George Elmer Wanless

George Elmer Wanless[1]

Male 18 Sep 1875 or 1876 - 1954  (78 years)

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  • Name George Elmer Wanless 
    Born 18 Sep 1875 or 1876  [2
    Gender Male 
    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 94
      Elizebeth WANLESS F W 42 Scottish O Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Duncan WANLESS M 20 Scottish O Occ: Farmer Religion: C. Presbyterian
      James WANLESS M 18 Scottish O Occ: Miller Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Robert WANLESS M 7 Scottish O Religion: C. Presbyterian
      George WANLESS M 5 Scottish O Religion: C. Presbyterian
    Census 1901  Argyle, Lisgar, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Argyle, Film T-6432, Division 4, Page 11, Entry 16, Family 98 (ancestry.com index wrongly says pg 8)
      All are Scotch origin, Presbyterian religion.
      Wanlass George head, single 18 Sep 1876, age 24 Ontario -, farmer
      McIntyre, John(?) employee, b. 15(?) May 1878, age 22, b. Ont., servant
      [brother John is next house]
    Residence 1906  Baldur, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baldur Gazette, Baldur, Manitoba
      August 29, 2006
      Page 11

      On Aug 6th, the Wanless Family celebrated the Centennial Farm Dedication on SE 1/4 of 22-4-15 with a total of 25 family members attending. George and Mary Wanless purchased the Wanless farm in 1906 where their family of ten were born and raised. Now one, Ina Cline, is the only living member of the ten. Gordon Wanless, youngest son, and Ramona were married in 1950 and raised a family of 6 - 3 sons and 3 daughters - on this farm where Ramona still lives. Ramona's family in attendance were:
      Dennis, Marsha, Denise, Kelvin, Deanne, Darren & Zo and great-grandchildren Meckenley, Dillian, and Morgan.
      Neil & Deedre Wanless, Chilliwack BC
      Sherri & Jim Allen, Creston, BC
      Leanne, Doug, Kelby & Keegan Treloar, Brandon
      Ann Marie & Calle Wanless, Maple Ridge, BC
      Lane, Candy, Brandon & Kennedy Wanless, Reston
      Many relatives also attended from Lethbridge, Bonnyville, Edmonton, Grand Prairie, Alberta; Norway House, Teulon, Winnipeg, and several local places in Manitoba. A total of 150 signed the guestbook with a lot of memories and visiting enjoyed by all.
      [newspaperarchive.com]
    Census 1916  Strathcona, Souris, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Twp 4 Range 15 W1
      George Wanless, 39, b. Ont, Presbyterian, Scotch origin, farmer on own account
      Mary, wife, 34, Ont
      Ella, dau, 11, children all b. Manitoba
      Florence Eveline, dau, 9
      Lloyd Elmar, son, 7
      James, son, 4
      Percy, son, 3
      John, son, 3 months
    Died 5 Oct 1954  Belmont, Souris Co, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 7 Oct 1954  Hillside Cemetery, Belmont, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 8 Oct 1954  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Winnipeg Free Press
      October 8, 1954
      Page 13
      Deaths
      George Elmer Wanless, 79, of Belmont, died Tuesday, buried Thursday in Hillside cemetery, Belmont. Mr Wanless operated a butcher shop in Belmont in the 1890s. After farming in the Alma district, he returned to Belmont in 1930. Surviving are his wife, Mary Margaret, 3 daughters: Mrs Campbell Goodbrand, Mrs Herb McGill, and Mrs Aubrey Cline; 7 sons: Lloyd, Jim, Ivan, Jack, Mack, Carl, and Gordon, and 24 grandchildren.
    Occupation Belmont, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Farmer 
    Residence Belmont, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Sec. 22-23-4-15
    Notes 
    • Went to southern Manitoba during the period of 1882-1897 and farmed until their death.

      Married in May of 1903, they moved into Belmont and ran a butcher shop for 3 1/2 years. Then bought Sec.22-4-15, later buying more land until he had 5 quarters. Very good farmers, noted horseman, and kept purebred Holstein cattle. active on local school board and elder of Presbyterian and later United Church. [notes from Isabel Wanless Dodds, Descendants of John Wanless I]]

      Ontario Birth Index shows birthdate as 19 Sep 1875 (reg# 016238/75
      ); Dodds had 18 Sep 1876.
    Person ID I1829  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 24 Dec 2013 

    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, 4
    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 Mary Margaret McLeod,   b. Est 1875-1883,   d. 1954  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 6 May 1903  Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Children 
     1. Ella Gertrude Wanless,   b. 1905,   d. 1996  (Age 91 years)
     2. Florence Evelyn Wanless,   b. 27 Sep 1907,   d. 24 Apr 1997  (Age 89 years)
     3. Lloyd Elmer Wanless,   b. 8 Jul 1909,   d. 1961  (Age 51 years)
     4. James Percival Wanless,   b. 24 Jul 1911,   d. 24 Jul 1979  (Age 68 years)
     5. William George Ivan "Ivan" Wanless,   b. 22 Aug 1913,   d. 1995  (Age 81 years)
     6. John Robert "Jack" Wanless,   b. 4 Nov 1915,   d. 1970-1980  (Age 64 years)
     7. Ina Mildred Wanless
     8. Gregor Maxwell "Mack" Wanless
     9. Duncan Carlyle "Carl" Wanless,   b. 15 Feb 1926,   d. 11 Jan 1998, Comox, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     10. Gordon Ronald Wanless
    Last Modified 27 Aug 2004 
    Family ID F189  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S128] Wanless Genealogy, Isabel Wanless Dodds (1898-1995).

    2. [S129] Descendants of John Wanless I, Isabel Wanless Dodds, PAGE 35 (Reliability: 1).

    3. [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

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

    5. [S224] Manitoba BDM index, (Archives of Manitoba online).
      Wanless George Elmar Mcleod Mary 05/06 1903 Bdn 1903,002256