Ralph Galloway Wanless

Ralph Galloway Wanless

Male 1883 - 1980  (97 years)

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  • Name Ralph Galloway Wanless 
    Born 3 Aug 1883  Lime Springs, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Bluffton, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with cousin Roy Wanless:
      Wanless, Ralph cousin, wh, m, b. Aug. 1883, age 16, single, b. Iowa, father b. Virginia, mother b. Wisconsin, at school
      -- also listed with parents in Cresco
    Census 1920  Minneapolis, Hennepin Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1920 MN, Hennepin Co, Minneapolis, Coulter Cross Rd (vol 35 ed2 sh8 ln42)
      Ralph G. 36 b. IA
      Elsie 21 b. Sweden, wife
      --father Oliver is also in same city, taking care of Ralph's son Leonard
    Died 28 Dec 1980  Brea, Orange Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Union Cemetery, Atlas, Burnett Co, Wisconsin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buried beside 2nd wife. Marker beside 1st wife in Anoka, MN.
    Notes 
    • Ralph G. Wanless patented land in Perkins co, South Dakota on April 28, 1914. Patent comment: "REISSUE REPLACING SERIAL PATENT NR 322878 DATED APR-02-1913". [BLM records online] -- not sure if this is this Ralph G. or somebody else.

      Birth & death corroborated by SSDBI, which gives last residence as Balsam Lake, Polk Co, WI, with last benefit paid to Whittier, CA.

      Union Cemetery, Burnett County, WI (index at ancestry.com):
      WANLESS, Elsie C. 1899 1952
      WANLESS, Ralph C. 1883 1980
      -- should be Ralph G.
    Person ID I608  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 

    Father Oliver Gustavius Wanless,   b. 13 Oct 1855, Thorny Creek, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1948, Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Mother Ora Galloway,   b. 1861,   d. 1948  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 2 Nov 1882  Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F65  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ethel Irma Barrett,   b. 6 Apr 1886, Nova Scotia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1913, Anoka, Anoka Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 28 Jan 1912  Anoka, Anoka Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Leonard Barrett Wanless,   b. 28 Jan 1913, Anoka, Anoka Co, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 2001, Naples, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elsie Pearson,   b. 11 May 1899, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1952, Atlas, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1919  Anoka or Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Virginia "Bette" Wanless,   b. 30 Mar 1920, Minneapolis, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1996, Pomona, Los Angeles Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2001 
    Family ID F185  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Letter of Ralph Galloway Wanless (1883-1980) (2 pages)
    Letter of Ralph Galloway Wanless (1883-1980) (2 pages)
    Page 1 of a letter written in 1972 by Ralph Galloway Wanless (1883-1980)
    to his son Leonard B. Wanless, describing the life of his parents
    Leven and Nancy (Dilley) Wanless in Cresco, Iowa in the 1860s
    through about 1900. (Written when Ralph was nearly 90 years old.)

  • Sources 
    1. [S118] California Death Index, WANLESS, RALPH GALLOWAY 08/03/1883 MOM'S MAIDEN NAME GALLOWAY M B. IOWA D. ORANGE 12/28/1980 475-24-4978 97 YRS (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S17] Letter/oral - Leonard Wanless, TESTIMONY OF GRANDSON LEONARD (Reliability: 3).