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William Dennison

M, #601, b. circa 1905
Last Edited: 14 Apr 2015
  • Occupation*: William was Baker.
  • (Witness) Newspaper Article: He and 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 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.2,3


  1. [S14] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), GROS statutory birth Edinburgh Cannongate 1930 ref 685/03 0022 [Aug 2011].
  2. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection Dundee Courier 22 May 1940 [April 2020].
  3. [S54] Website findmypast.co.uk (www.findmypast.co.uk) Find My Past Newspapers Collection St Andrews Citizen 25 May 1940 [April 2020].