William Henry Wandless

William Henry Wandless

Male 1849 - 1913  (64 years)

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  • Name William Henry Wandless 
    Born 8 May 1849  Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 24 Jun 1849  Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1869  Fall River, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1869 Fall River city directory
      Wandless, William H. blacksmith, boards 202 North Main
    Residence 1870  Taunton, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Taunton MA 1870 directory
      Wandless, William H., horseshoer, Howard near Lincoln, boards 86 Broadway
    Occupation 1871  Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    blacksmith 
    Census 1880  Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 US census, Massachusetts, Norfolk Co, Hyde Park, ED 519, page 620d
      Wandless, William H.  wh, male, 31, straw hat maker, unemployed 4 mos, b. New Brunswick, parents b. New Brunswick
        Sarah E.     26  wife, b. P.E. Island, parents b. England
        Marguerite    1  dau., b. Mass.
        Charles       20  brother, carpenter, b. New Brunswick, parents b. New Brunswick
    Occupation 1878-1880  Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    hatter 
    • 1878: hatter at his marriage
      1880: straw hat maker in the census
    Newspaper 13 Jan 1881  Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • In the Boston Journal:
      Hyde Park
      Bravery Recognized
      The Massachusetts Humane Society has awarded the bronze medal to William H. Wandless in deserved recognition of his bravery in saving the lives of the Dana and Nolan boys, who broke through the ice on the Neponset River, and who, but for his timely assistance, would have been drowned. The same society has also awarded a similar medal to Martin Foley, a boy 11 years of age, who saved his little sister from drowning last October.
    NATU 5 Nov 1881  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Naturization index - US Circuit Court, Boston, MA
      W.H. Wandless, lives Hyde Park, cert # 138-60, born New Brunswick on 8 May 1849, naturalized 5 Nov 1881
    Newspaper 15 Jan 1882  Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Boston Herald
      A 12-year-old son of Mr. Julius Bloom of Hyde Park broke through the ice on the Neponset river Saturday afternoon and was rescued by William H. Wandless, flagman at the New York & New England railroad crossing.
    Residence 1892-1893  Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Boston 1892-93 city directory (ancestry.com)
      Wandless, Henry, salesman, 30 Bedford, boards at Newtonville
      , Robert A., clerk, 726 Washington, h. 16 Oakland, Rox.
      , William H., watchman, bds 16 Oakland, Rox.
    Residence 1894  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Glenbrook Street 
    Census 1900  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachussetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 21st Ward, Fenner[?] Street (ED 1485, sh 9B)
      Wandless, William H.  head, w, m, b. May 1849 in Canada (Eng), age 51, md 8 yrs, parents b. Canada (Eng), immig. 1864, been in US 35 yrs, naturalized, varnisher of rubber, rents house
      , Lillian  wife 2nd, w, f, July 1863 in  Canada (Eng), age 36, md 8 yrs, 2 kids, 2 living, parents b. Canada (Eng)
      , Grace F.  dau, w, f, Jan 1893 in Mass., age 6, parents b. Canada (Eng) [same for all kids], school
      , Russell C.  son, w, m, Jan 1896 in Mass., age 4
      , George F.  son, w, m, Oct 1881 in Mass., age 18, single, assistant shipper of foundry supplies
    Residence 1905  Framingham, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1905 Framingham MA city directory (ancestry.com)
      Wandless, Wm. H., 48 Clark, S.F. [South Framingham]
    Census 1910  Framingham, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Pleasant Street
      Wandless, William H.  61, married twice, this time for 17 yrs, b. Can (English), parents b. Eng (English), immig. 1864 or 1869 (the 6 is very clear), naturalized, no occupation, rents house
      , Lillian M.    46, married once for 17 yrs, 2 kids, 1 living, self & parents b. Can (English), immig. 1882, nurse for private family
      , Russell C.  son, 14, b. Mass.
    Died 6 Oct 1913  Westboro, Worcester co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried 8 Oct 1913  Woburn, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I55  6: Wandless: Whitehaven, Cumberland, England to New Brunswick, Canada
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2012 

    Father Henry Thomas Wandless,   b. 1807-1809, Whitehaven, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Mar 1867, Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Mary Grey,   b. Nov 1824, Millfield Hills, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 30 Jun 1841  Fredericton, York Co, New Brunswick, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F11  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah E. Durgan,   b. Abt 12 Apr 1855, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1889, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 22 May 1878  Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Marguerite Wandless,   b. Abt 1879, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Anna L. Wandless,   b. 4 Jan 1881, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1910  (Age 29 years)
     3. George Frederick Wandless,   b. 12 Oct 1882, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Alice May Wandless,   b. 28 Sep 1884, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. William H. Wandless,   b. 15 May 1886, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1887, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. Mabel Bessie Wandless,   b. 8 May 1888, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1889, Hyde Park, Norfolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F63  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Lillian "Lillie" May McLean,   b. Jul 1863, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 28 Jul 1892  Newton, Middlesex Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Grace F. Wandless,   b. 20 Jan 1894, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1909, Templeton, Worcester Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)
     2. Russell Cleveland Wandless,   b. 19 Jan 1896, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachussetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 3 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F64  Group Sheet

  • News
    1882: William Wandless of Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts rescues Frank Perry from a suicide attempt
    1882: William Wandless of Hyde Park, Boston, Massachusetts rescues Frank Perry from a suicide attempt
    Frank Perry threw himself into the Neponset river and was dragged from the water by Wandless, a gate-tender on the New York & New England railway

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Church records, Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton, NB, (Microfilm #F1114, New Brunswick Provincial Archives).
      Wandless, William Henry, Born May 8, 1849
      Baptized June 24, 1849
      Parents Henry and Mary

    2. [S19] Census, ED 816, PG 108B (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S15] Death record, ANCESTRY.COM, MASSACHUSETTS TOWN RECORDS (Reliability: 3).
      died 6 Oct 1913 William H. Wandless of Framingham, died at Westboro, age 64 yrs 4 mos 28 days, married, of pneumonia, born New Brunswick, parents William Wandless born England and Mary Grey born England, no occupation, informant: records of hospital, buried Oct 8 at Woburn, Mass. by E.S. Wood, filed 10 Nov
      [his father's name is incorrect here]

    4. [S31] Marriage record, ANCESTRY.COM (Reliability: 3).
      Marriages in the city of Boston
      22 May 1878
      William H. Wandless of Hyde Park, age 29, hatter, born Fredericton, NB, parents Henry & Mary, 1st marriage
      Sarah E. Durgan of Hyde Park, age 23, b. P.E. Island, parents blank, number of marriage blank, married by S.H. Hinkley

      Marriages registered in Hyde Park
      same info as above except her parents are listed as Patrick & Margaret and it is her first marriage

    5. [S31] Marriage record, ANCESTRY.COM (Reliability: 3).
      Intentions of marriage registered in the city of Newton, 1892
      28 July
      William Henry Wandless of Newton, age 43, watchman, born Fredericton NB, 2nd marriage, parents Henry & Mary (Grey)
      Lillian May McLean of Newton, age 30, at home, born Moncton NB, parents Donald & Margaret (Noonan)

      Marriages in Newton
      same info as above, plus
      married 28 July 1892 by Rev. Tanner of West Newton at West Newton