Fraser, Margaret (1866–1951)

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Fraser, Margaret (1866–1951)

New Zealand domestic servant and letter writer. Name variations: Maggie Fraser; Margaret Johnston. Born Dec 11, 1866, in Banffshire, Scotland; died Aug 31, 1951, in Totorua, New Zealand; dau. of John (master tailor) and Margaret (Spence) Fraser; m. William (Bill) Crawford Johnston, 1900; children: 3 sons, 1 daughter.

Left Scotland for New Zealand (1887); her many letters record daily life as a domestic worker in late 19th century.

See also Dictionary of New Zealand Biography (Vol. 2).