Fraser Tavish MacDonald born 1875
Born in Dumbartonshire and brought up in Cudrish, Fraser Tavish MacDonald moved to England in 1900 to train for the Civil Service and work in Customs and Excise. The 1901 census records him being in Toxteth, Liverpool, working as a 'Port Clerk HM Customs'.
In 1911 he was at 130 Breakspeare Road, Brockley, South East London. He was boarding there, while working as a 'Clerk HM Customs', with the Tyler family whose daughter he married five years later on 30 September 1916 (see right).
Before his marriage was posted to Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland where daughter Flora Tyler MacDonald was born in 1918. He returned to England in 1919 prior to Irish home rule to a post in Cambridge, where son Donald Reginald Franklin MacDonald was born in 1922. The family lived in Cambridge for a good number of years.
Fraser and Marjorie retired to Rustington on Sea, West Sussex, in the late 1930s.
Flora Tyler MacDonald graduated from university in Domestic Science with a view to managing and running an institution. Flora had always wanted to nurse but began her career in a boarding school looking after the pupils. When the war came she was recruited as a nurse and she never looked back. She then trained at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge. She was the Matron of a cottage hospital in Arundel for many years which she ran efficiently and totally until her retirement.
Donald was an accountant.
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