James Wallace

1893–1964
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

James Wallace was born in 1893, in Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Mary Wilson in August 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died in Ontario, Canada, and was buried in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

James Wallace
1893–1964
Mary Wilson
1890–1979
Marriage: August 1920
Isabella Wallace
1920–2011
James Wallace
1923–2005

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
August 1920
children

(2)

    Isabella Wallace

    Female1920–2011Female

    James Wallace

    Male1923–2005Male

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 3

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • James Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Wallace, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"

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