John Wallace (1855-1926) moved to Tangier in the 1870's. The J.E. Wallace & Co. Store was on the corner of Wallace Road and West Ridge, facing Wallace Road. It sold groceries, general merchandise, and coffins, as Wallace also worked as an undertaker. In the store was the Wallacedale Theater.
Wallace himself lived across the street at 16550 West Ridge. His grave is behind the mobile home now at that address.
J.E. Wallace & Co. Store and Coffin House - God's Island, 1999
The John E. Wallace House, 16550 West Ridge, no longer standing - God's Island, 1999