Coral Laverne Wanless

Coral Laverne Wanless

Female 1910 - 1990  (79 years)

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  • Name Coral Laverne Wanless 
    Born 16 Sep 1910  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Residence Mar 1933  Reno, Nevada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moved Aug 1933  Oakland, California Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1935  Eugene, Lane Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per 1940 census
    Census 1940  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 520 First Street (ED 36-22 sheet 9B)
      lodging with W.J. & Katherine Brown
      Cora L. Jewell, lodger, 29, divorced, b. Oregon, lived in Eugene, Lane co, OR in 1935, waitress in restaurant

      Her children are listed in another house in McMinnville.
    Residence 1947  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per father's obituary
    Died 9 May 1990 
    Notes 
    • See attached article about her divorce from and remarriage to Howard, who had "accidentally" married her without divorcing his first wife.
      Called Cora Ponsford in her father's 1947 obituary.
    Person ID I3172  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2013 

    Father Leonard Eugene Clifford "Clifford" Wanless,   b. 18 Oct 1883, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1947, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Mother Jessie Bernice Kilgore,   b. Abt 1885, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1956, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Married 18 Oct 1908  Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F1032  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Howard Jewell,   b. Est 1890-1910,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 26 Nov 1930  Ellensburg, Kittitas co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Doris Ann Jewell
     2. Walter A. Jewell
    Last Modified 19 May 2012 
    Family ID F1534  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Dale Ponsford,   b. 1900-1910,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1940-1947 
    Last Modified 3 Jun 2013 
    Family ID F1094  Group Sheet

  • News
    Coral Laverne Wanless's Accidental Bigamous Marriage to Howard M. Jewell
    Coral Laverne Wanless's Accidental Bigamous Marriage to Howard M. Jewell
    Oakland Tribune, 14 Aug 1933: Coral Laverne Wanless, who learned after her marriage to Howard M. Jewell, now in jail on a stock-selling charge, that he already had a wife and six children, filed notice of intention to re-wed her husband. He, having obtained a Reno divorce, was released from jail to take the marriage step. She is shown with Doris Anne, their 5-month-old daughter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S57] Oregon Marriage Index, LISTED AS CLIFFORD WANLESS (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S155] Marriage record, HTTP://WWW.DIGITALARCHIVES.WA.GOV (Reliability: 3).
      26 Nov 1930 at Ellensburg, married Howard Jewell of Los Angeles county, California, and Coral L. Wanless of Yamhill co, Oregon