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Susan Shepherd

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Laird.
Dates: 
22 Jan 1943 - 28 Feb 2014

Susan Laird was born 22 January 1943 in Culloden, by Inverness, where her father was stationed with the R.A.F. During the war, her mother and she and her older brother moved to Balmedie (Aberdeenshire) to live with her grandmother. When her father returned after the war, they moved to 248 Hilton Drive, Aberdeen.

Sources
Information supplied by her husband, Baird Shepherd.

Isobel Smith

Dates: 
1921-1979

She died in Aberdeen in 1979.

Alice Forbes

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Hunter
Dates: 
1883-1972

She was the youngest daughter of John R. Hunter, schoolmaster, Botriphnie, and Anna Farquharson.

Euphemia McEwan Graham Simon

Other names: 
She was known as Pearl.
Dates: 
27 Feb 1867- 8 Feb 1945

Euphemia Simon was born in Leuchars, the third of four children of Thomas Simon, coalminer, and Margaret McEwan.

She trained as a teacher in Edinburgh, then returned to Fife to teach. She worked in the VAD during the First World War. She became headmistress of Crossroads School, Methil, and lived in the Schoolhouse.

Sources
Has Had Street Named After Her
Evening Telegraph 4 April 1939, page 2.
Obituary
Fife Free Press & Kirkcaldy Guardian, 17 February 1945
Death certificate
1945 459/ 2/ 25

Sheila J Sturrock

Dates: 
1941-2015

Bessie Leith

Dates: 
1896- November 1978

Bessie Leith was born in Wick, the daughter of Andrew Leith, labourer and Helen Doull. In the 1901 census the family were living at I Mounthooley Lane, Wick.

She was a teacher at Pulteney School, Wick. She became a town councillor and then the first female provost of Wick. She was a member of the Labour party. She was awarded the MBE in the New Years Honours of 1954.
She is buried in the Old Municipal Cemetery, Wick.

Sources
1901 census
Wick; ED: 2; Page: 24; Line: 15; Roll: CSSCT1901_12

Josephine Ogilvie

Title: 
Sister
Dates: 
1929 - 6 May 1988

Josephine Ogilvie was born in Edinburgh. She became a member of the Society of the Sacred Heart, a teaching order of nuns in 1953. She taught in Armagh, Craiglockhart in Edinburgh and at Kilgraston in Perthshire before moving to Aberdeen in 1983. She taught at a primary school and was then promoted to religious education adviser for the Diocese of Aberdeen.

Sources
Blood and Granite by Norman Adams

Mary Thomson Cubie

Title: 
Miss
Dates: 
7 Nov 1914 - 15 Nov 1998.

Mary Thomson Cubie was born in Glasgow in 1914, the daughter of Robert and Janet Cubie. She became a teacher. She taught at Golfhill Primary School in Dennistoun in the 1940s. She was also a Sunday School teacher. She was respected as a dedicated and caring teacher.

She enjoyed flower arranging.

She died, aged 84, on 15 November 1998, and her brother Robert provided a memorioal window in her home church at Alloway.

Sources
Through a Glass Brightly; Alloway's Stained Glass
J. Walter McGinty.

Gwen Mayor

Dates: 
born c 1951, killed 13 March 1996

Gwen was shot and killed on 13th March, 1996, alongside 16 Primary 1 schoolchildren at Dunblane Primary School in the school gymnasium.

"Mrs Mayor grew up in Great Harwood, a small town in North East Lancashire, and married Rodney Mayor at the town’s Central Methodist Church. The couple went on to have two daughters together, Esther and Deborah, before moving to Scotland during the early 1970s."

Images: 
Gwen Mayor
Sources
Flame for Dunblane
National Recording Project

Mary Elmslie

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Calder. Her surname is sometimes given as Emslie.
Dates: 
1780- 9 Nov 1868

Mary Elmslie was left a wealthy widow in 1833. She purchased two acres of land on the west side of Aberdeen, and built and endowed the Aberdeen Female Orphan Asylum. This institution housed fifty girls, who were trained for domestic service.

Sources
Fraser and Lee, "Aberdeen 1800-2000; A New History" p331.
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