Mary Caroline Fraser

born circa 1866 - died 29 November 1937

Mary Caroline Fraser's parents were Emma Caroline Cooper (died 29 March 1915 aged 82) and John Fraser MD CB Surgeon General (12 January 1819 - 31 July 1893) who was in the armed services and was honorary surgeon to the Queen...

Mary was involved in philanthropic work with the armed services with the Church of Scotland.

"His daughter was at South Africa in 1899 with the 2nd/Highland Light Infantry where together with Mrs Marshall, wife of Chaplain Rev Theodore Marshall DD, “in their daily visits proved to be comforting blinks of warm sunlight”." Rev. Marshall was Convenor of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

She remained unmarried and in 1911, aged 44, she lived with her mother, younger sister Caroline Cooper Fraser aged 42, and a cook and a housemaid (who were sisters) at 13 Blantyre Terrace, Merchiston, Morningside Parish. The family had 'independent means'.

Mary was awarded an MBE. She died at 29 Falcon Garden, Morningside.

Highland Light Infantry Chronicle (Jan 1905-Oct 1907)
Obituary of her father John Fraser MD CB
Mary Caroline Fraser
Death records of Mary and her mother; 1911 Census

Scotland's People

Parliamentary Papers, House of Commons and Command, Volume 58