Telegraph Journal, March 28, 1960
Isaacs - At the Saint John General Hospital, March 26, 1960, A. Hart Isaacs, 40 Coburg Street, son of the late Israel and Carrie (Hart) Isaacs, leaving his wife, three sons and one sister.
Funeral from the vestry of Shaarei Zedek Synagogue, Monday afternoon with service at 2 o’clock. Interment in Green-Hart Cemetery.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.514. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C1.
Evening Times Globe, May 4, 1970, Page 22
Isaacs – At the Saint John General Hospital, May 3, 1970, A. Ralph Isaacs of 21 Orange Street, husband of Julia (Smith) Isaacs, survived by his wife, three daughters, one brother, one sister, five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
The body is resting at the Calvin Funeral Home (Hillsley), 91 Leinster Street, from where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Interment in Shaarei Zedek Cemetery. Rabbi Benjamin Eisenberg will officiate a memorial week to be observed at his residence, 21 Orange Street. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Saint John Tuberculosis Association.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.512 / JM 2000.69.21. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C1.
Saint John Globe, March 14, 1909
Mr. Isaacs died Sunday at his home 12 Peters Street after a brief illness. He died of heart failure.
He was born in London, England. Spent his young manhood in New York. In 1878 came to Saint John and went into manufacturing cigars on Dock Street. The following year he was joined by his brother and they formed a partnership which prospered and is now of the big industries of Saint John.
Mr. Isaacs was married in New York to the daughter of the late Solomon Hart.
He is survived by two sons, 2 daughters, 4 brothers, Israel, Alfred, Joseph and Emmanuel and two sisters, Mrs. Oscar Silberstein and Mrs. L. Marks.
Mr. Isaacs has been the President of the Jewish Congregation since its establishment.
In his death the Jewish colony has lost its foremost member and the community a man who filled a very important place in its world. He enjoyed good will and esteem by all who knew him.
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Date: May 16, 1972
[The Jewish Times]
The Late Mr. Abraham Isaacs Saint John N.B.
The death of Mr. Abraham Isaacs of the firm of A. & I. Isaacs, cigar manufacturers of Saint John, N.B., which occurred quite suddenly at his residence, 12 Peters Street on Sunday, March 14 last, was a shock and a loss not only to Mr. Isaacs own family, but to the entire business community. The deceased, who had been suffering from heart trouble for some time part, was stricken suddenly ill two weeks previous to his death, and gradually grew weaker until the end.
Mr. Isaacs, who was a native of London, England, came to New York when quite a young lad, and began his career as a cigarmaker, learning the trade with his father, who was then engaged in the manufacturing business.
Shortly afterwards Mr. Isaacs opened up business for himself in Brooklyn at the corner of Myrtle Avenue. Here he prospered and settled down, marrying a daughter of the late Solomon Hart, of Saint John. In 1878 Mr. Isaacs removed his family to Saint John, and began cigar manufacturing on Dock Street. Then, a year later, he was joined by his brother, Mr. Isaacs, and together they established the firm of A&I. Isaacs.
After a few years of active business they found their factory inadequate for their ever growing trade, and were forced to remove to larger quarters on Church Street, where they continued business for some years until three years ago, when they purchased the fine brick building on Princess Street, which the firm now occupies.
The firm of A&I Isaacs is one of the oldest established and best known firms in the Maritime Provinces, ranking amongst the largest cigar manufacturers in Canada.
Great sympathy had been extended to the members of Mr. Isaacs family, as well as his brother, Mr. I. Isaacs, at his loss of a lifelong partner.
The business will still be continued by Mr. I. Isaacs under the [?] name.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.502.
Evening Times Globe, February 21, 1933
Mrs. Carrie Isaacs Has Passed Away
Was Descendant of One of the Oldest Jewish Families in City
Mrs. Carrie Isaacs widow of Israel Isaacs, descendant of one of the oldest Jewish families in the city, died this morning at her residence 23 Coburg Street.
Prominent in all activities of the Jewish Community and well known throughout the city, Mrs. Isaacs' death is being widely mourned.
She leaves two daughters, a son, and three sisters. The daughters are Mrs. Morris Abramson, Boston, and Mrs. Joseph Gilbert, city; the son is Hart Isaacs, city, and the sisters are Mrs. Louis Green in western Canada, Mrs. Maurice Wyzansky, Boston, and Mrs. R. Landau, city.
The funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 o'clock from her late residence to the Hart-Green Cemetery at Fernhill.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.490. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C1.
Saint John Globe, August 19, 1924
Israel Isaacs Died This Morning
Aged 74 Years-Retired from Business About 7 Years Ago
Israel Isaacs, one of Saint John’s pioneer citizens and business men died at 7:50 o’clock this morning, in his 75th year of age, He was born in London, England, on December 1, 1849. At the early age of seven years he emigrated with his parents to the United States, where he remained for 25 years. In 1881 he came to Saint John where he joined his brother, the late Abraham Isaacs, and together they formed the firm of A and I Isaacs, which they developed into one of the largest cigar and cigarette factories in Canada. Mr. Isaacs was forced to retire about seven years ago on account of ill-health.
On September 5, 1883, Mr. Isaacs married Caroline Hart, daughter of the late Solomon and Alice Hart of this city. He is survived by his loving wife Caroline; two sisters, Mrs. L. Marks, and Mrs. J. Metzger, both of Brooklyn N.Y.; three daughters, Mrs. Maurice Abrahamson, of Brookline, Mass., and Sylvia and Ruby, at home, and one son, A. Hart, also at home.
Mr. Isaacs was generally well liked. He and his brother were very active in the founding of the first Hebrew Synagogue here, and he took a great interest in its development. He was very charitable, especially during the war, but he carried on his good work unostentatiously. In politics he was an independent voter, favouring the man rather than the party.
Mr. Isaac’s death took place on the 35th anniversary of the dearth of his father, who also died at the same age, 74 years. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon from his late residence 23 Coburg Street to the Green-Hart Cemetery, Fernhill.
Saint John Globe
Thursday, August 21, 1924
Local News: Buried Today
The funeral of Israel Isaacs was held at 2:30 this afternoon from his late residence, 23 Coburg Street. Services were conducted by Rev. A. Babb and interment was in the Greenhart cemetery, Fernhill. A very large number of floral tributes was received.
Gravestone reference code(s): JM 998.61.491. Memorial plaque in synagogue: Abraham E. Smith - C1.