John Gregory "Jack" Wanless

John Gregory "Jack" Wanless[1, 2]

Male 1855 - 1929  (73 years)

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  • Name John Gregory "Jack" Wanless 
    Nickname Jack 
    Born 12 Feb 1855  Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861-1871  Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents
    Census 1881  Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Caledon, Cardwell, Ontario, Canada
      Source: FHL Film 1375889 NAC C-13253 Dist 141 SubDist D Div 2 Page 18 Family 93
      John WANLESS M 22 Scottish O Occ: Farmer Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Isabla WANLESS F 14 Scottish O Occ: School Religion: C. Presbyterian
      -- next door to mother & rest of family
    Residence 1901  Belmont, Souris Co, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1901 directory at www.grl.com
      Wanless, John, 36, 4, 5, Belmont
    Census 7 May 1901  Argyle, Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argyle, Lisgar District, Manitoba (index at ancestry.com wrongly says page 8)
      Film T-6432, Division 4, Page 11, Entry 16, Family 99
      All are Scotch origin, Presbyterian religion.
      Wanlass John head, married, 12 Feb 1855, age 46, Ontario -
      Wanlass Frederick son 2 May 1885, age 16, Manitoba -
      Wanlass Hattie daughter 3 Jun 1886, age 14, Manitoba -
      Wanlass Lizzie daughter 14 Feb 1888, age 13, Manitoba -
      -- younger bro. George is prior house
    Newspaper 1904  Baldur, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baldur Gazette
      August 4, 1904
      Page 8
      Sale bills are out for a big auction Friday August 19th at Sec. 36-4-15, the farm of Mr. Jno. Wanless. A long list of stock, implements, and other articles are to go under the hammer. Mr. Wanless intends going south to Texas for the purpose of improving his impaired health in a warmer climate.

      Baldur Gazette
      September 8, 1904
      Page 1
      Alma
      Mr. John Wanless has broken up house and is now in Brandon Hospital for treatment of his neck.
      Miss Hattie Wanless is attending school in Belmont.
      Mr. Fred Wanless is in the employ of F. Williamson in the implement business.
      We are glad to hear Mr. John Wardess is improving after his operation.
      Mr. Fred Wanless spent Sunday in Brandon and called to see his father in the hospital.
    Census 1911  Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Souris, Manitoba - township 4 range 15 west, lot 22-4-15 (?)
      John Wanless, b. Dec 1858(?), age 52 [or 54? very hard to read], b. Ont., Scotch origin, Presbyterian, farmer working on own account
      Alice Wanless, wife, b. May 1863, age 48, b. Ont, Scotch origin
      Basil Lusk or Lush(?), son, b.Dec(?) 1888, age 12, b.Manitoba, Scotch origin
      Arthur Toney or Tomey, servant, married, b. May 1857, age 54, b. England, immigrated 1910, Anglican, farm labourer
      -- Basil's surname was Hall in the 1906 census; he appears to be an illegitimate son of Alice
    Census 1916  Strathcona, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Wanless, 57, b. Ont, Presbyterian, Scotch origin, farmer
      Alice Moffatt Wanless, wife, 48, b. Ont., Presbyterian
      Frank Darfor(?), lodger, 26, b. England, Church of England, laborer on farm
      Dora Moffatt, boarder, 17, b. Man., Presby.

      Next house:
      James B. Wanless, 53, b. Ont, Presby., farmer
      Sarah Jane, wife, 53, ditto
      Andrew George, son, 24, b. USA, Presby. served in military overseas, soldier
    Died 1 Feb 1929  Belmont, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Notes 
    • Went to southern Manitoba during the period of 1882-1897 and farmed until their death.
      [note from Isabel Wanless Dodds genealogy]

      After Emily's death, he married her brother's widow.
    Person ID I1766  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father George Wanless,   b. 1835, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 41 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth McGregor,   b. Abt 1840, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Feb 1858  Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Photos
    Duncan, James, John, Robert, & George Wanless of Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    Duncan, James, John, Robert, & George Wanless of Brampton, Ontario, Canada
    5 sons of George Wanless & Elizabeth McGregor, who lived in the Brampton, Ontario, Canada area (near Toronto). This was probably taken in the early 1900s.
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Emily Hall,   b. 1854,   d. 1894, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 8 Sep 1884  Louise, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6
    Children 
     1. George Frederick "Fred" Wanless,   b. 2 May 1885, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Harriet Agnes "Hattie" Wanless,   b. 3 Jun 1886, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1968  (Age 81 years)
     3. Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 14 Feb 1888, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1964  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2004 
    Family ID F304  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Alice Moffatt,   b. 3 May 1861, Cumberland Twp, Russell County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1925, Belmont, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1908  Brandon district, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 27 Jul 2005 
    Family ID F1922  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S51] Louise Wanless.

    2. [S128] Wanless Genealogy, Isabel Wanless Dodds (1898-1995).

    3. [S129] Descendants of John Wanless I, Isabel Wanless Dodds, PAGE 18 (Reliability: 1).

    4. [S224] Manitoba BDM index, (Archives of Manitoba online).
      LAST NAME: WANLESS
      GIVEN NAMES: JOHN
      DATE OF DEATH: 01/02/1929
      AGE: 70
      UNITS OF AGE: YEARS SEX: MALE
      PLACE OF DEATH: BRANDON
      REGISTRATION NUMBER: 1929,009004

    5. [S30] Marriage Register.
      George Wanless & Eliza McGregor, 11 Feb 1858
      Groom: age 22, b. Scotland, lives Caledon, parents John Wanless & Isabella Buckham
      Bride: age 19, b. Canada, lives Caledon, parents Duncan McGregor & Mary Oliver

    6. [S224] Manitoba BDM index, (Archives of Manitoba online).
      Wanless John Hall Emily 09/08 1884 Louise 1885,001827

    7. [S224] Manitoba BDM index, (Archives of Manitoba online), WANLESS - JOHN - HALL - ALICE - 11/03 - 1908 - BDN - 1908,002956 (Reliability: 3).