Fanny RUSSELL

Female 1900 - 1931  (30 years)


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  • Name Fanny RUSSELL  [1
    Born 4 Sep 1900  Weaste, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Feb 1931 
    • http://www.weasteheritagetrail.co.uk/salford-people/biographies/entry/fanny-boyd-and-lily-boyd.htm

      This is the strange case of two sisters, who were married to two brothers, who died within 12 hours of each other.

      Before they were married, sisters Fanny and Lily Russell lived in East Wynford Street, Weaste and were well known and very popular. The two brothers were George and Edward Boyd who lived in Cemetery Road, Weaste. Fanny married George Boyd in June 1927 and lived in East Wynford Street. Lily married Edward Boyd in August the following year and lived in Ouse Street, Weaste.

      It was on 17th February 1931 that the younger sister Lily, was admitted to Hope Hospital. The following day, Fanny was admitted to Hope Hospital with pneumonia. They were both in hospital for six days. Lily died at 11.15 pm on Sunday 22nd February (her 24th birthday) and Fanny died 12 hours later on Monday 23rd February, aged 30.

      An exceptionally large crowd were present at Weaste Cemetery on Friday afternoon, 27th February, to witness the two sisters being interred in the Boyd grave alongside their father-in-law. Mr Boyd senior died tragically, five years earlier, when he fell down a ship's hold at Salford Docks. Fanny left 2 children, a daughter aged 2 and a son of only 6 weeks old. Lily had no children.
    Buried 27 Feb 1931  Weaste, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • http://www.weasteheritagetrail.co.uk/salford-people/biographies/entry/fanny-boyd-and-lily-boyd.htm

      This is the strange case of two sisters, who were married to two brothers, who died within 12 hours of each other.

      Before they were married, sisters Fanny and Lily Russell lived in East Wynford Street, Weaste and were well known and very popular. The two brothers were George and Edward Boyd who lived in Cemetery Road, Weaste. Fanny married George Boyd in June 1927 and lived in East Wynford Street. Lily married Edward Boyd in August the following year and lived in Ouse Street, Weaste.

      It was on 17th February 1931 that the younger sister Lily, was admitted to Hope Hospital. The following day, Fanny was admitted to Hope Hospital with pneumonia. They were both in hospital for six days. Lily died at 11.15 pm on Sunday 22nd February (her 24th birthday) and Fanny died 12 hours later on Monday 23rd February, aged 30.

      An exceptionally large crowd were present at Weaste Cemetery on Friday afternoon, 27th February, to witness the two sisters being interred in the Boyd grave alongside their father-in-law. Mr Boyd senior died tragically, five years earlier, when he fell down a ship's hold at Salford Docks. Fanny left 2 children, a daughter aged 2 and a son of only 6 weeks old. Lily had no children.
    Person ID I1381  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2020 

    Father Edwin Williams RUSSELL,   b. 24 Jul 1867, Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann DEWHURST,   b. 8 Jan 1871, Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1891  Blackburn, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George William BOYD 
    Married 4 Jun 1927  Weaste, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George William BOYD,   b. 6 Jan 1931, Salford, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 2004, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2020 
    Family ID F448  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S423] Census 1901 Salford, Lancashire, England RG13/3716/15/22 (Edwin Russell), (RG13/3716/15/22).



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