Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace 1153
- Born: 11 Feb 1853, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
- Marriage (1): Serena Healy after 1880
- Marriage (2): Alice S. Clark on 16 Oct 1888 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
- Marriage (3): Grace Hagar after 1913
- Died: 23 Feb 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 86
- Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
One of the original 12 settlers who immigrated from Drayton, Ontario, Canada to the present location of Drayton, North Dakota.
From the "City History" of Drayton, North Dakota (http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx):
In late March 1878 a group of individuals met in Drayton, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of planning their migration to the newly explored lands of the province of Manitoba. The decision was made to leave Drayton on April 10. The original party consisted of J. Walter Fawcett, his wife and child, Ezra Healy, his wife and child, Albert Wallace, Wesley Patmore, James Healy, Harry Wallace, and George W. Healy. This small group was joined enroute by Alexancer McCrea, and they traveled by rail to a point 12 miles east of Grand Forks, ND. They had their baggage shipped to Fisher's Landing (then the northermost end of the railway), from which they traveled on foot and wagon through the Red River Valley to Pembina, ND. Impressed with the area, they decided to stay, and A. W. McCrea, as eldest man in the company was given the right to choose the spot for a new settlement. He chose the present location of Drayton, which was eventurally named for the settlers' Canadian hometown.
Within weeks of the first settlers' arrival, at least three cabins had been erected, and prairie was broken to begin farming on each of the claims selected by members of the little colony. The population was augmented by the arrival of other individuals attracted by letters from their settler friends, including Henry Healy, Frank Wallace, Rev. Almon Healy and his wife, A. W. McCrea's family, William Mills, Frank Healy, Robert Tweedlie, Nathan Upham, James Bellamy, T. U. Henry,l Ambrose Smith, Joseph Smith and his son D. K. Smith, R. B. Richardson, Isaac Mussel, and Charles, Frank, and Richard Edwards and their mother.
From History of Long Island: From Its Earliest Settlement to the Present Time, vol. III
by Peter Ross, New York, 1903, p. 114 :
"George Wallace is descended from a Scotch family which has contributed members to every honorable and useful walk of life. His father, Donald Wallace, a native of Scotland, born in 1816, recently died in California, in the eighty-seventh year of his age. He reared a family of nine children, all but one of whom are living and occupying excellent business and social positions. The youngest son, a member of Roosevelt's 'Rough Riders' regiment, lost his life in the Spanish-American war. The eldest, John D., has long been a prominent business man and a leader in Republican councils in North Dakota, and is now the county judge of Pembina county; Charles L. is editor of the leading Republican newspaper in Nassau county, at Rockville Center, also a prominent operator in real estate. Albert J. and Frank S., as the firm of Wallace Bros., are at the head of large business enterprises at Los Angeles, Pasadena and elsewhere in California. Lavinia M. is the wife of R. H. Young, editor of the 'Methodist Herald,' of Minneapolis, Minnesota; Matilda H. is the wife of the Rev. James Healy, a Methodist Episcopal clergyman filling a pastorate in Southern California; and Mary A. is wife of S. Frank Johnson, a banker at Pasadena, California."
Obituary from Los Angeles Times, 24 February 1939:
Veteran State Figure Dies
Dr. Albert J. Wallace, Former Lieutenant Governor, Passes
Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace, former Lieutenant Governor of California and a resident of the Los Angeles area for 53 years, died yesterday in his home, 631 N. McCadden Place, at the age of 86, following a long illness.
Born in Wellington County, Province of Ontario, Can., he came to Southern California in 1886, establishing his residence in Pasadena, where with his brother, the late Frank S. Wallace, he was identified with the early real estate development of that city.
In 1898 he moved to Los Angeles and was the organizer of several oil companies here. From 1908 to 1910 he was a member of the Los Angeles City Council, acting as chairman of the Finance Committee.
From 1910 to 1914 he was Lieutenant Governor of the State during Hiram Johnson's first term. In 1921 he ran for the Republican nomination for United States Senator, being defeated by the late Senator Samuel S. Shortridge.
DRY LEAGUE LEADER
He was made a member of the board of trustees of the University of Southern California in 1895 and served as president of the board from 1924 to 1927.
He was president of the California Anti-Saloon League for a number of years and was a member of the Y.M.C.A. board of directors and for a time its president. He also was actively identified with the development of the Methodist Church in Southern California.
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Grace H. Wallace; two sons, Kenneth C. Wallace of Los Angeles and Donald H. Wallace of Long Beach; two daughters, Mrs. Helen Davis of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Mrs. Katherine Shannon of Bedford, Pa., and a sister, Mrs. S. F. Johnson of Pasadena.
Funeral services will be conducted at the First Hollywood Methodist Church at 3 p.m. tomorrow with Rev. Glen R. Phillips and Rev. Willsie Martin officiating. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.
Wallace, Albert Joseph, b. Feb. 11, 1853, Canada. Ex officio Regent as lt. gov., 1911-15. Education: Victorial U., Toronto; LL.D. (hon.) 1912, U. So. Cal. Career: teacher, 1869-72; Methodist minister, 1872-78; in farming, banking, merchandising, oil operations, 1886-; L.A. city councilman, 1907-09; trustee, 1895-1939, U.S.C. Regent, 1897, Chaffee Coll. Pres., dir., Kendon Petroleum Co.
About "El Nido," the house in La Canada, from Chandlerpedia.org:
Medieval castle designed by Arthur B. Benton in 1911 for Albert Joseph Wallace (1853 \endash 1939), the 25th Lieutenant Governor of California from 1911 to 1915. The house is a replica of Skibo Castle located in the highlands of Scotland and originally served as a summer retreat for Wallace, who served on the Los Angeles City Council between 1907 and 1909. He achieved great financial success through investments in real estate and oil, and was one of the prime movers in the development of the affluent West Adams district of Los Angeles at the turn of the century. As President of the Anti-Saloon League of California and a devout Methodist and teetotaler, he was selected by Hiram Wallace to be his running mate as lieutenant governor on the reform-minded Republican ticket in 1910. Wallace died at the age of 86 on 23 February, 1939 in Los Angeles, California. His burial was held at the Angelus Rosedale Cemetery located in Los Angeles, California.
The house is known locally as the "Pink Castle". It is situated behind private gates at 5455 Castle Knoll Road in La Canada-Flintridge, California.
www.findagrave.com: b. 1853, d. 23 Feb 1939, buried Angelus Rosedale Cemetery + Obituary
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Methodist Minister, 1872-1878, Canada.
• Immigrated: from Canada to the United States, 1878.
• Settled, Apr 1878, Drayton, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 1155 Albert was one of the original 12 settlers who founded the town of Drayton.
From "City History" at www.draytonnd.com:
Levi Wesley Patmore is likely the "Wesley Patmore" who was one of the original 12 settlers of Drayton, North Dakota.
From "City History" at www.draytonnd.com:
"In late March 1878 a group of individuals met in Drayton, Ontario, Canada, for the purpose of planning their migration to the newly explored lands of the province of Manitoba. The decision was made to leave Drayton on April 10. The original party consisted of J. Walter Fawcett, his wife and child, Ezra Healy, his wife and child, Albert Wallace, Wesley Patmore, James Healy, Harry Wallace, and George W. Healy. This small group was joined enroute by Alexander McCrea, and they traveled by rail to a point 12 miles east of Grand Forks, ND. They had their baggage shipped to Fisher's Landing (then the northernmost end of the railway), from which they traveled on foot and wagon through the Red River Valley to Pembina, ND. Impressed with the area, they decided to stay, and A.W. McCrea, as eldest man in the company, was given the right to choose the spot for a new settlement. He chose the present location of Drayton, which was eventually named for the settlers' Canadian hometown."
• Census: U.S, 1880, Drayton, (Pembina), Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 17 Single, age 27, farmer. His brother Frank (Francis S.) lived and worked with him on the farm.
• Occupation: farmer, 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory [North Dakota], United States. 1156
• Moved: from North Dakota, 1886, Los Angeles, California, United States. May have moved directly to Pasadena.
• Residence, 1888, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.
• Occupation: real estate dealer, 1888, Los Angeles, California, United States.
• Residence, 1903, Los Angeles, California, United States.
• Occupation: President of Exchange National Bank, 1907, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.
• Served: on Los Angeles City Council, 1908, Los Angeles, California, United States. 1157 Represented Ward 5 during the 9-ward system from 1889-1925
• Census: U.S, 1910, Los Angeles, California, United States. 1158
• Election: Lieutenant Governor of California, 1911.
• Served: as Lt. Governor of California, 1911-1915, California, United States. As Lt. Governor, also served as ex officio member of the Board of Regents of the University of California.
• Residence: 631 N. McCadden Place, 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. This was his residence at the time of his death.
Albert married Serena Healy, daughter of Rev. Almon Healy and Lucy Wood, after 1880. (Serena Healy was born on 10 Oct 1850 in [Ontario, Canada], died on 19 Jun 1882 and was buried in Drayton Cemetery, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States 1159.)
Albert next married Alice S. Clark, daughter of Joseph S. Clark and Jane A. < >, on 16 Oct 1888 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. (Alice S. Clark was born on 4 Dec 1864 in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States,1160 died on 6 Jul 1913 in La Canada, Los Angeles, California, United States 1161 and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 1162.)
Albert next married Grace Hagar after 1913. (Grace Hagar died on 3 Sep 1939 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States 1163,1164 and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.)