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Elizabeth Anderson Miller1,2

F, #1277, b. 23 February 1880, d. 29 September 1926
Last Edited: 4 Apr 2021
Elizabeth Anderson Miller 1880-1926

Parents:

  • Birth*: Elizabeth Anderson Miller was born on 23 February 1880 at 4 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1880 births in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 197, Elizabeth Anderson Miller born 1880 January Twenty third 0h 20m pm at 4 Kinloch Street Dundee, female parents James Milne Miller grocer master and Margaret Miller ms Porter who married 1875 December 21 at Dundee, signed James Milne Miller father, registered 1880 March 10 at Dundee Dav Scott registrar.5,2,6
  • She was the daughter of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter.4
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elizabeth Anderson Miller married Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson, son of Robert Davie Lawson and Helen Cunnison, on 24 April 1903 at 14 Thomson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1903 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 74; 1903 on the Twenty-fourth day of April at 14 Thomson Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church; signed Charles R Lawson patternmaker bachelor aged 25 residing at 1165 Dumbarton Road Govan Glasgow, parents Robert Davie Lawson mason and Ellen Lawson ms Cunnison; signed Lizzie Miller dressmaker spinster aged 23 residing at 14 Thomson Street Dundee, parents James Milne Miller clerk and Margaret Ambrose Miller ms Porter; signed John Reid MA Tay Square Church Dundee signed George G Moncur witness signed Jeannie Miller witness; registered 1903 April 25th at Dundee signed T Y Miller registrar.2,7
  • (Deceased) Death*: Elizabeth Anderson Miller died on 29 September 1926 at Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, , at age 46.2
  • Burial*: She was buried on 1 October 1926 at Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, .2
  • (Witness) Marriage: She witnessed the marriage of Alexander R Moncur and Margaret Abercrombie Miller on Wednesday, 1 January 1902 at Hoods Rooms, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1902 marriages in the district of St Clement in the burgh of Dundee, ref 10; 1902 on the first day of January at Hood's Rooms after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church of Scotland, signed Alexander R Moncur iron moulder journeyman bachelor aged 25, residing 155 Albert Street Dundee, parents David Moncur iron moulder journeyman and Jane Moncur ms Ramsay; signed Margaret A Miller yarn winder spinster aged 25, residing 80 Hawkhill Dundee, parents James Miller auctioneer's clerk and Margaret A Miller ms Porter; signed S Stephen Walker acting minister Tay Square UF Church Dundee, signed Lizzie A Miller, George G Moncur witnesses, regsitered 1902 January 10th at Dundee Alex Simpson registrar.8
  • Married Name: As of 24 April 1903, her married name was Lawson.2
  • (Witness) Passenger List: Elizabeth Anderson Miller was mentioned on a passenger list with Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson and Isabella Anderson Lawson on the Parisian Ship Allan Shipping Line between 6 April 1912 and 20 April 1912 at Glasgow to Boston. List of manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; SS Parisian sailing from Glasgow 6 April 1912, arriving at Boston 20 April 1912; ref 19; Lawson, Charles, aged 34, male, married, occ pattern maker, can read & write, nationality Scotland, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Scotstoun, name of relaive or friend in country whence came wife Mrs Lawson 4 Rennetta Street Scotstoun, final destination Mass Boston, whether having a ticket to such final destination - no, passage paid by self, in possession of less than $50 - 35$, never in US before, going to join friend or relative - sister Mrs B Douglas 50 Chestnut St Ward Mass, never ..., polygamist, anachist..., in good mental & physical health, not deformed or crippled, height 5ft 10in, fair complexion, dark hair, brown eyes, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee.9
  • (Informant) Birth: Elizabeth Anderson Miller registered the birth of Stanley Lawson on 7 September 1912 at 24 Thomson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1912 births in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 527; Stanley Lawson, born 1912 September Seventh 10h 1m am at 24 Thomson Street Dundee, male, parents Charles Robert Lawson patternmaker and Lizzie Lawson ms Miller who married 1903 April 24th at Dundee; signed Lizzie Lawson mother, registered 1912 September 26th at Dundee signed T Y Miller registrar.2,10
  • (Passenger) Passenger List*: Elizabeth Anderson Miller, Robert Davie Lawson, Margaret Ambrose Lawson, Ellen Cunnison Lawson, Lena Miller Lawson and Stanley Lawson was mentioned on a passenger list for R:Ship and with Robert Davie Lawson, Margaret Ambrose Lawson, Ellen Cunnison Lawson, Lena Miller Lawson, Stanley Lawson, William Miller jute powerloom tenter and Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson between 12 April 1913 and 26 April 1913 at Glasgow to Boston. List of manifest of alien passengers for the United States immigration officer at port of arrival; SS Numidian sailing from Glasgow 12 April 1913, arriving at Boston 26 April 1913; ref 1; Lawson, Elizabeth, aged 33, female, married, occ wife, can read & write, nationality British, race Scotch, last permanent residence Scotland Dundee, name of relative or friend in country whence came Wm Miller, Forrest Park Road, Dundee, Scotland, final destination Mass Worcester, whether having a ticket to such final destination - no, passage paid by husband, in possession of $50, previously in US for visit in 1883, going to join friend or relative - husband Mr Chas Lawson 249 Chandler St, Worcester, Mass, [note - Father is no 18] never ..., polygamist, anachist..., in good mental & physical health, not deformed or crippled, height 5ft 3in, open complexion, black hair, gray eyes, no ID marks, born Scotland Dundee.11
  • (Spouse) Death: Their spouse Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson died on 17 June 1957 at Clinton Hospital, Sterling, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, .2

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household3 April 1881They was listed as a member of the household of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter in the 1881 census at 4 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Elizabeth Millar, daughter, aged 1, born Dundee Forfar Scotland; James M Millar, head, married, aged 26, Grocer, born Dundee Forfar Scotland; Margaret Millar, wife, married, aged 31, born Blairgowrie Perth Scotland.5
Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter in the 1891 census at Albert Crescent, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Elizabeth Miller, daug, 11, scholar, Dundee; James W Miller, head, mar, 36, undertaker & upholsterer, working on own account, Dundee; Margaret Miller, wife, mar, 40, Perthshire Blairgowrie; 4 rooms with windows.12
Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of James Milne Miller Grocer, Undertaker & Upholsterer, Auctioneer's Clerk and Margaret Abercrombie Porter in the 1901 census at 80 Hawkhill, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, . Elizabeth Miller, da, 21, dressmaker, Dundee; James M Miller, head, 45, clerk, Dundee; Margaret, wife, 49, Blairgowrie.13
Spouse31 March 1911She was listed in the household of Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson in the 1911 census at 9 Henrietta Street, Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, . 2 rooms with windows, 5 persons in household; Charles Lawson, head, 33, male, married, patternmaker, trade general engineering, worker, b Forfarshire, Dundee; Lizzie Lawson, wife, 31, female, married 8 years, 4 children born, 4 surviving, b Forfarshire, Dundee. Robert Davie Lawson, Margaret Ambrose Lawson and Lena Miller Lawson were also listed in the household.14
Henrietta Street photos taken Sept 2017 by AD
Spouse1920Elizabeth Anderson Miller and Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson appeared on the census of 1920 at 98 Maywood Street, Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA, , Name:      Charles R Lawson
Age:      42
Birth Year:      abt 1878
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1920:      Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts
Street:      Maywood Street
House Number:      98
Race:      White
Gender:      Male
Immigration Year:      1912
Relation to Head of House:      Head
Marital Status:      Married
Spouse's Name:      Elizabeth H Lawson
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Occupation:      Moterman
Industry:      Street Ry Co
Employment Field:      Wage or Salary
Home Owned or Rented:      Rent
Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes

Name:      Elizabeth H Lawson
Age:      49
Birth Year:      abt 1871
Birthplace:      Scotland
Home in 1920:      Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts
Street:      Maywood Street
Race:      White
Gender:      Female
Immigration Year:      1912
Relation to Head of House:      Wife
Marital Status:      Married
Spouse's Name:      Charles R Lawson
Father's Birthplace:      Scotland
Mother's Birthplace:      Scotland
Native Tongue:      English
Able to Speak English:      Yes
Naturalization Status:      Naturalized
Able to Read:      Yes
Able to Write:      Yes.15

Family:

Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson b. 28 Jan 1878, d. 17 Jun 1957
  • (Bride) Marriage*: Elizabeth Anderson Miller married Charles Robert Kirkwood Lawson, son of Robert Davie Lawson and Helen Cunnison, on 24 April 1903 at 14 Thomson Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; 1903 marriages in the district of St Peter in the burgh of Dundee, ref 74; 1903 on the Twenty-fourth day of April at 14 Thomson Street Dundee after banns according to the forms of the United Free Church; signed Charles R Lawson patternmaker bachelor aged 25 residing at 1165 Dumbarton Road Govan Glasgow, parents Robert Davie Lawson mason and Ellen Lawson ms Cunnison; signed Lizzie Miller dressmaker spinster aged 23 residing at 14 Thomson Street Dundee, parents James Milne Miller clerk and Margaret Ambrose Miller ms Porter; signed John Reid MA Tay Square Church Dundee signed George G Moncur witness signed Jeannie Miller witness; registered 1903 April 25th at Dundee signed T Y Miller registrar.2,7

Children:

Robert Davie Lawson+2 b. 10 Apr 1904, d. 13 Jun 1984
Margaret Ambrose Lawson+2 b. 8 Jun 1905, d. 19 Aug 1996
Ellen Cunnison Lawson+2 b. 1907, d. 30 Apr
Lena Miller Lawson+2 b. 14 Jan 1910, d. 10 Jan 1993
Stanley Lawson+2 b. 7 Sep 1912, d. 13 Jun 1957
Isobel Douglas Lawson+2 b. 24 Jul 1914, d. 17 Feb 2007
James Miller Lawson+2 b. 23 Aug 1915, d. 15 Dec 2000
Jean Mae Lawson+2 b. 29 Nov 1919, d. 9 Jan 1999
Donald Wallace Lawson+2 b. 3 Jun 1923, d. 6 Dec 1972

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.16
    Tay Square Church - from the book Tay Square Church, Dundee, A Centenary in Retrospect, 1832-1932 [PCC Jun 2017]

Citations

  1. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), 1881 British Census; FHL Film 0203484 GRO ref Vol 282-3 Enum Dist 20 Page 39.
  2. [S40] ED [June 2017].
  3. From ED [June 2017]
  4. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, 1881 British Census
    4 Kinloch Street, Dundee, Forfar, Scotland
    FHL Film 0203484 GRO ref Vol 282-3 Enum Dist 20 Page 39
    James M Millar, head, married, aged 26, Grocer, born Dundee Forfar Scotland
    Margaret Millar, wife, married, aged 31, born Blairgowrie Perth Scotland
    Margaret Millar, daughter, aged 4, born Dundee Forfar Scotland
    Elizabeth Millar, daughter, aged 1, born Dundee Forfar Scotland
    Grace Porter, step G Mot, widow, aged 70, Cook (Dom Ser), born Monedie Perth Scotland
    Marjory Millar, niece, aged 6, scholar, born Dundee Forfar Scotland.
  5. [S30] LDS 1881 Census FHL Film 0203484 GRO ref Vol 282-3 Enum Dist 20 Page 39.
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  8. [S64] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Statutory Marriage 1902 St Clement Dundee 282/03 0010 [Aug 2012].
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  13. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Parish: Dundee; ED: 5; Page: 21; Line: 9; Roll: CSSCT1901_90; Year: 1901. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 Scotland Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: Scotland. 1901 Scotland Census. Reels 1-446. General Register Office for Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland. [Sep 2011]
  14. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, GROS Census 1911 Renfrew 575/2 7/31 [June 2017].
  15. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Year: 1920; Census Place: Worcester Ward 7, Worcester, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_752; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 289; Image: 608 [June 2017].
  16. [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].