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Kate Nicolson shirt maker

F, #416, b. 7 October 1899, d. 22 September 1956
Last Edited: 28 Dec 2020
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher

Parents:

Father*: Alfred Henry Nicolson b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 20 Jan 1944
Mother*: Catherine Reilly b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 27 Feb 1946
  • Birth*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker was born on 7 October 1899 at 124 1/2 Hilltown, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1899 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 716; Kate Nicolson, 1899 October seventh 10h 0m pm 124 i/2 Hilltown Dundee, female, parents Alfred Henry Nicolson butcher master and Catherine Nicolson ms Riley, m 1896 June 3 Dundee, signed Alfred H Nicolson father; regsitered 1889 October 26 at Dundee Alex Simpson registrar.
    Family story has it that Alfred, Kate's father, was sent out to register his daughter's birth, with strict instuctions to register the name as Catherine. When he got there, the name that came to mind was Kate (was this what he called his wife?) and this is the name she bore for the rest of her life!1
  • She was the daughter of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker married Alexander Miller chiropodist, son of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver, 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.2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker died on 22 September 1956 at 31 Farington Street, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , at age 56 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].3
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: She 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
  • Married Name: As of 5 October 1921, her married name was Miller.
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker are in this photograph taken say September 1922 along with Olive Miller.5
    1922 Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Alexander Miller with their first child, Olive
  • Anecdote forWeb*: Dr Dorward was the family Doctor and Kate was pregnant at the same time as the doctor's wife. They joked that as the doctor only had boys and Kate and Alec had all girls, if they each had another of the same, they should just swop!6
  • Photograph: Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker are in this photograph taken on 7 February 1934 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Olive Miller, Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.7
    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
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson shirt maker is in this photograph taken circa 1938 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Alfred Henry Nicolson, Catherine Reilly, Rhoda Nicolson Miller.7
    Back L-R: Catherine Reilly Nicolson, Alfred Henry Nicolson
    Front L-R: Molly Ormond, Rhoda Nicolson Miller, Kate Nicolson Miller
  • (Mother of Bride) Marriage: Her daughter Olive Miller married Henry Oscar Lamoureux on 19 December 1941 at Tay Square Church, St Mary & St Peter, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Dundee Girl Weds Canadian
    Groom's Brother as Best Man

    Miss Olive Miller, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander Miller. 25 Perth Road, Dundee, was married in Tay Square Church, Dundee, to-day to a Canadian soldier, who had as his best man his brother, also a soldier from Canada.
    The bridegroom was Cpl. Henry 0. Lamoureux, R.C.E., second son of Mr H. Lamoureux, Fort Saskatchewan. Alberta, Canada, and of the late Mrs Lamoureux.
    The bride, whose father gave her away, favoured a lovely dress of ivory moire silk attractively adorned with lace. Her veil, lent by Mrs Hackney, was held in place by an orange blossom headdress. and she carried a bouquet of chrysanthemums and pink carnations.
    Miss Kay N. Miller, sister of the bride, was bridesmaid. She worn a graceful frock of powder blue lace over crepe-de-chine and wore a becoming silver Juliet cap. Deep lilac chrysanthemums composed her bouquet.
    Spr. J. A. Lamoureux, R.C.E. was best man, and Rev. John Conway, grand-uncle of the bride, conducted the service in the absence through illness of Rev. A. M. Moodie.
    Mr Robert Bayne was organist. Ushers were Messrs James Arklay and Arthur Brown.
    A reception was held in Kidd's Rooms.8,9
  • Photograph*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker and Catherine Reilly are in this photograph taken say November 1942 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Olive Miller.10
    1942 - 4 generations - L-R Catherine (Reilly) Nicolson, Evelyn Lamoureux, Olive (Miller) Lamoureux, Kate (Nicolson) Miller
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson shirt maker registered the death of Jane Hutchison Wilkie on 25 October 1945 at Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1945 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 655; Jane Hutchison Conway widow of William Fisher Conway dairyman; 1945 October twenty-fifth 11h 50m pm Maryfield Hospital us res 39 Dundonald Street; female aged 80 years; parents Ewan Wilkie police constable (dec) and Janet Wilkie ms Young (dec); myocardial degeneration, hypostatic pneumonia, herpes roster as cert by Christine C Ferguson MBChB; signed K N Miller niece-in-law 25 Perth Road Dundee; reg 1945 October 26th at Dundee Norman Steele registrar.11
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson shirt maker registered the death of William Miller jute powerloom tenter on 8 February 1946 at 132a Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1946 Deaths in the District of St Andrew in the Burgh of Dundee; # 131, William Miller Jute Mill Overseer (retired) widower of 1) Marion Conway 2) Annie Wilson, 1946 February 8th 4h 0m AM Maryfield Hospital Dundee (UR 132a Nethergate) Male aged 84 years Father James Miller Flax Warehouseman (deceased), Mother Janet Miller ms Mill (deceased) Senility, Cardiovascular Degeneration, Cardiac Failure as certified by Alexander M Mudie MBChB signed K N Miller daughter-in-law 25 Perth Road Dundee 1946 February 8th at Dundee Norman Steele.12
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson shirt maker registered the death of Catherine Reilly on 27 February 1946 at Maryfield Hospital, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1946 deaths in the district of St Andrew in the burgh of Dundee, ref 199; Catherine Nicolson, widow of Alfred Henry Nicolson, flesher's assistant; died 1946 February Twenty Seventh 10hr 50m PM Maryfield Hospital, Dundee (usual residence 25 Perth Road); female aged 80 years; parents Charles Rielly jute weaver (deceased) and Catherine Rielly ms Bridie (deceased); cause of death cardiovascular degeneration, cardiac failure as cert by F B Early MB ChB; informant K L Miller, daughter (present); registered 1946 February 28th at Dundee, Norman Steele Registrar.13
  • Photograph: Alexander Miller chiropodist and Kate Nicolson shirt maker are in this photograph taken in 1949 along with William Ewan Conway, Adele Gertrude Aldridge, Audrey Malvina Conway, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.14
    Back : Audrey Malvina Conway, William Ewan Conway, Adele Gertrude Aldridge Conway, Kat Nicolson Miller, Alec Miller
    In front : Marion Conway Miller, Rhoda Nicolson Miller Francis
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson shirt maker is in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Alexander Miller chiropodist, Lizzie Conway Miller, Audrey Malvina Conway and Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist.10
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson with daug Evelyn; Audrey Conway, Alec Miller, Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Marion Miller
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson shirt maker is in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Lizzie Conway Miller, Alexander Miller chiropodist, William Miller Thomson businessman and Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist.10
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson; Alec Miller with niece Lyn Thomson; Bill Thompson; Marion Miller; Audrey Conway
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Kate Nicolson shirt maker and James Kinnear Adamson teacher, Georgina Key tailoress, Alexander Miller chiropodist, Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist, George Harvey Smith, John Henry Prain medical practitioner, James Kinnear Adamson MA and Rev James Munn MA minister Mariners', St Pauls 1937-1952 were mentioned in a newspaper article about Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister on 1 July 1950. Dundee Church Wedding
    The wedding took place to-day in Paul's Church, Dundee, of Dr. Douglas George Adamson younger son of Mr and Mrs James Adamson, 20 East Haddon Road and Miss Catherine Nicolson Miller second daughter of Mr and Mrs Alexander Miller, 25 Perth Road.
    The bride was given away by her father. She wore a gown of white French lame with sleeves and yoke of white lace. The skirt was topped by shirred bodice, hand embroidered silk net veil fell from an orange blossom head-dress and she carried a bouquet of pale pink roses and white heather.
    Dr Marion C. Miller (bride's sister), and eight-year-old M. Lilian Bell (groom's niece); who attended Miss Miller, both wore dresses of white taffeta under white net. Dr Miller's gown featured a peplum and bodice with a heart-shaped neckline. The little girl's was trimmed with lovers' knots and rosebuds in pink and mauve to match both bouquets and head-dresses.
    Best man was Dr George H. Smith, ushers, were Dr John H. Prain and Mr James K. Adamson, jun., and A. Morrisison Reid.
    The ceremony was conducted by Rev James Munn, assisted by Rev. James Mackay. The reception was in Kidd’s Rooms.15
  • (Mother of Bride) Marriage: Her daughter Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister married Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician 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 Nicolson 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: Kate Nicolson shirt maker is in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , along with Olive Miller, Rhoda Nicolson Miller and Colin Joseph Lamoureux.17
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
    L-R Kate Nicolson Miller, Colin Joseph Lamoureux, Oliver Miller Lamoureux, Rhoda Nicolson Miller Francis
  • Photograph*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker 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
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • (Witness) Obituary: She was mentioned in the Obituary of Alexander Miller chiropodist 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.18
  • (Witness) Anecdote forWeb: Kate Miller was mentioned when Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister was reminiscing about Robert Davidson Nicolson who was a jute engineer in India during the 1930s; had children who all went to High School and lived with their aunt in Balmossie Street (Broughty Ferry/Barnhill) - Bobby (Robert Carmichael) drowned in WWII, Eleanor, Jimmy (in accident after WWII); brought the 'Kukri Knife' brooch to his cousin Kate Miller (ms Nicolson); when he was home from India, they (he & wife) would visit with you.19

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of Alfred Henry Nicolson in the 1901 census at 124 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Kate Nicolson, daug, 1, Dundee; Alfred H Nicolson, head, mar, 29, butcher, worker, Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, mar, 34, Dundee; 2 rooms with windows.20
Member of Household2 April 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Alfred Henry Nicolson and Catherine Reilly in the 1911 census at 22 Wellmeadow, Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland, . Kate Nicolson, daug, 11, at school, b Dundee; Alfred H Nicolson, head, 39, mar, butcher, worker, b Dundee; Catherine Nicolson, wife, 44, married 14 years, 2 children born 2 still living, b Dundee; 3 rooms with windows, 4 people in household.21

Family:

Alexander Miller chiropodist b. 6 May 1897, d. 20 Dec 1978
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Kate Nicolson shirt maker married Alexander Miller chiropodist, son of William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver, 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.2

Children:

Olive Miller+ b. 11 Feb 1922, d. 7 Aug 2019
Catherine Nicolson Miller nursing sister+ b. 19 Jul 1924, d. 29 Jan 2018
Marion Conway Miller obstetrician & gynaecologist b. 16 Jan 1927, d. 10 May 2019
Hope Myra Conway Miller+ b. 22 Nov 1931, d. 22 Jul 2012
Rhoda Nicolson Miller+ b. 22 Jan 1934, d. 7 Oct 1999

Notes

  • (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.22
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory birth 1899 St Clement Dundee image held [July 2004].
  2. [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.
  3. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Deaths; Burgh of Dundee; #DC(P)6450 [15 June 2006].
  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. [S43] PCC.
  6. [S6] CNM talking to PCC [c2017].
  7. [S43] PCC.
  8. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriages 1941 St Mary & St Peter Dundee 282/01 0292 no image held [Sept 2011].
  9. [S32] Newspaper Article, via Find My Past; Dundee Evening Telegraph 19 Dec 1941 [Feb 2014].
  10. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  11. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death St Andrew Dundee 1945 [Jul 2004].
  12. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory death 1946 St Andrew Dundee, ref 131 [Jun 2004].
  13. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS stautory deaths 1946, St Andrew, ref 199 [Jan 2005].
  14. [S43] PCC photographic collection.
  15. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspaper collection, Dundee Evening Telegraph [Nov 2019].
  16. [S43] Original marriage extract held with personal papers of CNM [Feb 2018].
  17. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  18. [S32] Courier & Advertiser, Dundee 20 Dec 1978.
  19. [S33] Interview , CNM [c2004].
  20. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1901 [Dec 2004].
  21. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 335/00 005/00 011 [Apr 2011].
  22. [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].