, Ontario, Bothwell, Chatham, pg. 41 of 157.
  • Cited in Ontario, Canada, Marriages 1801-1928, Kent 1904, pg. 21 of 66.


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