Wanna Wanless or Riffle

Wanna Wanless or Riffle

Female 1912 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Wanna Wanless or Riffle 
    Born 13 Jan 1912  Rock Cave, Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Upshur Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Wanna was an illegitimate child of Davis Herndon Wanless & Blanche Riffle, who both went on to marry other people. Melinda says Wanna's obit identified her father.

      1920 Soundex film # 1831198, Upshur Co, WV, Banks Dist., ed 130 sh 8 ln 34
      #153-154
      J. R. Riffle age 56
      Dora A. wife, 57
      children: Grace A. 18 single
      Nellie A. 16 single
      Robert 13 single
      Wanna Wanless 7 granddaughter, attends school, b. WV, parents b. WV
      --have copy of this in Census folder; nearby names include Helmick, Curry, Bennett, Howes, Cutright

      Can't find Wanna in 1930; she is not with John & Dora Riffle. Could be married by 17.

      1 John Randolph RIFFLE 1863 - 1943
      .. +Dora Alice THOMPSON 1862 - 1944
      ....... 2 Gordon E. RIFFLE
      ....... 2 Fred Sheridan RIFFLE 1886 -
      ........... +Verna Ethel BARB 1892 -
      ....... 2 Blanche Mary RIFFLE 1890 - 1937
      ........... +Floyd Monroe AYERS
      ....... 2 Chester R. RIFFLE 1892 - 1946
      ........... +Lora Catherine STRADER
      ....... 2 Wesley J. RIFFLE 1894 -
      ........... +Beulah EDGELL 1891 -
      ....... 2 Ethel P. RIFFLE 1896 -
      ........... +Homer BIRD
      ....... *2nd Husband of Ethel P. RIFFLE:
      ........... +Bill GREER
      ....... 2 Henry G/C RIFFLE 1898 -
      ........... +Rose NAY 1905 - 1958
      ....... 2 Grace A. RIFFLE 1901 -
      ........... +Everett HELMICK
      ....... 2 Nellie M. RIFFLE 1903 -
      ........... +Harry LONG
      ....... 2 Icen R. RIFFLE 1906 -
      ........... +Jesse LANG 1907 -

      FYI - John Randolph RIFFLE is the son of George Strunk RIFFLE and Martha
      STRADER. These folks seemed to be fixtures in Upshur Co. I think it might
      have been Rock Cave if I am not mistaken. [Cindy Kostka ]

      This might be her - the 1930 census shows a Wana Queen married to James in Upshur Co:
      John Queen, 61, of French Creek, departed this life peacefully at his home on Thursday, April 28, 2005 under the care of St. Joseph's Hospice, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born April 15, 1944 in Rock Cave, a son of the late Herman and Wanna Riffle Queen.
    Person ID I3603  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 2 May 2011 

    Father Davis Herndon Wanless,   b. 20 Jun 1884, Lewis Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1969, Buckhannon, Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Blanche "Blanche" Riffle,   b. 1890, Upshur Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1252  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S189] Birth Records - Upshur Co, (FHL# 816152, "Upshur co Births v. 3-5 1897-1927").
      13 Jan 1912 Riffle, Wanna Alice, at Rock Cave, father D.H. Wanless, mother Blanch Riffle, reported by mother, first name added by affidavit of self 2-7-1968.
      ["Wanna Alice" is indeed in darker ink and a different hand than "Riffle", so her first name must have originally been blank in the register.]