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James Fisher Conway newspaper representative1

M, #554, b. 24 July 1891, d. 27 November 1923
Last Edited: 12 Jun 2020
James F Conway, July 1910
Photograph by user1
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*: William Fisher Conway b. 13 Oct 1865, d. 21 Jan 1941
Mother*: Jane Hutchison Wilkie b. 23 May 1865, d. 25 Oct 1945
  • Birth*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative was born on 24 July 1891 at 12 Cleghorn Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .
  • He was the son of William Fisher Conway and Jane Hutchison Wilkie.
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative married Violet Gertrude Dallas on 4 April 1923 at 20 Bank Avenue, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marriages in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 18; 1923 on the fourth day of April at 20 Bank Avenue Downfield Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland; signed James Fisher Conway newspaper representative bachelor, aged 31, residence 20 Bank Avenue Downfield Dundee, parents William Fisher Conway dairyman retired and Jane Conway ms Wilkie; signed Violet Gertrude Dallas confectioner's bookkeeper spinster, aged 24, residence 11 Cardean Street Dundee, parents Alexander Dallas Hosier's assistant (dec) and Elizabeth Dallas ms Wilson; signed William Cumming Skinner MA minister of Hilltown UF Church Dundee, signed Peter A Black 323 R... Road Dundee witness, Elizabeth W Dallas 11 Cardean Street Dundee witness; 1923 April 5th at Downfield J M Craik registrar.1
  • (Deceased) Death*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative died on 27 November 1923 at 20 Bank Avenue, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 32 1923 deaths in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 54; James Fisher Conway newspaper representative married to Violet Gertrude Dallas; 1923 November twenty-seventh 8h 45m pm 20 Bank Avenue Downfield Dundee; male aged 32 years; parents William Fisher Conway dairyman retired and Jane Conway ms Wilkie; influenzal pneumonia (double) & pleurisy - 6 days as cert by A M Hardie LRCPAS Ed; signed W F Conway father present; 1923 November 28th at Downfield C Gordon McKenzie registrar.2
  • Photograph*: William Ewan Conway and James Fisher Conway newspaper representative are in this photograph taken circa 1895 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .3
    William Ewan & James Fisher CONWAY taken about 1895 (calculated from apparent ages and birth dates)
  • (Witness) Photograph: He is in this photograph taken circa 1907 at Eden Grove, Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, , along with William Fisher Conway, Jane Hutchison Wilkie, William Ewan Conway.3
    William Fisher Conway, Jane Wilkie and sons William Ewan Conway (left) and James Fisher Conway (right) about 1907 (calculated from birth dates and apparent ages of William and James)
  • Newspaper Article*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Cricket Club open 15th May and rest of season, home or away. Secy. - James Conway, Edengrove, Downfield. Members please note practice starts tonight. on 26 April 1909 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .5
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Dundee City Boys' (football) League.
    A hard contested game took place on Fairmuir between old Cup tie fighters, and ended in a draw of two goals each.
    ...
    Application for all divisions of the league to be sent in at once to James Conway, 13 Garland Place, Dundee
    ... on 31 March 1910 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .6
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Cricket Club open Saturday first, June 4th, at home. Write immediately, James F Conway, Edengrove, Downfield on 30 May 1910 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .7
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article JAMES F. CONWAY. Another outstanding man in the Downfield team is James F. Conway, a batter with a fine free style. Last season he was regarded as a batsman of the safe type, and finished fourth in the averages. This season, however, James, in addition to putting up a cautious defence, has proved that he can hit to some purpose. Against Tayport and Balruddery especially, when he scored 37 and 39 respectively, he played with vim and confidence. As a change bowler, left hand, Conway is also very useful. Against Meigle XI., when he bowled throughout the innings, he secured four wickets for 1 run. on 7 July 1910 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .8
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Football Club open, Saturday first at home; also 2d XI open home and away matches for season. Secretary, James F Conway, Edengrove, Downfield on 22 August 1910 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .9
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of James Conway commercial traveller and Johnann Ford fever nurse on Friday, 25 November 1910 at Edengrove, 20 Bank Street, Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1910 marriages in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 24; 1910 on the twenty-fifth day of Novemebr at Edengrove, 20 Bank Avenue, Downfield after publication according to the forms of the Baptist Church; signed James Conway mercantile clerk widower, aged 36, residing 21 Union Place Dundee, parents James Conway jute mill nightwatchman and Agnes Conway ms Fisher; John Ann Ford certified fever nurse spinster; aged 29, residing 204 Lochee Road Dundee; parents John Ford painter journy (dec) and Agnes Ford ms Bennett; signed S M Conway minister Bowhill Baptist Church, signed James F Conway witness, Bella Ford witness; 1910 November 26th at Mains & Strathmartine Joseph Dickson registrar.10
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative 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, .11
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • (Witness) Marriage: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative witnessed the marriage of James Gibson and Janet Meney Conway on Wednesday, 7 June 1911 at Mathers Hotel, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; 1911 on the 7th day of June at Mathers Hotel Dundee after banns and publication according to the forms of the Presbyterian Church of England James Gibson slater master bachelor, 30, 76 Main Street Kilwinning, fath James Gibson insurance agent, moth Agnes Gibson ms McPhail (dec), and Janet Meney Conway housekeeper spinster, 34, 20 Bank Aveue Downfield, fath James Conway jute mill night watchman, moth Agnes Conway ms Fisher, signed John Conway, S M Conway, A H Charlton ministers Dundee, wit Janie Conway, Mary F Conway, James F Conway, reg 1911 June 9th at Dundee Thos Meek registrar.12
  • Newspaper Article: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield FC open Saturday first at home. Telephone 49 Downfield, or write James F Conway, secy., Edengrove, Downfield on 3 January 1912 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield FC open Saturday first; home preferred. Write immediately James F Conway, secretary., Edengrove, Downfield on 21 February 1912 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Cricket Club open Saturday first, home or away. Write immediately James F Conway, Edengrove, Downfield on 29 July 1912 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Football Club open for Saturday first, August 30, home. Write immediately. James F Conway, Edengrove, Downfield on 26 August 1913 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article Downfield Amateurs FC open Saturday, April 13th (Dundee Spring Holiday), both away fixtures. Secretary - James F Conway, Edengrove, Downfield on 24 March 1914 at Downfield, Forfarshire, Scotland, .13
  • Newspaper Article: He was mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE SOLDIER PROMOTED. Private James Conway, of the Scottish Horse, has been promoted to the rank of Lance-corporal.
    Lance-Corporal Conway is a son of Mr W. F. Conway, Edengrove, Downfield, and shortly lafter the outbreak of war he joined the Scottish Horse. By his alertness and ability he has thus early earned promotion.
    He was well known in athletic circles in Dundee and district. He was a prominent member of the Downfield Cricket Club, and also took an active part in the affairs of Downfield Football Club.
    He is in the commercial department of D. C. Thomson & Co., Ltd. on 16 November 1914 at Downfield, Forfarshire, .14
  • (Witness) Marriage: He witnessed the marriage of William Ewan Conway and Adele Gertrude Aldridge on Wednesday, 23 June 1920 at Bonnethill United Free Church, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1920 on the twenty-third day of June at Bonnethill United Free Church Dundee after publication according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland; W Ewan Conway colonial service clerk bachelor, 26, 20 Bank Avenue Downfield, William Fisher Conway carting contractor, Jane Hutchison Conway ms Wilkie; A G Aldrige assistant school teacher spinster, 26, 20 Bank Avenue Downfield, Charles Emery Aldridge grocers storekeeper (dec) Adele Edith Aldridge ms Fleuret (dec); A H Marshall Bonnethill UF Church, Myra Fyfe, James A Conway witnesses; 1923 June 26th at Dundee Jas Murray registrar.15
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative 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, .11
  • Newspaper Article: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative was mentioned in a newspaper article Y.M.C.A. C.C. OFFICE-BEARERS. Dundee Y.M.C.A. Cricket Club have elected the I following office-bearers:-Hon president, Sir William Henderson; hon. vice-presidents, Mr D. J. Macdonald, Mr E. A. Powrie, Mr W. Stewart, Mr Robert Gibson, and Mr James Conway; president, Mr A. A. Lorimer; vice-presidents, A. W. Joyce, D. M. Reid, W. C. Fleming, and S. F. Anderson; captain, A. O. Gordon; vice-captain, A. Lamond; secretary and treasurer, A. C. Robertson, 16 Wellington Street. on 16 March 1923 at Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .16
  • Newspaper Article*: He and Violet Gertrude Dallas were mentioned in a newspaper article Mrs James F Conway and Mr and Mrs W F Conway thank the many firnds for expressions of sympathy received during their recent bereavement. - Eden Grove, Bank Avenue, Downfield on 3 December 1923 at Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .17
  • (Witness) Memorial Inscription: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative is commemorated on the headstone erected by William Fisher Conway in 1894 at Balgay Cemetery, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, . Inscription reads Erected by William F Conway and his wife Jane Wilkie in loving memory of their daughter Jessie Young Conway who died 2nd July 1894 aged 5 years and 2 months.
    Also their son James F Conway who died 27th Novr 1923 aged 32 years, and husband of Violet Dallas.
    The above William F Conway died 21st January 1941 in his 76th year.
    And the above Jane Wilkie died 25th October 1945 in her 81st year.18
    Headstone Balgay Cemetery William F Conway family

Census & Directory Entries

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, . James F Conway, son, single, aged 9, scholar, born Forfarshire, Dundee; William F Conway, head, married, aged 35, Dairyman, Employer, born Ayrshire, Kilwinning; Jane Conway, wife, married, aged 35, born Forfarshire, Dundee.20
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of William Fisher Conway and Jane Hutchison Wilkie in the 1911 census at 20 Bank Avenue, Downfield, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . James Fisher Conway, son, 19, single, clerk, newspaper office, owrker, born Forfashire, Dundee; 4 roomw with windows, 5 people in household; William F Conway, head, 45, married, dairyman, employer, born Ayrshire, Kilwinning; Jane H Conway, wife, 45, marr 33 years, 3 children born 2 still living, born Forfarshire, Dundee.21

Military Service

  • Military Service*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative served with (?) Scottish Horse before November 1914.14

Family:

Violet Gertrude Dallas b. c 1890
  • (Groom) Marriage*: James Fisher Conway newspaper representative married Violet Gertrude Dallas on 4 April 1923 at 20 Bank Avenue, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1923 marriages in the parish of Mains & Strathmartine in the county of Forfar, ref 18; 1923 on the fourth day of April at 20 Bank Avenue Downfield Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland; signed James Fisher Conway newspaper representative bachelor, aged 31, residence 20 Bank Avenue Downfield Dundee, parents William Fisher Conway dairyman retired and Jane Conway ms Wilkie; signed Violet Gertrude Dallas confectioner's bookkeeper spinster, aged 24, residence 11 Cardean Street Dundee, parents Alexander Dallas Hosier's assistant (dec) and Elizabeth Dallas ms Wilson; signed William Cumming Skinner MA minister of Hilltown UF Church Dundee, signed Peter A Black 323 R... Road Dundee witness, Elizabeth W Dallas 11 Cardean Street Dundee witness; 1923 April 5th at Downfield J M Craik registrar.1

Child:

Elizabeth Wilson Conway b. s Dec 1923, d. 1980

Citations

  1. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory marriage 1923 Mains & Strathmartine ref 18 [Jul 2004].
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory death Mains & Strathmartine ref 307/ 54 [June 2004].
  3. [S43] PCC - AC photograph album.
  4. PCC - AC photograph album
  5. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tele 26 April 1909 [Apr 2020].
  6. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tele 31 Mar 1910 [Apr 2020].
  7. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tele 30 May 1910 [Apr 2020].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 07 July 1910 [Apr 2020].
  9. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tel 8 Aug 1910 [Apr 2020].
  10. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage Mains & Strathmartine 1910 ref 24 image held [Jun 2004].
  11. [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.
  12. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage 1911 Dundee [Jun 2004].
  13. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tel 3 Jan 1912 [Apr 2020].
  14. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 16 Nov 1914 [Apr 2020].
  15. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS statutory marriage St Andrew Dundee 1920; image held; GROS ref 282/03 0261.
  16. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 16 Mar 1923 [May 2019].
  17. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 3 December 1923 [May 2019].
  18. [S43] PCC photographs [Nov 2016].
  19. PCC photographs [Nov 2016]
  20. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1901 Census, Civil Parish etc of Dundee, Burgh Ward 5, 31 Dundonald Street.
  21. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS census 1911 Mains & Strathmartine 307/ 3/ 31 [Nov 2016].