Margaret Manson Graham

26 April 1860- 14 October 1933

Born Orphir, Orkney, the daughter of Isabella Manson and John Graham, weaver and crofter. She was a pupil-teacher in Orphir and then trained as a nurse in Glasgow. She was part of the Women's Foreign Mission, in Old Calabar, Nigeria, and became the first matron of Duketown Hospital. In 1901, she tended Aro casualties after a military campaign was launched against them. She was awarded the Africa General Service medal, with clasps, and in 1906 was appointed a Serving Sister on the Roll of the Order of the Hospital of St John of Jerusalem. Margaret Graham died in 1933 and is buried next to Mary Slessor.

Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women.
Entry on Margaret Manson Graham by Rhonda Lowe, page 142-43.