Harold J. Wandless

Harold J. Wandless

Male 1895 - 1956  (~ 60 years)

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  • Name Harold J. Wandless 
    Born Nov 1895  New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Saddle River Borough, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents 
    Census 1910  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his mother 
    Draft Registration 8 Jun 1917  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #703, Harold J. Wandless, age 21, lives 122 S. Van Dien Ave, Ridgewood, NJ, born 22 November 1895 in Brooklyn, NY, unemployed, single, caucasian, no dependents, no military service, medium height, medium build, blue eyes, brown hair
    Census 1920  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 122 Van Dien Ave (ED 99 page 9B )
      Minnie Wandless, hd, widowed, 56, owns house free & clear, self & parents b. NY
      Edgar G., son, married, 29, born NJ, all parents b. NY, lawyer for corporation
      Florance, daughter in law, married, 25, born NJ
      Harold J., son, single, 26, born NJ, clerk in insurance
    Census 5 Apr 1930  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 75 or 25 Lee Ave
      Harold J. Wandless, head, married, owns house worth $25,000, age 34, first married at 24, self & parents b. NY, manager in advertising, veteran of WWI
      Helen O., wife, 34, first md at 24. b. NY, father b. NY, mother b. NJ
      Gail Frances(?) Wandless, dau, 2 yrs 10 mos, b. NJ
      Emma Johnson, servant, negro, 50, md, first md at 19, self & parents b. VA, housekeeper
    Occupation 1930-1956  New York City, New York Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    advertising 
    • Per various notices in the New York Times (ProQuest database), Harold ran an ad agency called H.J. Wandless Company Inc. It is mentioned several times in the 1940s.
    Died 4 Jul 1956  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Obituary 5 Jul 1956  Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • New York Times (ProQuest database)
      Wandless, Harold J., of Ridgewood, N.J., died July 4, 1946. Husband of Helen Owen Wandless. Funeral service Friday 2 pm at Paramus Reformed Church, Ridgewood. Contributions to First Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood in lieu of flowers.
    Notes 
    • Married after the 16 Jan 1920 census, but probably married in 1920 per 1930 census.
    Person ID I394  41: William Wandless & Elizabeth Smurfitt/Smurthwaite
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2018 

    Father William R. G. Wandless,   b. Aug 1858, New York (Probably Brooklyn) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1902, Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Mother Lotta Frances Griffin,   b. Apr 1861, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1936, Ridgewood, Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Married 23 Jun 1880  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F130  Group Sheet

    Family Helen Owen,   b. 1895-1896, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1920  (Probably) Bergen Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gail Frances Wandless
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 
    Family ID F128  Group Sheet

  • News
    Obituary of Harold J. Wandless
    Obituary of Harold J. Wandless
    Ridgewood, New Jersey, 1956

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Marriage record.
      Kings marriage #1773 dated 6/23/1880

      William R. Wandless age 23 b. (very hard to read but it looked like Washington)
      169 1st Ave
      Traveling salesman
      Father: William
      Mother: Jane Williams

      Lottie F. Griffin age 19
      79 Division Ave (best guess)
      Born (again, best guess) Harrisburgh
      Parent's names were unreadable
      Witnesses: A.W. Strong and George Hickcox
      -- This very hard to read; if you want a copy, ask for a copy from the original.