McDougall, William Coughlin

Birth Name McDougall, William Coughlin
Gender male
Age at Death 83 years


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1857 Prince Edward Island, Canada  
Death 1940 Montana, United States  
Emigration 1888   accordig to one census form


Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McDougall, John
Mother Mersereau, Grace Isabelle
    Sister     McDougall, Eliza Ann
    Sister     McDougall, Barbara Elizabeth
    Brother     McDougall, Duncan Alexander
    Sister     McDougall, Margaret Jane
    Brother     McDougall, Peter
    Brother     McDougall, Edward James
         McDougall, William Coughlin
    Brother     McDougall, John Edward Edmund
    Sister     McDougall, Annie Laura
    Brother     McDougall, George Stewart
Father McDougall, John
Stepmother McLean, Jane T.
    Half-brother     McDougall, James Scott


    Family of McDougall, William Coughlin and McLean, Zilpha
Married Wife McLean, Zilpha
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage October 12, 1880 Prince Edward Island, Canada married in the Alberton Presbyterian Church
  1. McDougall, Mary M
    Family of McDougall, William Coughlin and Unknown, Isabelle Elizabeth Jane
Married Wife Unknown, Isabelle Elizabeth Jane
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage January 31, 1898 Aberdeen, South Dakota  
  1. McDougall, Kenneth



According to the Nina Ross genealogy of this family, William married Zylpha Mclean, and they lived in Campbellton PEI until the death of their daughter Mary. Mary was probably the "daughter" Mary in the household of John & Jane Mcdougall in the 1891 census. She died in 1900.

McDougall Mary M. Pioneer 8 January 1900, page 4, col. 8 At Campbellton on the 25th ult., Miss Mary M. McDougall, aged 18 years, 8 months and 17 days, daughter of William and Zilpha McDougall and granddaughter of the late John McDougall. She died trusting firmly in the merits of a crucified Redeemer.

William did go to the United States, possibly around 1880, where he married again after Zilpha's death.

In the 1905 South Dakota census, William, age 48, born Prince Edward Island was a machinery dealer. He had been in South Dakota for 17 years, and in the United States for 27 years.

In 1910, William and Elizabeth were in Montana with their son Kenneth, born in 1900 in South Dakota. William gave his place of birth as Prince Edward Island in the next census, when he and Elizabeth were living in Glacier, Montana. Their son was not living with them.

His wife, Isabelle Elizabeth sought a divorce in 1931.

William C. Mcdougall died in Glacier, Montana in 1940.

MCDOUGALL, WILLIAM C : M : 83 : 22 Feb 1940 : Gla 1920
The newspaper item said W. B. McDougall, 83, originally from PEI died at Cut Bank Hospital on 22 or 23 Feb 1940.


  1. McDougall, John
    1. Mersereau, Grace Isabelle
      1. McDougall, Eliza Ann
      2. McDougall, Barbara Elizabeth
      3. McDougall, Duncan Alexander
      4. McDougall, Margaret Jane
      5. McDougall, Peter
      6. McDougall, Edward James
      7. McDougall, William Coughlin
        1. McLean, Zilpha
          1. McDougall, Mary M
        2. Unknown, Isabelle Elizabeth Jane
          1. McDougall, Kenneth
      8. McDougall, John Edward Edmund
      9. McDougall, Annie Laura
      10. McDougall, George Stewart