John Wanless

John Wanless[1]

Male 1832 - 1911  (78 years)

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  • Name John Wanless 
    Born 30 Dec 1832  Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • William Rainford gives birth place as Jedboro, Scotland.
    Gender Male 
    IMMI 12 Jul 1850  USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Jul 12, 1850, ship Rockaway
      departed Liverpool, arrived in New York
      John Monless [Wanless], age 47, farmer
      William, son, 21
      John, son, 17
      George, son, 14
      Andrew, son, 10
      Archibald, son, 7
      Robert, son, 4
      Marg't Wanless, daughter, 2
      Country of Origin: Great Britain, intend to settle in the USA
      Family Identification: 15304593, Microfilm Serial Number: M237, Microfilm Roll Number: 90
      Source: passenger manifest, NY Passenger Lists 182001857 (ancestry.com)
    Census 1851  Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Page 65, east half of twp (ancestry.com)
      with his father:
      John Wanless Jr., [Presbyterian], England, 20, M, Single
    Census 1861  York Twp, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • bounded on the north by Ward 2, on the south by Kingston road, on west by Don Mills road, on the East by line between York and Scarborough
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      John Wanles, carpenter, b. Scotland, F.C. [Free Church], 29, married
      Elizabeth, b. U. C. [Ont.], 26, married
      John, b. U. C. [Ont.], 4
      Thomas, b. U. C. [Ont.], 3
      James, b. U. C. [Ont.], 1
    Census 1871  Cardwell, Caledon Twp, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • District 40, sub-district A, Division 1 page 27
      Wanless, John 38 b. England, C. Presby, English, carpenter, married
      Elizabeth 35 b. Ont, C. Presb, Irish origin, married
      John 14 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin, in school
      Thomas 12 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin, in school
      Mary Ann 8 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin, in school
      William 6 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin, in school
      Isabella 4 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin
      George 2 b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin
      Robert A. 9/12 b. July, b. Ont, C. Presb, English origin
    Census 1881  Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Guelph, Wellington South, Ontario, Canada
      Source: FHL Film 1375894 NAC C-13258 Dist 151 SubDist C Div 2 Page 38 Family 189
      John WANLESS M M 47 Scottish Scotland Occ: Carpenter Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Elizabeth WANLESS F M 45 Irish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Thomas WANLESS M 23 Scottish O. Occ: Book Keeper Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Annie WANLESS F 17 Scottish O. Occ: Dress Maker Religion: C. Presbyterian
      William WANLESS M 15 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Isabella WANLESS F 14 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      George WANLESS M 13 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Robert WANLESS M 11 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Elizabeth WANLESS F 9 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Archibald WANLESS M 5 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
      Ella WANLESS F 3 Scottish O. Religion: C. Presbyterian
    Occupation 1861-1881 
    carpenter 
    Occupation 1880-1888  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hardware store owner & heater manufacturer 
    • Industries of Canada : historical and commericial sketches of Toronto and environs, Bixby, M. G. ; 1888
      From Toronto chapter, pg 183-184 <http://www.nosracines.ca/f/viewpage.asp?ID=177676&size=2>
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      John Wanless & Sons, Hardware Merchants, House Furnishings, Tinware, Stoves, Furnaces, etc., 46 and 48 Queen Street, Parkdale. The business of John Wanless & Sons, of 46 and 48 Queen Street, Parkdale, was established in 1880, although the firm had previously been one year in Guelph in the same line. It occupies premises 36x60 ft in dimensions, two stores a cellar, with tinsmith shop in rear 18x36 feet in dimensions, and in which establishment 10 hands are employed. They deal extensively in general hardware, tinware, stoves, paints, oils, etc. and are agents for the celebrated Diamond Stoves and Ranges. Their business is not confined to Parkdale, but into Toronto and surrounding districts. The senior member of the firm, John Wanless, is a native of Scotland, while the sons, John Jr., Thomas G., and Wm. J. are Canadians by birth. They are practical and enterprising business men and are building up a large and lucrative business which is a credit to the town. The above firm have sold out their hardware, paint, oil, and tinware business to Messrs. C.J. Brown & Co and have gone into the furnace and heating business exclusively, with office and workshop on the Corner of Queen and Lisgar Streets, Toronto, where they purpose carrying on same on a much larger scale than previously. They are the sole manufacturers in Toronto of the "Economy Heater".
    Residence 1881-1888  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1891  St. Alban's Ward, West York, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Wanless, 56, self & parents b. Scotland, everybody Presbyterian, railway timber inspector
      Elizabeth, 55, wife, b. Ont, parents b. Ireland
      Mary Ann, 27, dau, all children b. Ont.
      George, 22, son, locomotive engineer
      Robert, 21, son, mechanic in railway shop
      Archie, 15, son, mechanic in railway shop
      Hattie, 13, dau
      Bertie, 9, son
    Occupation 1891  [3
    railway timber inspector 
    Died 21 Aug 1911  Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • Owned John Wanless & Sons hardware/heater store in Toronto from 1880-1888 at least.
    Person ID I1349  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 11 May 2011 

    Father John Wanless,   b. 23 Oct 1802, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1898, Erin Township, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Isabella Buckham,   b. 1804, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1849, Barrow, Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 9 May 1828  Jedburgh, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [8, 9, 10
    Family ID F606  Group Sheet

    Family Elizabeth Graham,   b. 1836,   d. 1926, Peterbrough, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1855  [7
    Children 
     1. John Wanless,   b. 14 Sep 1856, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1890, near Claremont, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     2. Thomas Graham Wanless,   b. 2 Oct 1858, Huron Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1946, Kamloops, B.C., Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     3. James Wanless,   b. 12 Feb 1860,   d. 1866  (Age 5 years)
     4. William Wanless,   b. 24 Oct 1861,   d. 1866  (Age 4 years)
     5. Mary Ann Wanless,   b. 21 Jun 1863,   d. 1945  (Age 81 years)
     6. Sir William James Wanless,   b. 1 May 1865, Charleston, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1933, Glendale, Califorina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     7. Isabella Wanless,   b. 24 Feb 1867,   d. 12 Apr 1886  (Age 19 years)
     8. George Wanless,   b. 7 Nov 1868,   d. 1938  (Age 69 years)
     9. Robert Ackitt Wanless,   b. 20 Jul 1870, Caledon Township, Peel Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1906, Sarnia, Lambton Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     10. Elizabeth Graham Wanless,   b. 21 Jan 1872,   d. 10 Jul 1887  (Age 15 years)
     11. Archibald Andrew Wanless,   b. 16 Jan 1876, Mount Forest, Wellington Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1931  (Age 55 years)
     12. Ella Catherine Wanless,   b. 20 Aug 1877, Guelph, Wellington, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     13. Herbert P. Wanless,   b. 1 Dec 1881,   d. 1966  (Age 84 years)
     14. Jean B. Wanless,   b. 1 Jul 1885, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F478  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S124] Wanless of India, Lillian Emery Wanless, (W. A. Wilde Company, Boston), PREFACE (Reliability: 1).

    2. [S130] 1841 Census, Barrow.

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

    4. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 1 (Reliability: 1).

    5. [S129] Descendants of John Wanless I, Isabel Wanless Dodds, PAGE 1, GIVES DATE AS 1910 (Reliability: 1).

    6. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 1, SHOWS DATE AS 1910 (Reliability: 1).

    7. [S62] William Wanless Rainford's Records, PAGE 2 (Reliability: 1).

    8. [S84] Ewen Herbert.

    9. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

    10. [S4] Letter Of John Wanless, 1893, John Wanless [born 1832].