Williamina Bessie Coulter

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Williamine Bessie Coulter, at her wedding in Edmonton in 1911

Williamina Bessie Coulter (nee McNaughton) (17 January 1888 - 18 July 1948) was a Canadian woman and wife of Joseph Coulter.

Early life

She was born to James McNaughton (1853 - 1914) and Mary McCormick (1856 - about 1948).

Marriage and family

Williamina married Joseph Coulter, a man many years older than her, in 1911 in Edmonton. Together they had seven children, including Ruth.

Death

Williamina died of complications during a gall bladder surgery on 18 July 1948, aged 58.

According to Ruth Newman as told to her grandson Michael Currie in 2003, after this death, Williamina's mother Mary McCormick died soon afterwards aged about 90, "of a broken heart".

Sources

Ancestry.ca [1]