John Wanless

John Wanless

Male 1856 - 1890  (33 years)

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 14 Sep 1856  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861  York Twp, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • bounded on the north by Ward 2, on the south by Kingston road, on west by Don Mills road, on the East by line between York and Scarborough
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      John Wanles, carpenter, b. Scotland, F.C. [Free Church], 29, married
      Elizabeth, b. U. C. [Ont.], 26, married
      John, b. U. C. [Ont.], 4
      Thomas, b. U. C. [Ont.], 3
      James, b. U. C. [Ont.], 1
    Occupation 1880-1888  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hardware store owner & heater manufacturer 
    • See father's entry re this.
    Occupation Jun 1890  Parkdale, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    railroad bridge inspector 
    Died 17 Jun 1890  near Claremont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Obituary 18 Jun 1890  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Brooklyn Eagle 
    • [From the Brooklyn Eagle online]
      Plunged Into The Creek - Fatal Accident on the Northern Pacific Road
      Toronto, Ont. 18 June
      A terrible accident happened on the Canadian Pacific Railway between Claremont and Myrtle last night in which five residents of this city lost their lives. A washout was reported on the road and a light engine was sent out to repair the damage. There were on board John Wanless Jr., bridge inspector at Parkdale; James Alton, engineer; F. Oliver, fireman; and section men Lott and Moriarty. The engine while running at a moderate rate of speed came unexpectedly on a washout and without warning plunged into the break caused by the flood. All on board were drowned. The evening and night trains to and from the east last night did not get through and today passengers are being transferred at the gap. The body of Wanless was found today. He was a married man with three children.
    Notes 
    • Can't find in 1881 census online.
    Person ID I1668  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2010 

    Father John Wanless,   b. 30 Dec 1832, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1911, Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Graham,   b. 1836,   d. 1926, Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1855  [1
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet

    Family Annie Taylor,   b. Abt 1858, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Between 1876 and 1883  [1
    Children 
     1. John Taylor Wanless,   b. 5 Jan 1883, Parkdale, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1918, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     2. Jean Beatrice "Jennie" Wanless,   b. 1 Feb 1885, Parkdale, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie May Wanless,   b. 30 Aug 1887, Parkdale, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Elizabeth Greig Wanless,   b. 13 Sep 1889, Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F505  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 2 (Reliability: 1).