Walter Franklyn  Wandless

Walter Franklyn Wandless

Male 1884 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Walter Franklyn Wandless  [1
    Alt Birth Jun 1880  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Born 16 Jan 1884  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • 1900 census shows Jan or Jun 1885.
    Gender Male 
    Alt Birth Jan 1885 
    • Per 1900 census.
    Census 16 Feb 1892  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ward 15, E.D. 20
      Walter Wandless, 32, japaner, everybody born US and is a citizen
      Mary Ann Wandless, 30
      Franklin W. Wandless, 10
      Walter F. Wandless, 7
    Census 6 Jun 1900  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1132 Atlantic Ave. (ED 71, pg 268, sh 5A) (indexed at ancestry.com as Wanderlan)
      Wanderless, Walter, hd, md, b. Feb 1859, age 41, md 20 yrs, b. New York, parents b. England, occupation "stove boards", rents house
      , Mary A., wife, b. Mch 1861, age 39, 2 kids, 2 living, b. New York, parents b. Germany
      , Frank, son, b. May 1882, age 18, b. New York, nickel plater, 6 mos unemployed
      , Walter, son, b. Jan 1885, age 15, b. New York, braid mill, 8 mos. unemployed
      Karst, Maggie, niece, b. Apl 1878, age 22, single, b. New York, braid mill
    Census 1 Jun 1905  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • 253 Humboldt St. - apartment house
      Walter Wandless, 45, b. US, metal works
      Mary, wife, 44, b. US, housework
      Walter, son, 20, b. US, plumber
    Census 21 Apr 1910  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • 1104 Mechanic St, 7th Ward
      #229-254
      Hoffbauer, William 52, married once for 29 yrs, self & parents b. Germany, printer at oil cloth works, immig. 1884, petition applied for, owns mortgaged house
      , Freda wife, 50, married once for 29 yrs, 11 kids, 6 living, self & parents b. Germany
      , Charles son, 18, b. New Jersey, laborer at shipyard
      , Frank son, 11, b. NJ
      , Frederick son, 9, b. NJ
      #229-255
      Wandless, Walter 25, married once for 1 yr, b. New York, parents too, polisher at metal factory, rents house
      , Freda wife, 21, married once for 1 yr, 1 child, 1 living, b. NJ
      , Freda dau, 10/12, b. NY
    Residence Jan 1914  Philadelphia Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • According to his father's obit - which also says dad spent most of his life in Philly, which we have no evidence of & we have plenty of evidence showing him in NY and NJ - so this Philly residence claim may not be accurate.
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • #4528, Walter Frank Wandless, age 34, lives 1521 Norris St, Camden, NJ, born January 16, 1884, white, native born, a tool grinder at Camden Forge Co in Camden, NJ, nearest relative Freeda Wandless, wife, same address, signed Walter Franklyn Wandless. Medium height, slender build, brown eyes, black hair, no disabilities.
    Census 1920  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wandless, Walter 35, self & parents b. New York, special officer at shipyard
      , Freda wife, 30, b. New Jersey, parents b. Germany
      , Freda dau, 10, b. New York
      , William son, 9, b. New Jersey
      , Maria, dau, 7, b. New Jersey
      Hoffbouer, Freda mother in law, 63, widowed, immig. 1881, self & parents b. Germany
      , Frederick brother in law, 18, b. New Jersey
    Census 2 Apr 1930  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 74, page 200, sh 2A - 2840 Idaho Rd
      Ethel L. Stulman or Steelman head, 48, self & parents b. PA
      ...plus Ethel's kids and grandkid and another boarder Edward Addis
      Walter F. Wandless, boarder, 44, married, first married at 21, born New Jersey, parents b. New York, polisher at Victor Talking Machine Co
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • Contact: Angela Twardowski (see Researcher Registry, tree #99, for address)

      Here's a puzzle: The 1880 census shows a son, Walter, 1 month old in June 1880, with his parents. The next census is the state census of 16 Feb 1892, which shows Walter age 7, implying a birth of 1885. Then the census of 1900 shows Walter b. Jan or Jun 1885, age 15, and his age after that in the censuses conforms to an 1885 birthdate. Yet his mother, in 1900, says she had 2 kids and both are living, which would eliminate the possibility that the first Walter died and the 2nd was born in 1885. But in 1910 his mother says she had 4 kids and 2 are living - those other 2 kids could have been born after 1900, or she could have given bad info in 1900! So far it seems most likely that the Walter b. 1880 died and the 2nd Walter (this one) was born in Jan 1885. His draft card says 1884 though.

      Could check birth index for Brooklyn. Not in 1885 Brooklyn birth index.

      Would be nice to get death cert to verify parents' names, after April 1930.

      When he married in 1909, witnesses were written like this:
      Walter W. Wandless
      Rebecca "
      but we don't have a Rebecca Wandless in this family...
    Person ID I411  41: William Wandless & Elizabeth Smurfitt/Smurthwaite
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2012 

    Father Walter Wiseman Wandless,   b. 25 Feb 1860, Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1914, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Rubeck,   b. Abt 1861, Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Sep 1879  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F144  Group Sheet

    Family Freda Hoffbauer,   b. 21 Feb 1890, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1975, Bridgewater, Somerset Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 2 Aug 1908  Camden, Camden Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Freda Wandless
     2. William Charles Wandless,   b. 13 Dec 1910, Pennsylvania Or New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1987, Smyrna, Kent, Delaware, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     3. Marie C. Wandless,   b. Abt 1913, New Jersey (Probably Camden) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F143  Group Sheet

  • News
    Thomas Wandless, burglar, is cousin to Walter Wandless of Camden, NJ
    Thomas Wandless, burglar, is cousin to Walter Wandless of Camden, NJ
    Philadelphia Inquirer, 16 Dec 1910
    SANTA CLAUS COUSIN HELD AS A BURGLAR
    Camden Man's Many Presents Procure His Arrest, Though Release Follows

    Although, as the police say, a confessed burglar, Thomas Wandless, now in the Passaic Hospital with a bullet wound in his head, proved a veritable Santa Claus to Walter Wandless, his cousin of 1164 Mechanic street, Camden. As a result, Walter was arrested by order of Prosecutor Scovel on suspicion of knowing something about the doings of Thomas, who, it is said, stole from houses at Collingswood and other places. An investigation, however, absolved Walter from all blame.

    For fifteen years Walter had not seen his cousin. When Thomas did make his appearance in company with Jean Mitchell, he was apparently pleased with the reunion. He said he was in a prosperous business and as Walter's family was not in the most affluent circumstances, the new-found cousin announced he would send a Christmas box along. This box made its appearance a few days since. Detectives from the Prosecutor's Office say they found it filled with all sorts of wearing apparel for Walter, his wife, and little one. While they were dancing in glee about the presents, Walter was taken into custody, but later released on nominal bail. It is declared by officers that some of the presents, notably several pair of expensive silk socks, were stolen from a small town near Providence, R.I. Other articles cannot be traced.

  • Sources 
    1. [S37] WWI Draft Registration Card, (ancestry.com), shows name as Walter Frank Wandless, signed Walter Franklyn Wandless (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S38] Draft Registration Card, b. 16 Jan 1884 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S4] Census, 1905 state census (FamilySearch.org) (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S23] Census, 1910, USA, ED 49 sh 13A (196A printed) (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S9] Marriage record.
      Kings #1988 dated 9/2/1879
      Walter (unreadable middle name) Wandless
      20 years old. b. Brooklyn
      Father: Wm. Wandless (looked like Wm anyway)
      Mother: Jane or Jenny Williams
      to
      Mary Ann Rubeck 18 years old, b. Brooklyn
      Father: Valentine
      Mother: Mary Hartman
      witness: Robert Steele

    6. [S9] Marriage record, Pennsylvania, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (ancestry.com) (Reliability: 3).
      Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church, Camden, NJ
      2 Aug 1908 Walter F. Wandless,age 23, married Freda F. Hoffbauer, age 19, both of Camden NJ
      Witnesses: Walter W. Wandless, Rebecca Wandless