Alfred Henry Wanless

Alfred Henry Wanless

Male 1852 - 1936  (84 years)

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  • Name Alfred Henry Wanless 
    Born 13 Mar 1852  Woodstock, McHenry, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Fort Benton Twp, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 192, sh 15A)
      Wanless, Alfred   head, w, m, b. Mar 1856 in Iowa, age 44, md 8 yrs, father b. England, mother b. Iowa, cook for the roundup, owns unmortgaged farm
      , Julia E.    wife, w, f, Dec 1874, age 25, 5 children, 5 living, b. Ireland, father b. Montana, mother b. Iowa
      , Rose E.   dau, w, f, Dec 1891, 8, Montana, Iowa, Montana (same for all kids)
      , Thomas A. son, w, m, Sept 1894, 5
      , Oscar F.  son, w, m, Oct 1895, 4
      , Leslie O.  son, w, m, Oct 1897, 2
      , Ada E.     dau, w, f, Sept 1899, 8/12
      -- Sarah E. McCabe, 54, b.Iowa lives next door with 2 more adult children - Julia's mother?
    Land 2 Nov 1906  Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ALFRED WANLESS patented land in Choteau co, Montana on 2 Nov 1906. [BLM records online]
    Newspaper 15 Mar 1910  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Seattle Daily Times, page 2
      Food, Fuel, and Clothing Needed
      Miss May Krueger, secretary of the King County Humane Society, has issued an appeal for clothing on behalf of the Alfred Wanless family of Pacific City, which is in a destitute condition. There are six children who are in need of clothing. Food and fuel are also needed.
    Census 4 May 1910  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 6707 23rd Ave NW, 13th Ward (ED 212, pg 237B)
      Wanless, Alfred  58, md once for 19 yrs, self & parents b. Illinois, laborer at saw mill, rents house
      , Julia  wife, 36, md once for 19 yrs, 8 children, all living, b. Montana, father b. Ireland
      , Thomas A.  son, 16, b. Montana
      , Oscar C.  son,   14, b. Montana, school
      , Ester L.  dau, 2, b. Washington

      Son Leslie, 13, is boarding with a family in Portland. Daughter Ada, 10, is living with her aunt Laura Snell in Pass Creek, Oregon. Can't find Clarence Edward.
    Census 10 Jan 1920  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • West 58th
      Wanless, Alfred  67, b. Illinois, parents b. West VA, fireman at mill
      , Julia E.  wife, 44, b. Montana, father b. Ireland, mother Iowa
      , Auscar  son, 24, b. Mont.
      , Ada  dau, 20, b. Mont., laborer at shingle mill
      , Alice  dau, 16, b. Mont.
      , Clarence  son, 14, b. Mont.
      , Lucile  dau, 12, b. Wash.
      , Margrita  dau, 6, b. Wash.
    Residence 1920-1926  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1920: Wanless Alfred (Julia E) cook h 2452 W 58th
      1921: Wanless Alfred (Julia E) cook h 4926 Leary av (same address has Ada E, L. Alice, Oscar F)
      1922-23: Wanless Alfred (Julia E.)  lab   h 4926 Leary av
      1924: Wanless Alfred (Julia E)  eng  h 1440 W 56th
      1926: Wanless Alfred (Julia E) h 2221 W 56th (same address includes Clarence E, E. Lucile, Thos A.
    Census 1930  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 173 pg 14a )
      Wanless, Alfred  78, first md at 30, b. Illinois, parents b. Virginia, building carpenter,  rents house for $15/month, does not have radio, not a veteran
      , Julia H.  wife, 58, first md at 17, b. Montana, parents b. Ireland
      , Thomas son, 36, wid, b. Montana, dry dock in boiler maker industry, veteran of WW
      , Austie** F.  son, 35, single, b. Montana, ice wagon driver, not a veteran
      , Clarence  son, 23, b. Montana, ice wagon driver, not a veteran
      , Mary M.  dau, 16, b. Washington
      , Neil A.  son, 9, b. Washington
      , Robert  son, 4, b. Washington
      ** probably supposed to be Ausker but really looks like Austie
    Died 30 Sep 1936  Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Most info on Alfred Henry and his descendants from Neil & Betty Wanless family group sheets & letters.

      Evelyn Huerd has death date of 30 Sep 1938.

      Interview with Oscar Wanless and Lucille Obermaier, 1979: "Alfred moved to Oregon from Illinois and had "Salem" tattooed on his arm. He left Salem at about age 16 (about 1868) after an argument with a Chinese in a restaurant, during which he thought the Chinese had been killed."

      Could this be him?
      1880 census, Walla Walla, Washington, 18 June 1880
      Alford Wanless, age 24, laborer, born NY (same as the person above him; parents birthplaces are not filled in for these 2, and their own birthplaces are unclear) - He is living with an Aldrich family. The Aldrich children are from "W.T." with parents from Mich. & Iowa

      In the 1910 census, why do his kids Leslie and Ada live with others in Oregon, while he & most of the family are in Seattle? Maybe because they were extremely poor and couldn't afford to keep all the children with them - see the March 1910 appeal in the newspaper for help for this family.
    Person ID I208  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2014 

    Father Thomas Wanless,   b. 19 Mar 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1887, North Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Julian Butcher,   b. 10 Nov 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1885, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1830  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

    Family Julia Ellen McCabe,   b. 21 Dec 1873, Fort Ellis (now Bozeman), Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1947, Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1890  Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rose Elizabeth Wanless,   b. 12 Dec 1891, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1970  (Age 78 years)
     2. Thomas Alfred Wanless,   b. 5 Sep 1893, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1955, Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Oscar Francis Wanless,   b. 27 Oct 1895, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1982, Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Leslie Oliver Wanless,   b. 4 Oct 1897,   d. 4 May 1973, Spokane, Spokane co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Ada Elinor Wanless,   b. 30 Sep 1899, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Laura Alicia "Alice" Wanless,   b. 15 Mar 1903, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1910  (Age 7 years)
     7. Clarence Edward Wanless,   b. 26 Mar 1905, Fort Benton, Choteau Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1937, Nisqually, Thurston Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     8. Esther Lucille Wanless,   b. 13 Oct 1907, Pacific City, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1988  (Age 80 years)
     9. Mary Marguerite Wanless,   b. 12 Nov 1913, Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F472  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S175] Census, 1920, USA, ED 109 SH 9A (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S102] City Directory.

    3. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 1830 AUG 11 - BOND FOR THOMAS WANLESS AND JULIET BUTCHER. SURETY, THOMAS WANLESS AND JOHN W. WHITE. LICENSE REQUESTED BY RALPH WANLESS. TESTE, JOHN WANLESS AND ANDREW NICHOLS. RETURNED AUG 12 BY BENJAMIN TALLMAN.  [P.10 OF POCA CO MARRIAGES BOOK] (Reliability: 3).