James Shaw Wallace

16 January 1884–6 March 1964 (Age 80)
Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Shaw

When James Shaw Wallace was born on 16 January 1884, in Motherwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Wallace, was 40 and his mother, Elizabeth Baird, was 31. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Grace Lamberton Milloy. He lived in Ontario, Canada in 1949 and York Region, Ontario, Canada for about 5 years. He died on 6 March 1964, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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James Shaw Wallace
Grace Lamberton Milloy
Martha Dreghorn Wallace
James JIMMY Hugh Duncan Wallace
Margaret Baird Wallace

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    James Wallace


    Elizabeth Baird




    James Wallace


    William B Wallace


    Annie B Wallace


    George Wallace


    Mary S Wallace


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 1

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 2

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 22

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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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  • James Shaw Wallace, "Find A Grave Index"

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