James Wallace, c.1858

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A black and white portrait photograph of James Wallace.
James Wallace was born in Kincardineshire, Scotland on March 3, 1814 and came to Whitby before 1840. He was a businessman who worked as a contractor, newspaper editor and owner of a soap works and clock factory. He organized and financed the Whitby Highland Rifle Company and took part in the defence of Canada at the Fenian Raids of 1866. He was commanding officer of the 34th Battalion of Militia from April 26, 1872 to January 21, 1874 and from August 14, 1874 to March 23, 1880. He served on the Town Council from 1855 to 1857 and was Mayor of Whitby in 1856. In 1873 he was sent to England as a Canadian immigration agent. In 1879 he moved to Oak Park where he died on July 10, 1882 and is buried at Forest Home Cemetery, Oak Park, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Photo printed in Schragg, Lex. "History of the Ontario Regiment 1866 - 1951". This book can be found in Local History Collection cabinets at the main branch of Whitby Public Library - call no. REF 356.110971356 SCH - ask at Reference Desk to access this book.
Wo. Bro. James Wallace W. Ab. 1858
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Width: 6 cm
Height: 6 cm
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Image Width: 6cm
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Public domain: Copyright has expired according to Canadian copyright law. No restrictions on use.
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Scanned from a copy negative.
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James Wallace, c.1858
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James Wallace, c.1858

A black and white portrait photograph of James Wallace.