Isabella Macdonald's Death

December 28, 1857
Newspaper notice of Isabella Macdonald's death and funeral. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Pinterest
Newspaper notice of Isabella Macdonald's death and funeral. Source: Library and Archives Canada.

Sadly, on Dec. 28, 1857, one month after John A. had been appointed premier of the Province of Canada, Isabella died, bringing to a close a forlorn and unhappy period. John A. and Isabella's marriage had lasted 14 years and produced two sons. For almost all of those years, Isabella had been ill, an invalid and an opium addict. The obituary in the Kingston Daily News was brief.