Victoria in Capital Regional District, British Columbia — The Canadian Pacific
Isabella Mainville Ross
Born Jan. 10, 1808 • Died in Victoria April 23, 1885
—Here Lies —
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.
Location. 48° 24.639′ N, 123° 20.403′ W. Marker is in Victoria, British Columbia, in Capital Regional District. Touch for map. Monument is in Section C of Ross Bay Cemetery, south of Fairfield Road and east of Memorial Crescent. Marker is in this post office area: Victoria, British Columbia V8S 1G1, Canada.
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 (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. Charles and Isabella Ross. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fort Victoria Descendants on Facebook. (Submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Settlements & Settlers • Women •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 555 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.