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Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — Canada’s West Coast
 

Isabella Mainville Ross

Born Jan. 10, 1808 • Died in Victoria April 23, 1885

 

— Here Lies —

 
Isabella Mainville Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
1. Isabella Mainville Ross Marker
Inscription.  

She came here in 1843 with her husband, Chief Trader Charles Ross, who was in charge of building Fort Victoria. After his death she bought the land upon which you are standing for a farm. By so doing she became the first woman to own land in what is now British Columbia.
 
Erected 1994 by Old Cemeteries Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & SettlersWomen.
 
Location. 48° 24.639′ N, 123° 20.403′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Monument is in Section C of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William (Billy) Barker (within shouting distance of this marker); Right Reverend George Hills, D.D. (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Minnie Victoria Robertson (about 120 meters away); George and Isabella Pottinger
Isabella Mainville Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2014
2. Isabella Mainville Ross Marker
(about 150 meters away); William Edgar Oliver (about 150 meters away); Kakehashi (about 180 meters away); Lorne Lewis (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Estate of the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia (approx. 0.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Victoria.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ross Bay Cemetery at Old Cemeteries Society of Victoria. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Fort Victoria Descendants on Facebook. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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