Lutisha Ruth Wanless

Lutisha Ruth Wanless

Female 1876 - 1952  (76 years)

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  • Name Lutisha Ruth Wanless 
    Born 1876  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 4th Ward, 7th Street (ED 52, sh 12B)
      Wanless, Ruth, lodger, w, f, b. Oct 1878, age 21, single, b. Washington, father b. Minnesota, mother b. Washington, stenographer

      -- There are lots of lodgers, so this must be a boarding house.
    Died 2 Apr 1952 
    Buried Old Pioneer Cem., Salem, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1880 census shows her as 6, making birth year 1873/74. Listed with parents.

      No children. (Shirley Davis]

      1894-1905: Listed in Portland city dir as Miss L, Miss Lutisha, or Miss L. Ruth, a stenographer.

      In 1910 she helped catch a burglar - see attached article.

      In Marion Co. Tax lists 1902-1911 sporadically. Seemed very wealthy; by 1911 she owned $12,900 in property, or is that income? Either way it's a lot more than her cousins were making.

      FindAGrave.com calls her Lutisha Wanless Brohanan.
    Person ID I397  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2014 

    Father Francis Asbury Wanless,   b. 19 Jun 1841, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1928, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Mother Harriet Amelia Swartz,   b. 20 May 1848, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1917, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 17 Jul 1867  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    • Location of divorce was Marion Co, Oregon
    Divorced 15 Jun 1893 
    Family ID F57  Group Sheet

    Family Richard Gaines,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F446  Group Sheet

  • News
    Ruth Wanless Helps Nab Burglar (Portland, Oregon, 1910)
    Ruth Wanless Helps Nab Burglar (Portland, Oregon, 1910)

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Letter/oral - Shirley Rees Davis.

    2. [S15] Oregon State Archives Genealogical Database online, CASE#5558, DIVORCE, MARION CO, F.A. & HARRIETTE A. WANLESS, 1893. HAVE DETAILS OF CASE. HARRIET DESERTED FRANK IN 1890, YET SHE WON CUSTODY OF MABEL (BOTH WANTED HER). (Reliability: 3).