Donald Wallace
(1816-1902)
Harriet Lasby
(1822-1887)
Levi Joseph Patmore
(Abt 1817-1872)
Elizabeth P. Bastedo
(Abt 1826-After 1908)
John Donald Wallace
(1845-1907)
Hannah Patmore
(1847-1881)

William Havelock Wallace
(1870-1935)

 

Family Links
Parents:
1. John Donald Wallace & Hannah Patmore
2. John Donald Wallace & Mary Larter

Spouses/Children:
1. Mabel Clare Gold

2. Edith Pearl Poapst

William Havelock Wallace 1 3 4 5

  • Born: 14 Sep 1870, Elora, Nichol Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada
  • Marriage (1): Mabel Clare Gold on 21 Jul 1897 in Renville, Minnesota, United States 1
  • Marriage (2): Edith Pearl Poapst on 18 Mar 1911 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 2
  • Died: 6 Aug 1935, <Long Beach, Los Angeles>, California, United States at age 64 6
  • Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 7

  Research Notes:

Birthplace & date from daughter Lorna Doone Wallace family tree.

From Who's Who on the Pacific Coast, p. 587:
WALLACE, William H., Banker; born, near Guelph, Ont., Sept. 14, 1870; son, John D. and Hannah (Patmore) W. A.B., Hamline Univ., St. Paul, Minn., 1895. Married, Mabel Gold, July 21, 1897, at Renville, Minn. Vice-pres., Exchange Natl. Bank, Long Beach; Dir., General Appliance Mfg. Co., Citizens Savings Bank. Member: Y.M.C.A., Chamber of Commerce, Masons, Odd Fellows, M.W.A., A.O.U.W. Club: Virginia Country. Res.: 1431 Linden ave.; Office: Exchange Natl. Bank, Long Beach, Cal.
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  Birth Notes:

Elora is near Guelph in Ontario.

  Death Notes:

According to the Hamline University Alumni Bulletin in 1935 or 1936, "Mr. Wallace died in the Anaheim Hospital at Long Beach, California, after a short illness due to infection from an ulcerated tooth." The city of Anaheim is in Orange County; Long Beach is in Los Angeles County.

  Noted events in his life were:

Religion: a Methodist Episcopalian.

Party: Republican.

Moved: From Pilkington Tp to Wellington Tp, 1879, Elora, Nichol Twp, Wellington, Ontario, Canada.

Immigrated: from Elora (Canada) to Lincoln, Nebraska (United States), Nov 1880, Lincoln, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States.

Moved: From Lincoln to Drayton, North Dakota, Feb 1881.

Attended: Hamline University, 1886, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. Began classes, attending "a short time" according to his brother Ed.

Attended: Hamline University, Sep-Dec 1887, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

Moved: From St. Paul to Pasadena, Dec 1887, Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Moved: From Pasadena to Drayton, Mar 1888, Drayton, North Dakota, United States.

Attended: Hamline University, Sep 1888, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

Attended: Hamline University, 1893, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. Will appears in Hamline University's yearbook, The Liner, as W. H. Wallace or Will Wallace.

According to The Liner, classmates in 1893 included:
Ella Gold [future wife of A. H. Tasker and sister of Will's future wife Mabel Gold]
A. H. Tasker
E. H. Wallace [brother Ed or Ern]

Others, possibly related:
C. P. Tasker
A. J. Wallace
Bert Wallace
G. F. Wallace

Occupation: Conductor on street-car line, 1893, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. According to Ed Wallace, Will had this job in the summer of 1893

Occupation: traveling bookseller with his brother Ed during summer vacation, 1893, Nebraska, United States.

Attended: Hamline University, 1894, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. 9 Will was right half-back on Hamline's football team. He also sang second bass in the 'Ninety-Five Quartet.

Will appears in Hamline University's yearbook, The Liner, as W. H. Wallace.

According to The Liner, classmates in 1894 included:
Eleanor Dill [future wife of Edward H. Wallace]
Ella S. Gold [future wife of A. H. Tasker and sister of Will's future wife Mabel Gold]
Mabel C. Gold
A. H. Tasker
E. H. Wallace [brother Ed or Ern]
Ed. H. Wallace
Ern. H. Wallace
Maud Wallace

Others, possibly related then or in the future:
G. A. Cahoon
G. B. Kerfoot
Orrie Gould
C. P. Tasker
Prudence M. Tasker
A. J. Wallace
G. F. Wallace
Thomas W. Wallace

Graduation: Hamline University with an A.B, 1895, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States. Will appears in Hamline University's yearbook, The Liner, as W. H. Wallace or William H. Wallace.

According to The Liner, classmates in 1895 included:
Eleanor Dill [future wife of Edward H. Wallace]
Ella S. Gold [sister of Will's future wife Mabel Gold]
Mabel C. Gold
Ed. H. Wallace
Ern. H. Wallace

Others, possibly related then or in the future:
Guybert A. Cahoon
G. B. Kerfoot
J T. Gold
A. J. Wallace

Ed was an assistant business manager for the 1895 edition of the Hamline yearbook, The Liner.

Marriage: Mabel Gold, 21 Jul 1897, Renville, Minnesota, United States.

Organized: the Bank of Belview, 1897, Belview, Redwood., Minnesota, United States. Incorporated thereafter.

Organized: the Bank of Revere, 1898, Revere, Redwood, Minnesota, United States.

Child: Donald Clare Wallace born on, 10 Jul 1898, Belview, Redwood., Minnesota, United States.

Organized: the State Bank of Wabasso, 1899, Wabasso, Redwood, Minnesota, United States.

Was instrumental: in buying the Bank of Vesta, 1900, Vesta, Redwood, Minnesota, United States.

Census: U.S, 21 Jun 1900, Belview, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. 10 1900 United States Federal Census
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Name: Wm Wallace
Home in 1900: Belview, Redwood, Minnesota
Age: 29
Birth Date: Sep 1870
Birthplace: Canada England[Canada English]
Race: White
Gender: Male
Immigration Year: 1880
Relationship to Head of House: Head
Father's Birthplace: Canada England
Mother's Birthplace: Canada England
Spouse's name: Mabel G Wallace
Marriage Year: 1897
Marital Status: Married
Years Married: 3

Household:
Wm Wallace 29 Sep 1870 Canada England White Head Banker
Mabel G Wallace 28 Apr 1872 Illinois White Wife
Donald Wallace 1 Jul 1898 Minnesota White Son
Matilda Gold 52 Jan 1848 Pennsylvania White SisterInLaw

Residence, 1901, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. Based on 17 Apr 1901 photograph from Redwood Falls photo studio N. B. Andersen.

Sold: the Bank of Belview, 1901. Retained directorship.

Organized: Gold-Stabeck State Bank with William H. Gold, 1901, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. Acted as cashier and director. W. H. Gold was president and director.

Travel: to the Grand Canyon, Abt 1903. with Mabel Gold and a few of her family members.

Invested: in Broadway Bank & Trust Co, 1905, <Los Angeles>, Los Angeles, California, United States. Worked as assistant cashier.

Moved: from Redwood Falls, Minnesota, 1905, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Residence, 1905, Redwood Falls, Redwood, Minnesota, United States. 11

Residence: 1431 Linden Avenue, 1905-1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Served: Trustee of Hamline University, 1905, St. Paul, Ramsey, Minnesota, United States.

Travel: to explore possiblities of land development, late 1905 to early 1906, Mexico. His brother Lew H. Wallace accompanied him for at least 9 March 1906 - 12 March 1906, probably longer.

Sold: his banking interests in Minnesota, Jul 1905, Redwood, Minnesota, United States.

Address: 1046 West 36th Street, 1906, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Probably a business address or an apartment in Los Angeles, as the family's home was in Long Beach.

Travel: while investigating property in Tepic Territory, Mexico, Apr-May 1906, Mexico.

Served: as Director of the Long Beach YMCA: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Served: as aTrustee of the First Methodist Episcopal Church: <Long Beach>, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Organized: Exchange National Bank, 1907, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was vice-president and director.

Occupation: Cashier at Exchange National Bank, vice-president and director, 1907, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. His name appears "Wm. H. Wallace, Cashier" in the advertisement Exchange National Bank placed in the December 1908 issue of Long Beach High's Caerulea yearbook.

Served: Campaign Manager for Long Beach Harbor bonds, 1907, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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

Member: of the Virginia Country Club, 1910-1928, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. He was a member from 1910 or before through 1928 or after.

Occupation: Director of Ornamental Brick & Stone Co, Abt 1910, <Los Angeles>, California, United States.

Occupation: Director of General Appliance Manufacturing Co, Abt 1910, <Los Angeles>, California, United States.

Occupation: Director of Citizens Savings Bank, Abt 1910, <Los Angeles>, California, United States.

Census, 25 Apr 1910, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 12 1910 United States Federal Census
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Name: William H Wallace
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: abt 1871
Birthplace: Canada English
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: Canada English
Mother's Birth Place: Canada English
Home in 1910: Long Beach Ward 7, Los Angeles, California
Marital Status: Widowed
Race: White
Gender: Male

Household
William H Wallace 39 abt 1871 Canada English Head, VP & Manager, Bank
Donald Wallace 11 abt 1899 Minnesota Son
Helen Wallace 8 abt 1902 Minnesota Daughter
Phoebe Larton [sic] 44 abt 1866 Canada English Housekeeper

Travel, Jun 1913, Cazadero, Sonoma, California, United States. Will sent a postcard of Cazadero to his daughter Helen 28 June 1913, postmarked San Francisco 30 June 1913.

Travel, Oct 1913, Nebraska, United States. Will sent a postcard to Edith from Sydney, Nebraska on 3 Oct 1913.

Occupation: Vice President of the Bank of Long Beach, 1915, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Member: of the Masonic Order: Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. Elected to membership in Long Beach Chapter No. 84, R. A. M. on April 6, 1926.

Occupation: vice president of the Bank of Long Beach, 1915, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 13

Travel, Jun 1916, Mexico.

Served: as Treasurer and Director of the State Executive Committee of California Young Men's Christian Association, Abt 1917-1918, <Los Angeles>, California, United States.

Occupation: Secretary of YMCA, 1918-1919, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. Probably held the office for more than just 1918-1919. YMCA mailing address 715 S. Hope Street, Los Angeles, California.

Travel, 1919, Canada.

Occupation: Executive Secretary of YMCA, 1920, <Long Beach>, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Census: U.S, 7 Jan 1920, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 14 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

Office: Executive Secretary, Y.M.C.A, May 1920, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Travel: with his brother Ed, Mar 1921, San Diego, California, United States.

Office: Y.M.C.A. Secretary, 22 Apr 1921, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Travel, 23 Jun 1921, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. On this date he was in Minneapolis at a bankers' convention, and he sent a postcard to his 3-month-old daughter, Lorna.

Travel, 28 Jun 1921, College Camp, Wisconsin, United States. On this date he was in Wisconsin and sent another postcard to his 3-month-old daughter, Lorna.

Travel: to Yosemite National Park, 1924. with his wife and 3 youngest childen.

Member: Charter Member of the Pacific Coast Club, 1925-1929, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Travel: to Yellowstone National Park, 1925. with his wife and her 3 children.

Travel: to Porland, Vancouver, Columbia River, Sacramento, 1926. with Edith and 3 children.

Member: Long Beach Chapter No. 84, R. A. M, 6 Apr 1926, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Member: Los Angeles Athletic Club, 1929, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. in partnership with the Pacific Coast Club of Long Beach.

Occupation: Real estate broker, 1930, <Long Beach>, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Census: U.S, 11 Apr 1930, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. 15 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.

Occupation: Assistant City Manager for the City of Long Beach, 14 Jul 1930-1932, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Served: as Vice-President and Director of the Chamber of Commerce, Abt 1931, <Long Beach>, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Occupation: Purchasing Agent for the City of Long Beach, Abt 1932, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Residence: 1424 Linden Avenue, 1934, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Occupation: Licensed Real Estate Salesman, 1935, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. T. F. Merrick
909 Heartwell Building
Long Beach, California

Member: Kiwanis Club, Abt 1932, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

Earthquake, 10 Mar 1933, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States. The Long Beach Earthquake of 1933 was very destructive. Among other buildings damaged was First Methodist Episcopal Church on the northwest corner of Pacific Avenue and 5th Street. That church building no longer stands, having been replaced by the more modern First United Methodist Church.

Member: of Odd Fellows.

Member: of Modern Woodmen of America.

Member: of United Workman.

Member: Al Malaikah Temple (Shriners), 1935, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.


William married Mabel Clare Gold, daughter of Aaron Gold and Ellen S. Cahoon, on 21 Jul 1897 in Renville, Minnesota, United States.1 (Mabel Clare Gold was born on 23 Apr 1872 in Illinois, United States,16 died on 7 Dec 1909 in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 17 and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 17.)


  Marriage Notes:

Notes from a Pedigree Chart prepared by Donald W. Gold dated 25 Jul 1996:
"She married William Havelock Wallace on July 21, 1897 at Renville, Minnesota in the double marriage ceremony with her sister Ella who married Arthur Tasker."

William next married Edith Pearl Poapst, daughter of Curtis Poapst and Helen Lind Studley, on 18 Mar 1911 in First Methodist Episcopal Church, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.2 (Edith Pearl Poapst was born on 3 Sep 1880 in <Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont)>, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, christened on 31 Oct 1884 in Church of Scotland, Lunenburg, Osnabruck Twp (South Stormont), Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry, Ontario, Canada, died on 20 Oct 1943 in Los Angeles, California, United States and was buried in Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States 18.)


  Marriage Notes:

Marriage performed by Henry I Rasmus, pastor of First Methodist Episcopal Church. Witnesses J. E. Springer of Los Angeles and Theodora Jayne of Anaheim.
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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.
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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.
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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. 19

Sources


1 John William Leonard, editor, Who's Who in Finance, Banking and Insurance (New York, NY: Joseph & Sefton, 1911), pp. 38-39.

2 http://www.familysearch.org, https://www.familysearch.org/search/recordDetails/show?uri=https://api.familysearch.org/records/pal:/MM9.1.r/YP5X-1PZ/p6.

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

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

5 Harper, Franklin, ed, Who's Who on the Pacific Coast: A Biographical Compilation of Notable Living Contemporaries West of the Rocky Mountains. (Los Angeles: Harper Publishing Co., 1913.), p. 587.

6 Personal Documents.

7 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 37927426.

8 John William Leonard, editor, Who's Who in Finance, Banking and Insurance (New York, NY: Joseph & Sefton, 1911), 1: 38.

9 The Liner (Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.), 1895, pp. 102-103. http://edu.arcasearch.com/hlc/initArcaCode.asp

10 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1900," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M93K-76K : accessed 4 January 2016), Donald Wallace in household of Wm Wallace, Kintire & Swedes Forest Townships Belview village, Redwood, Minnesota.

11 The Liner (Hamline University, St. Paul, Minn.), 1905, p. 41. http://edu.arcasearch.com/hlc/initArcaCode.asp

12 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVLW-6DK : accessed 4 January 2016), Donald Wallace in household of William H Wallace, Long Beach Ward 7, Los Angeles, California, United States; cit.

13 George W. Kingsbury, History of Dakota Territory. South Dakota: Its History and Its People. (Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915), IV.

14 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MHQ8-2WN : accessed 4 January 2016), Donald C Wallace in household of William H Wallace, Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing s.

15 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XCJL-1L3 : accessed 4 January 2016), Lorna Doone Wallace in entry for William H Wallace, 1930.

16 Personal Documents, Journal of William H. Wallace, April 23, 1918, "Mabel's birthday. Would have been 46 years old had she lived."

17 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial# 146472349.

18 www.findagrave.com, Find A Grave Memorial # 99420612&.

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


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