Charles Cronan Wanless

Charles Cronan Wanless

Male 1859 - 1938  (78 years)

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  • Name Charles Cronan Wanless 
    Born 20 Jul 1859  Back Allegheny, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Between 1894 and 1914  Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
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    Died 5 Nov 1938 or 5 Apr 1938  Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Wanless Cem, Cass, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • 1928 June 6: Made will. Will sealed on Feb 15, 1929. Contents: Son George A. got a parcel of land joining J.H. Tallman, A.W. Sheets, Wm. Barnett, Brice Cassell, T.J. Cassell, "running from Cupp Spring run to the head from the head to the cave at the old Sugar camp on up the hollow to John H. Tallman line". Daughter Effie A. Steward got a parcel of land joining with George's land above the county road next to the church and halfway through the apple orchard; mentions A.W. Tallman heirs. Son Harry A.M. Wanless got a parcel of land adjoining Effie's plus a 29 acre tract below the road. Harry must give part of the use of barn to Maud M.M. Wanless. Daughter Maud M.M. Wanless gets parcel of land adj. Harry, P.L. Swink, Willis Cassell. She gives use of water from spring and all house & cellar contents but one organ and 2 beds to Harry. Daughter Alzie A. Wanless got a parcel of land adj. George, below the road, part of the Cupp place adj. J.T. Cassell, Allen Galford; she also got the organ and 2 beds. Anything left after sale to be divided equally among his children. Signed Charles C. Wanless. Witnessed by Elmer J. Houchin & Mattie Houchin. Recorded April 5, 1938, mentioning that Charles is deceased. [Poca. Co. Will Bk 10 pg 303; copy in death file]
      --Note that the will bk says he was dead by April 5, 1938, while Harry's family records say he died Nov 5, 1938. Tombstone supposedly says Nov. 5, 1937 !

      CENSUS:
      1870: With parents in Pocahontas Co, WV, age 11.

      1880 WV, Pocahontas Co, 1st Magisterial District (roll 1411, ed 116)
      Charles C. 20
      [He is listed as a son of Andrew Wanless, but is listed as a separate household, next door or on the same farm. Brother John N. is also right there. See Andrew's entry for neighbors.]

      1890 census burnt.

      1900 WV, Pocahontas Co, GreenBank P.O. (roll 1769, ED 110, sh.10)
      Wanless, Charles C. age 40 b.Jul 1859, West Virginia, married 16 yrs, father b. West Virginia, mother b. Virginia, farmer
      , Hannah 40 b.Feb 1850, WV, 7 kids, 5 living [note she actually has 6 living here] , father b. West Virginia, mother b. Virginia
      , Effie A. 14 b.Nov 1885 [all children b. West Virginia, with parents b. West Virginia]
      , Maud M. 13 b.Apr 1887
      , George L. 11 b.Nov 1888
      , Roxie M. 9 b.Feb 1891
      , Harry O. 3 b.Jan 1896
      , Algie M. 1 b.May 1898
      , Margaret 78 b. Oct 1822, Virginia, mother, widowed,10 kids, 4 living, parents b. Virginia
      Moore, Eliza 87 b. Oct 1812, West Virginia, aunt, widowed, father b. West Virginia, mother b. Virginia [no kids recorded]

      1920 WV, Poca. Co. (ED 146, sh.1) -- Soundex card
      Charles C. 60
      Hannah 60
      Maud 32
      George A. 31
      Harry A. 23
      Algie N. 20
      -- and one boarder, unnamed on card
    Person ID I132  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 

    Father Andrew Wanless,   b. 4 Jun 1816, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1896, Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Margaret Potts,   b. 6 Oct 1821, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1901, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 4 Jun 1840  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F37  Group Sheet

    Family Hannah Cassell,   b. 25 Feb 1859, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1927, Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1884  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Effie Agnes Wanless,   b. 27 Nov 1885, Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963  (Age 77 years)
     2. Maudie Mary Mirth Wanless,   b. 4 Apr 1887, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1943, Wanless, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     3. George Alger Wanless,   b. 3 Nov 1888-1889, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1945, Huntingdon, Wayne Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Margery Roxie Wanless,   b. 10 Feb 1891, Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Aug 1893, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     5. Infant Wanless,   b. 30 Oct 1894, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1894, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     6. Harry Allston Moore Wanless,   b. 18 Jun 1896, Greenbank, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1992  (Age 95 years)
     7. Algie Neva Wanless,   b. 23 May 1899, Cass, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1987  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet

  • News
    Wanless Cemetery, Pocahontas Co, WV - transfer from Methodist Church to Trustees, 1997
    Wanless Cemetery, Pocahontas Co, WV - transfer from Methodist Church to Trustees, 1997

  • Sources 
    1. [S11] Bible of Andrew & Charles Wanless.

    2. [S58] History of Pocahontas Co - 1981, (Poca. Co. Historical Society;1981), P.58 (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S11] Bible of Andrew & Charles Wanless, FAMILY BIBLE: CHARLES C. WANLESS DIED NOV 5, 1938 (AGREES WITH TOMBSTONE)HIS WILL WAS RECORDED. WEIRD. (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S83] Tombstone, CHARLES CRONAN WANLESS 1859-1938 (Reliability: 0).

    5. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 30 MAY 1840 BOND FOR ANDREW WANLESS & MARGARET POTTS. SURETY, ANDREW WANLESS & JOHN POTTS. RETURNED JUNE 4, 1840 BY JAMES WANLESS. (Reliability: 3).