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Isabella Mainville Ross
Birth: Jan. 10, 1808
Death: Apr. 23, 1885

Isabella was born on 10 Jan 1808 to Joseph Mainville and Cree Indian woman Josette (Josie).

She originally came here with her husband who was employed by the Hudson's Bay Company as Chief Factor (Chief Trader) who was in charge of building Fort Victoria, a fur trading post and the headquarters of Hudson's Bay Company operations in British Columbia. The fort was the beginnings of a settlement that grew into the modern Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia.

Isabella Ross was the first woman to own property in British Columbia. After her husband's death Isabella bought land for a farm that now makes up the eastern two-thirds of Ross Bay Cemetery, where she is buried. Not only is Ross Bay named for her but she also named Foul Bay, though it was originally spelled "Fowl".

Isabella died at St. Anne's convent in 1885 at age 77 years. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Charles Ross (____ - 1844)
 
 Children:
  John Ross (1823 - 1863)*
  Walter Ross (1827 - 1855)*
  Elizabeth Ross Wren (1829 - 1859)*
  Charles H. Ross (1831 - 1905)*
  Catherine Ross Murray (1832 - 1916)*
  Alexander Ross (1836 - 1876)*
  Frances Ross (1837 - ____)*
  Mary Amelia Ross Hess (1840 - 1882)*
  Flora Amelia Ross (1842 - 1897)*
  William Ross (1844 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Ross Bay Cemetery
Victoria
Capital Regional District
British Columbia, Canada
 
Maintained by: Richard Brammer
Originally Created by: Marvin Hilts
Record added: Aug 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29269739
Isabella <i>Mainville</i> Ross
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Isabella <i>Mainville</i> Ross
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Isabella <i>Mainville</i> Ross
Added by: Marvin Hilts
 
 
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