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  McCain, Roberta Wright
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NameRoberta Wright McCain
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Phoenix, Arizona , United States
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Born February 07, 1912
DiedOctober 12, 2020 (108 years)
ContributorThe Sunset Provision
Last ModifedIndyGeorgia
Oct 12, 2020 02:33pm
Tags Caucasian - Married - Widowed -
InfoRoberta Wright and her twin sister, Rowena, were born in Muskogee, Oklahoma on February 7, 1912. Her parents, Archibald Wright (1876 - 1971), a Los Angeles oil wildcatter, and Myrtle Fletcher (1885 - 1972), were married in Cleburne, Texas, on June 18, 1901.

On January 21, 1933, she married Admiral John S. McCain, Jr. in Caesar's Bar, Tijuana, Mexico. She became the daughter-in-law of Admiral John S. McCain, Sr.

Roberta McCain had three children. Sandy McCain Morgan (born 1934), John McCain (born 1936), and Joe McCain (born 1942).

Her son, John, was held as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years. When notified upon his release on March 15, 1973, that he had shouted expletives at his captors, Mrs. McCain's response was, "Johnny, I'm going to come over there and wash your mouth out with soap."

John McCain has said of his mother: "My mother was raised to be a strong, determined woman who thoroughly enjoyed life, and always tried to make the most of her opportunities. She was encouraged to accept, graciously and with good humor, the responsibilities and sacrifices her choices have required of her. I am grateful to her for the strengths she taught me by example."

Roberta campaigned during her son's 2008 presidential campaign, and remains active despite her advanced age. On October 22, 2009, Roberta was hospitalized in Portugal after she fell and injured her head.


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Son John McCain 1936-2018
Granddaughter Sidney McCain 1966-
Granddaughter Meghan McCain 1984-
Grandson John Sidney "Jack" McCain, IV 1986-
Grandson James "Jimmy" McCain 1988-
Granddaughter Bridget McCain 1991-

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