John Creelman Wanless

John Creelman Wanless

Male 1854 - 1932  (78 years)

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  • Name John Creelman Wanless 
    Born 30 Jan 1854  Edwardstown, Beauharnois Seignory/County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 13 Aug 1854  Russelltown Flats, Beauharnois Seignory/County, Quebec Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1861  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • T.K. Wandlas, shoemaker, b. England, all Church of Scotland, age 41, married
      J., 40, female, b. L. Canada [Quebec], married
      H., 17, male, b. L. Canada [Quebec] [true for all kids down to A.R.]
      G.J., 13, male
      E.A., 11, female
      A.K., 9, male
      J.K., 7, male
      A.R., 2, male, b. W. Canada [Ontario]
      C. Huffman, b. Ont, W. Methodist, 19, female, single, not a family member
      3 males & 1 female in school, 1 birth in 1860, 1 male and 1 female died in 1860 from scarlet fever, ages 4 and 17, frame house, 1 story, 1 family in house
    Census 1871  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents, age 16, tinsmith
    Census 1881  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Film: C-13280, Div: 1, Pg: 43, Entry: 3, Fam: 209
      Wanless John C 27 b. Quebec, Baptist, tinsmith
      Wanless Mary 24 b. Ontario, Baptist
      Wanless George 5 b. Ontario, Baptist
      Wanless Arthur 3 b. Ontario, Baptist
      Caroline ALDIS F 15 English England Occ: Servant Religion: Church of England
    Census 1891  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Film T-6345 Div. 2 Page 15 & 16, Family 80 (Dist 79, Subdist. B) - 10 April
      Wanless John 37 Ontario Baptist tinsmith father b. England, mother Quebec
      Wanless Mary A 34 wife, Ontario Baptist - parents b. England
      Wanless George 15 son, Ontario Baptist - (parents b. Ont. for all children)
      Wanless Arthur 13 son, Ontario Baptist -
      Wanless Edmond 10 son, Ontario Baptist -
      Wanless T. K.* 70, female, widow, mother of head of family, b. Quebec, parents b. Scotland, Methodist, shoemaker
      --* note T.K. is actually Janet (Mrs. T.K.) Wanless, a shoemaker's widow. For relationships, this census used "W" for wife, "M" for mother, "S" for son - I have written them out above for clarity. 2 houses prior is John's brother Thomas.
    Census 1901  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Film: T-6475, Div: 12, Page: 14, Entry: 10, Family: 153
      Wanless John C Head Jan 30, 1854 Quebec
      Wanless Mary A Wife June 15, 1856 Ontario
    Occupation 1871-1901  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • tinsmith
    RELI 1881-1901 
    • Baptist
    Died 19 May 1932  [4
    Buried Maple Leaf Cem., Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage not in Ontario marriage index.
    Person ID I1  26: George Wanless & Isabella Kay
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2011 

    Father Thomas Kay Wanless,   b. 29 Jun 1820, Wooler, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1889, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Janet Baillie,   b. 11 Feb 1821, Sorel, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1897, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1841  St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Ann Cook,   b. 15 Jun 1856, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jun 1940  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1871-1875  (probably) Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Henry Wanless,   b. 20 Nov 1875, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1971  (Age 95 years)
     2. Arthur Wanless,   b. 8 Oct 1879, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 83 years)
     3. Edmond Wanless,   b. 10 May 1881, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1944  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    John Creelman Wanless
    John Creelman Wanless
    Apparently the shop of John Creelman Wanless in Chatham, Ontario
    Apparently the shop of John Creelman Wanless in Chatham, Ontario
    (picture had no identification, but was in collection of Henry Ray Wanless)
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    all sons of Thomas Kay Wanless & Janet Baillie. Taken in Chatham, Ontario.

    Headstones
    Thomas Kay Wanless & wife Janet Baillie; son John Creelman Wanless & wife Mary A.
    Thomas Kay Wanless & wife Janet Baillie; son John Creelman Wanless & wife Mary A.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census, 1901 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S13] Tombstone - Thomas Key Wanless family.

    3. [S23] Parish register, http://websites.epidirect.com/~chateauguay/results.asp?ID=32007 (Reliability: 3).
      ID: 32007
      Source: 6.2459
      Event: Baptism
      Surname: Wanless
      Given: John Creelman
      Father: Thomas Kay
      Occupation: shoemaker
      Residence: Edwardstown
      Mother: Baillie, Janet
      Birth: 1854-01-30
      Baptism: 1854-08-13
      Witnesses: Baillie, Janet (x); Wanless, George; Livingston, Donald A.; Black, Jonah;
      Church: Scotch Presbyterian Church Russelltown Flats in Connection with the Church of Scotland
      Minister: Archibald Hutchison Milligan
      Russeltown (Russels Town)
      A region of the Seigniory of Beauharnois, consisting of the southwestern part of the seigniory. It was bounded by the English River on the northeast, South Georgetown and Jamestown on the northwest and Hemmingford Township of Huntingdon County on the southeast. (45.08N/73.79W) Named after Alexander Ellice's son Russell. Sometimes shown as two words. It could be spelt as either Russeltown or Russelltown. The modern accepted spelling is with one L.
      Russeltown Flats
      A hamlet located on Rte 203 at the corner of the Cowan Road/Rang St-Charles on the border of Havelock Township, 2.3mi (3.7km) south of St-Chrysostome. (45.068N/73.761W)

    4. [S13] Tombstone - Thomas Key Wanless family.
      Next 2 monuments next to Thos. Key Wanless family monument are:
      Father J.C.W.
      Mother M.A.W.

    5. [S28] Family Bible of T.K. & Janet Wanless, (In possession of Bruce Edwin & Ann Wanless of Traverse City, Michigan.).

    6. [S8] Marriage record.
      T.K. WANLIS of Pittsburgh to Janet BAILLIE of Montreal, November 24, 1841.
      Witnesses: George WANLESS and James Colley LECKIE.