David E. Wanless

David E. Wanless

Male Abt 1920 - 1998  (~ 78 years)

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  • Name David E. Wanless 
    Born Abt Feb 1920  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1921  Outremont, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 833 Davason(?) (indexed Manlers at ancestry.com)
      George Wanless, 38, com. traveller [salesman] in furs(?), makes $2000/yr
      Sarah, wife, 38
      Verna, dau, 11, scholar
      Richard, son, 9
      Ceacyly, dau, 7
      David, son, 15 months(?)
      John Teskey, lodger, 62 or 67, has income
      --Everybody is Presbyterian and born Quebec. Sarah's parents b. England.
    Residence 1945  Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cartier Street 
    • Canada Voters Lists (ancestry.com)
      Ottawa, 1945
      Cartier Street - addresses are not given, but these people are listed in this order:
      Wanless, David, salesman
      Haydon, Mrs. Robert
      Ayhar, Mrs. Frank
      Wanless, Mrs. J.A.

      We suspect Mrs. J.A. should be Mrs. G.A., mother of Cecily Haydon, David Wanless, and Verna Aybar (Ayhar is wrong here).
    Residence 1965-1974  Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Voters Lists

      1965
      3452 62nd Ave SW
      David E. Wanless, draftsman
      Mrs. Moira M. Wanless

      1974
      3452 62nd Ave SW
      David Wanless, draftsman
      Mrs. Moira Wanless
    Residence 1974  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Canada Voters Lists
      1220 Cardero St, Apt 302
      David Wanless, warehouseman
      Mrs. Mona Wanless, housewife
    Residence 1995-1997  Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Canadian Phone/Address directories (ancestry.com)
      730 Garrett - David Wanless
    Died Jun 1998  Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Mark's Anglican Garden, Qualicum Beach, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • We have no documentation to link David to his parents, except that his son says David's parents were called George & Sarah and lived in Montreal, and this is the only couple that fits that profile, and they have a son David in the 1921 census who is in the right age range. Also, in 1945, a David Wanless, salesman, appears to live in the same house as known adult children of George & Sarah, in Ottawa.

      It would be nice to get David's birth cert or marriage record.

      Death info from Dan Mark, corroborated by CanadianHeadstones.com.
      Middle initial from cemetery plaque and voter's lists.

      Since David married Moira in Calgary in 1963, these voter list entries are probably also him, so apparently he had an earlier marriage:

      Canada Voters Lists
      Calgary, Alberta
      1949
      Sibley Apartments, 18th Ave SW
      Apt 330
      David Wanless, artist
      Patricia Wanless, steno

      1958
      2009 28th SW
      David E. Wanless, draftsman
      Mrs. Patricia Wanless, secretary

      1962
      2123 5th St. SW, Apt 4
      David Wanless, draftsman

      Since David & Moira are listed both in Calgary and Vancouver in 1974, that is probably the year they moved to Vancouver from Calgary.
    Person ID I1751  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 

    Father George Albert Wanless,   b. 26 Oct 1882, E. Hawkesbury Twp, Prescott Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1952  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ellen Hope,   b. Abt 1882, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1984, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 102 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1909  Manhattan, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F602  Group Sheet

    Family Moira Malone Willis,   b. 17 Feb 1927, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 2003, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 1963  Calgary, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James Wanless
    Last Modified 20 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F608  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S17] Census, extrapolated from 1921 census where he is 15 months old (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S49] Cemetery record, CanadianHeadstones.com shows a brass plaque that says: David E. Wanless 1920-1998 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S152] Marriage Index, New York, New York, Marriage Indexes 1866-1937 (Reliability: 3).
      Name: George A Wanless
      Gender: Male
      Marriage Date: 1 Jun 1909
      Marriage Place: Manhattan, New York, USA
      Spouse: Sarah Hope
      Certificate Number: 10443