Mary (Godfrey) Wright

Mary Fowler (Godfrey) Wright (1913 - 1980)

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Mary Fowler Wright formerly Godfrey
Born in Carberry, Manitoba, Canadamap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 1943 in Palmerston North, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Mother of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], and
Died in Marton, Rangitikei, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified 28 Nov 2019 | Created 6 Jul 2018
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Mary was born in 1913. She passed away in 1980. Buried at Mount View Cemetery, Marton, New Zealand. She probably had mitochondrial haplogroup H, daughter's DNA suggests (so hers too). She had naturally red hair. She emigrated with her family by ship from British Columbia, Canada to New Zealand (first on land from Manitoba) when she was 3 years old in about 1917. She had naturally red hair.


  • Manitoba Vital Statistics Agency (, Birth Registration of Mary Godfrey, Birth certificate 1913,058012.
  • Births, Deaths & Marriages Online", [digital index], New Zealand Department of Internal Affairs (, Death Registration of Mary Fowler Wright, DOB: 8 October 1913, Death certificate 1980/30965.
  • Paternal and maternal relationships are confirmed by a MyHeritageDNA test match between Pamela Driscoll and her 1st cousin once removed (K.R.). Their most-recent common ancestors are William Godfrey and Alison Godfrey, the grandparents of Pamela Driscoll and the great grandparents of her cousin. Predicted relationship from MyHeritage: 1st cousin once removed - 2nd cousin, based on sharing 434.3‎ cM across 21 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Pamela Driscoll and her 2nd cousin J.L.. Their most-recent common ancestors are Robert Godfrey and Mary (Fowler) Godfrey. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.7, based on sharing 336 cM across 13 segments.
  • "BillionGraves Index," database, FamilySearch( : 27 February 2017), Mary Fowler Wright, died 05 Apr 1980; citing BillionGraves ( : 2012), Burial at Mount View Cemetery, Marton, Manawatu-Wanganui, New Zealand.

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Mary is 27 degrees from Greg Clarke, 22 degrees from George Hull and 20 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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