John Frederick Poapst
Margaret Wood
(Abt 1799-1858)
Sterling <Russell> Studley
(Abt 1817-After 1850)
Ann Barbara Lintzen
(Abt 1830-After 1903)
Curtis Poapst
Helen Lind Studley

Edith Pearl Poapst


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1. William Havelock Wallace

Edith Pearl Poapst 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 3 Sep 1880, <Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont)>, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
  • Christened: 31 Oct 1884, Church of Scotland, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): William Havelock Wallace on 18 Mar 1911 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 1
  • Died: 20 Oct 1943, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 63
  • Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 6

   Other names for Edith were Edith Pearl Paupst and Edith Pearl Poaps.

  Research Notes:

Written evidence in Lorna Doone Wallace (Johnson) collection does not show Poapst spelled "Paupst." However, a postcard from Edith to her motherdated 19 February 1907, addresses her as "Mrs. Helen Poaps." Later family records and photographs consistently have "Poapst."

The text of Edith's holographic will, dated July 23rd, 1940 at Long Beach, California follows.

Long Beach, Calif.,
July 23rd, 1940.

To whom it may concern,

I have a one thousand dollar Life Insurance Policy (New York), No. 12 971 932. The annual Premium is $63.68 and the Policy was taken out Sept. 19th 1936. Cash surrender value $96.00.
I have 50 shares Capital stock in the Transport Oil Co. Cert. No. 1349. Address is 2nd floor, Merrit Bldg., 8th & Bdwy., Los Angeles, Calif.
I have 1/10 interest in Trust 560 held in the Farmer's and Merchant's Bank in Long Beach.
I have the mineral rights in half of Lot 26, Block 21, Back Bay Tract No. 1 as per map Book 10, at Page 146 of maps together with that portion of Riverside Drive adjoining said lot on the Northwest and that portion of the alley adjoining said lot on the Southeast, vacated by the city of Long Beach.
North half of lot 5 Block 58 Tract 1840 as per map recorded Book 31 at Page 41 in the office of San Bernardino Co. Recorder
I, Edith P. Wallace, this 10th day of October, 1942, do give and bequeath to my son Stanley H. Wallace, and my daughter, Lorna Wallace Johnson all my real and personal property to be disposed of as they jointly see fit so to do.
To my son Lind H. Wallace I give the sum of one dollar ($1.00), as I know Lorna and Stanley will be absolutely fair in their distribution of said property according to the justice of said distribution.
Edith P. Wallace
5567 California Ave.
Long Beach, Calif.
Lorna and Stanley are beneficiaries of my life insurance. Lorna's portion is to pay my funeral expenses and any outstanding bills, Stanley's to reimburse him for the money spent by him for me since Aug. 1941, and because he worked to help me pay a grocery bill of over $500.00, remaining out of school for this purpose one year.
Edith P. Wallace

  Birth Notes:

From Wikipedia (
Eastern District was one of four districts of Upper Canada created in 1788 . It comprised the St. Lawrence-Quebec border area, now eastern Ontario. It was originally named Lunenburg District, likely for the Brunswick-Lόneburg , but was renamed in 1792. It was abolished in 1849.
The district was originally bounded to the west by a line running north from the mouth of the Gananoque River and to the east by Lower Canada . The district town was New Johnstown, later renamed Cornwall . In 1798, the district was reorganized to consist of the counties of:
Ontario (abolished in 1800)
In 1849, the district was replaced by the United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry .

  Christening Notes:

May have been baptized in the Free Presbyterian Church, Lunenburg (same as the Church of Scotland?).

  Death Notes:

Death date from "Decree Establishing Death of Joint Tenant" dated 15 Aug 1944.

  Noted events in her life were:

• Graduated: Rochester State Hospital school of nursing, Jun 1901, Rochester, Minnesota, United States.

• Occupation: Graduate Nurse at Rochester State Hospital, 31 Jul 1902, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. 7 Her brother, Harry, was also employed there as a nurse at the same time. Her position was "Graduate nurse, with board," and her monthly wages were $25.20.

• Occupation: Head Ward Nurse, without board, at $36.00 per month at the Rochester State Hospital, 31 Jul 1904, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. Source: Second Biennial Report of the Board of Control of State Institutions of Minnesota, period ending, July 31, 1904, p. 129.

• Residence: 826 East 5th Street, Aug 1905, Rochester, Minnesota, United States.

• Residence: 303 Broadway, Jun 1906, Helena, Montana, United States.

• Residence, until 1908, Rochester, Minnesota, United States. with her mother and brother Harry. They were in Anaheim by March 1908.

• Residence: 510 W. Center Street, 1908-abt 1909, Anaheim, Orange, California, United States. With her mother and brother Harry at the home of her sister Hettie and Hettie's husband, Dr. Jay L. Beebe. A postcard addressed to Edith, postmarked 30 March 1908, has this address.

• Residence: 311 Walnut Avenue, Abt 1909-1910, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Home of her mother, Helen Poapst.

• Residence: 1431 Linden Avenue, 1911-1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

• Census: U.S, 7 Jan 1920, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 8 Household:
William H Wallace, Head, M 49y, b Canada, Executive Secretary, YMCA
Edith P Wallace, Wife, F 39y, b Canada
Lind H Wallace, Son, M 7y, b California
Stanley Wallace, Son, M 37y, b California
Donald C Wallace, Son, M 21y, b Minnesota
Helen L Poapst, Mother-in-law, F 69y, b Wisconsin

• Census: U.S, 11 Apr 1930, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 9 Household:
Wallace, William H., Head, M, W, 59, M, Canada-English, Immig. 1880, Real estate broker
Wallace, Edith P., wife, F, W, 49, M, Canada-English, Immig 1891
Wallace, Lind H., Son, M, W, 18, S, California
Wallace, Stanley H., Son, M, w, 13, S, California
Wallace, Lorna Doone, Daughter, F, W, 8, S, California

The family's good friend "Mrs. Shepard" also appears in this census. Widow Mrs. Emma P. Shepard lived two houses away at 1423 Linden Avnue.

• Will, 23 Jul 1940, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

• Residence: 1424 Linden Avenue, 1935-1939, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

• Residence: 5567 California Avenue, 1939-1943, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Edith married William Havelock Wallace, son of John Donald Wallace and Hannah Patmore, on 18 Mar 1911 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.1 (William Havelock Wallace was born on 14 Sep 1870 in Elora (Centre Wellington), Nichol Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada, died on 6 Aug 1935 in <Long Beach, Los Angeles>, California, United States 10 and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 11.)

  Marriage Notes:

Ceremony performed by Henry I Rasmus, pastor of First Methodist Episcopal Church. Witnesses J. E. Springer of Los Angeles and Theodora Jayne of Anaheim.
Diary entry by William H. Wallace:
March 18, 1918 - Mon.
Seven years ago Edith and I were married in Long Beach by Dr. H. I. Rasmus in the parsonage with Jim Springer and Dora Jayne as best man and lady in the presence of Wm Rasmus & wife & Dr & Mrs Rasmus, then Dr. drove six of us to L.A. Jim & Dora following on train and we had our wedding dinner at Hotel Lankershim. Edith & I left that evening for San Francisco on our wedding trip and attended State YMCA Convention there, took in various sights, took steamboat to Sacramento, and Phe Larter had wedding breakfast ready for us upon our arrival home. Many changes have taken place in those short years.
Announcement published in a local [Anaheim?] paper:
Mrs. Helen Lind Poapst, informally announces the marriage of her daughter Edith to William Haveloch [sic] Wallace, on Saturday, March 18, at four o'clock, at Long Beach, Cal.
Owing to the recent severe illness of the bride's mother, the ceremony was quietly performed at the parsonage of the First M.E. church, Dr. H. I. Rasmus officiting, and only Miss Theodora Jayne of Anaheim and James Springer of Los Angeles being attendants.
Mr. and Mrs. Wallace went immediately to Los Angeles by automobile, and at 8 p.m. left on The Lark for San Francisco and other northern points of interest. On return they will be at home after May first at 1431 Linden Ave., Long Beach. No cards.
Miss Poapst is a sister of Mrs. J. L. Beebe and is well known in Anaheim, having made her home with Dr. and Mrs. Beebe previous to going to Long Beach. She has a host of friends in this city and vicinity, where she has been admired for her unusual beauty and cleverness and loved for the rare grace and charm of her personality.
Mr. Wallace, who is a nephew of Lieutenant-Governor Albert J. Wallace, is a prominent citizen and banker of Long Beach. He is known and resppected throughout California, not only as a successful man of affairs, but particularly for his earnest and efficient work in the Y.M.C.A., of which organization he is state treasurer.
Wherever they are known, friends and acquaintances of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will rejoice at the union of two such useful and beautiful lives, while they wish them all the happiness they so well deserve.
Announcement published in a Long Beach paper, most likely The Long Beach Daily Telegraph, after the wedding:
W. H. Wallace Weds.
Of great interest to Long Beach owing to the pro9minence of the groom was the very quiet wedding of Mr. W. H. Wallace and Miss Edith Poapst Saturday afternoon in this city.
The services were read at four by Rev. H. I. Rasmus pastor of the First M. E. church at his residence. The bride was attired in her traveling gown. Mr. and Mrs. Wallace left later for Los Angeles, where they entertained a few friends at Hotel Lankershim, leaving for San Francisco later in the evening, where they will attend the Y.M.C.A. convention to be held there the latter part of the week. On their return Mr. and Mrs. Wallace will reside at 1431 Linden avenue. Mr. Wallace is one of the most prominent of Long Beach business men and was persident of the Exchange National Bank.
Miss Poapst ils a very attractive young woman who came here from Anaheim last summer with her mother, and is a sister-in-law of Dr. Beebe, a well-known physician of Anaheim. 12



2 Johnson, DeWayne B. and Lorna Wallace Johnson, Johnson/Wallace Family Tree.

3 Personal Documents, Lorna D. Wallace (Johnson) family documents & photographs.

4, (Rosemary Benson).

5 Benson, Rosemary, Our Combined Families (Online family tree hosted by,

6, Find A Grave Memorial # 99420612&.

7 Minnesota Board of Control of State Institutions, editor, First Biennial Report of the Board of Control of State Institutions of Minnesota., Period Ending, July 31, 1902. (St. Paul, Minn.: Pioneer Press Company, 1903), 130.

8 FamilySearch Historical Files (, "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 January 2016), Donald C Wallace in household of William H Wallace, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing s.

9 FamilySearch Historical Files (, "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 4 January 2016), Lorna Doone Wallace in entry for William H Wallace, 1930.

10 Personal Documents.

11, Find A Grave Memorial # 37927426.

12 Personal Documents, Wm H Wallace [journal] YMCA L.A. March 16, 1918 to May 20, 1918 (incl.).

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