Jay Vee Wanless

Jay Vee Wanless

Male 1880 - 1957  (77 years)

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  • Name Jay Vee Wanless 
    Born 14 Jan 1880  Lewisburg, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Land 6 Jun 1905  Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • WANLESS, Jay Vee, farmer, patented 160 acres of land
      SW qtr of section 5 township 37 range 1W of the 5th meridian
      -- this is near Cygnet Lake, Medicine Lodge Hills, a little north of the Red Deer river
    Residence 1907-1908  Woodburn, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1907-1908: Listed in Marion Co OR tax list as J.V. Wanless in Woodburn.
    Census Apr 1910  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • E. 56(?)th St.
      Jay V Wanless, 30, plumber & tinsmith, rents house, b. OR
      Mary J, 35, wife, b. England
      Varney V, 5, son, b. OR
      Nolen D, 3, son, b. OR
      Bryson J, 2, son, b. OR
      -- indexed Wauless at ancestry.com; it does look like Wauless
    Newspaper 5 Apr 1910  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Spokesman-Review - Apr 5, 1910 (Twice-a-Week Farmer's Family Paper, Spokane, WA)
      Neighborhood News of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska
      Hobson, WA
      The following officers were elected at the recent Sunday school election: Superintendent A.E. Wanless; assistant superintendent, Mr. Peters; secretary, Charles Jackson; assistant secretary, Leonard Wanless; treasurer, Miss Shaw; organist, Miss Wanless; assistant organist, Mrs. Thompson.

      Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Pahl of Vancouver, Mr. & Mrs. I.V. [J.V.] Wanless of Montaville, Mr. & Mrs. F.I. Stedman of Portland, and Budd Wanless of Vancouver visited recently with Mr. & Mrs. Wanless.
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      Note from Holly: I.V. should be J.V. (Jay Vee) and Montavilla is a neighborhood in Portland (it is a syllabic abbreviation of Mt Tabor Village). This identifies Lesta, Jay, Elvarene, and Budd as visiting their parents.
    Residence Sep 1914  Penhold, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per naturalization intent declaration
    NATU 19 Oct 1914  Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Declaration of intent to naturalize, filed in Clark Co, Washington by Jay Vee Wanless, aged 42, a farmer, white, light complexion, 5 ft 9.5 inches tall, 157 lbs, light brown hair, hazel eyes, no marks, born 14 Jan 1880 near Monmouth, Oregon, USA, now resides at Gales Creek, Washington co, OR. Emigrated to US from Penhold, Alberta, Canada via Vancouver B.C. on the vessel S.S. Princess Charlotte; my last foreign residence was Penhold, Alberta. Married, wife is Mary Jane, born at Silver Dale, England, now residing at Gales Creek. I renounce allegiance to all foreign powers, particularly the king of Great Britain. Arrived at the port of Seattle WA around 29 August 1914.
    Military Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jay Vee Wanless, lives RR#6, Vancouver, WA, age 38, born 14 Jun 1880, declared alien, citizen of Canada, a carpenter for G.M. Standifer Co in Vancouver, Clarke co, WA. Nearest relative: Mary Wanless, RR#6, Vancouver, WA. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light hair.
    Census Feb 1920  Gales Creek, Washington co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jay V Wanless, 40, b. OR, farmer
      Mary J Wanless, 45, b. England, immig. 1885, naturalized 1902
      Varney Wanless, 15, born Canada, US citizen
      Nolan D Wanless, 13, b. OR
      Bryson J Wanless, 11, b. WA
      Dorothy J Wanless, 8, b. OR
      Marjorie Wanless, 1 yr 7 mos, b. WA
    Census 1930  Wren, Benton Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 34 pg 3B) Harris Rd (Harrises live 2 houses away, after Morgans)
      Wanless, Jay V. hd, 50, first md at 23, b. Oregon, father b. Virginia?, mother b. Iowa, contract logger for Mary's River Lumber Co, rents house for $5/mo, not a veteran
      , Mary J. wife, 55, first md at 27, self & parents b. England, immig. 1914, petition applied for
      , Varney V. son, 25, single, b. Canada - English, contract logger for Mary's River Lumber Co, immig. 1914, petition applied for
      , Nolen D. son, 24, single, b. Oregon, contract logger for Mary's River Lumber Co
      , Bryson J. son, 22, single, b. Washington, contract logger for Mary's River Lumber Co
      , Dorothy dau, 19, single, b. Oregon
      , Marjorie dau, 11, b. Washington
    Census Apr 1940  Amity, Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • West Amity
      Joy Wanless, 60, family lived in Benton co OR in 1935 except Varney
      Mary Wanless, 65
      Varney Wanless, 36, lived in same place in 1935, plant manager in a sawmill
      Marjorie Wanless, 21, seamstress in glove factory
    Military Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jay Vee Wanless, lives Amity, Yamhill co, OR, age 62, born Polk Co, OR on 14 Jan 1880
      Contact: Mrs. Mary Jane Wanless
      Employer: National Builders, Camp Adair, Corvallis OR
      5 ft 9 inches tall, 155 lbs, hazel eyes, blonde hair, light complexion, birthmark on upper left arm
    NATU 1948  Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 28 Aug 1957  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 3 Sep 1957  Kings Valley Cemetery, Kings Valley, Benton Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Apparently Jay had to regain his US citizenship after living in Canada for awhile. He filed a declaration of intent to naturalize in 1914, but it wasn't granted until 1948.
    Person ID I176  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 May 2016 

    Father Albion Emile Wanless,   b. 13 Oct 1848, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1931, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ladorah Jane Punteney,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1938, Walnut Grove, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1873  Eldora, Hardin Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Jane (Linnie) Bourne,   b. 8 Dec 1874, Silverdale, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1943, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 2 May 1903  Ridgewood Church, Ridgewood, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Varney Vee Wanless,   b. 23 Jun 1904, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1983, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Nolan David Wanless,   b. 5 May 1906, Woodburn, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1994, McMinnville?, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. Bryson Jay Wanless,   b. 21 Mar 1908, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1965, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     4. Dorothy Jane Wanless,   b. 9 Apr 1911, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 2004, Harris Ranch, Philomath, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     5. Marjorie Helen Wanless,   b. 1 Jul 1918, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 2007, Vancouver, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F48  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Jay Vee Wanless (1880-1957) & his brother Emmett Vernon Wanless (1874-1900)
    Jay Vee Wanless (1880-1957) & his brother Emmett Vernon Wanless (1874-1900)
    Jay is standing; Emmett Vernon is seated at left; the man on the right is unknown; believed to have been taken as they set out on a trip somewhere, maybe even Emmett's last trip

  • Sources 
    1. [S210] Canadian Land Grants database (Western Land Grants), Library & Archives of Canada, ((http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/western-land-grants/001007-100.01-e.php)), ). (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S15] Oregon State Archives Genealogical Database online, CASE #467, PETITION/NATURALIZATION OF JAY VEE WANLESS, 1948, YAMHILL CO (Reliability: 0).