William Wandless

William Wandless[1]

Male Abt 1820 - 1893  (~ 73 years)

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  • Name William Wandless 
    Born Abt 1820  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1850 PA, Allegheny County, page 3, Pitt Township - indexed as WINDLASS [FHL 20598]
      41/41
      Georg Clark 59 M Coal Mercht 7500 England
      Margaret Clark 58 b. England
      William Windlass 30 M Laborer Penna
      Agnes Windlass 24 Penna
      George C. 6 M Penna
      Sarah 2 F Penna
      -- we assume the Clarks are Agnes's parents, since the C. in George's name is for Clark.
    Census 1860  Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • page 870, line 34, PO Pittsburgh
      Wiliam Wynlass 40 teamster, b. PA, real estate $30,000, personal est. $1,200
      John Wynlass 29 plasterer, b. PA
      Nancy 28 wife, b. PA
      Sarah 13 PA
      William 7 PA
      George 16 PA teamster
      Bruce 4 PA
      -- William is actually listed last in the previous household, which is William & Lucy [can't read surname; looks like Hethall or McHull], but they have no property value. I think Wm is actually the head of the house John & the children are in.
    Census 1870  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 13th Ward, p. 72, #498-577
      Wm Wandles 42 [or 47?] coal merchant, real estate worth $25.000; pers. prop. worth $8,000; everybody b. PA
      Rebecca 40 keeps house
      Sallie 19 at home
      Bruce 13
      Willie 16
      James 9
      McFarlin, Frank 26 teamster
      --Wm should be abt 50, per the 1850, '60, and '80 census, so maybe it says 47, although it looks more like 42. James should be 11...
    Residence 1872  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Centre Ave, in the Herron Hill district, 
    • 1872 plat map shows William owning 2 large parcels of land in the Herron Hill area, one between Wylie and Centre and one on the opposite side of Wylie between Wylie & Webster - just west of Minersville cemetery
    Census 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 13th Ward, Centre Ave (ED 128, page 30, family 296) - address not shown
      Wandless, William 60 head, coal dealer, b. PA, parents b. Scotland
      , Rebecca 50 wife, keeps house, b. PA, parents b. PA
      , Sallie 29 daughter, at home, b. PA
      Williams, Ed 17 boarder, clerk
      Gormley, Wm 18 boarder, clerk in store
      -- On Wm's line, there is a mark in both the married and widowed columns, presumably indicating he's been widowed and remarried. Rebecca just has a married mark.
    Occupation teamster (1860), coal merchant (1870-1890) 
    Residence 1890  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    91 Herron Avenue 
    • Pittsburgh PA 1890 city directory (ancestry.com)
      Wm Wandlass coal 91 Herron avenue
    Died 9 Dec 1893  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Buried Homewood Cem., Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    Person ID I3261  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2003 

    Father George Wandless,   b. 9 Mar 1798, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1883, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Esther Amos,   b. Abt 1801, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1865, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 25 May 1818  Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7
    Headstones
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Almost completely buried by bushes.
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Needs some clearing work!
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Agnes Clark,   b. Abt 1826, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1860, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 1841-1843  Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Allegheny Co) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Clark Wandless,   b. Jun 1844, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Sep 1918, Herron Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
     2. Sarah Wandless,   b. 8 Dec 1850, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1884, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
     3. William Mcintyer Wandless,   b. Abt 1854, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1882, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     4. E. Bruce Wandless,   b. Jun 1855, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1922, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Documents
    1904 map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing Wandless Street
    1904 map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing Wandless Street
    Wandless Street was on or near the site of William Wandless's old farm, between Webster and Wylie Aves.
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1587  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Jane McCord,   b. 1826, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1893, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married Jun 1860-1861  Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Allegheny Co) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. James H. Wandless,   b. 25 Jul 1862, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1935, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Documents
    1923 plat map of Pittsburgh, PA, showing Wandless Street
    1923 plat map of Pittsburgh, PA, showing Wandless Street
    Wandless Street is shown near Herron and Wylie, near where William Wandless's farm stood in the 1870s.
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1569  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1872 plat map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1872 plat map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Showing where William Wandless lived between Webster & Wylie Aves.

  • Sources 
    1. [S187] John Ayton Letters.

    2. [S172] Tombstone.

    3. [S181] Death record/certificate, WANDLESS, WILLIAM VOL 73, P122, 1893 (Reliability: 3).
      died of 'La Grippe'. Secondary cause: Bronchitis & Ordence of lungs, ill for 3 days

    4. [S148] Obituary, MARTHA PALMER HAS COPY; (Reliability: 3).
      WANDLESS: On Saturday evening, December 9, 1893, at 8:15 o'clock, WILLIAM WANDLESS in his 75th year. Also on Sunday morning, December 10, 1893, at 2 o'clock, REBECCA JANE, wife of the above William Wandless, in her 67th year. Funeral services from their late residence, 91 Herron av., Pittsburgh, THIS AFTERNOON at 2 o'clock. Interment private.

    5. [S172] Tombstone, SECTION 9-2, LOT 113 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S187] John Ayton Letters, PARISH RECORDS (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S186] Ewen Herbert.