Records tagged with Keywords: Teacher

Susan Shepherd

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Laird.
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.

Information supplied by her husband, Baird Shepherd.

Isobel Smith


She died in Aberdeen in 1979.

Alice Forbes

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Hunter

She was the youngest daughter of John R. Hunter, schoolmaster, Botriphnie, and Ann A. Farquharson. She qualified as a teacher and taught at Ferryhill School, Aberdeen. She married William C Forbes, a solicitor, in 1912, in Aberdeen. She was widowed in 1944.

Marriage certificate
1912 168/1 689

Euphemia McEwan Graham Simon

Other names: 
She was known as Pearl.
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.

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

Sheila J Sturrock


Bessie Leith

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.

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

Josephine Ogilvie

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.

Blood and Granite by Norman Adams

Mary Thomson Cubie

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.

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

Gwen Mayor

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."

Gwen Mayor
Flame for Dunblane
National Recording Project

Mary Elmslie

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Calder. Her surname is sometimes given as Emslie.
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.

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