James Harvey Wandless

James Harvey Wandless

Male 1879 - 1945  (65 years)

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  • Name James Harvey Wandless 
    Born 15 Aug 1879  Carnegie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1900 Alleg. Co. Pitts. 118 Stockholm St., (V. 8, ED. 148, Sh. 10, L. 90)
      WANDLASS JAMES, b. Aug. 1878 21, b. Ohio, age 21, married 2 yrs, father b. OH, mother b. PA, laborer in brickyard, rents house
      MINNIE M., wife, Nov. 1878 age 21, PA, 1 child, 1 living
      MARY, dau. Dec. 1899 5/12, PA
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 398 family 0107
      WANDLESS JAMES head, 31, b. Ohio, married 11 yrs, father b. Scot(?) English, mother b. Eng English, watch(man?) for railroad, rents house
      MINNIE, wife, 30, PA, parents b. PA, 3(?) kids, [living column illegible]
      MARY, dau, 10, PA
      SADIE, dau. 6 PA
      -- Warning: this is filed under "All Townships" instead of Pittsburgh at ancestry.com & indexed Wandlers in the 1910 Miracode. They lived in the same house as James K. & Sarah Noah, in their 60s, and Joseph & Mary(?) McAfry(?) (this page is very illegible). The Noahs may be the parents of James's sister Esther Amy's husband James D. Noah.
    Census 1920  Salem Twp, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1920 - vol 313 ED 180 sh 1 ln 28 - Westmoreland co, Salem Twp, Hugus District, 3 January 1920
      Wandless, James 40 b. PA, driver in the general contract industry, works for somebody else, all parents b. PA
      wife Elizabeth 22 PA
      dau Sadie 17 PA
      Fennell, William stepson 5-1/12 PA
      Fennell, Emma stepdau. 2-2/12 PA
    Census 1930  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Jack Town, off Derry Road
      James H Wandless, 58, first md at 18. laborer in garage
      Elizabeth, wife, 32, first md at 16
      William Fennell, stepson, 15
      Emma L. Fennell, stepson [stepdaugher], 12
      Margaret L. Wandless, dau, 10
      John O. Wandless, son, 7
      James Wandless Jr., son, 4 yrs 10 mos
      Jennie S. Austin, mother in law, 64, widowed, self & parents b. PA
    Draft Registration 25 Apr 1942  Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • James Harvie Wandless, lives Bairdstown, Derry Twp, Westmoreland co, PA
      mailing address: General Delivery, Blairsville, PA
      age 62, born Carnegie PA on 15 Aug 1879
      contact: Mrs. Elizabeth Wandless, Blairsville, PA
      employer: W.P.A., Livermore Rd, Livermore, Westmoreland co, PA
      5 ft 7 in, 160 lbs, blue eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion
    Occupation brickyard laborer & a driver for a general contractor 
    Died 28 Apr 1945 
    Notes 
    • My father's folks lived in Pittsburgh, PA, and I'm told there is a street named after them. My father's full name was James Harvey Wandless, b. 8/15/1879, d. 4/28/1945. He had a brother John, a brother Mel (probably a nickname), and a sister Leola; she was the only one I ever met. There may have been other siblings. [From John O. Wandless of Orlando, FL, June, 1995 letter] John later said he knew about his half-sisters Mary and Sadie and both are dead now (2000).

      Note the 1900 & 1910 census says he was born in Ohio. Also note self-reported birth year in 1900 census is one year off from grandson's report and draft registration.

      No death notice for James Harvey Wandless died 4/28/1945.
    Person ID I8936  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 

    Father James A. Wandless,   b. Abt 1838, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1898, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Mother Rebecca A. Nelson,   b. Feb 1855, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 2 Mar 1871  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1571  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Minnie M.,   b. Nov 1878, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1918, (Probably) Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Married Abt 1898  Ohio Or Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Wandless,   b. Dec 1899, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Sadie Wandless,   b. Abt 1904, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1581  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Elizabeth Louise Silvis,   b. 24 May 1897, New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1985, Black Lick, Indiana Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 1 Jan 1919  Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
     1. John Oliver Wandless,   b. 5 Nov 1922, New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 2010, Orlando, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     2. James Harvey Wandless, Jr.
     3. Margaret Louise Wandless,   b. Abt 1920, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef May 1992  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 31 May 2002 
    Family ID F1578  Group Sheet

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    James Harvey Wandless (1878/79-1945), Pittsburgh, PA
    James Harvey Wandless (1878/79-1945), Pittsburgh, PA

  • Sources 
    1. [S185] Census, 1900 SAYS 1878 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S192] Marriage record/certificate.
      On his marriage application, he said he was 39 on Aug 15, 1918, making him born 1879.

    3. [S167] North American Vital Records Index (LDS), FHL 1516897 (ACTUAL RECORD PROVIDES NO MORE DETAILS) (Reliability: 3).
      James A. Wandless & Rebecca A. Nelson, married 2 Mar 1871 at 1st Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh, Allegheny co, Pennsylvania

    4. [S199] Westmoreland co marriage license index, WANDLESS, JAMES H. & ELIZABETH FENNEL, LIC. & MARRIAGE 1 JAN 1919, BK 42, PG 245, LIC.45706 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S192] Marriage record/certificate.
      Marriage license #45706, No. 42, page 245, dated 1/1/1919. There were married by Squire J Q Truxal in Greensburg, Westmoreland Co., PA. James Harvey states he was born in Carnegie, Allegheny Co., PA (One census he had said Ohio) He states his 1st marriage ending by death on 4/2/1918. Elizabeth Fennell daughter of Daniel Silvis & Sarah Geckley was born in New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co., PA. Her 1st marriage ended by death 6/17/1917. James Harvey signed his name James Harvie Wandless twice on the application, and his writing was like a small child's. Very scratchy