James Fish Wanless

James Fish Wanless[1, 2]

Male 1863 - 1891  (28 years)

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  • Name James Fish Wanless 
    Born 3 May 1863  , Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1884  Denver, Arapahoe Co, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    surveyor 
    Census 1885  Arapahoe Co, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jul 1891  Brighton, Arapahoe, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Newspaper 21 Jul 1891  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • The Salt Lake herald., July 21, 1891
      James Wanless Drowned
      Brighton, Colo., July 20 (special telegram to the Herald)
      James Wanless and about twenty others were swimming in an artificial lake on D.F. Carmichael's farm. When about 75 feet from shore he was taken with cramps and sank almost immediately. He was the eldest son of John Wanless, one of the pioneers of Denver, and was about 28 years of age. His family are all living at Salt Lake city, save one brother here at Brighton.
      [note the error - John was his uncle, not his father]

      In the same paper on page 8:
      George F. Wanless, general agent of the New York Life Insurance company, received a dispatch from Denver on Saturday, announcing that his son James Wanless, aged 28, had just been drowned in the Brighton reservoir, near Denver. Mr. and Mrs. Wanless left for Denver on Sunday and will be absent for a week.
    Buried Riverside Cem., Brighton, Arapahoe, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • ! From Colorado Birth Certificate of Annie Randall Wanless (Bagnall)
      Marriage date from Denver Co. Marriage Book #300 p341
      Death info from Riverside Cem. Records (Denver) Pt.2 p958 Bk #978.8 83
      In 1885 Arapahoe, Col. Census with brother C.E. (ED 2 p2)

      1890 Denver city directory:
      James F. Wanless, McAdams & Beard Bros. company salesman, res. 647 Grant avenue
    Person ID I858  3: George Wanless & Mercime Riddell of Yetholm, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2011 

    Father George Frank Wanless,   b. 28 Jul 1842, St. Andrew's, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1927, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Annie Randall Hume,   b. 14 Feb 1844, Lachute, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1926, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 5 Aug 1862  St. Andrew's, Argenteuil, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Photos
    Family of George Frank Wanless & Annie Randall Hume
    Family of George Frank Wanless & Annie Randall Hume
    From left to right, standing: Clarence, James, Mary
    Bottom row: George H., mother Annie Hume, baby Grace, Fred, William, father George F. Wanless
    Family ID F479  Group Sheet

    Family Catherine (Kittie) Abbett,   b. 1 Aug 1863, Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1948, Rupert, Minidoka, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1887  Henderson, Arapahoe (now Adams), Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Annie Randall Wanless,   b. 11 Dec 1887, Henderson, Adams, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1974, Burley, Cassia, Idaho Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Miles George Wanless,   b. 26 Aug 1890, Brighton, Arapahoe, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1907  (Age 16 years)
     3. James Fish Wanless,   b. 16 Apr 1892, Brighton, Arapahoe, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1971, Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2002 
    Family ID F477  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    James Fish Wanless (1863-1891)
    James Fish Wanless (1863-1891)
    James Fish Wanless, a senior at Denver High School in Denver, Colorado, 1881
    James Fish Wanless, a senior at Denver High School in Denver, Colorado, 1881
    Denver Public Library Digital Collections
    http://cdm15330.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15330coll22/id/80536/rec/13

  • Sources 
    1. [S25] Riverside Cemetery Records, Denver, Co, PT 2, P958 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S24] GEDCOM from Bruce Bagnall August 1999.

    3. [S26] 1884 Denver city directory, WANLESS, JAMES F., SURVEYOR, R. 58 PENNSYLVANIA AV. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S36] Newspaper, [HTTP://CHRONICLINGAMERICA.LOC.GOV/] (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S56] Parish Records of Wesleyan Methodist Congregation.