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Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison

F, #596, b. circa 1885, d. 25 February 1953
Last Edited: 19 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*: Richard Russell Morrison antique dealer b. c 1850
Mother*: Elizabeth Miller b. c 1846
  • Birth*: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison was born circa 1885.
  • She was the daughter of Richard Russell Morrison antique dealer and Elizabeth Miller.
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison married Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister, son of James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid, 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.)1
  • (Deceased) Death*: 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.2,3
  • Married Name: As of 29 August 1906, her married name was Conway.
  • (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, .4
    Mathers Hotel Dundee
  • (Witness) Event-Misc: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison 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, .4
  • Newspaper Article: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison and Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister 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 1934.5
  • (Mother of Bride) Marriage: Her 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].6,7
    Hamilton Baptist Church June 1937
  • (Mother of Bride) Marriage: Her 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.8
  • Newspaper Article*: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison was mentioned in a newspaper article 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. on 26 February 1953 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .2

Census & Directory Entries

Spouse31 March 1911She was listed in the household of Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister 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. Muriel Elizabeth Conway, Ruth Agnes Fisher Conway medical missionary Congo and Mary Holland were also listed in the household.9

Family:

Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister b. 30 May 1883, d. 24 Aug 1947
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elizabeth (Lizzie) Miller Morrison married Robert Fisher McKenzie Conway dentist & baptist minister, son of James Conway van driver and Agnes McKenzie Fisher kitchen maid, 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.)1

Children:

Citations

  1. [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].
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 25 Feb 1953 [Apr 2020].
  3. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Record Transcription:
    Scotland, Newspaper Death Reports & Obituaries [Apr 2020].
  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. [S32] Newspaper Article, In Courier and Advertiser 25 September 1934, p.6 via Ancestry.co.uk [Aug 2011].
  6. [S40] JF [Oct 2010].
  7. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory marriage Hamilton 1937 647/00 0162 image held [Aug 2011].
  8. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Eve Tel 21 May 1940 [April 2020].
  9. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS census 1911 Dundee 282/2 9/16 [Nov 2016].