William Mason Brison Wanless

William Mason Brison Wanless

Male 1863 - 1920-1930  (~ 66 years)

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  • Name William Mason Brison Wanless 
    Born Oct 1863  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census From 1870 to 1920  Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1920-1930 
    Notes 
    • Birthdate from 1900 census. Called William M. in the 1870 census, Mason W.B. in later censuses. Note that mother Rosanna had a brother named Mason W. and the B is for Brison, his grandfather.

      CENSUS:
      1870: With parents in Lewis Co, William M., age 8.
      1880:With parents in Lewis Co, Mason W.B., age 16.
      1890 census burnt.

      1900 WV, Lewis Co, Skin Creek Dist. (roll 1763, ED 65, sh.4)
      Wanless, M.W.B. 36 b. Oct. 1863, WV, married 9 yrs, carpenter, 6 mos. unemployed, rents home, 1 child
      M.J. wife 29 b. Jan. 1871 1 child
      Granville son 8 b. Feb. 1892
      Neighbors: Lives 4 houses away from mother Rozanna Wanless.

      1910 WV, Lewis Co, Skin Creek Dist
      Mason W. Wanless, hd, md, 46, first md at 30, b. WV, parents b. WV, head sawyer at sawmill
      Manerva J., wife, 40, married once, first md at 20, 1 child, living, b. WV
      Granvill, son, 18, WV, farm laborer on home farm
      Troy WARD, nephew, 18, WV, farm laborer on general farm
      -- preceding is the family of David H. WARD, 58, and his daughter Mary E. West, 31 and her kids; Lingers before that

      1920 WV, Lewis Co. (ED 99, sh. 5) -- Soundex card
      Mason W.B. 56
      Minerva J. 50 wife
      Granvill 27 son

      Brother James's 1928 obit does not list him as living, but it also doesn't list brother Davis and he was definitely still alive, so can't conclude that Mason was deceased by then. However, in 1930 his wife is a widow.
    Person ID I1288  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 1 May 2011 

    Father Davis Wanless,   b. 1832-1836, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1885 and 1900, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Mother Rosanna Cutright,   b. Feb 1846,   d. Aft Jul 1920  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 1 Aug 1861  Upshur Co, Virginia (now West Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F43  Group Sheet

    Family Minerva J. West,   b. Jan 1871, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1949, Sweet Springs, Monroe Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1890  Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Granville Wanless,   b. 22 Feb 1892, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1962  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 1 May 2011 
    Family ID F295  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S156] Upshur County Marriages, Wes Cochran, 1851-1896 BOOK (Reliability: 3).
      David, pg. 22,  25, b. Pochahontas; lives Upshur, s/o John & M.E. to Rosanna
      Cutright 15 b. Lewis;lives Upshur, d/o Asahel & Mahaly on 8/1/1861

    2. [S198] Marriage license.
      married 31 Dec 1890 in Lewis co WV: Mason William Brison Wanless age 26, carpenter, born Upshur co, lives Lewis co, parents Davis & Rosanna Wanless
      &
      Minerva Jane West, age 20, born Lewis co, lives Lewis co, parents W.G. and Melvina Harris
      married by Rev'd E.R. Powers