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Kate Nicolson

F, #416, b. 7 October 1899, d. 22 September 1956
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Birth*: Kate Nicolson 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.
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Kate Nicolson 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.2
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Kate Nicolson married Alexander Miller, son of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway, 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.3
  • Married Name: As of 5 October 1921, her married name was Miller.
  • Photograph*: Alexander Miller and Kate Nicolson are in this photograph taken say September 1922.4
    1922 Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Alexander Miller with their first child, Olive
  • Church Records*: She and Alexander Miller 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.5
  • 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
  • Church Records: Kate Nicolson and Alexander Miller 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.5
  • 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.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 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
  • Photograph*: Kate Nicolson and Catherine Reilly are in this photograph taken in 1942 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland.8
    1942 - 4 generations - L-R Catherine (Reilly) Nicolson, Evelyn Lamoureux, Olive (Miller) Lamoureux, Kate (Nicolson) Miller
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson 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.9
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson registered the death of William Miller 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.10
  • (Informant) Death: Kate Nicolson 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.11
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson is in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Alexander Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller, Audrey Malvina Conway.8
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson with daug Evelyn; Audrey Conway, Alec Miller, Kate (Nicolson) Miller, Marion Miller
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson is in this photograph taken say 1950 along with Lizzie Conway Miller, Alexander Miller, William Miller Thomson.8
    L-R Lizzie (Miller) Thomson; Alec Miller with niece Lyn Thomson; Bill Thompson; Marion Miller; Audrey Conway
  • (Mother of Bride) Marriage: Her 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.12
  • Photograph*: Kate Nicolson is 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
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
  • Photograph: Kate Nicolson is in this photograph taken on 1 July 1950 at St Paul's Church, Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, along with Rhoda Nicolson Miller and Colin Joseph Lamoureux.13
    1st July 1950, St Pauls' Church, Nethergate, Dundee
    L-R Kate Nicolson Miller, Colin Joseph Lamoureux, Oliver Miler Lamoureux, Rhoda Nicolson Miller Francis
  • Cause of Death*: At the age of 56 years, 11 months and 15 days, the cause of Kate's death was 56 years; scirrhus of breast; multiple matastases.14
  • (Deceased) Death*: She 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].14
  • (Witness) Obituary: She was mentioned in the Obituary of Alexander Miller 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.15
  • (Witness) Anecdote forWeb: Kate Miller was mentioned when Catherine Nicolson Miller 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.16
  • (Witness) Photograph: Kate Nicolson 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, Alexander Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller, Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller, Catherine Nicolson Miller, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.17
    Tay Square photos taken Sept 2017 by AD

Census Events

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.18
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.19
Last Edited: 24 Apr 2018

Parents:

Father*: Alfred Henry Nicolson b. 25 Aug 1871, d. 20 Jan 1944
Mother*: Catherine Reilly b. 28 Mar 1865, d. 27 Feb 1946

Family:

Alexander Miller b. 6 May 1897, d. 20 Dec 1978
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Kate Nicolson married Alexander Miller, son of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway, 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.3

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

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. [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.
  3. [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.
  4. [S43] PCC.
  5. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , Tay Square Church records at Dundee City Coucil Archives [Sept 2017].
  6. [S6] CNM talking to PCC [c2017].
  7. [S43] PCC.
  8. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  9. [S50] GROS Statutory Death: GROS statutory death St Andrew Dundee 1945 [Jul 2004], General Record Office of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland.
  10. [S50] GROS Statutory Death: GROS Statutory death 1946 St Andrew Dundee, ref 131 [Jun 2004].
  11. [S50] GROS Statutory Death: GROS stautory deaths 1946, St Andrew, ref 199 [Jan 2005].
  12. [S43] Original marriage extract held with personal papers of CNM [Feb 2018].
  13. [S133] Interview with unknown informant (unknown informant address). Unknown repository (unknown repository address), CNM DGA Wedding Album [1950].
  14. [S11] DCC Registry Office: Extract of an Entry in a Register of Deaths; Burgh of Dundee; #DC(P)6450 [15 June 2006].
  15. [S32] Newspaper Article, Courier & Advertiser, Dundee 20 Dec 1978.
  16. [S33] Interview , CNM [c2004].
  17. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , AD [Sept 2017].
  18. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1901 [Dec 2004].
  19. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 335/00 005/00 011 [Apr 2011].