Vere Swan Russell1

F, b. 22 August 1828, d. 3 August 1907
Vere Swan Gardner (nee Russell) c. 1864
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada2
FatherJames Russell3 d. 20 Nov 1828
MotherMargaret Swan3 b. c 1806
ChartsDescendants of Matthew Gardner and Margaret Martin
Birth*Vere Swan Russell was born on 22 August 1828 at Carmichael, Lanarkshire, Scotland.4,5,6,7,8,9,3 
(Daughter) CensusShe appeared on the census of 1841 as the daughter of Margaret Russell at Muirsland, Lesmahagow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.4 
(Sister) CensusVere Swan Russell appeared on the census of 1851 as the sister of James S. Russell at 176 Crown Street, Gorbals, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.5 
Married Name As of 22 August 1854,her married name was Gardner.1 
Marriage*Vere Swan Russell married James Gardner, son of Matthew Gardner and Euphemia Dalziel, on 22 August 1854 at Darnley Terrace, Shawlands, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,10 
CensusVere Swan Gardner appeared on the census of 1861 as the wife of James Gardner at Smith Township, Peterborough, Canada West.6 
Immigration*Vere Swan Russell and James Gardner immigrated in 1868 to USA accompanied by Vere Swan Russell Gardner and William R. Gardner.9,11 
CensusVere Swan Gardner appeared on the census of 1870 as the wife of James Gardner at Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, USA.7 
CensusVere Swan Gardner appeared on the census of 1880 as the wife of James Gardner at Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, USA.8 
CensusVere Swan Gardner appeared on the census of 1900 as the wife of James Gardner at Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, USA.9 
Death*Vere Swan Russell died on 3 August 1907 at Ganges Township, Allegan, Michigan, USA, at age 78.3,12 
Burial*She was buried on 6 August 1907 at Fennville Cemetery, Allegan, Michigan, USA.3 

Family

James Gardner b. 18 Aug 1827, d. 17 Nov 1912
Marriage*She married James Gardner, son of Matthew Gardner and Euphemia Dalziel, on 22 August 1854 at Darnley Terrace, Shawlands, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.1,10 
Children
Last Edited13 Mar 2012

Citations

  1. [S828] Eastwood Parish (Lanarkshire, Scotland), Old Parish Registers, OPR 562/5, p. [missing], James Gardiner-Vere Swan Russel marriage (22 August 1854); digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 11 August 2011); citing O.P.R. Marriages 562/00 0050 0322 EASTWOOD.

    1854
    Gardiner & Swan Russel, 12 August 1854
    James Gardiner Woodcote Newport Shropshire and Vere Swan Russel Darnley Terrace in this Parish were registered for proclamation of Banns – two days
    The above parties were married at Glasgow on the twenty second day of August, by the Rev. Wm Russel minister at Selkirk.

  2. [S972] Vere Swan Gardner photograph, c. 1864, privately held by Hazel Gardner, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Ashtead, Surrey, England, 29 May 1999. This photograph was scanned by David Gardner Crouch from a collection of loose photographs, albums, bibles and other family papers that originally belonged to Rev. Alexander Gardner, minister at Brechin. On his death in 1893, this collection passed to his nephew, Matthew Gardner, post master at Rock Cottage, Ardentinny, Argyll, Scotland. It is presently owned by Hazel Gardner, the widow of Charles Aitken Gardner. Charles was a grandson of the Matthew Gardner of Rock Cottage mentioned above. The subject of the photograph is not identified. The photographer's label on the back reads "Ewing Photographer Peterboro."
  3. [S969] "Death Records, 1897-1920," index and images, Seeking Michigan (http://www.seekingmichigan.org : accessed 14 January 2012), entry for Vere Swan Russell Gardner, died 03 Aug 1907; Michigan Department of Vital Records, Lansing, Michigan.
  4. [S993] 1841 census of Scotland, Lanarkshire, Lesmahagow registration district, enumeration district (ED) 8, p. 1, Margaret Russell household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 20 January 2012); citing GRO Census 1841 649/00 008/00 001.
  5. [S994] 1851 census of Scotland, Glasgow City / Lanarkshire, Gorbals registration district, enumeration district (ED) 16, household schedule no. 42, p. 11, James S. Russell household; digital image, ScotlandsPeople (http://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk : accessed 20 January 2012); citing GRO Census 1851 644/02 016/00 011.
  6. [S829] 1861 census of Canada West, Peterborough County, population schedule, Smith Township, enumeration district (ED) 15, p. 11, lines 8-10, James Garderner household; digital image, Ancestry.ca (http://www.ancestry.ca : accessed 11 August 2011); citing Library and Archives Canada microfilm C-1067.
  7. [S830] 1870 U.S. census, Allegan County, Michigan, population schedule, Ganges Township, Saugatuck Post Office, p. 6 (written), sheet 138[B] (stamped), dwelling 45, family 40, James Gardner household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 12 August 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 660.
  8. [S831] 1880 U.S. census, Allegan County, Michigan, population schedule, Ganges Township, p. 5 (written), enumeration district (ED) 19, sheet 326A (stamped), dwelling 47, family 48, James Gardner household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 569.
  9. [S832] 1900 U.S. census, Allegan County, Michigan, population schedule, Ganges Township, enumeration district (ED) 9, sheet 5-B, dwelling 104 [98 striked out], family 116 [104 striked out], James Gardner household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T623, roll 698.
  10. [S992] "MARRIAGES," Glasgow Herald, 25 August 1854, p. 5, col. 4; digital images, British Library, British Newspapers 1800-1900 (http://newspapers.bl.uk : accessed 19 January 2012).

    MARRIAGES

    At Darnley Terrace, Shawlands, on the 22d instant, by the Rev. William Russell, of Selkirk, Mr James Gardner, Woodcote, Shropshire, to Vere Swan, only daughter of the late Mr James Russell, Crossridge, Carmichael.

  11. [S833] 1910 U.S. census, Allegan County, Michigan, population schedule, Ganges Township, enumeration district (ED) 11, sheet 11-B, dwelling 282, family 284, James Gardner household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 13 August 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T624, roll 634.
  12. [S1001] "One of Nature's Gentle Women Passes Away," The (Saugatuck) Commercial Record, 09 August 1907, p. 7, col. 4; digital images, The Commercial Record (http://www.commercialrecord.org : accessed 22 January 2012).

    ONE OF NATURE'S GENTLE
    WOMEN PASSES AWAY

    ______

    Like a sheaf of ripened grain fit for the Master's use and without any trace of disease, Mrs. James Gardner passed peacefully away at 7 o'clock Saturday morning, Aug. 3rd.
    To those who were permitted to know her intimately, she was the embodiment of graceful dignity and courtesy and once admitted into her friendship meant a friendship for life.
    Her knowledge of the Bible and of English history were two very striking characteristics, being able to recall from memory almost any incident connected with English history and tell in whose reign it occurred and the date.
    She was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland, August 22d, 1830 and married to her surviving husband Aug. 22, 1854, thus giving a double significance to that day as an anniversary.
    This has been observed for many years by the family and a limited number of chosen friends and looked forward to as a cherished privilege by those permitted to share it with them.
    She is survived by the husband, three sons, Robt. of South Dakota and Wm. and Geo. of this place and one daughter who deeply mourn her loss.
    The funeral services were held from her residence Tuesday afternoon at 1 p.m., conducted by Rev. W. N. Breidenstein.  Interment was made in Fennville cemetery.

    "The golden gates were opened,
    A gentle voice said come,
    And with farewells unspoken
    She calmly entered home."

  13. [S1007] England, birth certificate for James Russell Gardner, born 07 November 1855; citing 6A/641/407, Newport, Salop and Staffordshire registration district and Newport subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  14. [S1008] England, birth certificate for Margaret Euphemia Gardner, born 25 March 1857; citing 6A/707/370, Newport, Salop and Staffordshire registration district and Newport subdistrict; General Registry Office, Southport.
  15. [S961] "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2012), entry for William R. Gardner and Ella K. Green, 13 November 1913 citing Marriage Records, FHL microfilm 2,342,700; Michigan Department of Vital Records, Lansing, Michigan.
  16. [S964] "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995," index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 10 January 2012), entry for William R. Gardner, died 21 September 1936; citing Death Records, FHL microfilm 2,110,084; Index entries derived from digital copies of original and compiled records.
  17. [S1108] June James, recorder, Little Lake Cemetery, Section A, Peterborough, North Monaghan Township, Peterborough County (Peterborough, Ontario, Canada: Kawartha Branch, Ontario Genealogical Society, recorded Sept/Oct 2000).

    Row 21, No.192
    [broken stone] (gs) Erected by James GARDNER & Vere Swan RUSSELL to the memory of their children / James Russell / born Nov 7, 1855 - died Nov 17, 1859 / Margaret Euphemia / born Mar 25, 1857 - died Aug 8, 1858 / John Alexander / born July 5, 1861 - died Mar 4, 1862 / There were two fair buds of a fairer blossom in the garden of our love they grew, Our Lord came down and took them to His bosom, So gently that shook not all the dew, For we're three fair expanding flowers in Heaven, Blooming in glory sweet immortal flowers With struggling hearts unto the giver given, His were they ever and they still are ours. [Lot 55 Range 4N]


  18. [S943] "Michigan Births, 1867-1902," index and images, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 September 2011), entry for Robert D. Gardner, born 19 May 1868; citing Birth Records, FHL microfilm 2,297,921; Michigan Department of Vital Records, Lansing, Michigan.
  19. [S1018] Stephenson County, Illinois, Marriage Licenses, M20-744, Robert D. Gardner and Emma Louisa Knudson, 1899; Office of the County Court of Stephenson, Freeport.
  20. [S1004] Manistee County, Michigan, death certificate no. 24 (1951), George Gardner; Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court, Manistee.