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 Mary B <I>Stearns</I> McGaughan

Mary B Stearns McGaughan

Birth
Rhode Island, USA
Death 4 Mar 1997 (aged 81)
Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Burial Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Memorial ID 110178090 · View Source
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Mary was born to Maurice Harrison Stearns and Maida Peirce (daughter of Henry Peirce and Mary Saylor) and she had a brother Gordon.

She married Terrence Francis McGaughan and they had a son David Stearns Martin.

There is a scholarship named in honor of Mary "Compassion towards Animals" award given to Jamestown eighth graders.

URI Library: Between 1956 and 1960 citizens of Jamestown, R.I. successfully fought the construction of an oil refinery along Narragansett Bay. Commerce Oil Refining Corporation of New York and its executive vice president Harold M. Geller, with the backing of Gulf Oil and Lehman Brothers, attempted to build the refinery. Leading the opposition was Jamestown resident Dr. William Miner, who formed the Jamestown Protective Association and retained Attorney Cornelius C. Moore as counsel. The material in this collection was used by authors Mary Stearns McGaughan and Terrence F. McGaughan in writing their book, Dismissed With Prejudice: the Epic Battle Against Construction of an Oil Refinery in Jamestown, Rhode Island, published in 1994.



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  • Created by: RI Researcher Gal
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110178090
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mary B Stearns McGaughan (30 May 1915–4 Mar 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110178090, citing Cedar Cemetery, Jamestown, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by RI Researcher Gal (contributor 47485860) .