George James Wanless

George James Wanless

Male 1847 - 1930  (82 years)

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  • Name George James Wanless 
    Born 3 Aug 1847  Norton Creek, Beauharnois Seignory/County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 10 Oct 1847  Manningville, Huntingdon Co, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Edwardstown, Beauharnois Seignory/County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With father, age 4.
    Census 1861  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • T.K. Wandlas, shoemaker, b. England, all Church of Scotland, age 41, married
      J., 40, female, b. L. Canada [Quebec], married
      H., 17, male, b. L. Canada [Quebec] [true for all kids down to A.R.]
      G.J., 13, male
      E.A., 11, female
      A.K., 9, male
      J.K., 7, male
      A.R., 2, male, b. W. Canada [Ontario]
      C. Huffman, b. Ont, W. Methodist, 19, female, single, not a family member
      3 males & 1 female in school, 1 birth in 1860, 1 male and 1 female died in 1860 from scarlet fever, ages 4 and 17, frame house, 1 story, 1 family in house
    Census 1871  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • District 2, Subdist G, divistion 1, page 11
      WANLESS, GEORGE 23 b. ONTARIO, Wesleyan Methodist, ENGLISH origin, PAINTER, married
      Eliza 20 b. Ont, W. Meth, English
      Arthur 4/12, b. Ont in Decr, same religion & origin
      COOK, Mary 14 b. Ont., W Meth, English
      -- based on later census entries, I think "painter" should have been "printer", but it really looks like painter
    Moved Between 1871 and Mar 1873  Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per Robert's birthplace
    Census 1881  Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Film C-13278, Dist 180, Subdist C, Div 5, page 6, entry 2, family 24
      Surname Given Name Age Birthplace Occupation Religion
      Wanlass George J 38 b. Quebec, printer, C. Methodist (same religion for whole family)
      Wanlass Eliza 30 b. Ontario
      Wanlass William Arthur 10 b. Ontario
      Wanlass Robert K 7 b. Ontario
      Wanlass Frederick 4 b. Ontario
      Wanlass Grace G 1 b. Ontario
      Mary Ann HUGHSON F Wid 60 English England Religion: C. Methodist
      -- also on FHL Film 1375914; LDS CD says "painter" instead of "printer"
    Census 1891  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Film T-6345 Div. 2 page 33 entry 4 family 178
      Wanless George 42 Quebec Methodist newspaper printer
      Wanless Eliza 40 Ontario Methodist -
      Wanless William 20 Ontario Methodist cutter clothing
      Wanless Robert 17 Ontario Methodist tailor
      Wanless Fred 15 Ontario Methodist -
      Wanless Grace 11 Ontario Methodist -
      Wanless Carry 8 Ontario Methodist -
    Census 1901  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Chatham City (dist 76 subdistrict B-10 page 8)
      Wanles, Geo. J., Head M Aug 3 1847 age 53, printer, everybody Methodist, Scotch origin, born Ontario
      Wanles, Eliza, Wife M Nov 9 1852 age 48, dressmaker
      Wanles, Grace, Daughter S Dec 10 1879 age 21
      Wanles, Clara, Daughter S Feb 22 1882 age18
      Wanles, Pearl. Daughter S Jun 24 1891 age 9
      Thorn(?), Thomas, Boarder S Sep 15 1878 age 22, student
      Simpson, Burrell, Boarder S Oct 15 1881 age 19, student
      Tompkins(?), Albert E. Boarder S May 12 1880 age 20, student
    Census 1911  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    69 Lorne Ave 
    • George J. Wanless, hd, b. Aug 1846 in Quebec, age 64, printer in job office, income $3500/yr, all have English origins, are Methodist
      Eliza, wife, b. Nov 1849 in Ont, age 61
      Pearl, dau, b. June 1891 i Ont, age 19
    Occupation
    • printer & newspaper printer
    RELI
    • Methodist
    Died 1930  [1
    Buried Maple Leaf Cem., Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Parentage proved in birth & marriage records.

      Married in a double wedding with his sister Eleanor, per their marriage records.
    Person ID I10  26: George Wanless & Isabella Kay
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2011 

    Father Thomas Kay Wanless,   b. 29 Jun 1820, Wooler, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1889, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Janet Baillie,   b. 11 Feb 1821, Sorel, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1897, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1841  St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza Cook,   b. 1850, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jan 1924, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 27 Oct 1869  King Street Methodist Church, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Children 
     1. William Arthur Wanless,   b. 7 Dec 1870, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1958, Windsor, Essex County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. Robert Kay Wanless,   b. 7 Oct 1873, Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Frederick Cook Wanless,   b. 7 Sep 1876, Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Grace Gertrude Wanless,   b. 10 Dec 1879, Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Nov 1958  (Age 78 years)
     5. Carrie Louisa Wanless,   b. 21 Feb 1883, Raleigh Twp, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1962  (Age 78 years)
     6. Georgia Pearl Wanless,   b. 24 Jun 1891, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2006 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    George James Wanless (1847-1930) of Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
    George James Wanless (1847-1930) of Chatham, Kent County, Ontario, Canada
    s/o Thomas Kay Wanless & Janet Baillie
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    all sons of Thomas Kay Wanless & Janet Baillie. Taken in Chatham, Ontario.

  • Sources 
    1. [S16] Tombstone - George J. Wanless family.

    2. [S23] Parish register, Parish register at http://websites.epidirect.com/~chateauguay/search.asp (Reliability: 3).
      ID: 32002
      Source: 6.0876
      Event: Baptism
      Surname: Wanless
      Given: George James
      Father: Thomas Kay
      Occupation: shoemaker
      Residence: Norton Creek
      Mother: Janet
      BrideResidence:
      Birth: 1847-08-03
      Baptism: 1847-10-10
      Witnesses: Wanless, T. K. (father); Wanless, Jannet (x) (mother); Wanless, George; Wanless, Eleanor (x);
      Church: Episcopal Congregation of Manningville
      Minister: E.G. Fulton

    3. [S23] Parish register.
      Manningville
      A hamlet at the corner of Rte 202 and the Clinton Sideroad. (45.020N/73.971W) Named after Squire John Manning and his sons who settled there in 1820. Later, after the post office moved, it was renamed Stacey's Corners after Manning's son-in-law, Asher Stacey. An 1881 document refers to Manningville as "the first post office located at a place called the Frontier". Most likely it is being confused with Frontier Lines, on the border to the south.

    4. [S2] Census, FHL 0349135 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S28] Family Bible of T.K. & Janet Wanless, (In possession of Bruce Edwin & Ann Wanless of Traverse City, Michigan.).

    6. [S8] Marriage record.
      T.K. WANLIS of Pittsburgh to Janet BAILLIE of Montreal, November 24, 1841.
      Witnesses: George WANLESS and James Colley LECKIE.

    7. [S8] Marriage record.
      Kent County Marriages 1857-1869 (Kent County OGS), Personal Library, RR#3 Caledon, ISBN 1-55116-309-8. King Street Methodist Church, Chatham Marriages pg 219 George James Wanless age 21 s/o Thomas & Janett (Bailey) Wanless m 27 Oct 1869 Eliza Cook age 19 d/o John & Mary (Fernly) Cook. [Jean Noseworthy email 6/6/2001]

    8. [S56] Marriage license.
      George James Wanless, age 21, lives Chatham, bachelor, printer, parents Thomas & Jannet Wanles, to Eliza Cook, 19, lives Tilbury East, spinster, parents John & Mary Cook. Both Methodist.
      Witnesses: George Nagles, Christina McNeil, both of Chatham. Married by Alexander Langford at Chatham.