Elizabeth A. Wandless

Elizabeth A. Wandless

Female Abt 1834 - Est 1914-1920  (~ 86 years)

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  • Name Elizabeth A. Wandless 
    Born Abt 1834  Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • With parents, age 16.
    Census 1860  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 6th Ward, page 782
      William Rigdon 27 b. PA, carpenter, land $3350, pers. $3100
      E. fem, 22, b. PA
    Census 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 121, 11th Ward, Pct 2, p. 466C, 294 Webster (shares house with James Carr family, a contractor)
      Rigdon, William 48 md, carpenter, b. PA, parents b. Maryland
      , Elisabeth 34 wife, b. PA, parents b. Scotland
      , Elmore 17 son, telegrapher, b. PA
      , Etta 14 dau, school
      , George W. 6 son
      -- Note a few houses below says "Granville St crosses Webster here". Note Elizabeth is actually about 46.
    Census 1900  Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas - 502 Crawford St
      William Rigdon, 60, b. July 1839 in PA, parents b. MD, married 29 yrs, carpenter
      Elizabeth A., wife, 46, b. Jan 1854 in PA, parents b. Scotland, 3 children, 3 living

      Son George, 26, b. Dec 1873 in PA, parents b. PA, is boarding with others in Fort Worth, married to Callie age 23 b. Aug 1876 in Tennessee, married 2 yrs, he is a clerk.

      Note that Elizabeth would actually be about 66 in 1900.
    Residence 1902  Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1902 city directory
      Elizabeth A. Rigdon (wid W.W.), h. 114 New Orleans Ave
      George W. Rigdon, clk T. & P. yd office, r. 114 New Orleans Ave
    Census 1910  Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1508 6th Ave
      George Rigdon, 35, married 13 yrs. b. Tennessee, parents b. PA, clerk for railroad
      Callied, wife, 32, 3 kids, 3 living, b. Tennessee
      Lotta, dau, 8, b. TX
      Welden, son, 3, TX
      George Jr, son, 3 mos, TX
      Elizabeth, mother, 72, widowed, 3 children, 3 living, b. PA, parents b. Tenn.
      -- looks like Callie, who was b. TN, gave the info
    Residence 1911-1914  Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1911 city directory
      Elizabeth A. Rigdon (wid William W.), h. 1509 6th
      George W. Rigdon, chief car clk T. & P. frt depot, r. 1509 6th

      1914
      she boards with George at 110 West Annie
    Died Est 1914-1920  Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Eliza apparently "whitewashed" her age and also went by Elizabeth later in life:
      1850: age 16
      1860: age 22 (actually about 26)
      1880: age 34 (actually about 46)
      1900: age 46 (actualy about 66)
      1910: age 72 (pretty close)
      Or maybe she was closer to 14 in 1850.

      Can't find in 1870 census.
    Person ID I8917  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 21 May 2012 

    Father George Wandless,   b. 9 Mar 1798, Auchope, Roxburghshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1883, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Mother Esther Amos,   b. Abt 1801, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Oct 1865, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 25 May 1818  Alwinton, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Headstones
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Almost completely buried by bushes.
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Wandless family plot at Homewood Cemetery, Pittsburgh, PA
    Needs some clearing work!
    Family ID F1567  Group Sheet

    Family William Rigdon,   b. Abt 1832, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902, Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 1850-1860  (Probably) Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elmore Rigdon,   b. Abt 1863, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Etta Rigdon,   b. Abt 1866, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. George Wandless Rigdon,   b. 17 Dec 1874, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1956, Fort Worth, Tarrant co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 21 May 2012 
    Family ID F1647  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S188] 1850 Census, Pittsburgh, PA, Allegheny Co., PA.

    2. [S187] John Ayton Letters, PARISH RECORDS (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S186] Ewen Herbert.