John Alfred Wanless

John Alfred Wanless

Male 1880 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name John Alfred Wanless 
    Born 11 Nov 1880  Toronto, York Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1891  St. Catherine's Ward, Lincoln & Niagara Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • George Eccleston, 32, b. Ont, parents b. England, C of E, bill poster
      Charlotte, 30, wife, b. Ont, parents b. England
      children Fred, Alfred, June(?), Rhoda Eccleston age 14 to 3
      Rhoda Eccleston, mother, 67, widowed, b. England, parents b. England, Methodist
      John Wanless, 10, nephew, b. Ont, father b. US, mother b. Ont, C of E
    IMMI 1895  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • one census says 1905, one says 1895, and the 1905 census says they have been in the US 10 years, to 1895 again
    Census 1905  Hornellsville, Steuben Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Emma Wanless, 40, b. Canada, in US 10 yrs, citizen, housework
      John A. Wanless, son, 20, b. Canada, in US 10 yrs, citizen, silk weaver
    Census 1910  North Tonawanda, Niagara Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 78 Webster St
      Emma Wanless, 45, widowed, b. Canada, parents b. England, immig. 1905
      John, son, 26, single, b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. Canada, immig. 1905, alien, weaver at silk mill
    DIV 19 Jan 1910  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • From his first wife, name unknown.
    Census 1915  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Franklin Ave
      home of Edward & Catherine Faning or Farring from Ireland
      John Wanless, roomer, 35. b. US, silk weaver
      [1915 NY state census]
    Military Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Brooklyn, Kings Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 12 Sep 1918
      Brooklyn
      John Alfred Wanless, 944 Kent(?) or Kind(?) Ave, Brooklyn, Kings co, NY
      age 37, born 11 Nov 1880, white, citizen by father's naturalization before registrant's majority, silk weaver, employed by Julius Kayser, 232 Taaffe Pl, Brooklyn, Kings co, NY, nearest relative Mrs Emma Wanless (mother), 944 Kent(?) or Kind(?) Ave, Brooklyn, signed John A. Wanless
      medium ht, medium build, blue eyes, black hair, no disabilities
    Occupation 1927  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    photographer 
    Census 1930  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 250 Virginia St
      John Wanless, 49, first md at 22, b. Canada, father b. Mississippi, mother b. Canada, immig. 1895, naturalized, aquaculturist at botanical garden, veteran of WWI, rents house
      Ada, wife, 45, first md at 16, self & parents b. NY, housewife
    Census 1940  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 11 Fillmore
      John Wanless, 59, married, completed 8th grade, b. Canada (English), alien, lived at same address in 1935, rents house for $26/month, aquarist at museum
      Ada, wife, 55, completed 1 yr of high school, b. NY
    Occupation silk weaver 
    Residence 1897-1957  Buffalo, Erie Co, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Buffalo city directories
      1897: John A. Wanless, w. maxwell Bros., h 5 morgan
      1911: John A. Wanless, photog, r 130 Vermont
      1912: John A. Wanless, photog, r 268 Virginia
      1913:
      John A. Wanless, photog, r 268 Virginia
      Emm R, wid John A, r 268 Virginia
      1914:
      John A. Wanless, photog, r 268 Virginia
      1926:
      John Wanless, clk B J Putnam, r 518 Virginia
      1928:
      John A. Wanless, photog, h250 Virginia
      Emma R. (wid John A) r250 Virginia
      1931:
      John A. (Ada) Wanless, photog, h56 Elmwood av
      Mrs. Ada M. Wanless, birds 56 Elmwood av, r do [same]
      1932:
      John A. (Ada M.) Wanless, birds 56 Elmwood av h do [same]
      1933:
      John A. Wanless, h947 Humboldt pkwy
      1934:
      John A. (Ada) Wanless, h947 Humboldt pkwy
      1937:
      John Wanless, aquarium atndt Bflo Society of Natural Sciences, h1350 Fillmore av
      1953:
      John A. (Ada) Wanless, h1350 Fillmore av
      Mrs. Ada M. Wanless, elev opr YWCA, h1350 Fillmore av
      1956-57: John A. (Ada M.) Wanless, h1350 Fillmore av
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • No birth record in Ontario birth index. Not sure when he was born, given the following varying ages:
      Age 10 in 1891 census, so born abt 1880/81.
      Age 20 in 1905 census, so born abt 1885.
      Age 24 in 1910 census, so born abt 1886.
      Age 49 in 1930 census, so born abt 1881.
      On his 1918 draft registration, he gives 11 Nov 1880, but he is not in the 1881 Canadian census with his mother.
      Can't find him or his mother in 1900.
    Person ID I646  100: Small Groups of Wan(d)lesses Worldwide
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 

    Father John A. Wanless,   b. Est 1821-1860, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1927  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Emma R. Ecclestone,   b. Abt 1858, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1880 
    Family ID F209  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ada M. Tash,   b. Abt 1885, Sweden, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 21 May 1927  Erie Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F198  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Unknown,   b. Est 1881,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Est 1901-1909 
    Divorced 1910 
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F211  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S66] Draft registration, (Ancestry.com), 11 NOV 1880 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S82] Marriage license, PENNSYLVANIA, COUNTY MARRIAGES, 1885 - 1950 (FAMILYSEARCH.ORG) (Reliability: 3).
      21 May 1927 at Erie, PA
      John A. Wanless, photographer, born Toronto, Canada, lives Buffalo, NY (513 Virginia St), age 46, married once, divorced at Buffalo, NY on 19 Jan 1910, parents John A. Wanless & Emma R. Wanless formerly Ecclestone, father dec'd, mother lives Buffalo, NY, father b. Mississippi, mother b. Toronto, Canada
      Ada M. Tash, masseuse, born Sweden, NY, lives Buffalo, NY (513 Virginia St), age 42, married once, divorced at Buffalo on 7 Oct 1919, parents James Bovanizer & Sarah Bovanizer formerly Miller, father lives at Holley, NY, mother dec'd, father a farmer born NY, mother b. NY
      Both signed their names.