McDougall, Eliza Ann

Birth Name McDougall, Eliza Ann
Gender female
Age at Death 90 years, 8 months, 10 days


Eliza was born in New Brunswick or PEI, around 1845. She died at age 92, according to her obituary, so her date of birth could have been a bit earlier than she admitted on census records.

According to one Mcdougall family tree, Eliza died before her father. According to another, she went to the States sometime after 1871, and perhaps as early as 1868.

I haven't been able to confirm the marriage of Thomas and Eliza - it wasn't in PEI, NB, or Massachusetts records. Eliza said she and Thomas had been married for 28 years on the 1900 US census form, and 35 on the 1910 form. In the 1930 US census, Eliza said she had been married at age 23 (around 1868). It's possible Eliza went out to the Western US with one of her brothers and married there - Thomas said he was born in Wisconsin.

On US census forms from 1900 to 1930, Eliza was living in Revere, Massachusetts, first with her husband Thomas and after his death with a niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Thomas Coughlin.

In the 1920 US census, Eliza's nephew Thomas Powers Coughlin was the head of household. Eliza was described as his aunt. Also in the household were John E. and Margaret (Powers) Coughlin, and his 20 year old sister Elizabeth. John was born in Chatham, New Brunswick.

They lived at 284 Mountain Avenue in Revere Massachusetts.

George Stewart McDougall from Campbelltown PEI went to the States about 1923, giving his sister, Mrs. Eliza Coughlin in Revere Mass., as his contact.

Thomas died around 1914 - there were two men of this name who died in Boston Mass. in 1912 and 1914, but none who died in Revere. Up until 1914, Thomas was listed in the Mass. City Directory, but by 1916, the head of household was Mrs. Eliza Coughlin.

There is a Mass. Death Index record for an Eliza Coughlin, maiden name McDougall, who died in Boston in 1936.


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth June 1845 New Brunswick, Canada    
Death February 11, 1936 Revere, Massachusetts in Revere, Mass; Eliza McDougall Coughlin in Mass. Death Index; Boston Globe 12 feb 1936  


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father McDougall, JohnMay 13, 1820May 12, 1896
Mother Mersereau, Grace Isabelle1823April 12, 1873
         McDougall, Eliza Ann June 1845 February 11, 1936
    Sister     McDougall, Barbara Elizabeth January 30, 1847 August 27, 1924
    Brother     McDougall, Duncan Alexander 1849 before 1950
    Sister     McDougall, Margaret Jane January 4, 1851 September 4, 1898
    Brother     McDougall, Peter 1852 before 1952
    Brother     McDougall, Edward James 1854
    Brother     McDougall, William Coughlin July 12, 1857 February 22, 1940
    Brother     McDougall, John Edward Edmund February 24, 1860 April 13, 1932
    Sister     McDougall, Annie Laura October 3, 1863 November 21, 1957
    Brother     McDougall, George Stewart January 1, 1866 March 3, 1940


Family of Coughlin, Thomas and McDougall, Eliza Ann

Married Husband Coughlin, Thomas ( * October 1836 + about 1916 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage about 1872   married 28 years in the 1900 US census