If you have found the information on these pages useful, you might like to contribute to the costs involved (this money comes directly to me)
 

Or you may wish to give to one of these charities that are close to my heart - please tell them how you found them, if donating this way

 

Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister

M, #533, b. 30 May 1883, d. 24 August 1947
Last Edited: 20 Apr 2020
7 June 1911 Golden Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher
8 June 1921 Diamond Wedding of James Conway and Agnes McKenzie Fisher

Parents:

Father*: James Conway van driver b. 1837, d. 27 Jun 1923
Mother*: Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid b. 14 Mar 1842, d. 14 Dec 1938
  • Birth*: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was born on 30 May 1883 at 4 Rosebank Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1883 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee; 406; Robert McKenzie Fisher Conway; 1883 May Thirtieth 3h 30m pm, 4 Rosebank Street Dundee; m; James Conway bakers' van driver, Agnes Conway ms Fisher, 1861 June 7th Troon; Agnes Conway mother; 1883 June 13 at Dundee Thomas Scott assistant registrar DS.1
  • He was the son of James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison, daughter of Richard Russell Morrison antique dealer and Elizabeth Miller, on 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.)2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister died on 24 August 1947 at Broughty Ferry Baptist Church, Angus, Scotland, at age 64.3
  • Obituary: The obituary of Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was was published on 25 August 1947. Obituary in Dundee "Courier" Monday 25th August 1947 reads :
    Collapsed in Pulpit
    A Dundee minister collapsed in the pulpit yesterday. He died shortly afterwards in the infirmary.
    He was Rev. R. F. Conway, minister for five years of Broughty Ferry Baptist Church.
    Two weeks ago, while addressing an open-air service for children on Broughty sands, Mr Conway declared he wished to die in his pulpit talking to children.
    Yesterday he had just finished his talk to the children and was offering prayer when he collapsed. A deacon and two members ran to his assistance. They carried him to the vestry and a doctor was summoned.
    Later he was removed to the infirmary, where he died.
    Mr Stephen Ponsford closed the service. The evening worship was cancelled.
    Mr Conway, who was 64, lived at 28 Albany Terrace, Dundee. His wife, a life-long member of Rattray Street Baptist Church, was not in her husband's congregation when he collapsed. She was informed of his illness at the close of service at Rattray Street.
    Mr Conway was for a time a popular dentist and leading lay preacher. Twenty-six years ago he became minister of Newburgh Baptist Church and subsequently held pastorates in Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, and in St Andrews and Hamilton.
    He is survived by Mrs Conway and four daughters.4
  • Occupation*: Robert was Dentist & Baptist Minister.
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister and Jane Lamberton on Monday, 11 June 1906 at 3 Charles Street, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, ; 1906 marriages in the parish of Kilmarnock in the County of Ayr; ref 142; 1906 on the eleventh day of June at 3 Charles Street Kilmarnock after publication according to the forms of the Evangelical Union Church; S M Conway grocer bachelor, 24, 4 Byres Road Kilwinning, James Conway retired bakers vanman Agnes Conway ms Fisher; Jane Lamberton spinster, 29, 3 Charles Street Kilmarnock, William Lamberton missionary Helen Lamberton ms Cuthbertson; Alex McNair minister, M Lamberton, R F Conway witnesses; 1906 June 11 at Kilmarnock Martin W Steven registrar.5
  • Address*: As of 1911, Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister lived at Sinclair House, 75 Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Conway, R M F, Dental Anaesthetist, Sinclair House, 75 Nethergate (tel no 420) (h. Ravenscout, 28 Albany Terrace.)6
  • Address: As of 1911, Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister lived at Ravenscourt, 28 Albany Terrace, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Conway, R M F, Dental Anaesthetist, Sinclair House, 75 Nethergate (tel no 420) (h. Ravenscout, 28 Albany Terrace.)6
  • (Informant) Birth: He registered the birth of Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo on 18 February 1911 at 28 Albany Terrace, St Mary, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1911 births in the district of St Mary in the burgh of Dundee, ref 163; Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway, born 1911 February Eighteenth 7h 30m am at 28 Albany Terrace Dundee; female, parents Robert McKenzie Fisher Conway dental operator & Elizabeth Miller Conway ms Morrison who married 1906 August 29th Dundee; signed R Mc F Conway father present; registered 1911 February 21st at Dundee signed Thos Meek registrar.7
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister 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, .8
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article about Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister on 1 December 1915. BOWHILL MINISTER FOR DUMFRIES.
    The Rev. S. M. Conway, pastor of Bowhill Baptist Church, is about to leave the district, having received a unanimous call to the Baptist Church, Dumfries.
    Mr Conway, who is third son of Mr James Conway, now retired, residing at Blebo Craigs, Cupar, came from Dundee over six years ago, where he carried on business as a dentist along with his brother, Mr R. F. Conway. He succeeded the Rev. James Young, who went to Manchester. At that time the church, which was recently built, was £300 in debt, but through the energies of Mr Conway it now stands free of debt.9
  • (Witness) Marriage: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister witnessed the marriage of David Simpson and Agnes Fisher Miller on Thursday, 25 December 1919 at Masonic Hall, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1919 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee ref 686; 1919 on the Twentyfifth day of December at Masonic Hall Rankines Court Dundee after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church, signed David Simpson school caretaker widower aged 48, residing St Marys Place Dundee, parents John Simpson caretaker (dec) and Susan Simpson ms McInrey (dec); signed Agnes F Miller or Neil housekeeper widow aged 35, residing 9 Forest Park Road Dundee, parents William Miller jute factory overseer and Marion Miller ms Conway (dec); signed Walter Richards Baptist minister, signed Lizzie Conway Miller, Robert F Conway witness; registered 1919 December 29th at Dundee Alex Buchan registrar.10
  • Address: As of 1920, Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister lived at Sinclair House, 75 Nethergate, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; Conway, R F & Co, Dental Anaesthetists, Sincalir House, 75 Nethergate (tel no 420.)6
  • Newspaper Article*: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Newburgh Church Vacancy - Mr R V Conway, Dundee, has been called to be minister of Newburgh Baptist Church, and has accepted the invitation on 30 January 1920.11
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: He 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, .8
  • (Witness) Photograph: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister is in this photograph taken in 1929 at Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, , along with Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid, John Conway minister Church of SCotland, William Fisher Conway, James Conway commercial traveller and Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister.12
    Agnes McKenzie Fisher Conway with all her sons; sitting left John Conway, sitting right William Fisher Conway, standing left-right Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway, James Conway, Samuel Meney Conway; 1929, Blebo Craigs
  • (Witness) Photograph: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister is in this photograph taken in 1929 at Wonacy, Blebo Craigs, Cupar, Fife, Scotland, , along with John Conway minister Church of SCotland, James Conway commercial traveller, Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister, William Fisher Conway, Jane Hutchison Wilkie, Johnann Ford fever nurse, Jane Lamberton, Florence Annie Fisher Conway, Samuel Lamberton Conway, Mary McCulloch Alexander, Janie Stewart Conway, Esther Agnes Ford Conway and James Eric Arbuckle Binnie.12
    "Wonacy" (anagram of Conway), Blebo Craigs
    "Wonacy" (anagram of Conway), Blebo Craigs
    People standing at back : John Conway, Samuel Meney Conway, [Florence Conway?], [Johnann Ford Conway or Jane Lamberton Conway?]
    Sitting in the middle row : Robert Fisher Conway, James Conway, [?], [Samuel Lamberton Conway "Young Sam"?] [Jane Hutchison Wilkie Conway?], [Esther Agnes Ford Conway?], [James Eric Arbuckle Binnie?], [Janie Stewart Conway?], hiding behind the trellis [?]
    Front : [?], William Fisher Conway
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister were mentioned in a newspaper article about Thomas Yule Miller plumber and Bessie Lumsden Ramsay clerkess on 23 August 1930. MARRIAGES - MILLER-RAMSAY - At Mathers' Hotel, Dundee on 22nd August, by the Rev John Shearer MA, assisted by the Rev R F Conway, Thomas Yule Miller, Monifieth, to Bessie Lumsden, daughter of the late Andrew B Ramsay, marine engineer, and of Mrs Ramsay, 17 Morgan Street Dundee.14
  • Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    Induction social of new Cupar Baptist Church minister on 11 November 1930.15
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    St Andrews
    New minister of St Andrews Baptist Church in 1931.16
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    St Andrews
    Pastor of St Andrews Baptist Church. Celebrating Silver Wedding in 1932.17
  • Newspaper Article: He and Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison were mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R
    Rev R and Mrs Conway were given a farewell social as Rev R Conway leaves St Andrews Baptist Church to take up an appointment in Hamilton on 25 September 1934.18
  • Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    St Andrews
    Minister of St Andrews Baptist Church called to Hamilton Baptist Church.
    Biography in 1935.19
  • (Father of Bride) Marriage: His daughter Hope Myra Morrison Conway chiropodist married Joseph Stanley Andrews Baptist Church minister on 21 June 1937 at Baptist Church, Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, ; 1937 marriages in the district of Hamilton in the county of Lanark, ref 162, 1937 on the Twenty-First day of June at Baptist Church Hamilton after banns according to the forms of the Baptist Church, signed Joseph Stanley Andrews Baptist Church Minister bachelor aged 25, 18 Mount Stewart Street Carluke, parents James Smith Andrews Baptist Church minister and Janet Andrews ms Lees; signed Hope Myra Morrison Conway chiropodist spinster aged 22, 13 Bent Road Hamilton, parents Robert Fisher Conway Baptist Church minister and Elizabeth Miller Conway ms Morrison; signed John Conway minister emetrius Free Church of England Bristol, signed Ruth Fisher Conway Chrystal Bank Hamilton, Douglas Cameron Smith 5 Manse Crescent Stirling witnesses; registered 1937 Jane 22nd at Hamilton James Frame registrar
    [and from photograph provided by their grand-daughter].20,21
    Hamilton Baptist Church June 1937
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and Joseph Stanley Andrews Baptist Church minister, Hope Myra Morrison Conway chiropodist and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid was mentioned in a newspaper article about James Smith Andrews Baptist minister on 24 June 1937. DIES TWO DAYS AFTER
    SON'S WEDDING
    Former Dundee Minister After officiating at the wedding of his son only two days before, a former Dundee minister died suddenly yesterday.
    He was the Rev. J. S. Andrews, & wellknown Cathcart Baptist minister.
    Mr Andrews had not been feeling unwell, and his death in the early hours of be yesterday morning came as a great shock to the members of his household at 110 Merrylee Road, Cathcart, Glasgow
    Mr Andrews was 56 years of age. Almost three years ago he went from Dundee to Cathcart Baptist Church.
    The wedding of his son, Rev. J. t Stanley Andrews of Carluke Baptist Church, and Miss Hope Myra Morrison Conway, daughter of the Rev. R. F. Conway, of Hamilton, took place on Monday at Hamilton Baptist Church. Two minister uncles of the bride and the of bridegroom's father officiated.
    The wedding was attended by the bride's 96-year-old grandmother, Mrs James Conway, of Broughty Ferry.
    The funeral of Mr Andrews will take place to Kelso on Saturday.22
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and James Conway van driver and Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article about Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo on 1 April 1940. LADY MEDICAL MISSIONARY
    DR RUTH F. CONWAY, daughter of V Rev. R. F. Conway, Baptist Manse, Hamilton, and granddaughter of the late Mr James Conway, Dundee, leaves shortly for the Belgian Congo as a medical missionary.
    Dr Conway's father was in St Andrews before going to Hamilton in 1930.
    After leaving school in the city he became a dentist, following the profession for many years.
    He later entered the ministry. His brother, Rev. S. M. Conway, also left dentistry for the ministry.
    Dr Conway graduated at St Andrews University, and has recently secured her diploma of tropical medicine at Liverpool.23
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister and Richard Russell Morrison antique dealer were mentioned in a newspaper article about Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo on 6 April 1940. For The Congo
    Dundee people and members of Rattray Street Baptist Church in particular, will be interested to learn that valedictory services are being held to-morrow for Dr Ruth F. Conway, missionary designate to Tondo, Belgian Congo. The services are taking place in her father's church in Hamilton.
    Dr Conway belongs to a well-known Dundee family. Born in Dundee, she was educated at the Harris Acaderns and later at St George's, Edinburgh. She studied medicine at St Andrews University and took her tropical course at Liverpool.
    Dr Conway's father, Rev. R. F. Conway, practised as a dentist in Dundee for many years before entering the Baptist ministry. His brother followed the same change of profession. On her mother's side Dr Ruth Conway is a grand-daughter of the late Mr Richard Morrison, a well known antique dealer in Dundee.
    While in Dundee the family worshipped at Rattray Street Baptist Church and took a big part in mission work. Dr Conway, in fact, began her religious life in this church and her time is the first registered on the church's cradle roll for young children.
    The valedictory services, which are to be held in the forenoon, afternoon and evening will be conducted by Dr J. Tennent. Dr H. Fraser, and Rev. R, F. and Dr Ruth Conway.
    A farewell social is taking place the following evening when the speakers will be Dr John Macbeath, Rev. James Watson Rev. T. W. Lister and Dr Ruth Conway.
    Dr Conway is leaving early this month. She will join her fiance, Dr Alfred J. B. Russell, also a Baptist missionary, in this work abroad. Their wedding will take place soon after her arrival.24
  • (Father of Bride) Marriage: His daughter Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo married Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo on 21 May 1940 at Belgian Congo, ; By Air to Get Married
    To Do Missionary Work in Congo
    After a four days' trip by air from London to West Central Africa, Dr Ruth Conway, graduate of St Andrews University and daughter of Rev. R. E. and Mrs Conway, Hamilton, has been married to Dr Alfred Russell, Edinburgh.
    Dr Conway belongs to Dundee and began her education at Harris Academy. Her father practised as a dentist in the city for many years before entering the Baptist ministry.
    His brother followed the same change of profession.
    On her mother's side, Dr Conway is a grand-daughter of the late Mr Richard Morrison, a well-known antique dealer in Dundee.
    Dr Russell is in charge of the Tremout Hospital, Ntondo, Belgian Congo, and went there shortly after the outbreak of war.
    It was the delay in travelling by boat prompted Dr Conway to go by air for the wedding. The route lay over the Mountains and the Sahara. She was permitted to take only her trousseau, and had to leave behind the wedding cake specially made by her brother-in-law. Mr. William Dennison, Birmingham.
    Her bridesmaid, Nurse Brown, with whom she took her tropical medicines course at Liverpool, was held up on the sea voyage, and her place at the wedding ceremony
    was taken by the six-year-old daughter of a missionary.
    After a honeymoon at Sona Bata the couple will proceed to their station in the heart of the Congo by canoe. The compound where they will carry on their medical missionary work is two days journey from any other village.
    They met as students in an inter-university conference in London.25
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and William Dennison were mentioned in a newspaper article about Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo on 22 May 1940. Doctor's Four Day Flight To Wed
    Dr Ruth Conway, daughter of Rev. R. F. Conway and Mrs Conway, Baptist Church, Hamilton, and formerly of St Andrews, travelled four days by air from London to West Central Africa to be married to Dr Alfred J. B. Russell, who left this country shortly after the outbreak of war to take up an appointment at Tremont Hospital, Ntondo, in the Belgian Congo.
    They met as students at an Inter-Varsity Fellowship house party in London, and both decided to enter the mission field as doctor missionaries.
    Miss Conway was to have travelled by boat, but the war situation caused her to change her plans.
    Her trousseau was all she was able to take with her. Her wedding cake, specially made by her brother-in-law Mr William Dennison, Birmingham, will go by boat along with trunks packed with wedding presents.
    Nurse Brown, who took her tropical medicines course at Liverpool with the bride, and was appointed to another missionary station in Belgian Congo, was to have been bridesmaid, but her arrival by boat was delayed. The six-year-old daughter of Dr Tuttle, Sona Bata, took her place.
    Dr and Mrs Russell will reach their station in a remote part of the Congo after a two days' trip by canoe up the Congo.26,27
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister were mentioned in a newspaper article about Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo on 20 July 1940. St Andrews Lady's Wedding Gifts Seized by Germans.
    The fall of Belgium has meant a serious loss of wedding presents and valuable medical supplies to a former St Andrews lady and her husband, Dr A. J. B. Russell, a West of Scotland man. Mrs Russell is a daughter of the Rev. R. F. Conway, a former minister of St Andrews Baptist Church, and is a medical graduate of St Andrews University. She was best known here as Dr Ruth Conway.
    She was married to Dr Russell at Leopoldville, and they are medical missionaries at Ntondo, in the heart of the Belgian Congo. When Dr. Conway travelled by air from this country to the Congo, she left behind her her wedding gifts, numbering several hundreds, her clothes, valuable medical instruments and a large quantity of tinned food difficult to obtain in the jungle where they are stationed.
    Dr Conway was permitted to take only her trousseau with her, and arrangements were made for the cases being sent later by sea, but after the surrender of Belgium, Dr and Mrs Russell were informed by the Shipping Company that all their cases had been confiscated by the Germans at Antwerp, while waiting an opportunity to be sent further on thair journey. The value of the goods runs into several hundred pounds, but despite their loss, Dr and Mrs Russell are to carry on their beneficent work of healing the sick in that remote part of the Congo.28
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister were mentioned in a newspaper article about Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo on 27 March 1946. Broughty Ferry Baptist Church Women's Own held a welcome social for Drs Alfred and Ruth Russell, missionaries from the Congo, in the church hall, yesterday. They were presented with gifts. Rev. R. F. Conway, father of Ruth Russell, presided.29,30
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister were mentioned in a newspaper article about Alfred Joseph Brooke Russell medical missionary Congo and Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo on 15 March 1947. Broughty Ferry Baptist Church
    11am - Rev R F Conway - 6.30pm
    Following Week-End - Valedictory Services
    Drs Alfred and Ruth Russell, Congo.31
  • Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article Church News
    Dundee Minister's Death Addressing an open-air service for children on Broughty Ferry sands a fortnight ago, the Rev. RS Conway, Broughty Ferry Baptist Church, declared that he wished to die in hiis pulpit talking to children Yesterday he had just concluded his talk to children in his church when he collapsed in the pulpit. Shortly afterwards he died in Dundee Royal Infirmary.
    Mr Conway, who was - 64, had held the charge for the past five years. He was earlier a dentist and a leading lay preacher in Dundee. Since becoming a minister 26 years ago he held pastorates in 'Newburgh Baptist Church, Abbeyhill, Edinburgh, St Andrews, and Hamilton on 25 August 1947 at Edinburgh, England, .32
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    Died in Aug 1947 at Broughty Ferry, at the age of 64. A native of Dundee, he was minister of various Baptist Cjurches in East Fife, and was formerly a dentist. on 28 August 1947.33
  • (Spouse) Death: His spouse Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison died on 25 February 1953 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; First name(s)     Elizabeth Morrison
    Last name     Conway
    Sex     Female
    Death year     1953
    Death date     25 Feb 1953
    Place     Dundee
    Periodical     Courier & Advertiser
    Publication Year     1953
    Publication date     26 Feb 1953
    Page     8
    Spouse's First Name     R F
    Spouse's Last Name     Conway
    County     Forfarshire (Angus)
    Country     Scotland
    Event Type     Obituary
    Record set     Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries
    Category     Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
    Subcategory     Parish Burials
    Collections from     Great Britain, Scotland.34,35
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned in a newspaper article about Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison on 26 February 1953. DEATHS. CONWAY.-At Albany, Priestden Park, Andrews, on February 25, 1953, Elisabeth Morrison wife of the late Rev. R. F. Conway, and dearly beloved mother of Muriel, Ruth, Hope, and Grace. Funeral service in Baptist Church, St Andrews, on Saturday, 28th, at 12.15, thereafter to Eastern Cemetery, Dundee. Friends wishing to attend please meet cortege at main gate at 2 p.m. This is the only intimation.34
  • Newspaper Article: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo were mentioned in a newspaper article CONWAY, REV R F
    Minister of Newburgh Baptist Church 1919-1923.
    Reports of service in the church conducted by his daughter, Dr Ruth Russell. on 31 October 1979.36

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid in the 1891 census at 11 Dons Road, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Robert Conway, son, aged 7, scholar, born Forfarshire, Dundee; James Conway, head, married, aged 55, Van Driver, m employed, born Ireland, Co Down; Agnes Conway, wife, married, aged 49, born Ayrshire, Prestwick.37
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed in the 1901 census at 119 1/2 Hilltown, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Robert Conway, son, single, aged 17, Dentist, working, born Forfar, Dundee; James Conway, head, married, aged 66, Lodge Keeper (night), working, born Ireland.38
Head of Household31 March 1911He was listed as head of household along with spouse Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison in the 1911 census at 27 Albany Terrace, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . 6 rooms with windows, 5 people in household; Robert F Conway, head, 27, married, dental anaeshetist, employer, born Dundee, Forfarshire; Elizabeth A Conway, wife, 27, married, 4 years, 2 children born, 2 children living, born Dundee Forfarshire; also in the household were Muriel Elizabeth Conway, Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Mary Holland.39

Family:

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison b. c 1885, d. 25 Feb 1953
  • (Groom) Marriage*: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison, daughter of Richard Russell Morrison antique dealer and Elizabeth Miller, on 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.)2

Children:

Notes

  • (Witness) Note for Web: Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid, Marion McKenzie Conway jute weaver, John Conway minister Church of SCotland, William Fisher Conway, Jeannie Conway, Elizabeth Conway, Agnes Fisher Conway, James Conway commercial traveller, Janet Meney Conway and Samuel Meney Conway dentist & baptist minister was mentioned with Mary Fisher Conway howdie wife in 1983. From the pen of Marion C Miller (1983) :

    Under the Rose

    'Under the rose, Kate, under the rose', my great aunt Mary would frequently whisper to my mother. Many years were to elapse before I understood that information imparted subrosa (under the rose) was only intended for tried, tested and trustworthy ears. At the advance of avid young listeners, X-certificate conversation would come to an abrupt halt. My great aunt would suck her teeth back into their normal position with a sharp, resounding and final click. As age had withered her fuselage, the teeth no longer fitted snugly into the contours of her mouth. With the porcelain in position she was quite unable to chew. Always allocated prime position next to my father at the head of the table, she removed her teeth just after grace and before demolition commenced. She was not given to secreting her discarded treasures in the folds of her lavender-laced handkerchief. No ... she was a forthright sort of person. Her teeth, both sets, were planted on her side plate where they glared relentlessly at my father, assaulting his appetite and inducing temporary anorexia.
    There was no wine at table in my childhood, and glasses for water or lemonade were only in evidence on high occasions. There was always a glass of water for great aunt Mary. No ... she didn't drink it ... but she liked to rinse her teeth before returning them to the ill-fitting aperture, when the repast was over.
    At that time we thought she must be very old, but she was in fact still in her lively seventies and had many a tale to tell. She had been an upper crust 'howdie' before trained midwives were commonplace. Entering the homes of the renowned and rich prior to the event, she supervised the birthing process, hurrying the event along with her own secret concoction of raspberry leaf tea. She would remain in residence for at least a month after delivery and often for much longer. If her departure was at all delayed there was every chance that there would be another child on the way soon to guarantee her continued employment.
    Great aunt Mary liked to dress in black and indeed it showed off her pure white hair to greatest advantage. She also used her sombre dresses as a backcloth against which she could display her many swinging chains of beads, multi-coloured neckerchiefs, and large brooches set with precious or semi-precious stones, all donated by thankful parents.
    'When I was with Sir Andrew and Lady X', she would commence and you knew you were about to have a glimpse of life in a society in which you were never likely to mingle. She had been accustomed to a life of refinement, but she was willing to share her treasured memories with those in humbler circumstances. But she was not all prim and proper. She loved a party and she could jangle her beads in a neat-ankled Charleston which left mouth agape. Nowadays she would have been accorded the title of 'great old swinger'.
    If we thought she was old, what of the ancient monument? Her mother was still alive and maintained in a state of semi preservation by another spinster daughter in a rambling house in the country. My great grandmother was open for viewing between the hours of 3 and 4pm. The old lady was like a mechanical toy which had seen better days, there being residual movement in her head, one arm and those searching piercing eyes where ambition still flickered. She might be desiccated almost mummified, but when her hand beckoned from within the folds of her many shawls the recipient of the gesture approached with a degree of trepidation and a touch of reverence.
    The eyes below the lace-capped head would search for evidence of her genetic contribution. These eyes had seen a lot of life. The offshoot of an immigrant Irish family fleeing from the potato famine she had been fortunate to find work as a "tweenie" in an Ayrshire mansion. Crossed with my great grandfather of similar peasant origin she was to produce a brood of thirteen children of whom nine survived. The unashamed ambition which hovered behind her eyelids had seen three of her sons launched into the ordained ministry. In her lifetime she had seen the strength of her genetic contribution raise her descendants from menial tasks in the dusty mills to solid middle class. As she started to fade into insignificance, her off shoots embraced the church, the law, medicine and commerce. She missed her hundredth birthday and her royal telegram only by a short head. If she knew her great-great-grandson whilst still a schoolboy had been selected because of his innate talent in communication to sit next to a royal prince at a private dinner ... she would have been pleased, but not I think surprised. I doubt whether she would have subscribed to the theory that the stars govern your fate ... I think she knew that she handed something on ... and if it's the blarney ... it's genetically dominant.
    What was it that reminded me of great aunt Mary ... it was a word association! It's quite a popular party game but the technique is also used by psychiatrists to probe the mysteries of the mind. You may reveal too much by a straight swift answer, so I always allow the word to linger in my cerebral pathways until multiple cross connections have suitably disguised my tortuous mental process.
    I know ... I was in the kitchen waiting for the beans to heat. Lovely to think that the good old 57s are enjoying a comeback in the high fibre diet. The radio was muttering away in the background, but I heard only one word 'ROOTS'. My first thought was teeth, because that canine has been gnawing away for months, then followed swiftly the thought of origins and ancestors ... finally there was the closing snap reminiscent of gnashing dentures and my brain had solved the equation Roots + Teeth = Great Aunt Mary.
    Sometime I must sweep some more of the dust from my cerebral computer and write more of my forebears ... or is it all too confidential? Could I perhaps just whisper it to a few of my friends ... 'Under the rose' of course.40

Citations

  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory births 282/03 0406 [Jul 2010].
  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. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Dundee Courier & Advertiser, unknown date (DC Thomson, unknown repository reference) Obituary in Dundee "Courier" Monday 25th August 1947.
  4. [S20] Unknown author, 'article', Obituary in Dundee "Courier" Monday 25th August 1947.
  5. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1906 Kilmarnock, ref 142 [Jun 2004].
  6. [S37] Directory Dundee (Dundee:. Hereinafter cited as Dundee Directory.
  7. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Births 1911 Dundee ref 282/02 0163 [Aug 2011 & Apr 2020].
  8. [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.
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Newspaper & Periodicals 1915-12-01 Dundee Courier [Oct 2015].
  10. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1919 Dundee St Clement ref 686 [July 2004].
  11. [S32] Newspaper Article, Scotsman 30 January 1920; [Sept 2007].
  12. [S43] PCC - AC photograph album.
  13. PCC - AC photograph album
  14. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Dundee Courier 23 Aug 1930.
  15. [S32] In Courier and Advertiser 11 November 1930 ,p.3 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  16. [S32] In Fife News Almanac 1931 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  17. [S32] In Fife News Almanac 1932 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  18. [S32] In Courier and Advertiser 25 September 1934, p.6 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  19. [S32] In Fife News Almanac, 1935 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  20. [S40] JF [Oct 2010].
  21. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage Hamilton 1937 647/00 0162 image held [Aug 2011].
  22. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier & Advertiser 24 June 1937 [May 2019].
  23. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 1st April 1940 [Dec 2018].
  24. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tel 6 Apr 1940 [April 2020].
  25. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tel 21 May 1940 [April 2020].
  26. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 22 May 1940 [April 2020].
  27. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection St Andrews Citizen 25 May 1940 [April 2020].
  28. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection St Andrews Citizen 29 July 1940 [April 2020].
  29. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 27 Mar 1946 [April 2020].
  30. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Broughty Ferry Guide & Advertiser 30 Mar 1946 [April 2020].
  31. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 15 Mar 1947 [April 2020].
  32. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Scotsman 25 August 1947 [Dec 2018].
  33. [S32] In East Fife Observer 28 August 1947, p.3 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  34. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 25 Feb 1953 [Apr 2020].
  35. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries [Apr 2020].
  36. [S32] In Fife Herald News 17 Oct 1979, p.5, 31 Oct 1979, p.5 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  37. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1891 Civil Parish of Dundee, Parish of Rosebank, 6th Burgh Ward of Dundee; 11 Dons Road; [Jun 2004].
  38. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1901 [Jun 2004].
  39. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 Dundee 282/2 9/16 [Nov 2016].
  40. [S33] Interview , MCM Copyright 1983.