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War memorial including Nurse Elizabeth F Macdonald

Location:
Main Street
Newtonmore, PH20 1DR
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Newtonmore War Memorial
Newtonmore War Memorial
Newtonmore War Memorial

Elizabeth Fraser Macdonald

Other names: 
She was known as Lizzie.
Dates: 
5 November 1890 - 10 October 1918

The youngest of seven children of Donald Macdonald and Catherine Macdonald, nee Fraser, she was born in Laggan in 1890. Her birth certificate gives her name as "Elizabeth Macdonald" with no middle initial "F", but she used her mother's maiden name "Fraser" as a middle name. Elizabeth grew up speaking both Gaelic and English.

The family lived at Auchmore Cottage, Laggan. Her father was a farm servant.

In 1901 she was living with her parents and five older siblings in Station Road, Kingussie. Her father was working as a coal porter.

Sources
Obituary
Aberdeen Daily Journal, 22 October 1918.
1891 census
Laggan 104 / 1 / 8
Death certificate
1918 644/ 6 / 351

All Scotswomen who sought the blessings of Peace.

Statue of Elizabeth Grant

Dedicated to: 
Erected by: 
Glenfiddich distillery
Designed by: 
Lois Carson
Date: 
2018
Material: 
Bronze
Location:
Glenfiddich Visitor Centre
Dufftown , AB55 4DH

Elizabeth Grant

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Duncan
Dates: 
18 Feb 1842 - 11 August 1925

Elizabeth Duncan was born in 1842,in Dufftown, the daughter of John Duncan, cattle dealer, and Margaret Grant, labourer. She worked as a domestic servant prior to her marriage. She married William Grant on 10th February 1860. The couple had nine children - John, William, James, Alexander, George, Charles, Isabella, Margaret, Edward. Her husband was a Major in the Volunteers, and Elizabeth supported the Volunteers by, for example, assisting with fund raising bazaars in 1901 and 1903. She donated books to the Upper Cabrach School Library.
She died in 1925 and is buried in Mortlach cemetery.

Sources
Marriage certificate
1860 / 162/ 4
1881 census
Mortlach 4/2/6
1891 census
Mortlach 1/7/22

Gabrielle Keiller Library

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Gabrielle Keiller Library

Location:
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art
75 Belford Road
Edinburgh , EH4 3DR
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Gabrielle Keiller Library

Gabrielle Muriel Keiller

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Ritchie.
Dates: 
10 August 1908 โ€“ 23 December 1995

Keiller was born on 10 August 1908 in North Berwick during a golf trip by her parents, Daisy Muriel Hoare and J. Wadsworth Ritchie, a rancher. She grew up in Texas.

She married Charles Style, and, as Gabrielle Style, won several golf tournaments in the 1930s and 40s.

During World War II she served as an ambulance driver.

She divorced Charles Style in 1950 and married archaeologist Alexander Keiller in 1951. She was widowed in 1955.

Sources

Information board on Mrs Innes

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

White Horse Close

"Her name is Mrs Innes and the White Horse is her sign
And happy is the man or beast that happens there to dine."

Mrs Innes was the landlady of the White Horse Inn for 51 years in the C19th.

Location:
White Horse Close
160 High Street
Elgin , IV30 1BD
Images: 
Information Board

Elizabeth Innes

Other names: 
Her maiden name was Gordon
Dates: 
c1771 - 19 August 1840

The widow of Alexander Innes, she was widowed in 1822.

Obituary - Died, at Elgin, on the 19th August, Mrs Elizabeth Innes of the White Horse Inn, aged 70 years, after conducting that well-frequented establishment for a period of fifty years. Her affability of manner, kindness of disposition, and benevolence of heart secured her the general esteem, and her loss will be long and deeply felt by a numerous circle of neighbours and friends. -Aberdeen Journal 2 September 1840.

Sources
Aberdeen Journal - 2 September 1840

Plaque to Bella Keyzer

Dedicated to: 
Inscription: 

Bella Keyzer
Welder
1922-1992

Erected by: 
Dundee Women's Trail
Designed by: 
Su Nicoll
Date: 
2008
Material: 
Bronze with blue enamel
Location:
Observation platform
Marine Parade
Dundee, DD1 3JB
Images: 
Plaque to Bella Keyzer