Dr. Henry Weitzell Wandless

Dr. Henry Weitzell Wandless

Male 1860 - 1934  (73 years)

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  • Name Dr. Henry Weitzell Wandless 
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 19 Sep 1860  Millboro, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1888  Hood Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Listed in Hood Co, TX "taxes collected" list, p.291, as H.W. Wandless.
    Residence 5 Jun 1889  Granbury, Hood Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Paper: Dallas Morning News (genealogybank.com)
      Reports of a terrible wind and hail storm across the state included this:
      Granbury, TX - The most damage in town was to the A.P. Gordon building. The windows were all broken and the roof of his dry goods store blown off and considerable damage to his stock of goods. Dr. Wandless' office over the store was flooded and the furniture considerably damaged. The Christian church, a new building, was turned about twnety feet and balanced over the south wall, but did not turn over. The hailstones were as large as hen eggs.
    Travel 15 Jul 1893  Chicago, Cook Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Paper: Dallas Morning News (genealogybank.com)
      Dr. H.W. Wandless leaves today for the world's fair.
    Residence 1889-1894  Dallas, Dallas Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Dallas, Texas Directory, 1889-94
      Name Business Name Occupation Location 1 Location 2 City State Year
      Henry W. Wandless Oculist and Aurist Office rooms 1, 2 (3d floor), Middleton building, 395 Main corner Ervay rooms same Dallas TX 1891, 1892
      Henry W. Wandless Oculist, Aurist Office Middleton building, 395 Main rooms same; boards Miss Eunice H. Smith Dallas TX 1893, 1894

      Henry is mentioned many times in the Dallas newspapers of the late 1880s, as being an active member of Dallas society, attending many parties and dinners and acting as escort to many women before marrying.
    Newspaper 24 Oct 1899  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Paper: New York Herald-Tribune
      Henry W. Wandless attended a meeting of the New York State Medical Association in New York City.
    Census 1910  Manhattan, New York Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2881 Broadway
      Henry W. Wandless, 47, married twice, this time for 6 yrs, b. VA, father b. Indiana, mother b. VA, physician - oculist, rents house
      Grace K., wife, 33, married once, b. Ohio, father b. Germany, mother b. Ohio
      Jannie McCormick, servant, 17, self & parents b. Ireland
    Census 1930  Garden City, Nassau Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 32 Chestnut Street
      Henry W. Wandless, 67, first married at 50(?), self & parents b. VA, doctor opthalmologist, owns home worth $32,500, veteran of WWI
      Grace K., wife, 53, first married at 26, b. Ohio, father b. Germany, mother b. Ohio
      Josie Roycka, servant, 40, single, self & parents b. Poland
    Occupation
    • opthalmologist
    Residence 1933-1934  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1933-34: NY City Dir, Manhattan & Bronx, under physicians in the business section: Henry W. Wandless, 30 E. 40th, R505
    Died 17 Feb 1934 
    Notes 
    • A distinguished eye specialist in New York City. Degreed in 1885. Married twice, no children. Supposedly had letters of Margaret Wandless. Letters not mentioned in Henry's will or in wife Grace's will. Henry's personal effects went to nephew Donald, whose widow Willie says any papers were thrown out when she moved from Henry's old house to a condo, but she doesn't remember any old letters like that. Letters of Margaret Wandless are NOT in the possession of the VA Historical Society or the VA State Library/Archives.

      1941, 1947-48: Widow Grace listed in NY phone directory for Nassau Co, Long Island, as Mrs. Henry W. Wandless, 32 Chestnut, Garden City, phone GardCity-1293.
    Person ID I411  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2016 

    Father David Nelson Wandless,   b. 18 Nov 1831, Tippecanoe Co, Indiana or Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1894, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Frances Bethel,   b. 2 Oct 1834, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1899, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 31 Aug 1854  Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ivor Branch Tate,   b. Est 1860-1873,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Oct 1893  Houston, Harris co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Divorced Abt 1899 
    Last Modified 8 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F518  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Grace B. Konapak,   b. Abt 1877, Toledo, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1903  New York City, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2007 
    Family ID F722  Group Sheet

  • News
    Grace Konapak weds Dr. Henry W. Wandless of New York City after jilting Australian betrothed
    Grace Konapak weds Dr. Henry W. Wandless of New York City after jilting Australian betrothed
    [New York Times, 8 Oct 1903]
    1903: Henry Wandless and Grace Konopak - how they met and wed
    1903: Henry Wandless and Grace Konopak - how they met and wed
    The World (New York), Wednesday evening, 3 Oct 1903.
    Love Romance In Change of Mind
    While Her Fiance Was in Australia Miss Konopak Decided to Marry Dr. Henry Wandless When He Proposed
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    There is a man at the Pierrepont, No. 45 West 32nd St, who believes that a woman has a perfect right to follow the bent of her own disposition and change her mind in love affairs without being criticised. By such a change he has been made, according to his own declarations, the happiest of men, and a man way off in Australia has received a cablegram announcing the revocation of an engagement which might have mde him the joyful one.
    Dr. Henry Wandless is the happy man, Miss Grace Konopak, a very beautiful girl of Toledo, is the wife, and Francis McCarty, of Corning NY, an electrical engineer fighting for a fortune in Australia, is the one jilted. Two years and a half ago, Wandless, a young oculist, visited Toledo. He met the beautiful Miss Konopak and began suit for her hand. The oculist is of a retiring disposition and did not move fast. Francis McCarty was in Toledo at the same time. He too met the lovely girl. Being a young man of action, while Wandless was hesitating whether he should offer his hand and fortune to the young girl, McCarty had proposed and was accepted. Miss Konopak then went to Corning to visit McCarty's parents. McCarty had a call from Australia for some remunerative work and left his fiance with a promise from her that she would join him in his new home and that they would be married there. Miss Konopak had every intention in the world of following out the schedule to the letter, but on her way to Toledo, she came to New York first. Here she met Wandless again, and this time he was more fervent in his protestations. More than that, he said something about a long trip just for a marriage, when there might be a wedding here that would be just as happy for her. The girl hesitated and returned to Toledo. This time Wandless acted in earnest. He too went to Toledo. There he pressed his suit and was married before Miss Konopak could change her mind again. Away off in Australia McCarty, who was making elaborate preparations for the wedding, received the cable "Cannot possibly come.". Before McCarty received the letter that followed, the Wandlesses were on their honeymoon.
    Obituary of Dr. Henry W. Wandless, New York,
    Obituary of Dr. Henry W. Wandless, New York,
    [New York Times, 19 Feb 1934]

  • Sources 
    1. [S111] Letter/oral - Lois Gaynor.

    2. [S109] Birth records - Bath co, 9 SEPT 1860, UNNAMED MALE TO DAVID N. & ELIZABETH F. WANDLESS [NOTE DATE IS 10 DAYS EARLIER THAN FAMILY RECORDS; COULD HAVE BEEN MISREAD BY REGISTER COPYIST] (Reliability: 0).

    3. [S18] Bath Co. Marriage Records 1853-1906, REGISTER OF MARRIAGES IN BATH CO 1853-1895, P.1, LINE 11: 1854 AUG 31 - DAVID N. WANDLESS & ELIZABETH F. BETHEL, MARRIED BY HENRY HOFFMAN. GROOM: 21, SINGLE, B. BATH, PARENTS STEPHEN WANDLESS, FARMER. BRIDE: 21, SINGLE, B. ALBEMARLE CO, PARENTS NOT SHOWN. (Reliability: 0).

    4. [S40] Wedding Invitation (copy), WEDDING INVITATION (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S163] North American Vital Records Index (LDS), FHL 025226 - H. W. WANDLESS & IVOR BRANCH TATE, 11 OCT 1893, HARRIS CO, TX (Reliability: 3).