Mary Jane was born, lived her life, and died on the south coast of Newfoundland. A life of tragedy. A life of poverty come riches. There were husbands, children, suitors, and evil men. Mary Jane was a strong woman who carried herself with pride and stood fast to protect and raise her children well. Her early life was marked by a series of tragic losses. A woman of lesser metal would have been broken for a lifetime. But Mary Jane grieved, then rose from the tragedy, and married a wealthy businessman. Then the rest of her life . . .