Born on the 2nd of June 1874, Mary was the fourth daughter and fifth child of Robert and Jane. On the 12th of March 1903 she married Dr Thomas Gowans of South Shields in Edinburgh. After this they moved to the Newcastle area where Dr Gowans worked until 1953 at which point I believe they retired to Yorkshire. They had three children together: Jean, Alice and Edith. Mary was the longest lived of the siblings surviving to her 97th year and dying in 1971.
An account of Mary from Elizabeth’s diary: “Enjoyed ourselves pretty well at Angar last night. The younger daughter, Mary, had to entertain us. She is an handsome girl of about seventeen.”
Verification of this member: Only half verified. One photograph labelled as her by two seperate sets of people. Also, two labelled photographs submitted by Sheila Yeoman. The issue is she seems to look quite different aged 30 compared to 20 so it’s difficult to be certain the younger photos are correct.