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Lizzie Conway Miller

F, #448, b. 5 May 1899, d. 4 June 1976
Last Edited: 15 May 2020
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher

Parents:

Father*: William Miller jute powerloom tenter b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 8 Feb 1946
Mother*: Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918
  • Birth*: Lizzie Conway Miller was born on 5 May 1899 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1899 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 325; Lizzie Conway Miller, 1899 May fifth 2h 0m am 159 Souringburn Dundee, female, parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, m 1883 December 21st Dundee, signed Wm Miller father present, registered 1899 May 18th at Dundee Tho Meek registrar.2
  • She was the daughter of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Lizzie Conway Miller married Peter Thomson tug boat master, son of Thomas Thomson fisherman and Christian Thomson, on 4 October 1923 at 23 Commercial Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 363; 1923 om the third day of October at 23 Commercial Street Dundee by declaration in presence of Hector [Victor?] Alexander captain tug master Cliff Bank Avenue Newport and David ... ship stoker 8 James Street Dundee; signed Peter Thomson tug master widower, aged 50, 11 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, parents Thomas Thomson fisherman (dec) and Christina Thomson ms Thomson (dec); signed Lizzie Conway Miller jute weaver spinster, aged 24, Mitchell Street School House Dundee, parents William Miller jute mill dresser and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway (dec); by warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Forfarshire dated October 3rd 1923; registered 1923 October 4th at Dundee Alex Buchan registrar.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Lizzie Conway Miller died on 4 June 1976 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 77.4
  • Name Variation: Lizzie Conway Miller was also known as Lizzie.
  • Friend*: Lizzie Conway Miller was friends with Christina Thomson and Lizzie Conway Miller circa 1911 Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , It is thought these girls were school friends.5
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: She was present when James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid were celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 7 June 1911 at Mathers Hotel, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .6
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • (Witness) Marriage: Lizzie Conway Miller witnessed the marriage of George Whitton and Jessie Milne Miller on Wednesday, 21 June 1911 at 2 Beechwood Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1911 marriages in the district of St Peter in the Burgh of Dundee, ref 83; 1911 on the Twenty-first day of June at 2 Beechwood Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church; signed George Whitton tabacconist bachelor, 29, 8 Lilybank Road, Dundee, parents George Whitton lathefitter and Grace Whitton ms Duncan; signed Jessie Milne Miller jute weaver spinster, 24, 13 Rosefield Street Dundee, parents William Miller jute work overseer and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; signed John Manzie minister Tay Square Church Dundee, signed David P Whitton witness, Jean S Whitton witness, Lizzie C Miller witness; registered 1911 June 26th at Dundee, T Y Miller registrar.7
  • (Witness) Marriage: Lizzie Conway Miller witnessed the marriage of David Simpson and Agnes Fisher Miller on Thursday, 25 December 1919 at Masonic Hall, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1919 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee ref 686; 1919 on the Twentyfifth day of December at Masonic Hall Rankines Court Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church, signed David Simpson school caretaker widower aged 48, residing St Marys Place Dundee, parents John Simpson caretaker (dec) and Susan Simpson ms McInrey (dec); signed Agnes F Miller or Neil housekeeper widow aged 35, residing 9 Forest Park Road Dundee, parents William Miller jute factory overseer and Marion Miller ms Conway (dec); signed Walter Richards Baptist minister, signed Lizzie Conway Miller, Robert F Conway witness; registered 1919 December 29th at Dundee Alex Buchan registrar.8
  • (Witness) Immigration: Lizzie Conway Miller witnessed the immigration of Daniel Preston and Olympic Ship on 3 November 1920 at Bayone, New Jersey, USA, ; Preston, Daniel, aged 28 years, male, married, power loom tender, able to read English, able to write, nationality Gr Brit, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, nearest relative from county alien came Sister-in-law Miss L Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, final destination NJ Bayone (?) has ticket to such final destination, passage paid by self, in posessionof $50, in the United States before in 1912 and 1914, going to join sister Mrs Coutts 41 E 10th Street Bayone NJ, purpose of coming to United States - does not intend to return to country whence he come after staying temporaily in ... ... in the United States, in tends to stay States, intends to become a citizen of United States, never in prison or almshouses or ... for care and treatment of the insane or supported by charity, not a polygamist, not an anarchist, not a person who believesin or advocates the overthrow by fear or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law etc (see footnote for full text of this question, not coming by reason of any offer..., promise, or agreement, expressed or implied, in labor in the United States, not been previously deported within one year, in good health, mental and physical, not deformed or crippled, 5ft 7inches tall, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, no marks of identification, born Scotland Dundee; Line 15 Preston, Jessie Miller, aged 32 years, female, married, wife, able to read English, able to write, nationality Gr Brit, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, nearest relative from county alien came Sister Miss L Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, fianl destination NJ Bayone (?) has ticket to such final destination, passage paid by husband, in posession of $50, never in the United States before, going to join Sister-in-Law Mrs Coutts 41 E 10th Street Bayone NJ, purpose of coming to United States - does not intend to return to country whence he come after staying temporaily in ... ... in the United States, in tends to stay permanently in the United States, intends to become a citizen of United States, never in prison or almshouses or ... for care and treatment of the insane or supported by charity, not a polygamist, not an anarchist, not a person who believesin or advocates the overthrow by fear or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law etc (see footnote for full text of this question, not coming by reason of any offer..., promise, or agreement, expressed or implied, in labor in the United States, not been previously deported within one year, in good health, mental and physical, not deformed or crippled, 5ft 6inches tall, pale complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, no marks of identification, born Scotland Dundee.9
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Lizzie Conway Miller was present when James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid were celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 8 June 1921 at Masonic Hall, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, .6
  • (Witness) Marriage: Lizzie Conway Miller witnessed the marriage of Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker on Wednesday, 5 October 1921 at 9 Windsor Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1921 5th day of October at 9 Windsor Street, Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland Alexander Miller, butcher's manager, bachelor and Kate Nicolson, boot company collector, spinster. Alexander aged 24, 11 Forest Park Road, fath William Miller, jute mill overseer, moth Marion Conway (dec). Kate aged 21, 3 Watt Street, fath Alfred Henry Nicolson, butcher's assistant, moth Catherine Reily. Minister John Manzie Tay Square Church. Witnesses A Edward Nicolson, Lizzie Miller; registered 1921 October 8th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.10
  • Married Name: As of 4 October 1923, her married name was Thomson.3
  • (Witness) Passenger List: Lizzie Conway Miller was found on a passenger list with Jessie Milne Miller and California Ship on 25 September 1933 at Caledonia, New York, New York, USA, , Jessie Preston, arrival date 25 Sep 1933, est birth abt 1891, age 42, gender female, port of departure Glasgow, ethnicity / Race Scottish, ship name California, port of arrival New York New York, nativity Scotland, birth location Scotland, Dundee, height 5'7", complexion fresh, hair grey, eyes brown; Marion Preston, arrival date 25 Sep 1933, est birth abt 1920, age 13, gender female, port of departure Glasgow, ethnicity / Race Scottish, ship name California, port of arrival New York New York, nativity Scotland, birth location Scotland, Dundee, height 5' 7", complexion fair, hair brown, eyes blue; both residing at 60 w.190th Street, New york City; visiting sister/aunt Mrs Elizabeth Thomson, 39 Dock Street, Dundee.11
  • (Witness) Photograph: Lizzie Conway Miller is in this photograph taken in 1944 along with Peter Thomson, Peter Thomson tug boat master, Christina Thomson, Margaret Marsha Thomson, Elizabeth Campbell Thomson, Thomas Thomson, Agnes Thomson, Minnie Thomson, Mary Thomson and William Miller Thomson businessman when Peter returned from War.12
    Thomson family 1944
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller chiropodist and Lizzie Conway Miller are in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Audrey Malvina Conway, Kate Nicolson shirt maker and Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist.12
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson with daug Evelyn; Audrey Conway, Alec Miller, Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Marion Miller
  • Photograph: Lizzie Conway Miller and Alexander Miller chiropodist are in this photograph taken say 1950 along with William Miller Thomson businessman, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker.12
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson; Alec Miller with niece Lyn Thomson; Bill Thompson; Marion Miller; Audrey Conway
  • Photograph*: Lizzie Conway Miller is in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .13
  • Photograph*: Peter Thomson tug boat master and Lizzie Conway Miller are in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .13
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse Peter Thomson tug boat master died on 24 October 1964 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .

Census Events

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver in the 1901 census at 149 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Elizabeth Miller, daughter, single, aged 1, born Forfarshire Dundee; William Miller, head, married, aged 39, Foreman Jute Weaver, worker, born Forfarshire Dundee; Marion Miller, wife, married, aged 38, born Forfarshire Dundee [?].14
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver in the 1911 census at 13 Rosefield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Lizzie Miller, daug, 11, at school, Dundee; William Miller, head, 49, mar, foreman, jute weaving, worker, forfars Dundee; Marion, wife, 48, mar 27 years, 7 children born 5 still living, Ayrshire Troon; 3 rooms with windows, 6 people in household.15

Family:

Peter Thomson tug boat master b. 20 Jul 1873, d. 24 Oct 1964
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Lizzie Conway Miller married Peter Thomson tug boat master, son of Thomas Thomson fisherman and Christian Thomson, on 4 October 1923 at 23 Commercial Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 363; 1923 om the third day of October at 23 Commercial Street Dundee by declaration in presence of Hector [Victor?] Alexander captain tug master Cliff Bank Avenue Newport and David ... ship stoker 8 James Street Dundee; signed Peter Thomson tug master widower, aged 50, 11 Strathmartine Road, Dundee, parents Thomas Thomson fisherman (dec) and Christina Thomson ms Thomson (dec); signed Lizzie Conway Miller jute weaver spinster, aged 24, Mitchell Street School House Dundee, parents William Miller jute mill dresser and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway (dec); by warrant of Sheriff Substitute of Forfarshire dated October 3rd 1923; registered 1923 October 4th at Dundee Alex Buchan registrar.3

Child:

William Miller Thomson businessman+ b. 7 Mar 1927, d. Nov 2010
  • (Witness) History: Five into One –Tay Square Church. Tay Square traces its origins to the secessions of the eighteenth century. From 1743, School Wynd Secession Church flourished, but in 1832, a group of members, dissatisfied over the nomination of a new minister, disjoined to form Tay Square United Secession Church, entering their new church in 1834. Rev. Robert Wardrope, 1807-1840 was called in 1832 to be minister of School Wynd Church, but in consequence of a dispute in that congregation the call was not sustained. Those who supported him left the church, and were formed into a separate congregation —Tay Square —and they at once called Mr Wardrope, but his delicate health prevented his acceptance of the call. He died when only 33 years of age. Still in the church archives, this silhouette of Rev. Robert Wardrope was lent by its owner, Andrew Roxburgh, to be exhibited in the “Old Dundee” exhibition of 1892-93 –held in the Albert Institute (now McManus Galleries).

    The first minister, the Rev. J R McGavin, was elected in 1875 as Moderator of the United Presbyterian Synod. The second, the Rev. Dr Charles Jerdan, became Principal Clerk of the United Free Church General Assembly. Under these two ministers, Tay Square became one of the foremost congregations in the United Presbyterian Church. Mission activities centred on the West Port, Artillery Lane and Hawkhill, the last leading to the founding in 1876 of Hawkhill United Presbyterian Church, which united with Tay Square in 1903.

    Such community interests were extended onto a national scale by the Rev. John Mansie, who as Convener of the Assembly Committee on Social Problems, was largely responsible for the establishment in 1931 of the Belmont Castle Eventide Home. After the union of Tay Square and St. Paul's in 1952, the Tay Square building was reopened as St. Paul's Halls by Mrs Jarvis, wife of the Very Rev. Ernest D Jarvis and daughter of the Rev. John Reid, a former Tay Square minister.

    © Meadowside St. Paul’s 2017. All rights reserved.16
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

Citations

  1. My Heritage Dick Website [Feb 2020]
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory birth 1899 St Mary Dundee ref 325 image held [Jul 2004].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1923 St Clement Dundee ref 0363 image held [July 2004].
  4. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death 1976 Dundee ref 350/00 0429 [Jan 2008].
  5. [S6] LB email [Jan 2018].
  6. [S4] James Conway - Agnes McKenzie Fisher, Autograph Book, 7 Jun 1911 & 1921, PC Carson, 2 Gillburn Road, Dundee, Scotland, Golden Wedding & Diamond Wedding Autograph Book.
  7. [S64] Unknown subject General Record Office of Scotland, image held; Statutory marriages St Peter Dundee ref 83 [July 2004].
  8. [S64] Unknown subject General Record Office of Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1919 Dundee St Clement ref 686 [July 2004].
  9. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) to USA on the SS Olympic sailing from Southampton October 27th 1920 arriving New York 3 November 1920; list or manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; All aliens arriving at a port of continental United States from a foreign port or a port of the insular possessions of the United States, and all aliens arriving at a port of said insular possessions from a foreign port, a port of continental United States, or a port of another insular possession, in whatsoever class they travel, MUST be fully listed and the master or commanding officer of each vessel carrying such passengers must upon arrival deliver lists thereof to the immigration officer. This (yellow) sheet is for the listing of SECOND-CABIN PASSENGERS ONLY. Line 14; [src Ellis Island Jan 2008].
  10. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Marriages; Burgh of Dundee; #, Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) ancestry.co.uk New York passenger lists 1820-1957; line 1, microfilm serial T715, microfilm roll T715_5394, page no 147 [feb 2008].
  12. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  13. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1901 Census 282/02 012/000 025 and 026 St Mary Dundee
    149 Scouringburn, Dundee.
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/02 024/00 005 [Apr 2011].
  16. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) https://www.mspdundee.co.uk/publications
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5b5054_7424373caf2f49c5ad634cfc70fb4474.pdf
    https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5b5054_4efe5d38a65442948fd3e5ad25a55cf3.pdf [May 2019].