GEORGINA MCKENZIE was born 22 Apr 1867 in Tongue, Sutherland. She married JAMES MUNRO at Altnaharra, parish of Farr on 08 Nov 1895. He was a forester, aged 32, the son of Robert Munro, ferryman, and Janet McKay of Achulvadrach, Tongue. They were married by Alex Sutherland, the Free Church Minister, and the witnesses were Alexander Munro and Josephine Munro.
She died 29 Sep 1903 at Gobernuisgach in the parish of Durness, Sutherland nine days after giving birth to twins. Her husband died at 4pm on 10 Oct 1903, aged 40, near the end of the Polla Road from asphyxia or choking.
The Northern Times of October 16 1903 reported the sad double bereavement at Tongue - Death has been very busy in our midst for some time past, and some sad cases have occurred - weak families bereft of their breadwinners and others of their mothers' love. The saddest case of all was that of the deaths, within a week of each other, of Mr and Mrs James Munro, Gobernuisgach, names known and highly respected throughout a wide district. Mrs Munro, after giving birth to twins, passed away leaving behind her six children, all too young to realise the loss they had sustained. Her devoted husband followed her remains to the churchyard of Melness, and afterwards returned broken-hearted to his lonely home. On Friday he drove to the registrar's office at Durness to perform the melancholy duty of registering the birth of his children and the death of his wife. On Saturday Mr Munro returned, but while rounding the head of Loch Eriboll, amid the solitude of rock and sea, his spirit passed away, and his remains were found placidly seated in his conveyance, while his faithful pony as if conscious of what had happened, waited for the first passer by. Nor had it long to wait for not more than ten minutes elapsed after two friends had parted with Mr Munro, then apparently in his usual health, when another friend coming in the opposite direction found that life was extinct. The cause of death was failure of the heart. The sad event has cast a gloom over the whole district, rendered deeper by the presence of the six fatherless and motherless children, who were feelingly referred to by one of the pastors who took part in the service at the grave as "the little children who were now at play, unconscious of their loss" In earnest prayers they were committed to the care and keeping of the Orphan's Almighty Stay. On Wednesday the remains were placed in the same grave into which a week before he looked through tears upon the coffin of her who was the --.