Budd Clemmer Wanless

Budd Clemmer Wanless

Male 1890 - 1969  (79 years)

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  • Name Budd Clemmer Wanless 
    Born 1 Feb 1890  Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Newspaper 5 Apr 1910  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Spokesman-Review - Apr 5, 1910 (Twice-a-Week Farmer's Family Paper, Spokane, WA)
      Neighborhood News of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and Alaska
      Hobson, WA
      The following officers were elected at the recent Sunday school election: Superintendent A.E. Wanless; assistant superintendent, Mr. Peters; secretary, Charles Jackson; assistant secretary, Leonard Wanless; treasurer, Miss Shaw; organist, Miss Wanless; assistant organist, Mrs. Thompson.

      Mr. & Mrs. J.P. Pahl of Vancouver, Mr. & Mrs. I.V. [J.V.] Wanless of Montaville, Mr. & Mrs. F.I. Stedman of Portland, and Budd Wanless of Vancouver visited recently with Mr. & Mrs. Wanless.
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      Note from Holly: I.V. should be J.V. (Jay Vee) and Montavilla is a neighborhood in Portland (it is a syllabic abbreviation of Mt Tabor Village). This identifies Lesta, Jay, Elvarene, and Budd as visiting their parents.
    Census May 1910  Scotts Mills, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Abiqua Road
      Budd C. Wanless, 20, b. IA, father b. VA, mother b. IA, engineer in saw mill, rents house
      Ardus V., brother, 34, b. Oregon, father b. VA, mother b. IA, lumberman in saw mill
    Newspaper 3 Mar 1916  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Oregonian
      For Sale - bloodhound and foxhound crossed pups, 3 months old, $5 apiece. Budd Wanless, Vancouver, Wash. R.6.
    Residence 1917  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • city directory
      Wanless, Bud lab h 9-663 Hood
    Residence 1917-1918  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per his draft registration, which gave his address as 410 Cordova St, West Vancouver, B.C.,
    Military Draft Registration 17 May 1918  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Budd Clemmer Wanless, age 28, last address in USA: RR#6, Vancouver, WA; present residence 410 Cordova St, West Vancouver, B.C., born 1 Feb 1890 in Cresco, Iowa, USA, a stationary engineer, unemployed, no dependents, single, no military service. Medium height, medium build, blue eyes, light brown hair. Registered by the Consul of the US at Vancouver, B.C.
      Date is smeared; could be July or May.
    Military Service Between Jul 1918 and Jan 1919  [1
    a supply co. as a wagoner 
    • Son Don thinks he served around Vancouver, maybe Fort Vancouver; does not think he was shipped elsewhere. Drove a team of mules with a wagon hauling supplies.
    Immigrated 13 Feb 1919  Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Port: White Rock, B.C.
      Budd Wanless - see Budd Wanells
      -- but Ancestry does not seem to have the corresponding record under Wanells
    Census 1920  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • farm on Jaggy Rd (son Leonard in next house)
      Albion E. Wanless, 71, self & parents b. WV, owns farm, farmer on general farm
      Ladorah J., wife, 64, b. IA, father b. WV, mother b. OH
      Lesta J. Pahl, dau, 31, widowed, b. IA
      Barbara Pahl, granddau, 9, b. WA, father b. MN
      Emma G., granddau, 7, b. WA, father b. MN
      Phyllis L.J., granddau, 3 yrs 11 mos, b. Canada, immig. 1918, father b. IA
      Budd C. Wanless, son, 29, b. Iowa, father b. WV, mother b. IA, machinist in ship yard
    Residence 1925-1928  Portland, Multnomah Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • city directory
      1925: Wanless, Bud (Esther) carp h69th SE and Cooper
      1927: Wanless, Bud (Esther) carp h6735 69th SE
      1928: Wanless, Bud (Esther) carp h6735 69th SE Milw RD 2
    Census 1930  Brentwood, Portland, Multnomah co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 269 pg 2A) 6735 69th St SE
      Wanless, Bud C. hd, 40, first md at 33, b. Iowa, father b. Virginia, mother b. Iowa, owns house worth $600, has radio, house carpenter, veteran of WW
      , Esther E. wife, 26, first md at 19, b. Wisconsin, father b.Ohio, mother b. Wisconsin
      , Dale L. son, 5, b. Oregon
      , Carl B. son, 3y2m, b. Oregon

      (Brentwood is on the south edge of Portland.)
    Residence 1931-1934  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    69th Ave SE 
    • 1931: WANLESS, Budd C (Esther E) carp h6735 69th SE
      1933: WANLESS, Bud (Esther) carp h6735 69th SE

      1934: Wanless, Bud (Esther) carp H6729 SE 69Th Av
    Residence 1935  Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • per 1940 census, they lived in Clark Co, not in Vancouver, on a farm in 1935
    Census 1940  Walnut Grove, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 142 F.A. Blair Rd, off Jaggy Rd (Page: 61A; Enum. Dist. 6-41)
      Budd C Wanless, 50, completed 8th grade, b. Iowa, family lived elsewhere in Clark Co in 1935 on a farm, currently not living on a farm, carpenter in the construction industry, worked 26 weeks in 1939 and made $1,070
      Esther E Wanless, 36, completed 3 yrs high school, b. Wisconsin
      Dale L Wanless, 15, completed 1 yr high school, b. Oregon
      Carl B Wanless, 13, completed 7th grade, b. Oregon
      Donald R Wanless, 8, completed 2nd grade, b. Oregon
    Military Draft Registration 6 May 1942  Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bud Clemmer Wanless, RFD 2 Box 443D, Vancouver WA
      no telephone, age 52, born Cresco, Iowa on 1 Feb 1890
      nearest kin Mrs Esther Wanless, same address
      employer Gilpin Construction Co, Vancouver, employed at the shipyard in Vancouver.
      Signed.
      5 ft 9 inches tall, 165 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, light brown complexion
    Occupation
    • millwright & carpenter
    Buried 1969  Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 14 Apr 1969  Dallas, Polk, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Budd's son Don thinks Budd left home when he was about 14, maybe 16 - not because of any dispute with his parents, but because there were so many mouths to feed, so he left to find work. That would have been 1904-1906, which is about the time the whole family was in Innisfaill, Alberta. It is true that at age 20, 1910, he lived with his older brother Ardus in Marion Co, OR while their parents were in Vancouver WA. Budd was a very quiet man, never talked much about his childhood (or anything else). Played the banjo, harmonica, piano, a little fiddle - all self-taught or picked up along the way.

      Called his wife Peggy, which is a nickname for Margaret, but her name was not Margaret - her mother was named Margaret, which is very confusing!

      Between 1924 and 1938 or so, Budd worked at construction sites around Oregon and Washington, so the family lived in tents at constructions camps in the summers, moving with the jobs. Don thinks the picture of Esther looking out of the tent attached to the car was at a logging camp in Estacada, OR. He also worked on a dam on the Columbia, probably Bonneville given the time frame, and Holly thought he worked on a rest area along the Oregon coast, maybe in Samuel Boardman state park - she remembers her dad, Carl, pointing out some stonework at some lookout or rest area and saying his dad worked on it. In his & Esther's later years, they ran a cherry & prune orchard in Dallas, OR, shipping fruit to the cannery.
    Person ID I6  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2018 

    Father Albion Emile Wanless,   b. 13 Oct 1848, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1931, Vancouver, Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Ladorah Jane Punteney,   b. 27 Apr 1855, Decorah, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1938, Walnut Grove, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 6 Feb 1873  Eldora, Hardin Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet

    Family Esther Emily Mahan,   b. 7 Jul 1903, Phillips, Price Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1983, Ellensburg, Kittitas co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 17 Apr 1923  Clark Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Dale Loren Wanless,   b. 4 Dec 1924, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1945, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Carl Baynard Wanless,   b. 28 Feb 1927, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Dec 2013, Ashland, Jackson Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Donald Ray Wanless
    Photos
    Budd & Esther, 1923
    Budd & Esther, 1923
    Budd Clemmer & Esther (Mahan) Wanless, 1923
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1890 - Cresco, Howard Co, Iowa Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S69] Military - Discharge Record of Budd Wanless, CAN'T TELL WHEN HE WAS DISCHARGED OR WHERE HE SERVED. (Reliability: 0).

    2. [S70] City Directory - Portland, OR.

    3. [S2] Marriage Records - Clark Co, WA, BUD C. (Reliability: 3).
      Wanless, age 33, b. IA, millwright, lives Portland OR, father Albion E. Wanless b. VA, mother Dora Punteney b. IA, married 17 April to Esther E. Mahan, age 19, b. WI, cashier, lives Portland OR, father Roy F. Mahan b. WI, mother Margaret Lord b. WI; witness L.J. Wanless and Mrs. L.J. Wanless; married by Jas. O. Blair, JP, app#11024 [Source: Clark Co. WA Marriages, vol 13, 1923, p.197, Clark Co Genealogical Society, 1995]