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Alexander Miller

M, #415, b. 6 May 1897, d. 20 December 1978
WW1 Alexander Miller RAMC
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Occupation: Alexander was Chiropodist.
  • Birth*: He was born on 6 May 1897 at 16 Cleghorn Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; Extract of an Entry in a Register of Births; District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee; #329; Alexander Miller; 1897 May Sixth 11h 0m AM 16 Cleghorn Street Dundee; Male; Father William Miller Powerloom Tenter; Mother Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; Married 1883 December 21st Dundee; signed William Miller father; 1897 May 19th at Dundee JHS Meek Assist Registrar initialled JA.1
  • He was the son of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway.
  • Education*: Alexander Miller was educated circa 1903 at Blackness School, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.2
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: He was present when James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher were celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary on 7 June 1911 at Mathers Hotel, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.3
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • Event-Misc*: Alexander Miller was undated & unidentified scrap of paper with what appears to be casualty records: detail ROYAL ARMY MEDICAL CORPS - WOKING - LIST No X. ?3429: 305276 Pte. Miller A RAMC, Debility between 1914 and 1920.4
  • Milit-Beg*: He: began military service on 28 July 1914: Alec was only 17 when he enlisted as a 'Boy Soldier'. He served with the Royal Army Medical Corps, Black Watch and was taken Prisoner Of War (Ypres, Belgium). He was initially posted missing in action and it was several months later that his family was informed that he was POW. Once released and returned home he discovered his mother had died in his absence. Enlistment number 305276.5
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of Daniel Preston and Jessie Milne Miller on Saturday, 3 June 1916 at 13 Inverary Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1916 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 169; 1916 on the third day of June at 13 Inverary Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church; signed Daniel Preston powerloom tenter bachelor, aged 25, residing 3 Watt Street Dundee, parents James Preston powerloom tenter and Agnes Preston ms Raw; signed Jessie M Whitton jute weaver widow, aged 29, residing 9 Forrest Park Road Dundee, parents William Miller jute factory overseer and Marion Miller ms Conway; signed Walter Richards baptist minister, Alexander Miller, Isabella Wilkie witnesses; registered 1916 June 5th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.6
  • Prisoner of War: Alexander Miller was taken Prisoner of War on 21 March 1918 at Beugny, Bapaume, Somme, France, He was serving with the 1/3 Field Ambulance RAMC attached to the 51st (Highland) Division.7
  • Milit-End*: He ended military service on 11 November 1918.
  • Education: He was educated in 1919 at Dundee School of Medicine, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; studying chiropody.
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: He was present when James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher were celebrating their Diamond Wedding Anniversary on 8 June 1921 at Masonic Hall, Cupar, Fife, Scotland.3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Miller married Kate Nicolson, daughter of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly, on 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.8
  • (Witness) Marriage: Alexander Miller witnessed the marriage of William Miller and Ann Wilson on Friday, 21 July 1922 at 13 Dudhope Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1922 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 292; 1922 on the Twentyfirst day of July at 13 Dudhope Terrace Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland; William Miller jute factory overseer widower aged 60, 11 Forest Park Road Dundee, James Miller flax warehouseman (dec), Janet Miller ms Mill (dec); Ann Wilson jute weaver spinster aged 46; 7 Mid Wynd Dundee; James Wilson carpet yarn warper (dec) Elizabeth Wilson ms Anderson (dec); signed James Weatherhead, BD minister of St Paul's UF Church Dundee, Alexander Miller 330 Perth Road Dundee, Mina Watson 7 Mid Wynd Dundee witnesses; registered 1922 July 22nd at Dundee, Alex Buchan registrar.9
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller and Kate Nicolson are in this photograph taken say September 1922.10
    1922 Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Alexander Miller with their first child, Olive
  • (Informant) Birth: Alexander Miller registered the birth of Catherine Nicolson Miller on 19 July 1924 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland; Extract Entry of Birth no 573, Catherine Nicolson Miller, born 1924 July Nineteenth 3h 0m pm at 44 Ashbank Road Dundee, female, parents Alexander Miller buthcer's manager and KAte Miller ms Nicolson who married 1921 October 5th at Dundee, signed Alexr Miller father, registered 1924 July 24th at Dundee signed John Pickard assist registrar initialled T M (Thos Meek, registrar); Extracted from the Register Book of Births for the District of St Mary & St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, this Twenty Fourth day of July Nineteen Hundred and Twenty Four years signed Thos Meek registrar.11,12
    Daily Express Saturday 19th July 1924
  • Occupation*: Circa 1925 Alexander was One of Dundee's first Chiropodists.
  • Church Records*: He and Kate Nicolson were recorded in Tay Square Church Baptism record book : baptised by John Mansie on 23 March 1932 at 25 Perth Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, Catherine Nicolson Miller and Hope Myra Conway Miller.13
  • Photograph: Alexander Miller and Kate Nicolson are in this photograph taken on 7 February 1934 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with Catherine Nicolson Miller, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.14
    Probably taken to celebrate the baptism of their youngest daughter, Rhoda, which took place on February 7th, 1934
    L-R: Olive, Hope, Alec, Kate holding Rhoda, Marion, Kay
  • Church Records: Alexander Miller and Kate Nicolson were recorded in Tay Square Church Baptism record book : baptised by John Mansie on 7 February 1934 at 25 Perth Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, Rhoda Nicolson Miller.13
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller is in this photograph taken say 1940.15
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller and Lizzie Conway Miller are in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Audrey Malvina Conway and Kate Nicolson.15
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson with daug Evelyn; Audrey Conway, Alec Miller, Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Marion Miller
  • Photograph: Lizzie Conway Miller and Alexander Miller are in this photograph taken say 1950 along with William Miller Thomson and Kate Nicolson.15
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson; Alec Miller with niece Lyn Thomson; Bill Thompson; Marion Miller; Audrey Conway
  • (Father of Bride) Marriage: His daughter Catherine Nicolson Miller married Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; Extract of and Entry in a Register of Marriages kept on the undermentioned Parish or District in terms of 17 & 18 Victoriae, Cap 80 $$ 56 & 58.
    1950 on the First day of July at St Paul's Church Nethergate Dundee after Banns according to the forms of the Church of Scotland, Signed Douglas George Adamson medical practitioner batchelor aged 35, residing 20 East Haddon Road Dundee, parents James Kinnear Adamson school teacher retired and Georgina Adamson ms Key; signed Catherine Nciolson Miller nursing sister spinster, aged 25, residing 25 Perth Road Dundee, parents Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Miller ms Nicolson; signed James Munn of St Paul's Dundee, signed Marion C Miller 25 Perth Road Dundee & George H Smith 10 Baldovan Road Dundee witnesses; registered 1950 July 3rd at Dundee signed C W Baxter interim registrar; Extracted from the Register Book of Marriages for the District of St Mary & St Peter in the Burgh of Dundee this 4th day of July 1950, signed C W Baxter interim registrar.16
  • Photograph: Alexander Miller is in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.17
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Kate Nicolson died on 22 September 1956 at 31 Farington Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; Kate Miller married to Alexander Miller chiropodist, 1956 September twenty second 7h 20m am 31 Farington Street Dundee, female aged 56 years, parents Alfred Henry Nicolson butcher master (dec) Catherine Nicolson ms Riley (dec), cause scirrhus of breast multiple metastases as cert by W Fyffe Dorward MBChB, signed W Ewan Conway cousin 16 Burn Street Dundee, registered 1956 September 22nd at Dundee J H Vaughan assistant registrar, initialed [Jsilby].18
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Alexander Miller married Florence Annie Fisher Conway, daughter of James Conway and Johnann Ford, on 26 July 1958 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland; no image.19
  • (Informant) Death: Alexander Miller registered the death of Mary Fisher Conway on 1 January 1962 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Angus, Scotland; 1962 deaths in the district of Dundee West in the burgh of Dundee, ref 11; Mary Fisher Conway nurse retired single, 1962 January First 5h 55m am Royal Infirmary ur Pinegrove Perth Road Dundee, female aged 82 years, parents James Conway baker's vanman (dec) and Agnes Conway ms Fisher (dec), strangulated fermoral hernia 21 days, intestinal obstruction 3 days, terminal inhalation pneumonia 1 day as cert by R Lindsay Doig MBChB, signed Alexander Miller nephew 25 Perth Road Dundee, registered 1962 Janaury 3rd at Dundee ... ... assit registrar initialed JEC [John E Cant registrar].20
  • Cause of Death*: At the age of 81 years, 7 months and 14 days, the cause of Alexander's death was 81 years; metastatic malignant disease.
  • (Deceased) Death*: He died on 20 December 1978 at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, at age 81 81 years; metastatic malignant disease.21
  • Obituary: The obituary of Alexander Miller was was published on 20 December 1978. Obituary Dundee "Courier & Advertiser" December 20th, 1978 reads: One of Dundee's first chiropodists and founder member of the Dundee branch of the Society of Chiropody has died following an illness.
    Mr Alexander Miller, 19 School Road, Dundee, died on Wednesday at Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. He was 81.
    A native of Dundee, Mr Miller was educated at Blackness School, Dundee, before embarking on a course of studies leading to his qualification as a chiropodist.
    As there was no training in chiropody at that time, he studied the necessary medical subjects at Dundee School of Medicine during the 1920's gaining practical experience from colleagues in London.
    Mr Miller had a private practice in Perth Road, Dundee, for many years and retired in 1967.
    During the First World War he served as an orderly in the RAMC with the Black Watch and was taken prisoner in Germany.
    During the Second World War he was in charge of the ARP post at Hawkhill School, Dundee.
    Mr Miller was the Session Clerk at Tay Square Church until it closed, and was an elder of St Paul's.
    For many years he was chairman of the Dundee Boys and Girls Religious Association, and was involved in missionary work throughout the world.
    He is survived by his five daughters and his wife.22
  • Cremation*: His body was cremated after 20 December 1978 at Dundee Crematorium, Dundee, Angus, Scotland.
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is connected to this photograph taken in September 2017 at Tay Square Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, showing the remains of the building; along with Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson, Elizabeth Anderson Miller, James Milne Miller, Margaret Abercrombie Porter, William Miller, Charles Milne Miller, Marion McKenzie Conway, James Miller, Janet Milne, Agnes Fisher Miller, Jessie Milne Miller, Marion McKenzie Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller, Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller, Kate Nicolson, Catherine Nicolson Miller, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.23
    Tay Square photos taken Sept 2017 by AD

Census Events

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1901 census at 149 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Miller, son, single, aged 3, 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 [?].24
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1911 census at 13 Rosefield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Alexander Miller, son, 13, 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.25
Last Edited: 24 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: William Miller b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 8 Feb 1946
Mother*: Marion McKenzie Conway b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918

Family:

Kate Nicolson b. 7 Oct 1899, d. 22 Sep 1956
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Kate Nicolson, daughter of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly, on 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.8

Children:

Catherine Nicolson Miller+ b. 19 Jul 1924, d. 29 Jan 2018
Hope Myra Conway Miller+ b. 22 Nov 1931, d. 22 Jul 2012
Rhoda Nicolson Miller+ b. 22 Jan 1934, d. 7 Oct 1999
  • Note for Web*: Alexander Miller during WWII Alec ran the Hawkhill First Aid Post between 1939 and 1945.5

Citations

  1. [S11] DCC Registry Office: 1861 1965 063414; Extract of an Entry in a Register of Births; District of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee; #329, Dundee City Council Registrar, Commercial Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland. Hereinafter cited as DCC Registry Office.
  2. [S32] Newspaper Article, Obituary, Courier & Advertiser, Dundee 20 Dec 1978.
  3. [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.
  4. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) The National Archives, British Army Service Records 1914-1920.
  5. [S33] Interview , anecdotal family stories.
  6. [S64] Unknown subject, General Record Office of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1916 St Mary Dundee, ref 169, image held [Jul 2004].
  7. [S126] Website The National Archives (of the UK) (http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/help-with-your-research/research-guides/?letter=&search=&research-category=online) http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C7354766 [June 2014].
  8. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Marriages; Burgh of Dundee; #.
  9. [S64] GROS Statutory Marriage: GROS statutory marriages 1922 St Clement Dundee image held 282/.. .. ref 292 [Jul 2004].
  10. [S43] PCC.
  11. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory Birth 1924 Dundee St Mary & St Peter 282/2 573 [Mar 2017].
  12. [S43] Original birth extract held with personal papers of CNM [Feb 2018].
  13. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , Tay Square Church records at Dundee City Coucil Archives [Sept 2017].
  14. [S43] PCC.
  15. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  16. [S43] Original marriage extract held with personal papers of CNM [Feb 2018].
  17. [S43] CNM [1950].
  18. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Deaths; Burgh of Dundee; #DC(P)6450 [15 June 2006].
  19. [S64] GROS Statutory Marriage: GROS statutory marriage 1958 Dundee West 282/02 0346 [Aug 2011].
  20. [S50] GROS Statutory Death: GROS statutory death 1962 Dundee 282/02 0011 [Aug 2011], General Record Office of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  21. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Deaths; Burgh of Dundee; #.
  22. [S32] Courier & Advertiser, Dundee 20 Dec 1978.
  23. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , AD [Sept 2017].
  24. [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.
  25. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/02 024/00 005 [Apr 2011].