George James Wanless

George James Wanless

Male 1901 - 1950  (48 years)

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  • Name George James Wanless 
    Born 23 Nov 1901  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1910  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents at age 8 
    Census 1920  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his mother 
    Newspaper 1910-1920  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Saturday, December 3, 1910
      List of school children who work for the Herald getting subscriptions includes George Wanless.

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Tuesday, December 19, 1911
      List of children in Vilas school play includes George Wanless, 3rd grade, and Emma Wanless, 6th grade

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Thursday, October 7, 1915
      George J. Wanless is listed as a Class A player for the soccer team at Bailey School, weighing 125 lbs

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Wednesday, November 24, 1915
      Mrs. G.C. Wanless entertained with a children's party Tuesday evening at her home on North Ochoa street, in honor of the 14th birthday anniversary of her son, George Wanless. Refreshments were served at a table prettily decorated with red and green. Streamers of those colors extended from the corners of the room to the chandelier above the table. The birthday cake was in the center of the table. Red and green candles ornamented the cake. Mrs. Wanless was assisted in entertaining by her daughter, Miss Emma Wanless. [list of guests follows]

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Friday, March 10, 1916
      George Wanless is an outfielder on the Bailey school baseball team.

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Monday, May 8, 1916
      George Wanless won the 12 lb shotput, class A, for Bailey school, at 33 ft 9 inches.

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Saturday, December 23, 1916
      George Wanless played the role of Santa Claus in the Bailey school Christmas play, singing "Advice from Santa Claus".

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Saturday, May 5, 1917
      George Wanless blew the bugle call "Retreat" in the Living Flag presentation on May Day at Bailey school.

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 11, 1918
      Two Parties of Jackies Leave For Southern Port
      A party of young men in charge of William L. Wylie, 1028 Magoffin street, machinist's mate, second class, left for the naval training station at Gulfport, Miss., Tuesday afternoon. The others were: George J. Wanless, 109 North Ochoa street, landsman radio operator [and 2 others listed]

      El Paso Herald (El Paso, Tex.), Ed. 1, Monday, January 19, 1920
      George Wanless sang first tenor at the high school commencement exercises.
    Occupation 1927  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    taxi chauffeur 
    Residence 1927  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    147 N. Brown 
    Census 1930  El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 508 South Saint Uraius(?) (ED 20, sh 8b)
      Wanless, George head, 28, Mexican race, rents home for $15/mo, first married at 24, b. Texas, father b. New York, mother b. Texas, plumber in plumbing co., not a veteran
      Wanless, Teodora wife, 38, first married at 34, self & parents b. Mexico, immig. 1899, alien
      Martinez, Marie, stepdaughter, 17, b. Arizona, father b Texas, mother b. Mexico
      Martinez, Santiago, stepson, 10, b. Arizona, father b Texas, mother b. Mexico
      Morales, Angel, cousin, 15, b. Arizona, father b Texas, mother b. Mexico
    Died 9 May 1950  San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Could this be another wife of George James?
      From SSDBI:
      GUADALUPE WANLESS
      SSN 452-54-7058 Residence: 79904 El Paso, El Paso, TX
      Born 30 Apr 1909 Last Benefit:
      Died Feb 1985 Issued: TX (1952)
      and from Texas Death Index at ancestry.com:
      Wanless, Guadalupe Nunez, d. 01 February 1985 in EL PASO

      Wife Ramona must've died between 1927 and 1930 unless the 1927 directory got her name wrong and she is really Teodora. In 1930, Teodora says she was first married 4 yrs earlier, but she has teenage kids, so maybe that's when she married George - but that would be 1926.

      "Apparently, he died of injuries sustained in a holdup in Texas while defending his employer's funds. He was never aided by the employer in his hospital expenses." [Guillermo Anchondo]
    Person ID I1526  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2011 

    Father George James Wanless,   b. 12 Apr 1855, Smithville, Canada West, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1912, El Paso, El Paso Co, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Guadalupe Castaneda,   b. Dec 1866, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1941, est California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married Abt 1889  (probably) Texas (maybe El Paso) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Teodora (Martinez?),   b. Abt 1902, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1920-1930  (probably) El Paso, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 20 Dec 2002 
    Family ID F525  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ramona (unknown),   b. Est 1901-1907,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1927  (probably) El Paso, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 10 Nov 2004 
    Family ID F538  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Guadalupe Castaneda Wanless and her children Emma, Eva, and George
    Guadalupe Castaneda Wanless and her children Emma, Eva, and George
    The picture is labeled "Mama Emma Eva and Geo" so we assume Mama is their mother, Guadalupe Castaneda. Looking at the children's apparent ages, it was probably taken about 1914, probably in El Paso, Texas where they lived.

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] SSDBI (Social Security Death Benefit Index).

    2. [S18] SSDBI (Social Security Death Benefit Index).
      WANLESS, GEORGE JAMES, MALE, born 23 Nov 1901 in Texas, died 9 May 1950 in SAN FRANCISCO, mother's maiden name CASTENEDA, father's surname WANLESS