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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Archives Department of Canadian History
The New Brunswick Museum
277 Douglas Avenue
Saint John N.B.
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.