Peter Fraser
(-Bef 1863)
Margaret Buchanan
(-Bef 1863)
Duncan Paterson
Margaret McCallum
Andrew Buchanan Fraser
Mary Paterson
(Abt 1840-)
Catherine Louisa Henderson Fraser


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Robert William Laing

Catherine Louisa Henderson Fraser 1434,2204,2332,2333,2334,2335,2336

  • Born: 28 Dec 1863, High Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland 1434,2211,2337
  • Marriage: Robert William Laing on 1 Jun 1894 in Springburn Church, Glasgow, Scotland 2200,2201,2209
  • Died: 10 Dec 1940, Kelowna, B.C. aged 76 2212
  • Buried: 12 Dec 1940, Kelowna Cemetery

bullet  General Notes:

LAING, CATHERINE FRASER, death registration # 1940-09581083 BC Archives film # B13170

died Dec 10, 1940, age 75 yrs, 11 mo. 14 days, Winfield B.C.
buried Dec 12, 1940, Kelowna Cemetery
born Dec 26, 1864, Glasgow, Scotland
name of father ANDREW FRASER, b. Scotland
name of mother : not known, b. Scotland
informant was JOHN LAING, son.
cause of death cerebral hemorrhage, physician Dr. W. Knox
residence in municipality and in Canada= 18 years.

(note by jca. Catherine Fraser believed to have been born in 1863, not 1864)

Individual Record FamilySearch™ International Genealogical Index v4.01 British Isles

Catherine Louisa Henderson FRASER Sex: F

Birth: 28 Dec 1863
High Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

Father: Andrew FRASER
Mother: Mary PATERSON

Batch C119181 1855-1874 film # 6035516 REGISTER


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Residence, 1 Jun 1894, #90, Finlay Drive, Dennistown, Glasgow.


Catherine married Robert William Laing, son of John Laing and Robina Baillie, on 1 Jun 1894 in Springburn Church, Glasgow, Scotland 2200,2201.,2209 (Robert William Laing was born on 7 Jul 1863 in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland,1434,1675,2206,2338 died on 23 Mar 1941 in Kelowna, B.C. 2207 and was buried on 25 Mar 1941 in Kelowna Cemetery.)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

Marriage Certificate, Robert Laing and Catherine Louisa Henderson Fraser,

Robert Laing , Bachelor Miner, Logantia by West Calder, Scotland, marriage to Catherine Louisa Henderson Fraser, spinster, No. 90 Finlay Drive, Dennistown, married 1 June 1894 in the Parish Church of Springburn. (note Springburn Church is in Glasgow, Scotland. jca).
The Blackburn Boat People Print this page.

Extract from the West Lothian Courier Friday January 16th 1987

Its 60 years since the boat people of Blackburn emigrated to British Columbia, Canada. Most were related through blood or marriage to two of Blackburn's main families, the Ried's and the Andersons. Every year at Pitt Meadows, Vancouver there is a wonderful get together, called the "Ried - Anderson Picnic" when the occasion is recalled.

Many travel hundreds of miles to attend, with their new descendants to be with old friends. Some of course are no longer alive and are ver much missed.

The now intermingled Canadian/Scott's recall memories, while older ones explain to the younger all about the clans of Scotland. The "wean", the baby held in Jessie Ried's arms on the left of the picture lifts his accordion and his younger brother Harry joins in with "The Rowan Tree". "John Anderson My Jo" "Loch Lomond" and all Scotland's old traditional songs. The party always ends with everyone making plans for the next year's.

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