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Isabella Morrison

Munitions Worker
Birthplace Moray Elgin ScotlandPlace of Death Mission Canada Date of Death: January 4, 1996 Date of Birth: May 22, 1897

Biography

Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Isabella (Bella) Morrrison later Isabella Fraser. 

Gender: Female. 

Date and Place of Birth: 22nd May 1897, Linkwood, St. Andrew’s Lhanbryd, near Elgin, Morayshire. 

Date and Place of Death: 1st April 1966, Mission, British Columbia, Canada. 

Nationality: British/Scottish/Canadian. 

Biography 

Childhood:  

  • Lived pre-dominantly near Lhanbryd where her family appear to be farmers, crofters and shepherds. In 1911 census appears to be living in the Black Isle. 
  • Isabella’s Siblings (1911 Census). 

-Robert Morrison, 21 – Sheperd. 

– James Morrison, 11 – School. 

-Alexander Morrison, 8 – School. 

-Agnes Morrison, 6 – School. 

-Elsie Morrison, 4 – School. 

-Elizabeth Morrison, 2. 

 

Parents:  

James Morrison (possibly also known as John Morrison per see 1901 census) and Jessie Morrison. 

Parent’s occupations:  

Father – Farm ?. Mother -M.S. ? – On Isabella’ birth certificate. Married on June 16th 1888.  

  • In 1901 census James/John Morrison is listed as either a Diary Man or Farm Hand. In 1911 census James/John Morrison and Jessie Morrison are listed as ‘Crofters’.  
  • On Isabella’s marriage certificate James Morrison is listed as being a ‘Farmer.’  

Schools / universities attended and years of attendance:  

  • Possibly Lhanbryd Primary School. 
  • Possible attendance at University of Aberdeen. Per see following: 
  • ‘The Graduation List, Aberdeen Press and Journal, Wednesday 29th March 1916, pg.7,’ Name mentioned under ‘Ordinary Degree’ recipients.  

Occupation: 

Place of residence at Gretna: 

Job title at Gretna: Munitions Worker. 

Marital status:  

  • Married John A.G. Fraser, Dufftown formerly of the Royal Gordon Highlanders and the Royal Army Medical Corps in 1919 before emigrating to Canada in the same year. 
  • Married on 22nd March 1919 at 2 Commerce Street, Elgin in presence of John Sims, House Painter of 297 High Street, Elgin and Ernest Sim, Iron Moulder 297 High Street, Elgin. 
  • John Fraser’s parents listed as – Peter Fraser (Carter) and Elsie Fraser. 
  • Isabella’s occupation is given as ‘Munitions Worker’ and John Fraser’s as ‘Wood Carter’. 
  • Isabella’s address is given as ‘Morayhill ? Farm, Lhanbryd,’ and John’s address is given as ‘297 High Street, Elgin.’ 

Children: One known child; Edward. W. Fraser. 

Travels: Immigrated to Canada in 1919. 

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