Lily Ada Gordon Hardy

Lily Ada Gordon Hardy

Female 1873 - 1943  (70 years)

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  • Name Lily Ada Gordon Hardy 
    Born 12 Mar 1873  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    IMMI 1904  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1 Apr 1943  Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Obituary 2 Apr 1943  Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Duluth Herald 
    • Mrs. Wanless, Long Resident Of City, Dies
      Mrs. James Wanless, 3130 East First street, widow of the late James Wanless, former Duluth attorney, died last night at a local hospital. She had been a resident of Duluth for 40 years. Born in Exeter, Ont. in 1873, Mrs. Wanless attended Canadian schools and was a graduate of the Toronto Conservatory of Music. After her marriage in 1903, she came to Duluth where she had since resided. Mrs. Wanless was associated with the civic and cultural affairs in the city for 30 years, having been actively interested in the Children's Home, the Girl Scouts, and the Matinee Musicale, of which she was one time president and chairman of the scholarship fund until her death. She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal church.
      Surviving are two daughters, Agnes Wanless of Duluth and Mrs. John B. Lightfoot of Orange, Conn., and three grandchildren.
    Buried Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1920: In census with husband, age 40.
    Person ID I117  22: James Wanless Dundee, Scotland & Varna, Ontario, Canada
    Last Modified 27 May 2002 

    Father Launcelot Hardy,   b. Bef 1853, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Eliza Bissett,   b. Bef 1857, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1873 
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet

    Family James B. Wanless,   b. Jul 1865, Hay, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1938, Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1903  Exeter, Hay Twp, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Children 
     1. Ruth Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 2 Sep 1905, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Dec 1999  (Age 94 years)
     2. Agnes Baxter Wanless,   b. 22 Jul 1907, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1961, Duluth, St. Louis Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    News
    Wanlass family of Duluth tossed in pleasure craft in fifty-mile wind
    Wanlass family of Duluth tossed in pleasure craft in fifty-mile wind
    James B. Wanless family of Duluth nearly sinks while boating on Lake Superior; James swims to shore and returns with lifesaving crew; family nearly dies from hypothermia
    Last Modified 23 May 2002 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S15] Death certificate or record.

    2. [S15] Death certificate or record.
      Mrs. Lillie Wanless died 1 Apr 1943. Resided 3130 E. 1st St, died at St. Luke's Hospital, had been there for 3 mos and 28 days, had lived in this community for 40 years, born Ontario, age 70 yrs and 19 days, widow, born 12 Mar, 1873, married James B. Wanless. Father Lancelot Hardy, b. Ireland. Mother Eliza Bissett, b. England, informant Agnes B. Wanless of 3130 E. 1st. Burial Minneapolis, MN.

    3. [S24] Obituary of Lily (Hardy) Wanless, (copy provided by Richard Lightfoot).

    4. [S18] Personal knowledge of Richard Lightfoot, cremated in Minneapolis, buried in Duluth (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S23] Wedding invitation, in possession of Richard Lightfoot (Reliability: 3).
      Mr. & Mrs. Launcelot Hardy request the honor of your presence at the marriage of their daughter Lily A. Gordon to Mr. James Wanless on Saturday afternoon August the first 1903 at 2 o'clock at their residence on Main Street, Exeter, Ontario.

    6. [S17] Marriage record.
      James Wanless, B [bachelor] of the city of Duluth, United States, and Lily Ada Gordon Hardy S [spinster] of the village of Exeter, Huron co, Ontario, Canada, married at Exeter on 1 August 1903. Witnesses: N.F. Harrison and Sarah Ann Hardy.