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Margaret Barrie Fowler1

F, #16138, b. 20 January 1915, d. 2005
Last Edited: 29 Oct 2019
Margaret Fowler January 1940 Dundee Courier
Photograph by user1

Parents:

Father*: George Fowler1 b. 1885, d. 5 Oct 1951
Mother*: Mary Mortimer Scott1 b. 1884, d. 1960
  • Birth*: Margaret Barrie Fowler was born on 20 January 1915 at 8 Molison Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, .1
  • She was the daughter of George Fowler and Mary Mortimer Scott.1
  • Marriage*: Margaret Barrie Fowler married Alexander M Mollison in 1955 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .2
  • (Deceased) Death*: Margaret Barrie Fowler died in 2005 at Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, .2
  • Education*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician was educated between 1932 and 1933 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, ; The first Boy and Girl School Captains (Douglas Adamson and Margaret Fowler) were appointed in 1932/33, together with House Masters and Mistresses. There were also "unofficial" Boy House Captains for that year - William Anderson(Airlie), Douglas Adamson (Cortachy), Albert Graham (Glamis) and George Murray (Mains) but no Girl House Captains. The Boys' and Girls' Literary Societies presented the Trophy for the competition that year. Official Boy and Girl House Captains were first appointed in 1933/34. The Primary Department joined the system in 1933/34. House badges, designed by the Art Department, became available in 1934/35.
    For the first decade, the election of School and House Captains was in the hands of the House Masters and Mistresses, presumably with an input from the Rector. The Captains were chosen "for their moral qualities besides their scholastic achievements. Each must have a strong personality that will have an influence for good; each must be courteous to all, be ever willing to serve in a good cause, be jealously watchful over the fair name of our School - in short, must aim at becoming a perfect human being!"3
  • Newspaper Article: Margaret Barrie Fowler and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician were mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN PRIZES PRESENTED
    Lord Airlie Praises Dundee Efficiency
    The Earl of Airlie addressed the pupils of the Morgan Academy, Dundee, at the presentation of medals and prizes in the school hall yesterday.
    Lord Airlie said that his wife and he, every time they entered the city, were struck afresh by the amazing efficiency displayed in whatever its citizens took up.
    The wonderful results achieved in Morgan Academy were just one other proof of that efficiency.
    Lady Airlie presented the medals and prizes.
    Prior to this ceremony the gathering, under the chairmanship of Mr Garnet Wilson, listened to a delightful programme ...

    LEAVING CERTIFICATES ... Douglas G. Adamson ... Margaret B. Fowler ... on 1 July 1932 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .4
  • Photograph*: Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician and Margaret Barrie Fowler are in this photograph taken in June 1933 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, , Morgan Academy Medalists - newspaper photograph.5,6
    1933 Morgan Academy Medalists, DGA back row, fourth left (medals awarded for Physics, Chemistry, Sports-Senior)
    Back row left to right) -Samuel Honeyman (Art), Robert Gair (Sports-Junior). Harold Whyte (Mathematics). Douglas Adamson (Physics, Chemistry, Sports-Senior). Ian Leonard (Swimming-Senior). Alex. Robertson (Intermediate Dux).
    Third row-Dorothy Kidd (Swimming Senior). Hetty Stewart (Latin, Greek). Hilda Allan (Leng Medal). Mary Fenton (Intermediate Dux). Kathleen Lister (Intermediate Dux), Margaret Christie (Tennis), Hilda Goran (Sports-Junior). Elizabeth Phillins (Swimming Junior). Constance Drysdale (Singing).
    Second row-Marion Milne (Needlework), Isabella Scott (Commercial), Margaret Fowler (Dux, German, French). and David Dundas (Dux, English). who tied for the medal); Mary Williamson (Sports), Janet Graham (Gymnastics), Muriel Simpson (Teaching), Ruth Gray (Biology).
    Front row-William Bell (Leng Medal), James Allan (Swimming-Senior), John Watson (Swimming-Junior).
  • Newspaper Article: She and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician were mentioned in a newspaper article U.C.D. BURSARY COMPETITION
    Order of Merit of Candidates
    The following is the order of merit of candidates in the open entrance bursary examination for University College, Dundee: -
    (1) Margaret Barrie Fowler, Morgan Academy
    ...
    (9) Douglas George Adamson, Morgan Academy on 10 June 1933.7
  • Newspaper Article: Margaret Barrie Fowler and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician were mentioned in a newspaper article UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS.
    RESIDENTIAL ENTRANCE SCHOLARSHIPS
    AND BURSARIES. AWARDS- JUNE 1933.
    ...

    ENTRANCE BURSARIES – ORDER OF MERIT.
    101 candidates entered for the competition. The following list contains the names of the first 30 competitors, arranged in order of merit (in addition to the subjects after-mentioned, each candidate wrote an English essay as part of the competition) -
    ...
    5. Margaret Barrie Fowler, Morgan Academy, Dundee (English, Latin, French, German)-(eligible for a Bursary at University College, Dundee).
    ...
    10. Douglas George Adamson, Morgan Academy, Dundee (English, mathematics, physics, chemistry) – Malcolm Medical Bursary of £40 for 5 years. on 24 June 1933.8
  • Newspaper Article*: Margaret Barrie Fowler and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician were mentioned in a newspaper article DUNDEE ACADEMY
    SPORTS WINNERS The field sports prizes and the swimming gala prizes were presented to the successful competitors in the hall of the Morgan Academy. Dundee, yesterday afternoon, by Mrs John R. Cameron, wife of the director of education.
    Dr Alex. Leighton, rector, presided, and was accompanied on the platform by Mr and Mrs Cameron, Mr Durno, second master: Miss Bewick, lady superintendent; Douglas Adamson, head boy; and Margaret Fowler, head girl.
    After the presentation, the head boy, on behalf of the pupils, thanked Mrs Cameron. Mary Williamson, sports champion, presented her with a spray of roses. In acknowledging these gifts, Mrs Cameron expressed the pleasure she had in being present.
    Mr Cameron, in a brief address to the pupils, commended the house system. on 28 June 1933 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .9
  • Newspaper Article: Margaret Barrie Fowler was mentioned in a newspaper article COMEDY OF DUNDEE DUX MEDAL
    An unusual position has arisen in connection with the dux award at Morgan Academy, Dundee.
    Two pupils, Margaret B. Fowler, Campbell Street, and David A. Dundas, Lammerton Terrace, have tied for the medal.
    Believing that in view of "economies” the Education Committee might not see their way to grant a second medal, Dr Leighton, the rector, decided to have one cast at his own expense.
    Yesterday, however, when the matter was brought before the committee they agreed to award a second medal.
    When this decision was communicated to Dr Leighton he made inquiries to have his order withdrawn, but he was told by the jewellers that his medal was ready for presentation on 28 June 1933 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .9
  • Newspaper Article: She and Dr Douglas George Adamson MBChB MD FRCP consultant physician were mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY
    PRIZE-GIVING " Buy up your opportunities," was the message of Rev. T. & Taylor to the pupils of the Morgan Academy.
    Mr Garnet Wilson, convener of the Education Committee, presided.
    Mr Taylor said that those coming back to school would have lots of opportunities, and he advised them not to throw them away, but to try to buy them up. To those going to the university he said, "Don't lose time sitting down to make up your mind what opportunity you are going to grasp. Those who were going out into the world to find posts he advised to seize their opportunities, buy them up, and make the most of what they had.
    Owing to the unavoidable absence of Mrs T. S. Taylor, Miss Taylor presented the medals and prizes.
    Dr Leighton, the rector, remarked that they were in the unusual position of having a boy and girl equal for the dux medal, but they were able to give esch a medal through the added kindness of the Corporation of Dundee,
    The Prize-List
    House Championship trophy presented by Boys' and Girls Literary Societien) - Cortachy
    Dux Medal presented by Dundee Corporation) David A Dundas, Margaret B. Fowler (equal)
    ...
    French presented by Armitated Trustens) Margaret Fowler.
    ...
    British Association Medals - ... Physics and theme Douglas G. Adamaon.
    ...
    Medal for German presented by Dr Robert Miller)-Margaret B. Fowler
    ...
    Sports Champion ships ... Boys Senior-Douglas G. Adamson
    ...
    Rugby Football- Caps were awarded to Douglas Adamson... John Prain
    ...
    Miss Taylor received a beautiful bunch of pink carnations at the hands of Miss Margaret Fowler, the dux.
    A Record Dr Leighton remarked that 70 candidates had gained the leaving certificate, while four results had still to come. At any rate, 70 was a record in the school's history.
    A musical programme was sustained by the pupils. Solos were given by William Bell and Constance Drysdale. Quartettes were rendered by Alison Watts, Muriel Forsythe, James Ireland, and John Calligan. Miss H. M. Milne was conductor of the choir, and the accompanists were Miss Isobel Archer and Miss Evelyn Reid. Senior I. girls, under Miss Chalmers, gave two verse speaking numbers.
    Votes of thanks were proposed by Councillor D. R. Kidd und Very Rev. Dean Jobberns, while an innovation was made when Miss Fowler, in a neat little speech, thanked the school staff. on 30 June 1933.10
  • Education*: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 30 June 1934 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; University of St Andrews. Degree Examination Passes.
    GENERAL M.A. EXAMINATION.
    ...
    Dundee candidates in Latin:- ... Margaret B. Fowler ...
    Dundee candidates in French:- ... Margaret B. Fowler ...11
  • Education: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 29 September 1934 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; ST ANDREWS 'VARSITY PASSES
    Degree Examinations The following results of degree examinations at St Andrews University were issued yesterday :
    GENERAL M.A. EXAMINATION.
    ...
    The following Dundee candidates have passed in botany :- ... Margaret B. Fowler.12,13
  • Education: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 29 June 1935 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; University of St Andrews
    Degree Examinations.
    GENERAL M.A. EXAMINATION.
    ...
    The following candidates have passed in German:- ... Margaret B. Fowler ...
    The following Dundee candidates have passed in Philosophy ... Margaret B. Fowler ...14
  • Education: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 20 June 1936 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; St Andrews University Degree Examinations
    Successful Students
    The following students of St Andrews University have passed the degree examinations in the subjects named:
    ...
    Special M.A.
    ...
    French and German- ... Margaret B. Fowler ...15
  • Newspaper Article: She was mentioned in a newspaper article SIR JAMES IRVINE “CAPS” HIS SON -
    STUDENTS CHEER TO-DAY'S BRIDE
    ST ANDREWS GRADUATION CEREMONY
    One of the features of the graduation ceremonial of St Andrews University yesterday was the capping of Nigel C Irvine by his father, Principal Sir James Irvine.
    Students in scarlet gowns and graduands in black marched from the United College quadrangle to the Younger Hall, and from many parts of the country came parents and friends to witness the ceremonial.
    The undergraduates did their best to enliven the proceedings before the senate and the staff took their places on the dais. Snatches of student songs were sung, and some entrances were greeted with applause. Such applause was given to the press, who were demanded to rise and acknowledge the greeting with a dignified bow.
    As the graduates passed across the dais and knelt in front to the principal, to be touched on the head with the velvet cap, said to have been worn by John Knox, each was greeted with applause from the body of the hall, and occasionally the student body broke into song.
    For example "Here comes the bride" was sung as Miss Herring, daughter of Professor Herring, received her degree. To-day she is to wed Mr Bruce Mitford, a lecturer at the university.
    ...
    THE GRADUATES
    The following degrees were conferred:-
    ...
    Degree of M.A.
    ...
    Margaret Barrie Fowler on 24 June 1936 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, .16
  • Newspaper Article: She was mentioned in a newspaper article University Graduations
    NEED FOR A MINISTRY OF KNOWLEDGE
    Predicting Effects of Discoveries on All Phases of Life
    ...
    ORDINARY DEGREES The following degrees were conferred by the Principal:
    ...
    Degree of M.A.
    ...
    Margaret Barrie Fowler, Dundee on 27 June 1936 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, .17,18
  • Qualification*: She was awarded MA Honours circa 1937.19
  • Education: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 26 June 1937 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; HONOURS M.A.
    ...
    French and German-With Second Class Honours- ... Margaret B. Fowler ...20
  • Education: Margaret Barrie Fowler was educated on 3 July 1937 at University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, ; FACULTY OF ARTS.
    ...
    Margaret Barrie Fowler, Dundee (Ord, MA., June 1936), awarded Second Class Honours in Modern Languages. ...21
  • Employment: She was employed by English assistant say August 1937 at Ecole Normale d'Institutrices, Tulle, Correze, France, .22
  • Employment: She was employed say 1939 at Stuttgart, Germany, .22
  • Employment: She was employed in January 1940 at Knox Institute, Haddington, East Lothian, Scotkand, .23,22,24
  • Newspaper Article: She was mentioned in a newspaper article Points About People In The News
    STUDIED ABROAD
    FORMER pupil of Morgan Academy, Dundee, Miss MARGARET B. FOWLER M.A. (Hons.), 58 Campbell Street, Lawside, who has studied abroad a good deal, has been appointed interim principal teacher of modern languages at Knox Institution, Haddington.
    Miss Fowler, who was dux medallist and modern languages medallist at the Morgan in 1933, took first place in the entrance bursary competition at University College, Dundee, and was fifth in a similar competition for St Andrews University.
    She graduated M.A. with honours in French and German in 1937, and during her university career she gained seven medals for classwork. She was awarded the Franco-Scottish Society prize for the best student taking the honours course, and gained the Carnegie merit grant in 1936.
    Miss Fowler was English assistant in the Ecole Normale d'Institutrices at Tulle, Correze, France, and she spent three months in Stuttgart, Germany.
    Her father, Mr George Fowler, is a member of the staff of Dundee Corporation Electricity Department. on 8 January 1940 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .22
  • Newspaper Article*: She was mentioned in a newspaper article MORGAN ACADEMY JUBILEE MEMORIES
    Former Teachers and Pupils Revive the Past
    The jubilee number of the Morgan Academy (Dundee) Magazine, just published, is notable for its host of anecdotes and reminiscences written by former members of the staff and former pupils now resident in distant countries.
    There are greetings from Lord Provost Phin, Convener Garnet Wilson; Sir James Peck, secretary to the Scottish Education Department; Miss Florence Horsbrugh, M.P; Mr John R. Cameron, director of education; and others.
    To former pupils there will be an irresistible fascination in the writings of Professor P. Fleming Gow, Calcutta: Dr Alexander Leighton, and Norah R. Wilson (whose father was the first rector of the academy). Wilfred Sadler sends "Random Recollections of a Respectable Headmaster of & Winnipeg High School,” but adds- For heaven's sake keep them from the boys in my school lest my authority be undermined for ever!”
    Every F.P. will want to read David M. Lawrence on "A Dominie Looks Back," Margaret Fowler on “Reminiscences of a School Captain," Zelinda Bonchristiani on “ Home from Brazil," Jack S. Ruxton and Evelyn M. Glass or Ruxton on "Metropole Sub - Americana,” Ernest Ednie on “ Thoughts from Honolulu,” Ann Mortimer M'Math on "School in the Tropies,” Dr T C. Skinner on “Indian Days," Professor William J. Walker, of Johannesburg, on " From the Rand to the Tay."
    These are a few of the articles which crowd this attractive publication of 67 pages. on 13 June 1940 at Morgan Academy, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .25
  • Employment: She was employed in 1941 at Alloa Academy, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, Scotkand, .23
  • Employment: She was employed by Teacher's New Post
    Miss Margaret Fowler, Dundee, has been appointed assistant teacher of modern languages at Broughton Secondary School, Edinburgh.
    An honours graduate of St Andrews University, Mis Fowler was a dux medallist at Morgan Academy. She has been on the staff of Alloa Academy for over six years and presiously taught at Knox Institute, Haddington.
    Her parents live at 58 Campbell Street, Dundee on 31 March 1947 at Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .23
  • (Informant) Death: She registered the death of George Fowler on 5 October 1951 at Lochee, Dundee, Angus, Scotland, .2
  • Married Name: As of 1955, her married name was Mollison.2
  • Employment*: Margaret Barrie Fowler was employed by Modern Languages dept in 1965 at Broughton High School, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, .19
  • (Spouse) Death: Her spouse Alexander M Mollison died in 1966 at Edinburgh, Midlothain, Scotland, .2

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