Ethel Watts Mumford was an American author from New York City. “Mumford” came from her first husband George D Mumford, a lawyer.
After her first husband grew intolerant of her prolific writing and art career, she fled to San Francisco in 1899 with their only child, a son. She sued for divorce on grounds of desertion.
After the divorce was granted in 1901, she returned to New York, vowing never to remarry unless her husband accepted her career. On Jun 4, 1906 she married Peter Geddes Grant of Gran town, Moray shire, Scotland.