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Jessie Milne Miller

F, #446, b. 7 January 1887, d. after 6 January 1957
Last Edited: 26 Dec 2020
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher

Parents:

Father*: William Miller jute powerloom tenter b. 21 Jul 1861, d. 8 Feb 1946
Mother*: Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver b. 12 Apr 1862, d. 15 Feb 1918
  • 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 jute powerloom tenter and Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver.
  • (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.2
  • (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.3
  • (Deceased) Death*: Jessie Milne Miller died after 6 January 1957.
  • (Witness) Marriage: She witnessed the marriage of Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister 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-ninth 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 Dundee; 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.)4
  • (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.5
  • Address*: As of 7 June 1911, Jessie Milne Miller lived at 13 Rosefield Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; parents' Golden Wedding.6
  • (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, .6
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • Married Name: As of 21 June 1911, her married name was Whitton.
  • (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.7
  • Married Name: As of 3 June 1916, her married name was Preston.
  • (Witness) Emigration: Jessie Milne Miller emigrated with Daniel Preston on Olympic Ship on 27 October 1920 at Southampton, England, . Preston, Daniel, travelling 2nd class, contracted to land at New York, occupation tenter, age 28, last permanent residence Scotland, intended future permanent residence USA; Preston, Jessie, travelling 2nd class, contracted to land at New York, hwife, age 32, last permanent residence Scotland, intended future permanent residence USA.8
  • (Witness) Immigration: Jessie Milne Miller witnessed the immigration of Daniel Preston and Olympic Ship on 3 November 1920 at Bayone, New Jersey, USA, ; Preston, Daniel, aged 28 years, male, married, power loom tender, able to read English, able to write, nationality Gr Brit, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, nearest relative from county alien came Sister-in-law Miss L Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, final destination NJ Bayone (?) has ticket to such final destination, passage paid by self, in posessionof $50, in the United States before in 1912 and 1914, going to join sister Mrs Coutts 41 E 10th Street Bayone NJ, purpose of coming to United States - does not intend to return to country whence he come after staying temporaily in ... ... in the United States, in tends to stay States, intends to become a citizen of United States, never in prison or almshouses or ... for care and treatment of the insane or supported by charity, not a polygamist, not an anarchist, not a person who believesin or advocates the overthrow by fear or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law etc (see footnote for full text of this question, not coming by reason of any offer..., promise, or agreement, expressed or implied, in labor in the United States, not been previously deported within one year, in good health, mental and physical, not deformed or crippled, 5ft 7inches tall, fair complexion, brown hair, grey eyes, no marks of identification, born Scotland Dundee; Line 15 Preston, Jessie Miller, aged 32 years, female, married, wife, able to read English, able to write, nationality Gr Brit, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, nearest relative from county alien came Sister Miss L Miller Forest Park Road Dundee, fianl destination NJ Bayone (?) has ticket to such final destination, passage paid by husband, in posession of $50, never in the United States before, going to join Sister-in-Law Mrs Coutts 41 E 10th Street Bayone NJ, purpose of coming to United States - does not intend to return to country whence he come after staying temporaily in ... ... in the United States, in tends to stay permanently in the United States, intends to become a citizen of United States, never in prison or almshouses or ... for care and treatment of the insane or supported by charity, not a polygamist, not an anarchist, not a person who believesin or advocates the overthrow by fear or violence of the Government of the United States or all forms of law etc (see footnote for full text of this question, not coming by reason of any offer..., promise, or agreement, expressed or implied, in labor in the United States, not been previously deported within one year, in good health, mental and physical, not deformed or crippled, 5ft 6inches tall, pale complexion, brown hair, brown eyes, no marks of identification, born Scotland Dundee.9
  • Passenger List*: Jessie Milne Miller was found on the passenger list of California Ship on 22 September 1930 at California, New York, New York, USA, , Jessie Preston, arrival date 22 Sep 1930, est birth abt 1888, age 42, gender female, port of departure Glasgow, ethnicity / Race Scottish, ship name California, port of arrival New York New York, Nativity Scotland.10
  • Passenger List: Jessie Milne Miller was found on the passenger list of California Ship and with Lizzie Conway Miller on 25 September 1933 at Caledonia, New York, New York, USA, , Jessie Preston, arrival date 25 Sep 1933, est birth abt 1891, age 42, gender female, port of departure Glasgow, ethnicity / Race Scottish, ship name California, port of arrival New York New York, nativity Scotland, birth location Scotland, Dundee, height 5'7", complexion fresh, hair grey, eyes brown; Marion Preston, arrival date 25 Sep 1933, est birth abt 1920, age 13, gender female, port of departure Glasgow, ethnicity / Race Scottish, ship name California, port of arrival New York New York, nativity Scotland, birth location Scotland, Dundee, height 5' 7", complexion fair, hair brown, eyes blue; both residing at 60 w.190th Street, New york City; visiting sister/aunt Mrs Elizabeth Thomson, 39 Dock Street, Dundee.11
  • Photograph*: Jessie Milne Miller and Daniel Preston are in this photograph taken say 1957.12

Census & Directory Entries

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, . 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.13
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.14
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, . 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.15
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.16

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.17
    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 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), image held; Statutory marriages St Peter Dundee ref 83 [July 2004].
  3. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1916 St Mary Dundee, ref 169, image held [Jul 2004].
  4. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage 1906 Dundee St Mary ref 251 image held [June 2004].
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1907 Dundee St Mary ref 208 image held [July 2004].
  6. [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.
  7. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), image held, Statutory deaths St Mary Dundee [July 2004].
  8. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) findmypast.com passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960; merchant shipping act 1906 and Aliens Act 1905, Outgoing passengers, returns of passengers leaving the United Kingdom in ships bound for places out of Europe, and not within the Mediterranean Sea; port of embarkation Southampton, date of embarkation 27th oct '20; steamship line - White Star; names and descriptions of BRITISH passengers embarked at the port of Southampton; contract ticket number 215001.
  9. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) to USA on the SS Olympic sailing from Southampton October 27th 1920 arriving New York 3 November 1920; list or manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; All aliens arriving at a port of continental United States from a foreign port or a port of the insular possessions of the United States, and all aliens arriving at a port of said insular possessions from a foreign port, a port of continental United States, or a port of another insular possession, in whatsoever class they travel, MUST be fully listed and the master or commanding officer of each vessel carrying such passengers must upon arrival deliver lists thereof to the immigration officer. This (yellow) sheet is for the listing of SECOND-CABIN PASSENGERS ONLY. Line 14; [src Ellis Island Jan 2008].
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) ancestry.co.uk New York passenger lists 1820-1957; line 22, microfilm serial T715, microfilm roll T715_4833, birth location Scotland, Dundee, page no 68 [feb 2008].
  11. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) ancestry.co.uk New York passenger lists 1820-1957; line 1, microfilm serial T715, microfilm roll T715_5394, page no 147 [feb 2008].
  12. [S43] LB [Feb 2018].
  13. [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.
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1901 Census, Civil Parish etc of Dundee, Burgh Ward 5, 31 Dundonald Street.
  15. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 282/02 024/00 005 [Apr 2011].
  16. [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.
  17. [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].