Forest Greenfield Wanless

Forest Greenfield Wanless

Male 1889 - 1969  (80 years)

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  • Name Forest Greenfield Wanless 
    Born 28 Feb 1889  Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Draft Registration Jun 1917  Prosper, Hesper Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • draft card at Ancestry.com
      Forrest Greenfield Wanless, age 23, lives Prosper, MN, born 28 Feb 1889 in Bluffton, Iowa, a farmer for myself at Hesper, father & mother are dependent on me for support, single, no military service, tall, stout, dark eyes, dark hair, registered in Winnesheik co, IA, Hesper precinct on 5 June 1917
    Census 10 Jan 1920  Hesper Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with his parents and maternal grandparents:
      Forrest, son, 30, single, b. IA
      -- there are some Darlings on the same page, perhaps relatives of Mary who Forrest will marry the next year. Note this census was taken 4 days before Alonzo's death, and the family surname really is written Walness on the page.
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Forrest G Wanless, 41, owns house worth $1000, first married at 32, b. IA, farmer, veteran of WWI
      Mary E Wanless, 38, b. IL, father b. MD, mother b. IL
      Alan B Wanless, 18, b. South Dakota
      Velna S Wanless, 17, b. South Dakota
      James A Wanless, 13, b. South Dakota
      Francis G Wanless, 12, b. South Dakota
      Freeman A Wanless, 8, b. IA
      Marlin E Wanless, 6, b. IA
      Donald L Wanless, 5, b. IA
      Dorothy M Wanless, 8, b. IA
      Earl E Wanless, 1, b. IA
      -- Note that the first 4 children are actually Darlings, children of Mary's first marriage.
    Census 1940  Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Forrest G Wanless, 51, b. IA, lived in same house in 1935, completed 8th grade, farmer, owns arm worth $800
      Mary E Wanless, 48, wife, b. IL, completed 2nd yr of high school
      Freeman A Wanless, 17, son, 17, b. IA, completed 2nd yr of high school
      Marlin E Wanless, 17, son, 17, b. IA, completed 8th grade
      Dorothy M Wanless, 13, dau, 13, b. IA, completed 7th grade
      Donald L Wanless, 14, son, 14, b. IA, completed first year of high school
      Earl E Wanless, 10, son, 10, b. IA, completed 5th grade
      -- Forest's brother Eldon Leroy is 3 houses later
    Died 16 Sep 1969  (probably) Cresco, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Burr Oak Cem, Burr Oak, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • SSDBI: FORREST WANLESS, b. 28 Feb 1889, d. Sep 1969, last resided 52136 (No Location Given) [Cresco, IA], SSN=470-42-8611, issued in Minnesota.
    Person ID I387  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 6 Sep 2012 

    Father Alonzo Byron Wanless,   b. 13 Feb 1844, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1920  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Ella Gertrude Shoecraft,   b. Apr 1856, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 7 Mar 1876  Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F60  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Eugenia "Nellie" Brown,   b. 4 Dec 1891, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1970, Harmony, Fillmore Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 23 Aug 1921  Luverne, Rock Co, Minnesota, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Freeman Alonzo Wanless,   b. 14 May 1922,   d. 29 Aug 2012, Deming, New Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Marlin Ellsworth Wanless
     3. Donald Leroy Wanless
     4. Dorothy Marie Wanless
     5. Earl Eugene Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F151  Group Sheet

  • News
    Wedding of Paul Wanless and Miriam Carr
    Wedding of Paul Wanless and Miriam Carr

  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Letter-Cathy Jones.

    2. [S190] Marriage index, MINNESOTA, MARRIAGES INDEX, 1849-1950 (ANCESTRY.COM) (Reliability: 3).
      Name:       Mary E Darling
      Gender:       Female
      Age:       29
      Birth Date:       1892
      Birth Place:       Winneshiek, Iowa
      Marriage Date:       23 Aug 1921
      Marriage Place:       Luverne, Rock, Minnesota
      Spouse's Name:       Forrest G Wanless
      Spouse Gender:       Male
      Spouse Age:       32
      Spouse Birth Date:       1889
      Spouse Birth Place:       Winneshiek, Iowa
      Event Type:       Marriage
      FHL Film Number:       1404514