George A. Wallace
(1775-1828)
Barbara Munro
(1789-1849)
Charles Lasby
(1781-1870)
Margaret Challenor
(1784-1856)
Donald Wallace
(1816-1902)
Harriet Lasby
(1822-1887)

Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace
(1853-1939)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Serena Healy
2. Alice S. Clark

3. Grace Evelyn Hagar

Dr. Albert Joseph Wallace 2 3

  • Born: 11 Feb 1853, Wellington, Canada West (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 Evelyn Hagar on 7 Jun 1915 in Los Angeles, California, United States 1
  • Died: 23 Feb 1939, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States at age 86 4
  • Buried: Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

  Research Notes:

One of the original 12 settlers who immigrated from Drayton, Ontario, Canada to the present location of Drayton, North Dakota.

From the "History of Drayton, ND" (http://draytonnd.com/living-in-drayton/history-of-drayton-nd/):
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.
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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."
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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.
OFFICIAL CAREER
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.
FUNERAL TOMORROW
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.

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From http://sunsite.berkeley.edu/~ucalhist/general_history/overview/regents/biographies_w.html#wallace_a
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.
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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 '96 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. 5 6

  Death Notes:

Death announcement in Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb 1939, p. 40:
WALLACE, Albert J. Wallace, February 23, 1939, at his home, 631 North McCadden Place, Hollywood. He is survived by his wife, Grace H. Wallace; four children, KLenneth C. Wallace, Donald J. Wallace, Mrs. Helen Davis and Mrs. Katherine Shannon, and one sister, Mrs. S. F. Johnson.
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Obituary in Los Angeles Times, 24 Feb 1939, p. 34:
Veteran State Leader Passes
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.
OFFICIAL CAREER
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.
FUNERAL TOMORROW
He leaves his widow, Mrs. Grace H. Wallace; two sons, Kenneth C. Wallace of Los Angeles and Donald H. [sic] 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.

  Burial Notes:

www.findagrave.com: b. 1853, d. 23 Feb 1939, buried Angelus Rosedale Cemetery + Obituary

  Noted events in his life were:

Census: Canada, 1871, Pilkington, Wellington, Ontario, Canada. 7 Household:
Harriot Wallace, head, F, 48, 1823, England, W Methodist
Albert J. Wallace, son, M, 18, Ontario
Francis S. Wallace, son, M, 13, Ontario
Alexander H. Wallace, son, M, 9, Ontario
Mary A. Wallace, daughter, F, 6, Ontario

Occupation: Methodist Minister, 1872-1878, Canada.

Immigrated: from Canada to the United States, 1878.

Settled, Apr 1878, Drayton, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 8 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."

Occupation: farmer, 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory [North Dakota], United States. 9

Census: U.S, 14 Jun 1880, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 10 Enumerator: E. A. Healy
Household:
Albert J. Wallace, self, M, W, 27, Canada, Scotland, England, farmer
Francis S. Wallace, boarder [brother], M, W, 22, Canada, Scotland, England, farmer [worked on farm with Albert]
Alexander McPhail, boarder, M, W, 24, Canada, Scotland, England, farmer

Acquired: Homestead patent, 2 Feb 1881, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 11 One-quarter of section 24.

Acquired: Homestead patent, 18 Aug 1882, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory (North Dakota), United States. 11 1/8 of section 27 and 1/8 of section 26.

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.

Naturalized: U.S. citizen, 26 Jan 1888, Los Angeles, California, United States. 12

Marriage, 21 Jun 1888, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States. 13 Ceremony was performed by P. F. Bresee, minister of the Gospel. Witnesses were A. J. Wallace of Pasadena and Ezra A. Healy of Pasadena. "His Father & Mother born Long Iselen" [sic]

Occupation: President of Exchange National Bank, 1907, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Residence, 1903, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Marriage, 26 Jun 1888, Los Angeles, California, United States. 14 Ceremony performed by E. A. Healy of Pasadena, witnessed by A. J. Wallace of Pasadena.

Served: on Los Angeles City Council, 1908, Los Angeles, California, United States. 15 Represented Ward 5 during the 9-ward system from 1889-1925

Census: U.S, 27 Apr 1910, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. 16 2157 Harvard Boulevard, Los Angeles, California.
Household:
Albert J. Wallace, head, M, W, 57, M2, 21, Can-English, Scot-English, Eng-English, 1878, Na, owner, oil wells
Alice C. Wallace, wife, F, W, 45, M1, 21, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, none
Kennith Wallace, son, M, W, 19, S, California, Can-English, Massachusetts, none
Donald Wallace, son, M, W, 17, S, California
Helen H. Wallace, daughter, F, W, 14, S, California
Katherine Wallace, daughter, F, W, 7, S, California
Mary Collins, servant, F, W, 39, S, Ire-English, Ire-English, Ire-English, imm. 1889, servant, private family

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.

Occupation: investor, 1915, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Residence, 1915, La Canada, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Marriage, 29 Aug 1919, Los Angeles, California, United States. Ceremony performed by J. A. Davis, Minister of the Gospel, assisted by Ezra Healy. Witnessed by Ezra A. Healy of Los Angeles and A. J. Wallace of Los Angeles.

Census: U.S, 23 Jan 1920, Cahuenga, Los Angeles, California, United States. 17 1455 Hay Avenue, Cahuenga, California
Household:
Albert J. Wallace, head, M, W, 66, M, 1883, Na 1888, Canada English, Canada English, Canada English, Real estate, own business
Grace H. Wallace, wife, F, W, 46, M, Na 1915, Canada English, Canada English, Canada English, none
Katherine Wallace, daughter, F, W, 17, S, California, Canada English, Massachusetts, none
Sophia Vierich, housekeeper, F, W, 41, D, Germany, Germany, Germany, housekeeper, private family
Richard Vierich, boarder, M, W, 13, S, Illinois, Illinois, Germany, none

Occupation, 1924, Los Angeles, California, United States. in the oil business.

Residence, 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Office: 619 Hollingsworth Bldg, 1924, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Residence, 1924, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Passport Application: U.S, 25 Apr 1924, Los Angeles, California, United States. 12 Albert J. Wallace applied for a passport for himself and his wife, Grace. Passport was issued in Washington, D.C. on 3 May 1924.

Marriage, 25 Sep 1925, Hollywood, Los Angeles, Californlia, United States. Ceremony performed by Ezra A. Healy, Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the presence of J. Furgusson Mohr of Philadelphia and Helen Wallace Davis of Newton Centre, Massachusetts.

Residence: <1724> Camino Palmero, 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Census: U.S, 7 Apr 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. 18 ____ Camino Palmero, Los Angeles, California
Household:
Albert Wallace, head, home value $75,000, M, W, 77, M, 27, Canada-English, Scotland, England, imm. 1878, Na., none
Grace Wallace, wife, F, W, 57, M, 42, Canada-English, Canada-English, Canada-English, imm. 1903, Na, none
Harriet Hagar, mother-in-law, F, W, 81, Wd, 21, Canada-English, Canada-English, Canada-English, imm. 1913, Al., none
Josephine Hagar, sister-in-law, F, W, 54, S, Canada-English, Canada-English, Canada-English, imm. 1900, Al., none
Sophie Vierich, servant, F, W, 52, D, 19, Germany, Germany, Germany, 1890, Na., housekeeper, dom. serv.
Della Copeland, servant, F, Neg, 55, S, Maryland, Maryland, Maryland, maid, dom. serv.

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 <Canada West (Ontario), Canada>, died on 19 Jun 1882 and was buried in Drayton Cemetery, Drayton, Pembina, North Dakota, United States 19.)


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,20 died on 6 Jul 1913 in La Canada, Los Angeles, California, United States 21 and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 22.)


Albert next married Grace Evelyn Hagar, daughter of Joseph M. Hagar and Harriet E. Edmunds, on 7 Jun 1915 in Los Angeles, California, United States.1 (Grace Evelyn Hagar was born in 1872, died on 3 Sep 1939 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States 23 24 and was buried in Angelus Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 25.)


  Marriage Notes:

Ceremony performed by E. A. Healy, a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, witnessed by Kenneth Wallace of Los Angeles and C. C. Hagar of Los Angeles.

Sources


1 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K8D4-G3S : accessed 4 June 2016), Albert J Wallace and Grace Evelyn Hagar, 07 Jun 1915; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, c.

2 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File): Feb 24, 1939; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1990) pg. A12.

3 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 7681672.

4 Obituary, Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles,California), 24 Feb 1939, p. 34. Newspapers.com.

5 Drayton, North Dakota - City History (http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx).

6 Website:, http://draytonnd.com/living-in-drayton/history-of-drayton-nd/.

7 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Canada Census, 1871," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M43P-FSZ : 13 November 2014), Harriot Wallace, Pilkington, Centre Wellington, Ontario, Canada; citing p. 13, line 2; Library and Archives Canada film number C-9946, Pub.

8 Website:, http://www.draytonnd.com/Information/GeneralInformationAboutDrayton/CityHistory/tabid/739/Default.aspx.

9 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1880," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MCVW-237 : accessed 06 Jul 2014), Albert J Wallace, Drayton, Pembina, Dakota Territory, United States; citing sheet 76C, NARA microfilm publication T9.

10 http://www.familysearch.org.

11 Digital Horizons: Life on the Northern Plains(http://cdm16921.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/), Homestead Maps of Pembina County; "Prepared under the direction of the Pembina County Pioneer Daughter" in 1989.

12 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Y-7FLH : 4 September 2015), Albert J Wallace, 1924; citing Passport Application, California, United States, source certificate.

13 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL7B-2Q8 : 28 November 2014), S Frank Johnson and Mary A Wallace, 21 Jun 1888; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county cou.

14 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XL7B-2Q6 : accessed 25 May 2016), Frank S Wallace and Florence Smith, 26 Jun 1888; citing Los Angeles, California, United States, county.

15 Wikipedia.org, Los Angeles City Council.

16 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MV2G-BYZ : accessed 14 November 2016), Albert Wallace, Los Angeles Assembly District 70, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration d.

17 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQ7-PZD : accessed 13 November 2016), Albert J Wallace, Cahuenga, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 34, sh.

18 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCV9-1VG : accessed 14 November 2016), Albert Wallace, Los Angeles (Districts 0001-0250), Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration.

19 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 22134091.

20 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FXZ4-7P6 : accessed 08 Jul 2014), Alice S. Clark, 04 Dec 1864; citing Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, 910, Massachusetts Archives, Boston; FHL m.

21 Los Angeles Times, "Third Stroke Proves Fatal" [obituary of Alice Clark Wallace], July 7, 1913, pg. II 1.

22 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 73303411&.

23 Wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Joseph_Wallace.

24 Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File): Sep 5, 1939; ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Times (1881-1990) pg. 16.

25 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 90598702.


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