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Name: RUSSELL, David Oliphant 'Dor'

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Nee: son of Major George Russell

Birth Date: 7 Apr 1900 Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland

Death Date: 1989 Nairobi

First Date: 1920

Last Date: 1989

Profession: Farmed at Kipkarren until land bought for settlement

Area: 'Glenburnie' Kipkarren, Eldoret, 1925 Turbo Valley

Married: In Eldoret 15 Dec 1923 Flora May McDonald b. 19 Aug 1904 Queenstown, S. Africa, d. 1990 Nairobi (dau. of Eric Wallace Fraser and May McDonald)

Children: David Oliphant (27 Sep 1929); Jean Margaret Gillian (Crossley) (27 Apr 1933); Mary Caroline (Andersson) (8 Sep 1937 Eldoret-25 Dec 1988 Bunbury, W. Australia)

Book Reference: Eldoret, EAWL, Red 31, Karen 50, Red 22, Angus McDonald, Joelson, KAD, Red 25, Hut, Pembroke, Ingwe

War Service: Ran farms for men who had gone to war, RAF 1918

School: Fettes, Edinburgh

General Information:

Source:- Mrs Gillian Crossley, Milima, MSF 115, Gympie, Queensland, Australia. Tel: 074 861120
Joelson - Notes in proof copy of 'Eastern Africa Today' - Approved Vacancies for Pupils (Convention of Assocns.) - 1939 - Mr D.O. Russell of Kipkarren Partner with L.A. Johnson in first successful gold mining venture in Kakamega. Farmer.
Pembroke has D.O. Russell, b. 1929, No. 153, 1937, Kipkarren
Gazette - 27/2/1924 - Electoral Register - Russell, David Oliphant, Settler, Glenburnie Estate, Turbo Valley
Karen 50 - One of the original members of Karen Club in 1937 (D.O. & Mrs Russell)

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