Mary McNaughton

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Mary with her husband, James, on or before 1914

Mary McNaughton (nee McCormick) (1856 - about 1948) was the mother of Williamina Bessie Coulter and maternal grandmother of Ruth Newman.

Early life

Mary was born to William McCormick and his wife.

She married James McNaughton and bore his child, Williamina Bessie McNaughton.


Mary's daughter 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, Mary died soon afterwards aged about 90, "of a broken heart".