Alonzo Byron Wanless

Alonzo Byron Wanless

Male 1844 - 1920  (75 years)

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  • Name Alonzo Byron Wanless 
    Born 13 Feb 1844  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1864  Pleasant Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1864 Assessor's Book - Pleasant Twp, Winneshiek co
      list of persons liable to do military duty
      Wanlance, Eldridge, age 26, PO Bluff, born VA
      Wanlance, T.A., , age 22, PO Bluff, born VA
      Wanlance, Elonzo B., age 20, PO Bluff, born VA
      -- T.A. must be F.A. for Francis Asbury
    Residence 1875  Burlingame, Osage Co, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 14 May 1875 Osage County Chronicle, Burlingame - A. B. Wanless signed a pledge as a citizen of Burlingame to vote for Dragoon Valley to be the county seat. In April, the same list was circulated with the seat as "Shireton in the Dragoon valley as near to the center of the county as practicable".

      7 Aug 1879 Osage County Chronicle, Burlingame - on a list of land that will be sold by public auction to pay delinquent taxes: Burlingame Twp - A B Wanless, SE 1/4 sec 18 twp 14 range 15
    Census Mar 1875  Burlingame, Osage Co, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • dwelling 269 family 286
      W. Shoecraft, 40, male, farmer, b. NY, came to KS from Illinois, real estate worth $1800, pers. prop. $400
      Susan Shoecraft, 40, female, b. NY, came to KS from Illinois
      H. L. Shoecraft, 16, female, b. Canada, came to KS from Illinois
      E. J.? Shoecraft, 9, female, b. Canada, came to KS from Illinois
      W. N. Shoecraft, 7, male, b. Canada, came to KS from Illinois
      H. L. Shoecraft, 2, female, b. Illinois, came to KS from Illinois
      -- same farm, family 287
      A. B. Wanless, 26, male, farmer, real estate worth $1500, personal property worth $300, born West Virginia, came to KS from Iowa
      E. G. Wanless, 19, female, b. Canada, came to KS from IL
      D.? Shoecraft, 58?, male, pers. prop. $300, b. NY, came to KS from MO
    Census 1880  Bluffton, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 338, page 13 (upper left corner), sheet 20A, ln.41, #103-103)
      Wanless, Alonzo hd, wh, m, 36, md, farmer, self & parents b. VA
      Gertrude 24 wife, b. Canada, parents b. VA
      Leroy 4 son, b. IA
    Census 1885  Bloomfield, Winneshiek county, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Twp 99 Range 9 Section 5 SW 1/4
      A.P. Wanless, 40, married, farmer, b. West VA
      Mrs. Wanless, 27, married, b. Kansas
      Elden Leroy Wanless, 9, b. Winneshiek co
      William Burgis, 30, hired hand, b. Canada
      Nelly Groat, 15, hired hand, b. Winneshiek co
    Census 1895  Bluffton Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Alonzo Wanless, 51, married, b. VA, farmer, Catholic (whole family)
      Gertrude, 39, b. Canada, keeps house
      Leroy, 19, b. Kansas
      Mabel, 10, b. Winneshiek co
      Vira, 8, b. Howard co
      Forest, 6, b. Winneshiek
    Census 13 Jun 1900  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Vernon Springs Twp, Cresco City (sh18 ln17 E.D. 110, house #389)
      Alonzo 56 landlord, owns farm, b. VA, Feb 1844, parents b. VA, married 24 yrs
      Gertrude 44 wife, b. Canada, Apr 1856, parents b. NY, mother of 5 living kids
      Mabel 15 b. Iowa, Dec 1884, at school
      Vera 13 " ", May 1887
      Forrest 11 " " , Feb. 1889
      Paul 2 b. Iowa, Feb. 1898
    Census 1905  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • A.B. Wanless
      Gertrude
      Mabel
      Vira
      Forest
      Paul
    Census 1915  Prosper, Hesper Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Prosper PO
      A.B. Wanless, married, age 71, farmer, earned $1000 in 1914, born West Virginia, Methodist, parents born Virginia, home worth $1000, incumbrance on farm/home $1000, 59 years in Iowa
      Ella G., 58, married, b. Canada, 38 yrs in IA, Methodist, parents b. NY
      Forrest, 26, b. IA, with parents, no earnings, father b. West VA, mother b. Canada
      Paul, 17, with parents, no earnings, father b. West VA, mother b. Canada
      E.L. (male), 39, married, farmer, earned $800 in 1914, born Kansas, home worth $10,000, encumbrance on home $5000, father b. West VA, mother b. Canada
      Edna, 38, married, b. Iowa, father b. NY, mother b. VA
    Census 10 Jan 1920  Hesper Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A.B. WALNESS, 75, b. VA, parents b. VA
      Gerturde, wife, 63, b. Canada (Eng), naturalized 1876(?)
      Forrest, son, 30, single, b. IA
      William SHOECRAFT, father in law, 86, b. NY
      Susan Shoecraft, mother in law, 80, b. Connecticut
      -- there are some Darlings on the same page, perhaps relatives of Mary who Forrest will marry the next year. Note this census was taken 4 days before Alonzo's death, and the family surname really is written Walness on the page.
    Died 14 Jan 1920 
    Buried Oak Lawn Cem., Cresco, Howard, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Marriage date was given (from what source) as 7 Mar 1876, but they are married by the 1875 KS state census which was supposed to be taken on 1 March 1875 (although it is common for census taking to occur well after the census date and to reflect the state of things at the moment rather than on 1 March). Regardless, it seems they must have married in March 1875 rather than 1876.

      Topeka Daily Legal News, Topeka, KS - 8 Feb 1899
      Mortgage - Susan Shoecraft and hus to A B Wanless, $300, lots 2120-22-4-6-8-30 and 32 Lincoln st, Quinton & Steel's addition
    Person ID I15  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2018 

    Father Leven Wanless,   b. 21 Mar 1813, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1901, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Nancy Dilley,   b. 16 Oct 1818, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1895, Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 11 Feb 1836  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Photos
    Children of Leven Wanless
    Children of Leven Wanless
    Back Row, left to right: Elizabeth Jane, Oliver Gustavius, Darinda Laoquincy
    Front Row, left to right: Perry Allison, Francis Asbury "Frank", Albion Emile, Alonzo Byron
    Probably taken in Howard or Winneshiek Co, Iowa between 1883 and 1893. Frank eventually settled in western Oregon; Emile in Vancouver, Washington after stints in Oregon, Iowa, Missouri, and Alberta, Canada; Darinda (Holt) in Saskatchewan, Canada; Oliver in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Alonzo and Perry stayed in the Winneshiek & Howard counties area of Iowa. After caring for their father Leven Wanless in Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa until his death in 1901, Elizabeth (Damon) and her family moved to La Grande, Oregon. The only child missing from this photo is Eldridge, the oldest son, who was probably in Arizona.
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet

    Family Ella Gertrude Shoecraft,   b. Apr 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1876  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Eldon Leroy "Roy" Wanless,   b. 18 Jan 1876, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 68 years)
     2. Mabel Gertrude Wanless,   b. 7 Dec 1884, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1951  (Age 66 years)
     3. Vera (Dora) Wanless,   b. 31 May 1887,   d. 1966  (Age 78 years)
     4. Forest Greenfield Wanless,   b. 28 Feb 1889, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1969, (probably) Cresco, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Paul Oliver Wanless,   b. 23 Feb 1898, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1992, Mabel, Fillmore Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 18 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 13 Jun 1900 - Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • News
    Wedding of Paul Wanless and Miriam Carr
    Wedding of Paul Wanless and Miriam Carr

  • Sources 
    1. [S200] State Census.

    2. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 8 FEB 1836 BOND FOR SEVEN WANLESS & NANCY DILLY. SURETY, SEVEN WANLESS & HENRY DILLY. NO RETURN [THIS IS FROM THE TRANSCRIBED MARRIAGE BOOK, WHERE LEVEN LOOKS LIKE SEVEN APPARENTLY]. (Reliability: 3).