Alexander  Wanlass

Alexander Wanlass

Male 1864 - 1921  (57 years)

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  • Name Alexander Wanlass 
    Born 26 Mar 1864  Bathgate, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    AFN 7DFC-9G 
    Census 1871  Armadale, Linlithgow (now West Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    EMIG 24 Jun 1874  Liverpool to New York to Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Occupation 1896  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    laborer 
    • 1896 Polks, Salt Lake City Directory page 707 (979.225E4p)
      Wanlass James, died Oct. 8, '95, age 70.
      Wanless Alexander, lab, res 936 W 9th South
    Occupation 1897-1897  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    fireman 
    • 1897 Salt Lake City Directory page 675 (979.225E4p)
      Wandlas John, pres Horse Shoe gold & Silver Mining Co, res Farmington, Utah.
      Wanless Alexander, fireman SL&OG&ELCo, res 936 W 9th South

      1898 Salt Lake City Directory pg 772/773 (979.225E4p)
      Wanlass Alexander, fireman Union L&P Co, res 936 W 9th South.
      Wanless Joseph, cement burner Portland Cement Co, res 865 S. 7th West
    Census 1900  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Occupation 1901-1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    postal carrier 
    • Deseret evening news., October 17, 1901, Page 2
      Alexander Wanless is one of 2 new postal carriers which will allow 100 additional blocks in the outlying residence districts to receive mail twice a day instead of once a day.

      1905 Salt Lake City Directory, page 971 (979.225E4p)
      Wanless Albert H, clk, bds 546 S 1st West
      - Alexander, carrier PO, res 936 W 9th south
      - Alexander Jr, clk A C Smith, bds 936 W 9th South.

      1906 Salt Lake City Directory, page 921 (979.225E4p)
      Wanless Alexander, carrier PO res 936 W 9th South
      - Alexander jr, messr A C Smith, bds 936 W 9th South.
      - Mrs. Margaret, bds 126 S 7th East

      1908 Salt Lake City Directory page 1129 (979.225E4p)
      Wanless Alexander, carrier PO, res 936 W 9th South.
      - Alexander jr, clk R M Bell Tel Co. bds 936 W 9th South
      - Jane, died July July 5, '07, age 39.
      - Mrs. Margaret B, bds 126 S 7th East
    Newspaper 3 Apr 1908  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Salt Lake herald., April 03, 1908
      Girl Is Missing
      Alarm Is Felt Concerning Safety of Helen Baxter
      Considerable anxiety is being felt by the family of G.L. Peterson of 1022 Garfield avenue over the disappearance of Miss Helen Baxter, 16 years old. Miss Baxter came from Plain City some time ago to live with the Petersons. Yesterday afternoon at 3 o'clock she left the Peterson house to go for some clothes which she had left at the home of Alexander Wanless, a postman, living at 938 South Eighth West Street. She did not return to the Peterson home.
      -- I could find no follow-up on this story !
    Census 1910  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 936 9th St by 8th West
      Alexander Wanlass, 46, married twice, this time for 2 yrs, self & parents b. Scotland, immig. 1874, postman for US Postal Office, owns mortgaged house
      Alice, wife, 21, married once, 1 child, b. UT, father b. MO, mother b. Wisconsin
      Alexander Jr, son, 19, b. UT, paint manufacturer
      Jane E., dau, 18, b. UT, purser [or presser?] for Chicago Cl. Co.
      James H., son, 16, b. UT, caller for Rio Grand R.H.
      Heber W., son, 14, b. UT
      Clara, dau, 12, b. UT
      Parley, son, 8, b. UT
      Edith R., dau, 6, b. UT
      Ralph, son, 1, b. UT
    Census 1920  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 936 9th St by 8th West
      Alexander Wanlass, 55, self & parents b. Scotland, immig. 1875, naturalized 1886, mail carrier for government
      Alice, wife, 30, b. UT, father b. MO, mother b. Wisconsin
      Edith R., dau, 16, b. UT, packer at biscuit co.
      Ralph, son, 10, b. UT
      Francis M., son, 8, b. UT
      Walter C., son, 6, b. UT
      Alice M., dau, 4-1/12, b. UT
      Gordon, son, 1-5/12, b. UT
    Died 12 Aug 1921  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    Buried 14 Aug 1921  Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Person ID I87  12: James Wanlass & Margaret Neilson
    Last Modified 14 May 2012 

    Father James Wanlass,   b. 25 Sep 1825, Edinburgh/Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Oct 1895, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Margaret Neilson,   b. 4 Jan 1821, Tranent, Haddington (now East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1903, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1847  Tranent, Haddington (now East Lothian), Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10, 11
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Jane DYET,   b. 22 Jul 1867, Linlithgow, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jul 1907, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1889  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Alexander Wanlass,   b. 18 Jul 1890, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Jane E. Wanlass,   b. Mar 1892, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. James Henry Wanlass,   b. 22 Dec 1893, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1922, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
     4. HEBER WILLIAM WANLASS,   b. 3 Nov 1895, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Sep 1982, BAKERSFIELD, KERN, CALIFORNIA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     5. Clara Wanlass,   b. Aug 1897, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Wilford Wanlass,   b. 7 Jun 1900, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1900, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Parley Dyet Wanlass,   b. 11 Jun 1901, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1941  (Age 39 years)
     8. LIVING
     9. Edith R. Wanlass,   b. Abt 1904, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Clarence Joseph Wanlass,   b. 5 Jul 1907, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1907, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2001 
    Family ID F51  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Alice Olive HANCOCK,   b. 21 Jun 1889, Payson, Utah, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1974, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 10 Jun 1908  SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ralph Wanlass,   b. 4 Mar 1909, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1966, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     2. Edith R. Wanlass,   b. Abt 1904, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Francis Marion Wanlass,   b. 19 Apr 1911, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1985, Mountain View, Santa Clara, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Walter C. Wanlass,   b. 1914, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Alice M Wanlass,   b. 1915, Utah Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Gordon Wanlass,   b. 18 Oct 1918, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1973, SALT LAKE CITY, SALT LAKE, UTAH, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     7. Robert H. Wanlass,   b. 8 Nov 1921, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1991, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2001 
    Family ID F52  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Statement/writing/notes of Parent/Reliable Relative, Vera B. Wanlass 651 Hendricks Ave. Los Angeles, Calif. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S26] LDS Church Ward/Branch Records, 104149 Early to 1868 LDS Bathgate Branch Records (Reliability: 3).
      104149 Early to 1868 LDS Bathgate Branch Records
      pg 67, 68
      Bathgate Branch
      James Wanlass, Senr: Born, 25.9.1825, Edinburgh; Kingdom, Scotland, miner, Baptized, 22.12.1850 Remarks: 35 Bathville Rows, Near Armadale, Lintlithgow Shire, Scotland
      ...Margret Wanlass born 1.1822, Haddington, Scotland, wife, baptized: 15.2.1851
      ...James Wanlass: 9.8.1846, Haddington, Scotland, Children, Miner, baptized 1.10.1854
      ...Elisabeth Wanlass, born 8.6.1848, Haddington, Scotland, spinster, baptized 18.5.1857
      ...Janet A.. Wanlass, born 20.4.1850, Haddington, Scotland, spinster, baptized 15.5.1866
      ...Margret, born 15.11.1851, Edinburgh, Scotland, spinster, baptized 15.5.1866
      ...Christina Wanlass, born 21.8.1853, Linlithgow, Scotland, spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Janet Wanlass, born 6.4.1855, Linlithgow, Scotland, spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Helen Wanlass, born 10.2.1860, Linlithgow, Scotland, Spinster, baptized 22.3.1868
      ...Alexander Wanlass, born 26.3.1864, Linlithgow, Scotland
      ...Joseph Wanlass, born 5.11.1866, Linlithgow, Scotland

    3. [S7] Census, 1871 Census, Armadale County, District Armadale, Linlithgow, Civil Parish, Bathgate, ED #1, (Reliability: 3).
      1871 Census, Armadale County, District Armadale, Linlithgow, Civil Parish, Bathgate, ED #1, page 17 #0104110
      No. of Schedule 76 at Gordon L. Street
      James Wanlass, head, mar. 45, Coal & Iron Stone Miner, born Mid Lothian, Edinburgh, Number of children from 5-13 attending school or being educated in home: 2, Rooms with one or more windows: 2.
      ...Margaret, Wanlass, Wife, Mar. 43, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...James, Wanlass, son, Unm, 24, Coal & Iron Stone Miner, born East Lothian, Tranent
      ...Janet, Wanlass, Daur. Unm. 15, born Linlithgowth, Bathgate
      ...Helen Wanlass, Daur, 14, Scholar, born Linlithgowth, Armadale
      ...Alexander Wanlass, son, 6, Scholar, born Linlithgowth, Armadale
      ...Joseph Wanlass, son, 4, born Linlithgowth, Armadale

    4. [S23] CD-Computer disk, Family History Resource File: Mormon Immigration Index (Reliability: 3).
      Family History Resource File: Mormon Immigration Index

      WANLASS, Alexander S.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).
      WANLASS, Helen A.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).
      WANLASS, JamesIdaho1874 Note:"Father" (EECI).
      WANLASS, Jean A.Idaho1874 Note:"Child" (EECI).

      Ship:Idaho
      Date of Departure:24 Jun 1874Port of Departure:Liverpool, England
      LDS Immigrants:810Church Leader:Peter C. Carstenson
      Date of Arrival:6 Jul 1874Port of Arrival:New York, New York
      Source(s):BMR, Book #1041, pp. 337-342 (FHL #025,692); Customs #709 (FHL #175,747); SMR, 1874 (FHL #025,696)
      Notes:"DEPARTURE OF THE THIRD COMPANY. -- On Wednesday afternoon, the 24th instant, the third company of this season's emigrating Saints took their departure from these shores, in the steamship Idaho, Captain Forsyth. There were 810 souls of the Saints on board: 700 from the Scandinavian Mission and 110 from England and Wales. The company was placed under the charge of Elder P. C. Carstenson, assisted by Elders George F. Gibbs and John Clark. There were eight returning missionaries on board, whose names are as follows: P. C. Carstenson, George F. Gibbs, John Clark, C. F. Schade, P. C. Christenson, M. Neilson, John Mendenhall and James Hanson . . ."


      "Wed. 24. [June 1874] -- The steamship Idaho sailed from Liverpool, England, with 806 Saints (about 700 Scandinavian and 110 British), in charge of P. C. Carstensen. The company arrived at New York July 6th, and at Salt Lake City July 15th."


      ". . . A company of Scandinavian emigrants bound for Zion, numbering 703 souls, sailed from Copenhagen, June 18, 1874, together with five returning elders, namely, Peter C. Carstensen, Christian F. Schade, Peter C. Christensen, Mathias B. Nilsson and Jens Hansen. The first company of 517 souls left by the steamer 'Milo' and arrived safely in Hull, England, Monday, June 22nd, in the forenoon and the same day were taken by rail to Liverpool. Another company of 186 souls, in charge of Elder Christian F. Schade, left on the steamer 'Humber' and had a hard voyage across the North Sea on account of rough weather, for which reason the captain ordered a lot of cattle to be thrown overboard; but the ship arrived nevertheless safely at Hull on the 22nd in the evening, and on the following day the emigrants arrived by train in Liverpool, where all the Scandinavian Saints, together with a number of other emigrants, went on board the steamer 'Idaho,' which sailed from Liverpool on Wednesday afternoon June 24th. There were 810 Saints on board and about 300 other emigrants, who occupied the forepart of the ship. Elder Peter C. Carstensen was appointed leader of the company with Elders John Clark and George F. Gibbs as his assistants. With the exception of one stormy day, the weather was favorable all the way. On that day the waves rolled like mountains, and a mighty wave rushed over the deck, and (the hatchway happening to be open) a great volume of water went down below, so that mess boxes, baskets and the like were seen floating about, while the passengers were forced into the bunks till the water was pumped out. A remarkable calm was observed among the Saints on that occasion, while the opposite was the case with the other passengers, who were badly frightened. Captain Forsyth, relating the occurrence on the following morning at the breakfast table, said that he went down to the people in the forepart to allay their fears, as they were crying aloud, 'Lost, we are lost!' But after he had assured them that there was no danger, because there were too many 'Mormons' aboard for the ship to be harmed, order and quiet was restored. A Catholic priest, who was present, took exception to this statement, but the captain said that he had now for 18 years conveyed the 'Mormons' safely across the Atlantic, and he had never heard of the loss of any ship carrying 'Mormons.' On the 6th of July the company arrived safely in New York and on the following day proceeded by rail from Jersey City westward, arriving in Ogden and Salt Lake City, all safe, on the 15th of July. Two children had died of measles on the journey. . . ."


    5. [S7] Census, 1900 Census Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 June, Vol 4, ED 13, Sheet 1, line 61, film #1241684 (Reliability: 3).
      1900 Census Salt Lake City, Utah, 11 June, Vol 4, ED 13, Sheet 1, line 61, film #1241684
      Wanless, Alexander, head, white, male, born Mar. 1864, 36, married 10 years, self and parents born Scotland. Came to USA 1874, been in USA 26 years. Naturalization applied, occupation postman, read, writes and speaks English.
      ...Jane, wife, white, female, born July 1864, 32, married 10 years, mother 5 children all living, self and parents born Scotland, came to US 1879, 21 years in USA, reads writes speaks English.
      ...Alexander, son, white, male, born July 1890, 9, single, born Utah, parents born Scotland, at school 6 months, reads writes and speaks English
      ...Jane E., dau., white, female, born Mar. 1892, 8, single, born Utah, parents born Scotland, speaks English
      ...James H., son, white, male, born Dec. 1893, 6, single, born Utah, parents born Scotland, speaks English
      ...Heber W., son, white, male, born Nov. 1895, 4, single, born Utah, parents born Scotland, speaks English
      ...Clara, dau., white, female, born Aug. 1897, 2, single, born Utah, parents born Scotland, speaks English

    6. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, Deseret News, Friday, Aug. 12, 1921, page 2 (Reliability: 3).
      Deseret News, Friday, Aug. 12, 1921, page 2
      Alexander Wanlass - At the residence, 936 West Ninth South street, Alexander Wanlass, 57 died today. He was a native of Scotland and is survived by his widow and several children. Services will be held in the Twenty-sixth ward chapel Sunday at an hour to be announced later. Interment will be in city cemetery. The body is at the Larkin undertaking establishment.

    7. [S21] Cemetery Records, CD168 1st Edition, SLC Cemetary Records, Utah Cemetary Records (Reliability: 3).
      CD168 1st Edition, SLC Cemetary Records, Utah Cemetary Records
      W542 Wanless, Alexander born 00/00/1854 no location, died 00/00/0000 at Salt Lake City, Utah, buried 08/14/1921 Int.#41377 plot S-15-3-E-3

    8. [S20] Obituary/printed program/Newspaper article, Deseret News, Friday, Aug. 12, 1921, page 2 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S30] Scotland, Birth, Bapt, Marr. & Death Records of Wanlass & Allied families, Compiled by Christina H (Hunter) Romerill, pg 28-1, 6 (Reliability: 3).
      Births, page 28-1
      Bathgate, Linlithgow
      6 Apr. 1855. Wanlass, Janet, born at North Street, Bathgate, law (lawful) dtr of James, a coal miner, 29 years of age, born at Musselburgh. They were (the parents) married at Beattie's Row, Tranent parrish, 1 boy & 5 girls living, the mother Margaret Neilson her 6th, child, she was 31 yrs of age, born in Tranent parish. James Wanlass the father signed the register with very good handwriting.

      Births, page 28-6
      Bathgate, Linlithgow, Births
      20 Apr. 1862, Wanlass, Andrew, Bathville Row, Bathgate, law (lawful) son of James Wanlass, ironstone miner & Margaret Neilson. They married 6 Aug. 1847, Beattie's Row, Tranent. The father signed.

      20 Apr. 1862, Wanlass, Robina, Law dtr of ditto, twin children.

    10. [S29] Scotland, Tranent, E-Lothian, Fiche# 6901915 (Reliability: 3).
      Wandlass, Marriage Date: 6 Aug. 1847,
      Given Name, James, Husband,
      Spouse: Margaret Neilson (Wife Father, Andrew Neilson), batch M11722-8 Ser # 00742-6

    11. [S29] Scotland, Tranent, E-Lothian, #1067862 Tranent Parish, County of Haddington, page 429/430 (Reliability: 3).

      1847
      Wandless & Neilson
      James Wandless, Collier at Beatties Row and Margaret Neilson, residing there, daughter of the deceased Andrew Nielson, collier there, were proclamed 27th, June & 4th, & 11th July, and married 6th August 1847.
      James was 22, Margaret 26

    12. [S2] License, Marriage license # A006323 SLC (Reliability: 3).