Russell Wickline Wanless

Russell Wickline Wanless

Male 1889 - 1962  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name Russell Wickline Wanless 
    Alt Birth Jan 1888 
    • 1911 census
    Born Jan 1889  Marlinton, Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Weber Twp, Cavalier Co, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents
    Census 1906  Strathcona, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents:
      Wanless, Russell, son, 18
    Travel Mar 1912  Montana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Border crossing from Canada to US at Sweet Grass, Montana: Wanless, Russell W., age 23, single, laborer, literate, Canadian citizen, German race (this is ditto marks after the previous 2 people, and is wrong), last lived in Daysland, Alberta, father S.H. Wanless, Daysland, Alberta; final destination Montana, town of Cavinel [somewhat illegible town could be anything - Lavisel, Cairnel, Bairiul...], born in Greenbank, West VA, last left US in Apr 1905, homeseeker returning to settle, 5 ft 8 inches tall, medium build, red hair, grey eyes, mole on right temple
    Military Draft Registration 5 Jun 1917  Hill, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Russell W. Wanless, age 28, lives Box Elder, Mont.
      Born January 24th, 1887, in Marlington, West Virginia, US
      Currently a citizen of Canada, has declared intent to naturalize in US.
      Occupation: mechanic, self-employed in Box Elder, Mont.
      No dependents, single, race Caucasian, no military experience, not exempt from draft.
      Physical description: medium height, slender build, blue eyes, dark hair, not disabled in any way
      Signed: Russell W. Wanless
    Residence 5 Jun 1917  Box Elder, Hill Co, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Abt 1917-1918 
    • Russell served in World War 1 and was later employed by an Implement Company.
      [Source: "Yesterday and Years Ago - Flagstaff"; also his death report at the US Consulate says he was a veteran]
    Census 1921  Melrose, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • farmer's son on mother's farm
    Immigrated 30 Oct 1928  Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Border crossings from US to Canada
      Wanless, Russell W, age 39, single, b. West Virginia, from Kansas, US citizen, was in Canada from Apr 1906 to Feb 1912 at Bannerman(?), Man., Methodist, mechanic, going to employer Frank Vass, Daysland, Alberta; relative in country you are coming from: sister Mrs Einar Lee, Stark----, N.D.
    Died 24 Oct 1962  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Buried Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Married Frances Hanna(?), per Ruth Faulkner letter.

      Possible voter registration:
      1940, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      125th Street
      Wanless, R. W., mechanic
      Wanless, Mrs. R. W.

      1949, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
      82nd Ave
      Wanless, Russell, mechanic
      Wanless, Mrs. Russell, housewife

    Person ID I2985  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2014 

    Father Samuel Harper Wanless,   b. 16 Nov 1848, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1917, near Strome, Alberta, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Louella Clark Wanless,   b. 18 Aug 1860, Brown's Mountain, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1949  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 26 Jun 1879  Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F135  Group Sheet

    Family Frances Hanna,   b. Est 1889,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1928-1940 
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1406  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Letter- Ruth Faulkner to Mrs. Weatherholt, 1975.

    2. [S184] WWI Draft Registration Card, ((www.ancestry.com)), MARLINTON, WEST VA (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S172] Yesterday and Years Ago - Flagstaff.

    4. [S75] Death Record.
      Report of Death of an American Citizen
      US Consulate, Vancouver, B.C., Canada  7 Nov 1962
      Russell Wickline Wanless, tractor expert, native of US, at Havre, Montana, died 24 Oct 1962 age 73, at Shaughnessy Hospital, Vancouver, BC (Veteran's Hospital), of pneumonia, buried at Valley View Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, BC. Effects in custody of widow Mrs Frances Wanless, 4172 Trinity St, North Burnaby, BC. Other known relatives: Mr Harper Wanless, 2659 Douglas St, Victoria, BC, brother; Mrs A.J. Faulkner, 3210 East 19th Ave, Vancouver, BC, sister. Mr Wanless was a veteran of WWI.

    5. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV.
      Marriage record (I've only seen the Groom's Index copy, so the original bond may be different) says William H. Wanless and Luella C. Wanless. But the census shows her with Samuel and Price says she married Samuel , so I'm inclined to think William is a clerk's error, unless she married him & he died right away & she then married Samuel . Samuel is her 2nd cousin.