George Bookless1

ID # 853, (1851-1931)
Descendants of John Coleman & Elizabeth Lawrason
     George Bookless was born on 28 September 1851 at Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario.1 He married Sabrina Vrooman, daughter of Admiral Nelson Vrooman and Rachel Coleman.1 He died on 28 August 1931 at 27 London Road, Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario, at age 79.1 He was buried on 29 August 1931 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Guelph, Wellington County, Ontario.1 George Bookless makes an appearence in the 1881 census taken at Guelph. He is with his wife Sabrina and her sister and husband, Teressa andThomas Galer. He appears to be the George Bookless mentioned in a Guelph directory of 1871-72 who is a clerk on Market Square, perhaps at the Royal Hotel. A William Bookless is the proprietor of the day and islikely George's father.

George is later in partnership with Thomas Galer in the operating of the Royal Hotel. They make their last appearance in the 1885-86 directory. I do not find them in Guelph in the 1891 census.

George Bookless appears in a Toronto directory in 1894, living at 98 John St. He is said to be a traveller. In 1899 a George Bookless is bartender at The Arlington. He rooms at 14 Widmer. In 1910 George Bookless is bartender at the Imperial Hotel and lives at 114 Patrick St.

George's death registration is 035654-31. This gives his death date as August 28. This also gives his birth date as September 28, 1851, and is the source for the entry in this tree. His parents are said to be Jno. Bookless and Jessie Rickets. Both were born in Scotland.1

Last Edited=9 Nov 2007


  1. [S1] Robert Coleman, 2009.