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Husband: Frank H RUSS II died at age: 86 Born: 15 Nov 1879 in Lenzie Dunbarton 1,2 Died: Jan 1966 in Saranac Lake NY 3 Emigrated: 1901 to New York City 4 Occupation: - 1901 furrier in his father's business in Glasgow Occupation: c 1935 furrier business in Saranac Lake NY closed 5 Father: Frank Henry RUSS Mother: Mercy Ann BURTON Other Spouse 1
Wife: Doris RODWELL Married: 1918 Occupation: 1912 - 1918 nanny to Frank Henry III Father: Mother: F Child 1: Elaine RUSS died at age: 71 Born: 1920 Died: 1991 in Connecticut Spouse: Walter KNOX Sources: (1) Census 1881. (2) Individual, Ind, Dr FH Russ III. (3) Individual, Ind, Dr F H Russ III. (4) Ind, FHR III: FHR II studied the furrier trade under his father's firm in Glasgow. It is uncertain why he decided to emigrate to the west but did so in 1901. He arrived in New YOurk City with the intention of going on either to Toronto or what is now Tulsa Oklahoma. However he never made it to either of theose cities. He went to work as a furrier in the city. He met [his wife] who resided in Brooklyn but was from Cornwall and they married in about 1907. (5) Ind, FHR III: FHR II and then his wife both contracted TB. Saranac Lake NY was widely known as a tubercular treatment center. There were many facilities, or 'fresh air camps', located there with many doctors specialising in the treatment of TB. Frank Russ II moved with his wife to this area to take advantage of the treatment facilities. Frank II opened up a furrier business in Saranac Lake. Located about 12 miles from Lake Placid NY, both communities were considered 'resort' towns and many rich and famous persons vacationed there and owned magnificent second residences in the towns. Frank II's furrier business was quite successful, shipping his products from Saranac all over the US. His clientele included such luminaries as John Jacob Astor and Ernest Hemingway. However in about 1934 the depression literally ruined the business and he ceased the business in the mid 30's. Name Index