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Marion McKenzie Miller1

F, #1278, b. 21 June 1890, d. 18 January 1940
Last Edited: 13 May 2019
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 tenter1 b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 8 Feb 1946
Mother*: Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver1 b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918
  • Birth*: Marion McKenzie Miller was born on 21 June 1890 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1890 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 464; Marion McKenzie Miller, born 1890 June Twenty First at 8h 0m am at 159 Scouringburn Dundee, female, parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway who married 1888 December 21 at Dundee; signed William Milller father present, registered 1890 Jully 8th at Dundee signed Jas Anderson registrar.2
  • She was the daughter of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: Marion McKenzie Miller died on 18 January 1940 at Kings Cross Hospital, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 49 1940 deaths in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 61; Marion Conway Miller home duties single; 1940 January Eighteenth 6h 0m am Kings Cross Hospital (ur 11 Forest Park Road) Dundee; female aged 49 years, parents William Miller jute weaving overseer retired and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway (dec); arterio sclerosis, chronic venous congestion, chronic bronchitis, emphysema of lungs as cert by William M Jamieson MBChB; signed William Miller father 11 Forest Park Road; registered 1940 January 19th at Dundee R Howden assist registrar initialled WHP.3
  • Name Variation: As of circa 1901, Marion McKenzie Miller was also known as Minnie.
  • (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, .4
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Marion McKenzie 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, .4
  • Name Variation: As of 18 January 1940, Marion McKenzie Miller was also known as Marion Conway Miller.3
  • Newspaper Article*: She was mentioned in a newspaper article Miller - at King's Cross Hospital, Dundee, on the 18th January, Marion Miller, third daughter of William Miller, 11 Forest Park Road, Dundee. Funeral on Saturday to Balgay Cemetery, qt 12 noon, from King's Cross Hospital. Friends wishing to attend please meet cortege at Shelter at 12.30pm on 19 January 1940.5

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver in the 1891 census at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Marion Millar, daughter, aged 9 months, born Forfarshire Dundee; William Millar, head, married, aged 29, Jute Powerloom Tenter, employed, born Forfarshire Dundee; Marion Millar, wife, married, aged 28, born Ayrshire Troon.6
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, . Marion Miller, daughter, single, aged 10, scholar, 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 [?].7
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, . Marion Miller, daug, 20, single, jute bobbin setter, worker, 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.8
  • Note for Web*: Marion McKenzie Miller may have had Down's Syndrome.9
  • (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.10
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

Citations

  1. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1891 Census 282/02 021/000 004 St Mary
    159 Scouringburn, Dundee
    William Millar, head, married, aged 29, Jute Powerloom Tenter, employed, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Marion Millar, wife, married, aged 28, born Ayrshire Troon
    Agnes Millar, daughter, aged 6, scholar, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Jessie Millar, daughter, aged 4, born Forfarshire Dundee
    Marion Millar, daughter, aged 9 months, born Forfarshire Dundee.
  2. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1890 Dundee St Mary ref 464 image held [Jul 2004].
  3. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory deaths 1940 St Clement Dundee ref 61 [June 2004].
  4. [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.
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Dundee Courier [May 2019].
  6. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1891 Census 282/02 021/000 004 St Mary, 159 Scouringburn, Dundee.
  7. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1901 Census 282/02 012/000 025 and 026 St Mary Dundee
    149 Scouringburn, Dundee.
  8. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/02 024/00 005 [Apr 2011].
  9. [S6] CNM [Aug 2017].
  10. [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].