Laura Borden

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Lady Borden
Laura Borden.jpg
Sir Robert and Lady Borden aboard SS ROYAL GEORGE en route to England, 1912
Born Laura Bond
(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 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 she 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]

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  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 (2016). "Borden, Sir Robert Laird". In Cook, Ramsay; Bélanger, Réal. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XVI (1931–1940) (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. ^ "Borden Home Historic Site". Ottawa Citizen. June 7, 1961. p. 7. Retrieved December 1, 2014.