Jane Fisher - born 1885

Although christened Jane she was known in her youth as Jeanie and later as Auntie Jean.

In 1906 she married James Fotheringham, a teacher from Stow. The Dundee Courier described the wedding:

'A pretty wedding took place in the Station hotel Perth yesterday when Miss Jean Fisher daughter of Mr James Fisher Aberfeldy was married to Mr James Fotheringham, headmaster, Fountainhall, Midlothian. The nuptials were performed by the Rev John McRae M.A., United free Church, Aberfeldy.
The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a charming groan of cream while made over quite Glace silk and trimmed with chiffon and lace. Her tulle veil was held by a wreath of orange blossom and she carried a bouquet of lilies and roses.
Mr James McFarlane, teacher, Portobello, acted as groomsman and the bridesmaids were Miss Lizzie Proudfoot, Tynadalloch and Miss Mary Simpson Fortingall, cousins of the bride. They looked very pretty in dresses of white muslin with touches of helio and hats to match.
Mrs Fotheringham's going away dress was of purple face-cloth with hat to match. Mrs Fisher the bride's mother wore an elegant black and white toilette. There were over 60 guests at the wedding and the presents were numerous and costly'.

Jean's weddingSee full size photograph of the wedding group. Front row left to right (excluding lady seated far left):- Rev. John McRae (with James Alexander Fisher b. 1887 standing behind him), James Fisher b.1847, Maggie Fisher (nee McNab) b. 1848, Mary Simpson b.1885, Elizabeth Proudfoot b.1877, Jane Fisher, James Fotheringham, James McFarlane, Janet Fotheringham (nee Gillies), James Fotheringham snr.

James died fifteen years before Jean. She spent her later years with her brother Jim in Lilliesleaf, Roxburghshire, until her death in 1967.

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