James Dennis Wallace was born on August 1, 1876 in Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo County, California. He was know as "Tean" most of his life. He is the son of James Marion Wallace (1829-1910) and Urith "Uta" Bouse. Tean had one sibling, George T. Wallace (born 1874).
Tean married Kitty Ethelena "Lena" Johnson in April, 1902, he was 25 years old. Tean and Lena had seven children: David Dennis (born 1903), Nona Dell (1905), Dorothy Fern (born 1908), Rita Evelena (bron 1910), Maxine Wayve (1915), Dove Elenore (1918), and James Preston (1921).
Tean died in a horse riding accident on his ranch near California Hot Springs, Tulare County, California on April 1, 1950. At the time of his death, Tean was seventy-three years old. He was buried in the Blue Mountain Cemetery in Woody, Kern County, California. His headstone and memorial can be seen at the Find-A-Grave Website by clicking on the following link: Find-A-Grave