Eliza Kast

Eliza Kast

Female 1878 - 1929  (51 years)

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  • Name Eliza Kast 
    Born 1 Jan 1878  Viola, Vernon, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1920  Strool Twp, Perkins Co, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 175, sh 4A) August 4th
      Wanless, E. Archie 21, b. Wisconsin, parents b. WI, farmer on general farm
      , Eliza mother, 43, widowed, b. WI
      , Mary E. sister, 19, b. WI
      , Jennie R. sister, 17, b. WI
      , Gracie E. sister, 15, b. WI
      , Kenneth J. brother, 6, b. South Dakota
      , Leo V. nephew, 2/12, b. SD
    Died 9 Mar 1929  Whitewood, Lawrence, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 12 Mar 1929  Bison Cemetery, Bison, Perkins, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eliza Kast Wanless was born in Vernon County, Wisconsin, January 1, 1878 and died March 9, 1929 at the age of fifty-one years two months and nine days. the Wanless family lived in a sod house east of Strool (Prairie City). Typical sod houses for the area were plastered with sand on the inside. Kenneth was born here with the aid of a mid-wife. A point of interest remembered was that the Christmas tree was a tumble weed or a cactus.

      In 1921 mother moved the family to Wadena, Minnesota to be close to a relative, Rosa Martin (Oscar Whitticher) a cousin. Mother's (Gracie) Grandpa Kast and Rosa were half brother and sister. Gracie married Martin Jacobson and the rest of the family moved to Whitewood, South Dakota in 1925. this included Grandpa Kast, Eliza (Lida) and Kenneth.
      (Eunice Anderson)
    Person ID I363  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2014 

    Family James Angus Wanless,   b. 25 Aug 1866, Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1919, Cash, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1897  [1
    • James was always a kind and loving husband and father. He was loved and respected by all who knew him. He came to S. Dak. in 1909 and filed a claim near the town of Strool. At an early age he joined the Methodist Church in Wisconsin, then later joined the Congregational Church at Pasque, S. Dak. He had been a patient suffer of rheumatism for many years which caused his death. Mother (Gracia) tells that he died of exhaustion after taking a death message to family five miles away in a storm and they didn't ask him in to rest so he had to walk the five miles back.. which actually caused his death.
      The Wanless family lived in a sod house east of Strool (Prairie City) Typical sod house for the area, it was plastered with sand on the inside. Kenneth was born here with the aid of a mid-wife. A point of interest was that the Christmas tree was a tumble weed or a cactus. --Notes from Eunice Jacobson
    Children 
     1. Edgar Archibald Wanless,   b. 18 Mar 1898, Viola, Vernon, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1966, Potato Creek, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Mary Ellen Wanless,   b. 16 Mar 1900, Richland County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1962, Riverside, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     3. Jennie Ruth Wanless,   b. 25 May 1902, Liberty, Vernon, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Feb 1995, La Habra, , California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Gracie Esther Wanless,   b. 13 Oct 1904, Viola, Richland County, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1985, Lead, Lawrence, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Kenneth James Wanless,   b. 25 Oct 1913, Strool, Perkins, South Dakota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1995, Mission, Todd, South Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2000 
    Family ID F623  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S134] Oral Statement, JAMES WANLESS [B 1866] FAMILY AS WRITTEN BY UNICE ANDERSON (Reliability: 1).