George Wandless

George Wandless

Male Abt 1835 - 1906  (~ 71 years)

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  • Name George Wandless 
    Born Abt 1835  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 7th Ward, p.315
      George Windlass, age 25, paper hanger, born Penn.
      -- listed with his parents George & Esther
    Census 1870  8th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 8th ward, roll 1296, page 210
      George Wandless 30 m, plasterer, b. PA
      Margaret 27 f, keeps house, b. NY
      Cornelius 4 m, b. NY
      Jenny 2 f, b. NY
      -- the above implies that George & Margaret may have married in NY, unless she had children from a previous marriage and he adopted them. 1900 census says George & Margaret have been married 30 yrs, i.e. in 1870, implying that these are her children from a previous marriage, adopted by him, unless they had the children together before they married...Jenny's death cert names her parents as George & Margaret Wandless, but that doesn't necessarily mean George is her natural father.
    Census 1880  8th Ward, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1880 PA, Allegheny Co, Pittsburgh, 8th Ward, 30 Tannehill St (ED 115, p. 10, line 16)
      WINDLESS, George age 40, plasterer, b. Pa, parents Scotland, unemployed 6 months in past year
      Margret J. age 35 wife, born Pa, parents Ireland
      Agnes age 7 dau, born Pa, at school
      George H age 5 son, born Pa
      Mattie age 3 dau, born Pa
      FARLEY, William age 65 born Ireland, stone mason
      Martha age 68 wife, born Ireland
      Elizabeth M. age 37 dau, single, born Pa, parents Ireland
    Residence 1890  45 Tannehill St, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1890 Pittsburgh city directory at ancestry.com:
      Geo Wandless plasterer 45 Tannehill Pittsburgh PA
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2703 Bedford Ave (V. 9, ED. 157, Sh. 1, L. 24)
      WANDLESS GEORGE July 1839, 60, PA, married 30 yrs, parents b. Scotland, unemployed 8 mos.
      MARGARET J., wife, Feb 1844, 56, PA, had 6 children, 3 living, parents b. Ireland
      AGNES R., dau. Jan. 1876, 24, PA, single
      GEORGE H., son Nov. 1877, 22, PA, single, clerk R.R.
      MARTHA R., dau. Dec, 1878, 21, PA, single
      FARLEY ELIZABETH M., sister in law, June 1842, 57, PA, single, parents b. Ireland
    Occupation paper hanger & plasterer 
    Residence 1906  811 Adelaide Street, Herron Hill, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 5 Aug 1906  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • Note George shaved a few years off his age over time...
    Person ID I8918  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 4 May 2005 

    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  [3, 4
    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 Margaret J. Farley,   b. Feb 1844, New York Or Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Jun 1920, (Probably) Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married Abt 1870  (Probably) Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Cornelius/Clara Wandless,   b. Apr 1866, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jan 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 6 years)
     2. Jenny M. Wandless,   b. Jul 1868, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     3. Agnes R. Wandless,   b. Jan 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1938  (Age ~ 65 years)
     4. Martha R. "Mattie" Wandless,   b. 6 Dec 1876, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Lettie Wandless,   b. Oct 1870, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1873, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     6. George H. Wandless,   b. Nov 1877, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1938, Wexford, Marshall Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1570  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    1872 plat map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    1872 plat map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Shows where George Wandless Jr. lived on Tannehill Street.

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

    2. [S148] Obituary, THE PITTSBURGH GAZETTE TIMES, MONDAY, AUG. 6, 1906 (Reliability: 3).
      George Wandless, husband of Margaret J. Wandless, died suddenly on Sunday August 5, 1906, aged 72 years. Services held at his late residence, 811 Adelaide St, Herron Hill, on Tuesday Aug 7 at 4:00 pm.

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

    4. [S186] Ewen Herbert.