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.

References and Sources

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

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


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

Documents and Certificates

(1929) Mary Fortune (Death Certificate)
Search archive online

Comment and discuss

The Fortune Family Descendants (55 posts)
Gretchen Longley and a Fortune sister (7 posts)
Mabel Fortune (2 posts)
How many trousseaus were lost in the Titanic (1 post)


Pat Cook, USA
Peter Engberg-Klarström, Sweden
Phillip Gowan, USA

Link and cite this biography

Encyclopedia Titanica (2007) Mary Fortune (ref: #113, last updated: 1st November 2007, accessed 19th September 2021 03:05:28 AM)

Discover More

Join the Encyclopedia Titanica Community (22k)     Join the Encyclopedia Titanica Facebook Group (12.5k)