Laura Borden

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Laura Borden
Laura Borden.jpg
Sir Robert and Lady Borden aboard SS ROYAL GEORGE en route to England, 1912
Born (1861-11-26)November 26, 1861[1]
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Died September 7, 1940(1940-09-07) (aged 78)[2]
Ottawa, Ontario
Known for Wife of Sir Robert Laird Borden

Laura, 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 in recognition for contributing to the Canadian identity.[5]

She died in Ottawa in 1940 and buried next to her husband at Beechwood Cemetery.[6]

See also[edit]

Honorary titles
Preceded by
Zoé Lafontaine, Lady Laurier
Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada
1911-1920
Succeeded by
Isabel Cox Meighen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Statistics Canada (1901), Fourth Census of Canada (jpg), Ward 3, 33 District, Halifax, NS: Library and Archives Canada, p. 21, retrieved December 1, 2014 
  2. ^ "Lady Laura Borden Passes in Ottawa". Edmonton Journal. September 7, 1940. p. 1. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ Brown, Robert Craig (1979–2005). "Borden, Sir Robert Laird". Dictionary of Canadian Biography (online ed.). University of Toronto Press. 
  4. ^ Morgan, Henry James, ed. (1903). "Mrs. Borden". Types of Canadian women and of women who are or have been connected with Canada 1. Toronto: W. Briggs. p. 33. Retrieved December 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ Laura Borden at Find a Grave
  6. ^ "Borden Home Historic Site". Ottawa Citizen. June 7, 1961. p. 7. Retrieved December 1, 2014.