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Mary Fortune

Mary Fortune
Mary Fortune

Mary McDougald was born in Chinguacousy Township, Peel County, Ontario on 12 May 1851, the daughter of John MacDougald and his wife Mary. She grew up with her 14 brothers and sisters in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba.

Married to Mark Fortune and resident in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a first class passenger. She travelled with her husband, their three daughters Alice Elizabeth, Ethel Flora and Mabel, and their son, Charles Alexander Fortune. The family occupied cabins C-23-25-27.

Mary and her daughters were rescued, probably in lifeboat 10.

Mary, did not remarry and died in Toronto on 8 March 1929, aged 76.

Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Mary Fortune (née McDougald)
Age: 60 years 11 months and 9 days (Female)
Nationality: Canadian
Marital Status: Married to Mark Fortune
Last Residence: in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 19950, £263
Cabin No. C23/25/27
Rescued (boat 10)  
Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
Died: Friday 8th March 1929 aged 77 years
Cause of Death:
Buried: Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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References and Sources

Toronto Daily Star, Saturday, March 9, 1929, Obituary
Province of Ontario Certificate of Death

Research Articles

Jason D. Tiller Titanica! (2012) Toronto's Titanic Survivors

Newspaper Articles

Manitoba Free Press (20 April 1912) Fortune Family Parted in Boat in Good Cheer
Women Had No Idea of Serious Condition of the Titanic
New York Times (20 April 1912) WOMEN REVEALED AS HEROINES BY WRECK (2)
Washington Times (22 April 1912) DRESSED IN SKIRTS MAN LEFT TITANIC
Toronto Daily Star (9 March 1929) FORTUNE

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Mary Fortune Portrait
Tomb of Mary Fortune
Minneapolis Star Tribune (1912) Mary Fortune

Documents and Certificates

(1929) Mary Fortune (Death Certificate)
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