Laura Susan Wanless

Laura Susan Wanless

Female 1848 - 1921  (72 years)

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  • Name Laura Susan Wanless 
    Born 10 Sep 1848  (probably) Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    RELI 1852  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Congregational
    Christened 8 Jun 1852  Zion Congregationalist Church, Montreal, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1869  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • signed bro. Ben's marriage record, so assume she lived there
    Census Apr 1871  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • East Ward, Montreal Centre, page 38
      Gilbert Wanless, 59, b. Ecosse [Scotland], W. Methodist, Scotch origins, commercant [merchant], married
      Emely, 30, b. England, W. Methodist, Scotch origins, married
      Lawrence, 21, male, b. Que, W. Meth., Scotch origins, commercant [merchant], single
      Gilbert, 18, b. Que, W. Meth., Scotch origins
      neighbors: Dennis O'Brien, Samuel Meyers, Godfrey Capineau, John Barter, Patrick Jordan, Benjamin Ibbotson
      -- Lawrence is really Ewen, but did Laura (who is missing) somehow have her name merged with his to make Lawrence here ?
    Census 1881  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With father in East Ward, Montreal:
      Laura WANLESS F 29 Anglais Quebec Religion: Weslyan Methodist
      Laura WANLESS F 4 Anglais Quebec Religion: Weslyan Methodis
    Died 10 Feb 1921  Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Will of Gilbert Wanless, Montreal, in possession of Elaine Smyth-Bogumil.
      "Laura Susan Wanless and her daughter Laura" inherit properties.

      Note that while Laura was baptized in Montreal in 1852, she was born in 1848. They were in Canada by Sep 1848, so she may have been born in England, Canada, or on the voyage over.

      See brother Gilbert F's notes for likely 1891 census entry.
      Not found (her or her children) in 1901 or 1911 census of Canada.
      Checked 1895-96 Montreal directory for her; checked the street directory for the block of Sanguinet they lived in earlier (500 block) and around 41 Iberville and nothing looks like Laura Wanless.

      None of Laura's children have baptisms in the Drouin collection of Montreal records.

      Supposedly buried in Mt Pleasant Cem in Toronto, but the OCFA cemetery index doesn't show her there.
    Person ID I479  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 17 May 2011 

    Father Gilbert Wanless,   b. 23 Nov 1811, Birgham, Eccles Parish, Berwick, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1883, Hamilton, Wentworth Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Jane Wright,   b. Est 1810-1815, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1862, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 2 Jul 1835  St. Peter's Church, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F131  Group Sheet

    Children 
     1. Laura Wanless,   b. Abt 1877, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Daisy Wanless,   b. Abt 1880, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Pansy Wanless,   b. Abt 1885, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Gilbert Wanless,   b. 18 May 1886, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1963  (Age 77 years)
     5. Purthy Wanless,   b. Abt 1887, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 10 Oct 2003 
    Family ID F169  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S110] Baptism record, FHL 1430797: RECORDS OF ZION (CONGREGATIONAL) CHURCH, MONTREAL, QUEBEC - BAPTISMS 1843-1875; FOLIO 8 (Reliability: 3).
      Laura Susan daughter of Gilbert Wanless of Montreal truss maker and Jane Wright his wife was born on the tenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and forty eight and was baptized on this the eighth day of June one thousand eight hundred and fifty two.
      [Signed] Henry Wilked D.D.
      Gilbert Wanless
      Jane Wright
      [looks like their real signatures]
      She was baptized on the same day as her younger brother Gilbert.

    2. [S30] Death certificate or record.
      10 Feb 1921, Laura Susan Wanless, at Toronto Gen'l Hospital, widow, about 70, born Montreal, informant Gilbert Wanless, 933 Blorr St, son. Buried in Toronto on 12 Feb 1921. Cause: arteriosclerosis for 20 yrs, chronic bronchitis 4-5 yrs.

    3. [S92] Parish Register.
      Gilbert Wanless, surgical machine maker, of this parish, and Jane Wright, of this parish, married at Leeds St. Peter's on 2 July 1835.