Laura Borden

Beechwood Cemetery Agnes Macdonald, 1st Baroness Macdonald of Earnscliffe Robert Borden

Lady Borden
Laura Borden.jpg
Sir Robert and Lady Borden aboard SS Royal George en route to England, 1912
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
In role
October 10, 1911 – July 10, 1920
Preceded byZoé Laurier
Succeeded byIsabel Meighen
Personal details
Born
Laura Bond

(1861-11-26)November 26, 1861[1]
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
DiedSeptember 7, 1940(1940-09-07) (aged 78)[2]
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Resting placeBeechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
NationalityCanadian
Spouse(s)Sir Robert Borden

Laura Borden, Lady Borden (née Bond; November 26, 1861 – September 7, 1940) was the wife of Sir Robert Laird Borden, the eighth Prime Minister of Canada.

She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, to a local hardware merchant, and married Borden in September 1889.[3] She served as president of the Local Council of Women of Halifax until her resignation in 1901.[4]

In recognition of her affability and graciousness, the Progressive Conservative Party presented her with an automobile to recognize her contributions to the Canadian identity.[citation needed]

She died in Ottawa in 1940 and is buried next to her husband at Beechwood Cemetery.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Statistics Canada (1901), Fourth Census of Canada (jpg), Ward 3, 33 District, Halifax, NS: Library and Archives Canada, p. 21, retrieved December 1, 2014CS1 maint: location (link)
  2. ^ "Lady Laura Borden Passes in Ottawa". Edmonton Journal. September 7, 1940. p. 1. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  3. ^ Brown, Robert Craig (2016). "Borden, Sir Robert Laird". In Cook, Ramsay; Bélanger, Réal (eds.). Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XVI (1931–1940) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. Retrieved December 1, 2014.
  4. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). Types of Canadian Women and of Women who are or have been Connected with Canada. Toronto: Williams Briggs. p. 33.
  5. ^ "Borden Home Historic Site". Ottawa Citizen. June 7, 1961. p. 7. Retrieved December 1, 2014.