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Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace


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Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace

  • Born: 11 Feb 1853, Wellington Co., Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): Serena Healy
  • Marriage (2): Grace H. after 1882
  • Died: 23 Feb 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California at age 86
  • Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

bullet  Research Notes:

One of the original 12 settlers in Drayton, North Dakota.

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 a Los Angeles newspaper, 24 February 1939 (probably the Los Angeles Times):

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.
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.

bullet  Burial Notes: b. 1853, d. 23 Feb 1939, buried Angelus Rosedale Cemetery + Obituary


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

Occupation: Methodist Minister, 1872-1878, Canada.

Settled, Apr 1878, Drayton, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 1092 Albert was one of the original 12 settlers who founded the town of Drayton.

From "City History" at
Levi Wesley Patmore is likely the "Wesley Patmore" who was one of the original 12 settlers of Drayton, North Dakota.

From "City History" at
"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, North Dakota, United States. 15 Single, age 27, farmer. His brother Frank lived and worked with him on the farm.

Moved: from North Dakota, 1886, Los Angeles Co., California, United States. May have moved directly to Pasadena.

Residence, 1903, Los Angeles Co., 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 Co., California, United States. 1093 Represented Ward 5 during the 9-ward system from 1889-1925

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. (Serena Healy was born on 10 Oct 1850, died on 19 Jun 1882 and was buried in Drayton Cemetery, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States 1094.)


Albert next married Grace H. after 1882.

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