Tuesday, December 27, 2016

William WALLACE (1844-1929)

William WALLACE, Esther MCLEOD
William WALLACE and his daughter Esther MCLEOD
1924 Owen Sound

George SIM > Mary Ann WALLACE-SIM > William WALLACE

BIRTH - William Wallace was born July 27, 1844 in Ireland.  Per his marriage certificate, his parents were Thomas Wallace and Betty Deckie (or Decker).  However, on his Sarawak, Ontario death record his parents were listed as William and Esther which happened to be the first names of his wife's parents.  His son, William Wallace, was the informant and we believe he confused his grandparents.

IMMIGRATION - We are not sure of William's immigration year to Canada,  On the 1901 census it is listed as 1862 and on the 1911 census 1864 is recorded.

MARRIAGE - On August 1, 1865, William Wallace married Mary Huston in Grey County, Sarawak Township, Ontario, Canada.

FAMILY - William and Mary had 12 known children.  From the Canadian Census Reports they were listed as Jane, Mary Ann (George's mother), Hester, Bessie, Esther, Robert, John, William, Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth and Rachel.

William Wallace and his family are found on the 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901, 1911 and 1921 Canadian Census Reports. The family lived in Sawawak, Grey County, Ontario, Canada.  The family was Presbyterian and William was listed as a farmer on all the reports.

William WALLACE  William WALLACE
William WALLACE, 1923 Owen Sound
Photos courtesy of cousin Mary Ellen F.
DEATH - William Wallace died at the age of 85 on October 22, 1929 in Sarawak Township, Ontario, Canada,  He was a widow.  His causes of death were dilated heart, valve leakage and old age.  He was buried in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada.

At this time our research on the Wallace family has concluded.  We will continue searching for new leads on the Wallace family from Ireland.

Visit  his on-line memorial (note the black lab statue on bottom of stone):

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