Mary Alice "Allie" Wanless

Mary Alice "Allie" Wanless

Female 1865 - 1934  (69 years)

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  • Name Mary Alice "Allie" Wanless 
    Nickname Allie 
    Alt. Birth 23 May 1864  [1
    Born 23 May 1865  Leavenworth City, Leavenworth Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Leavenworth City, Leavenworth Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with her mother 
    • Alice 15, wh, female, daughter, single, at home, b. KS, father b. S.C. (looks like C.C.), mother b. Ohio
    Occupation 1882  Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    music teacher 
    • The Daily Eclipse, Parsons, KS - 16 May 1882
      Miss Allie Wanless, of Leavenworth, has recently located in the city, and will devote her attention to giving musical instructions. We have seen letters highly endorsing Miss Wanless as a competant [sic] musical instructor, and we have no hesitancy in recommending her to the public. She can be found at the residence of her parents on east Belmont avenue, near 17th street.
    Census 12 Jun 1900  Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 605 S. 21st St. (Enumeration District 124 page 13A)
      Clark, Thomas R., b. Mar 1868 in MO, married 14 yrs, father b. TN, mother b. MO, foreman RR Car Department, owns mortgaged house
      , Allie M., wife, b. May 1865 in KS, 5 kids, all living, father b. North Carolina, mother b. OH
      , Grace T., dau, b. May 1887 KS
      , Allie B., dau, b. Feb 1890 KS
      , Thomas A., son, b. June 1892 KS
      , Helen E., dau, b. Oct 1895 KS
      , Wanless, son, b. Apr 1900 KS, 1 month old
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 605 South 21st St.
      Clark, Thomas R. 53, md once for 24 yrs, b. Missouri, father b. Tenn., mother Missouri, "touring(?) car department of MKT"
      , Allis M. wife, 44, ditto, 6 kids, all living, b. Kansas, father b. North Carolina, mother b. Ohio
      , Allis B. dau, 20, single (all kids b. KS, all parents b. Missouri & Kansas)
      , Thomas A. son, 18, single
      , Helen E. dau, 14
      , Orville P. son, 9
      , Mildred L.W. dau, 6
      KELLY, Grace T. dau, 22, md once for 1 yr, 1 child, living
      , Charles G. son-in-law, 26 or 36, ditto, self & parents b. Kentucky
      , Charles R. grandson, 9/12 or 7/12, b. KS
      WILSON, Theodosia mother-in-law, 65, wid, 1 child, living, b. Ohio, parents b. Penn.
    Died 27 Jun 1934  Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Notes 
    • Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901 (search at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/skysearch.html ):
      T. R. CLARK, foreman of car repairers for the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railway Company, at Parsons, Kansas, began railroading in early life, and is a mechanic of no mean ability. Mr. Clark was born in Gentry county, Missouri, March 6, 1858, and is a son of J. M. and S. E. (Boggs) Clark. His father was a native of Tennessee, and was a miller by trade; he departed this life in 1859. His mother, who is now Mrs. Cochran, is a resident of Cedar county, Missouri. A. J. Clark, the only brother of T. R., follows the same line of business as the latter, and he has spent many years in the employ of the Oregon Railroad & Navigation Company, whose lines are included in the Union Pacific Railroad system.
      Mr. Clark was reared in his native state, and attended school until he attained the age of eighteen years. After leaving school, he worked as clerk in a store for some time, previous to entering upon a railroad career. July 4, 1877, Mr. Clark left Missouri for Parsons, Kansas, where his uncle, J. W. Boggs, had a position waiting for him in the car shops, and there the subject of this sketch commenced at the bottom of the ladder. He first worked as a car cleaner; there were at that time from eight to ten men employed in the car repairing department, - in striking contrast to the 28 now required to perform the necessary work. Mr. Boggs, who was himself in charge of the repairing department, and was the first repairer in Parsons, died in Portland, Oregon, in 1898.
      After some time, Mr. Clark was advanced to do car repairing, and on October 7, 1887, he was still further promoted to be foreman of the repairing department, succeeding Mr. Eubank, - this position he maintains to the present day. He superintends all necessary repairs, having 12 expert machinists, as repairers. He has able assistance in the services of A. Falconer, foreman of the wrecking crew. He has a thorough knowledge of the requirements of his position, which he has filled in such an eminently satisfactory manner, and his success goes to show his superior executive ability. His wide knowledge of railroad affairs enables him to carry on all necessary work with a nicety excelled by few.
      In 1885 Mr. Clark was joined in wedlock with Allie M. Wanless, an only child of J. A. and Theodosia E. Wanless, of Leavenworth, Kansas, where Mrs. Clark's birth occurred, May 23, 1864. Her father died when she was but three years old. He was a graduate of West Point, was a captain in the regular army, and traveled much over the western country. Five children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Clark, namely: Grace T., Allie B., Thomas A., Helen E., and Orville Paul. They have a comfortable home at No. 605 South Twenty-first street, to which they have added many improvements and conveniences. Fraternally, Mr. Clark is a member of the A. F. & A. M. lodge at Parsons, having been made a Mason as soon as he reached his majority. He also affiliates with the Modern Woodmen of America, while his wife is a member of the Knights and Ladies of Security. Both unite in religious views and attend the Methodist Episcopal church. Realizing that intemperance is the greatest evil of mankind, Mr. Clark is a thorough Prohibitionist and uses his influence and best efforts in furthering the interests of that party in his locality. No one in Parsons is more highly respected and esteemed, and every whit of this respect is fully deserved.
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      Not in 1900 census index at genealogy.com. There are no T R or Allie Clarks in Kansas in 1900 census. Did a 'Clark" lookup. checked Alice, Allison, Allee, Alie with no luck, and no TR or T or R.
    Person ID I1488  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2018 

    Father Captain John Andrew Wanless,   b. Oct 1836, Charleston, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1915, St. James, Phelps Co, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother Theodosia Elizabeth Robinson,   b. Dec 1845, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Mar 1864  Leavenworth City, Leavenworth Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The marriage was performed by Hiram Stoud (Stroud?), Post Chaplain and was recorded May 5, 1864. [John W. Schulz has a copy of the marriage record.]

      John A. did confirm, in a November 17, 1892 response to the Bureau of Pensions, that he "was married, now divorced," and that he was married in Leavenworth, KS. He did not mention Theodosia by name, but did confirm that he had a daughter, Mary Alice b. 1865. [per his pension file]

      Leavenworth Daily Commercial (newspaper), 24 July 1872 - Legal Notices(newspapers.com)
      In the district court of Leavenworth county, Kansas - John A. Wanless sued by Theodocia L. Wanless for divorce "because of the fault of said defendant and because of his abandonment for one year and more of the plaintiff, because defendant is guilty of gross neglect of duty toward said plaintiff, and said plaintiff will have the care, custody, and control of Mary Alice Wanless, child of said plaintiff and defendant, and defendant is forever enjoined from interfering with plaintiff in the management, custody, and control of said child. Dated 26 July 1872 at Leavenworth.
    Divorced 1872 
    Family ID F508  Group Sheet

    Family Thomas Robert Clark,   b. 6 Mar 1858, Gentryville, Gentry Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1925, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1885  Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. Grace Theo Clark,   b. 21 May 1887, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1963, San Antonio, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Allie Beatrice Clark,   b. 26 Feb 1890, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1955, Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Thomas Albert Clark,   b. 2 Jun 1892, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1947, Kansas City, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     4. Helen Elizabeth Clark,   b. 22 Oct 1895, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1975, Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     5. Orville Paul Clark,   b. 23 Apr 1900, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1972, San Antonio, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     6. Mildred Leone Clark,   b. 27 Jul 1903, Parsons, Labette Co, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Apr 1974, Los Angeles, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F510  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S68] History of Labette County, Kansas, (History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901 (search at http://skyways.lib.ks.us/skysearch.html ):).

    2. [S61] Pension file of John A. Wanless.

    3. [S76] Census, 1910, USA, ED 149 SH 5B (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S66] Personal knowledge of Herman Metzig.

    5. [S36] Newspaper.
      The Daily Eclipse (Parsons, KS) 24 Nov 1885 - The wedding cards are out for the marriage of Thomas R. Clark and Miss Allie Wanless, which is to take place at the residence of Mrs. J.B. Wilson on Wednesday evening, Nov. 25th.

      The Parsons Daily Sun, 26 Nov 1885 - Thomas R. Clark and Miss Allie Wanless were married at 8 o'clock last evening by Rev. H.A. Tucker at the residence of J.B. Wilson on west Appleton avenue. The Sun acknowledges a liberal supply of cake and wishes them lots of happiness.

      The Parsons Daily Sun, 29 Nov 1885 - On Wed evening the residence of J.B. Wilson on west Appleton avenue was the scene of a very interesting event, namely the marriage of Thomas R. Clark and Miss Allie Wanless. A number of friends were present and the usual wedding supper was served. (followed by list of gifts and who gave them; nobody named Wanless)
      Note that Mrs. J.B. Wilson is Allie's mother Theodosia.