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Jessie Milne Miller

F, #446, b. 7 January 1887, d. after 6 January 1957
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
  • Birth*: Jessie Milne Miller was born on 7 January 1887 at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1887 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; #41; Jessie Milne Miller, 1887 January seventh 4h 0m am 159 Scouringburn Dundee; f, parents William Miller powerloom tenter Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway, m 1883 December 21 Dundee; signed William Miller father present; registered 1887 Janurray 19th at Dundee Jas Anderson registrar.1
  • She was the daughter of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway.
  • (Witness) Marriage: Jessie Milne Miller witnessed the marriage of Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison on Wednesday, 29 August 1906 at Mather's Hotel, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1906 marriages in the district of St Mary in the Burgh of Dundee, ref 251; 1906 on the twenty-nineth day of August at Mather's Hotel Dundee after publication according to the forms of the English Presbyterian Church; signed Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dental operator bachelor, aged 23 residing 5 Rustic Place Dundde; parents James Conway jute mill night watchman and Agnes McKenzie Conway ms Fisher; signed Elizabeth Miller Morrison antique dealer's assistant spinster, aged 23 residing 11 Reform Street Dundee; parents Richard Russell Morrison antiquarian and Elizabeth Morrison ms Miller; signed Rev John Conway Hammersmith Presbyterian Church of England assisted by T W Lister minister of Frederick Baptist Church Glasgow, signed James Conway, Jessie Miller, Janet Conway witnesses; registered 1906 August 31st at Dundee John K Stirten assit regsitrar initialled TM (Thos Meek registrar.)2
  • (Witness) Marriage: Jessie Milne Miller witnessed the marriage of Robert Neill and Agnes Fisher Miller on Wednesday, 17 July 1907 at 132d Nethergate, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1907 marriages in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 208; 1907 on the seventeenth day of July at 132d Nethergate Dundee after publicatoin according to the forms of the English Presyterian Church; signed Robert Neil watchmaker master bachelor, aged 24, residing 24 Thomson Street Dundee, parents John Neill watchmaker foreman and Catherine Carstairs Neill mss Corsar; signed Agnes Fisher Miller baker's saleswoman spinster, aged 22, residing 13 Rosefield Street Dundee; parents William Miller powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Miller ms Conway; signed John Conway St Andrews Presbyterian Church Hammersmith London, signed George Whitton witness, Wm Miller witness, Marion Miller witness; registered 1907 July 18th at Dundee Thos Meek regsitrar.3
  • Address*: As of 7 June 1911, Jessie Milne Miller lived at 13 Rosefield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; parents' Golden Wedding.4
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: She 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.4
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • Married Name: As of 21 June 1911, her married name was Whitton.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jessie Milne Miller married George Whitton on 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.5
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse George Whitton died on 18 July 1912 at Royal Infirmary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland; 1912 deaths in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee; #461; George Whitton tobacconist married to Jane Miller; 1912 July eighteenth 0h 50m pm Royal Infirmary Dundee ur 55 Taylor's Lane, m, 30 years; George Whitton lathsplitter journy Grace Rennie Whitton ms Duncan; sarcoma of bowel 14 days as cert by D Rutherford Dow MBChB; David P Whitton brother 4 b King Street; 1912 July 18th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.6
  • Church Records*: Jessie Milne Miller and George Whitton were recorded in Tay Square Church Baptism record book : baptised by John Mansie on 18 August 1912 at 55 Taylor's Lane, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland.7
  • Married Name: As of 3 June 1916, her married name was Preston.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Jessie Milne Miller married Daniel Preston, son of James Preston and Agnes Barr, on 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.8
  • Photograph*: Jessie Milne Miller and Daniel Preston are in this photograph taken say 1957.9
  • (Deceased) Death*: Jessie Milne Miller died after 6 January 1957.
  • (Witness) Photograph: She 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, Marion McKenzie Miller, Alexander Miller, Lizzie Conway Miller, Margaret Ambrose Porter Miller, Kate Nicolson, Catherine Nicolson Miller, Hope Myra Conway Miller and Rhoda Nicolson Miller.10
    Tay Square photos taken Sept 2017 by AD

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of William Miller and Marion McKenzie Conway in the 1891 census at 159 Scouringburn, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Jessie Millar, daughter, aged 4, 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.11
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of William Fisher Conway and Jane Hutchison Wilkie in the 1901 census at 31 Dundonald Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland. Jessie M Miller, Servant, single, aged 14, Dairy Maid, worker, born Forfarshire, Dundee; William F Conway, head, married, aged 35, Dairyman, Employer, born Ayrshire, Kilwinning; Jane Conway, wife, married, aged 35, born Forfarshire, Dundee.12
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. Jessie Miller, daug, 24, single, jute weaver, 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.13
Principal2 April 1930Jessie Milne Miller and Daniel Preston appeared on the census of 2 April 1930 at 242 North Avenue, Union, Union, New Jersey, USA, Preston, Daniel, head, rented property, rent $44, radio set = y, not living on a farm, white, 38, married, aged 19 when married, has not attended school or college since Sept 3rd 1929, able to read & write, born Scotland, parents born Scotland, English language spoken in the home before coming to the US, immigration to US in 1920, occupation ... at factory, class of worker = w, actually at work yesterday = yes, veteran of US military or naval forces = no; Preston, Jessie, wife - H, f, white, 41, mar, 22 at marriage, Scotland, Scotland, Scotland, English, immigrated 1920, able to read & write, no occupation.14
Last Edited: 16 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

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births St Mary Dundee 1887, ref 41, image held [Jul 2004].
  2. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS Statutory marriage 1906 Dundee St Mary ref 251 image held [June 2004].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1907 Dundee St Mary ref 208 image held [July 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. [S64] Unknown subject General Record Office of Scotland, image held; Statutory marriages St Peter Dundee ref 83 [July 2004].
  6. [S50] Unknown subject, General Record Office of Scotland, New Register House, Edinburgh, Scotland, image held, Statutory deaths St Mary Dundee [July 2004].
  7. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , Tay Square Church records at Dundee City Coucil Archives [Sept 2017].
  8. [S64] Unknown subject General Record Office of Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1916 St Mary Dundee, ref 169, image held [Jul 2004].
  9. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  10. [S21] Headstone Photograph; , AD [Sept 2017].
  11. [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.
  12. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1901 Census, Civil Parish etc of Dundee, Burgh Ward 5, 31 Dundonald Street.
  13. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/02 024/00 005 [Apr 2011].
  14. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) Image held; department of Commerce - Bureau of the Census, Fifteenth Census of the United States: 1930 Population Schedule; State New Jersey, County Union, township Union, enum distr 20/167, supervisors dist no 8, sheet no 1A, enumerated by me on April 2, 1920, Alice S Glendinning enumerator.