Re: The Official Married Names Thread
The player known as J. Corder and J.M. Corder (same person) won the singles title at the Scottish Championships in 1893 and at the Welsh Championships in 1895. Her surname sounds Scottish but, like Helen Jackson and Muriel Robb, she came from Newcastle-upon-Tyne in Northumberland, just south of the Scottish border.
Her full name was Jane Marie Corder. She was born in 1874 and married in 1899. She appears to have stopped playing tournament tennis after her marriage. Her husband, John Wardle Donald, an architect, died in 1906. He seems to have had two children from an earlier marriage. It appears that Jane didn't have any children with him. Her date of death is not known.