William McDonald Wanless

William McDonald Wanless

Male 1842 - 1920  (77 years)

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  • Name William McDonald Wanless 
    Alt Birth 29 Nov 1841 
    • Computed from age at death & death date.
    Born 22 Oct 1842  Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    IMMI 1845  , , , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1861  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents, age 19, born Blairgowrie, Scotland
    Residence 1864  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per marriage record
    Census 1871  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents 
    Census 1881  London, Middlesex Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • London, Middlesex East, Ontario, Canada
      Source: FHL Film 1375904 NAC C-13268 Dist 167 SubDist C Div 6 Page 4 Family 15
      William Mcdonald WANLUS M M 38 Scottish Scotland Religion: Congregational
      Harriet WANLUS F M 32 Scottish O. Religion: Congregational
    Census 1891  Grantham, East Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 88 Lincoln, subdistrict Grantham No. 2, page 29
      William Wanless, 47, self & parents b. Scotland, Baptist farmer
      Harriett, 39, wife, b. Ont, father b. Ireland, mother b. Scotland, Presbyterian
    Residence Abt 1890-1899  Niagara Street, St. Catherine's, Grantham Twp, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • His house was called Fruitfield and he may have lived there much later than the early 1900s. See attached picture & article.
    Census 1901  Grantham, East Lincoln Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • [www.ancestry.com, indexed as Wm Wanless]
      Grantham Twp, East Lincoln County, Ontario - 85th Lincoln & Niagara District, district D, subdivision 3
      Film T-6479 Div. 3 Page 1 Entry 11 Family 4
      Wanless, Wm. male, wh, head b. 22 Oct 1842 in Scotland, age 58, immigrated 1845, Scotch origin, Methodist, fruit grower
      Wanless Harriet wife, b. 27 Aug 1847 in Ontario in an urban area, age 53, Irish origin, Methodist
      Bunting, Annie G., daughter Adpt, b. 8 Aug 1897, age 3, b. Ontario urban area, Irish origin
      Labay, Mary domestic, b. 9 Jan 1881, age 20, b. England, immig. 1891, English origin, Church of England, domestic
      Thomas, Alfred domestic, 1 Aug 1874 in England, age 26, immig. 1876, English origin, Methodist, farmer
      -- most people on this page were fruit growers
    Occupation 1901 
    fruit grower 
    Census 1911  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 310(?) Cab..er Rd
      William Wanless, 68, b. Oct 1848 in Scotland, immigrated 1844, Methodist, retired
      Harriet, wife, b. Aug 1847 [age blank] in Ontario
      Annie, 14, adopted daughter, b. Aug 1896 in Ontario
      Kasiah Bradley, domestic, 24
    Died 10 Jun 1920  Oakville, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I106  22: James Wanless Dundee, Scotland & Varna, Ontario, Canada
    Last Modified 23 May 2016 

    Father John Wanless,   b. 27 May 1813, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1901, Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Mother Margaret McDonald,   b. 5 Mar 1814, Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1901, Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 18 May 1835  Dundee, Angus, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet

    Family Harriet Elizabeth Dickson,   b. 27 Aug 1844, Napanee, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1928, Oakville, Halton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 17 Jun 1874  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Annie Graham Wanless,   b. 8 Aug 1897, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2005 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    House of William McDonald Wanless, 'Fruitfield'
    House of William McDonald Wanless, "Fruitfield"
    on Niagara Avenue in St. Catherine's, Grantham Twp, Ontario, Canada, 1899. The Horticulture Society held a meeting in this town and supplied this picture and brief description of William's orchard property.

  • Sources 
    1. [S42] Census, 1901, Canada, 22 OCT 1842, SCOTLAND (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S3] Census, 1861 says born Blairgowrie (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S3] Census, 1901 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S15] Death certificate or record.
      William Macdonald Wanless, male, died 10 June 1920, Scotch origin, married, age 78 yrs 6 mos 12 days, born Scotland in 1842, retired, cert #017859, father John Wanless M.D. born Scotland, mother Margaret Macdonald born Scotland, reported by Howarth McKay Ezard of Oakville, great-nephew, died of senile degeneration (4 mos) and brain clot (4?) days.

    5. [S26] Old Parochial Registers, FHL 0993404: OPR of Dundee, Forfar, Scotland (Reliability: 3).
      18 May 1835 - John Wanles, surgeon[?], and Margaret McDonald, both OTP

    6. [S17] Marriage record, FHL 2027364 item 1: records of Chalmers Presbyterian Church, Montreal, Quebec; 1873-1899; folio 10 (Reliability: 3).
      William McDonold Wanless, Bachelor, and Harriet Elizabeth Dickeson, Spinster, both of the city of Montreal, were joined together in marriage by me June seventeenth day one thousand eight hundred and seventy four year before the undersigned witnesses.
      [Signed] John Jones, Minister
      Wm. McD. Wanless
      H.E. Wanless
      R.A. Dickson
      Archie Dickson
      [looks like their real signatures, as they're all different]