Milton James Wandless

Milton James Wandless

Male 1879 - Yes, date unknown

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  • Name Milton James Wandless 
    Born 15 May 1879  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With parents, age 1, listed as James.
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With parents, age 21, listed as Milton J.
    Occupation 1903  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    expressman (trolley car driver) 
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • vol 034 ED 0551 Family 023
      WANDLESS M. J., 30, married once for 7 yrs, self & parents b. PA, conductor on steam railroad, rents house
      JESSIE, wife 27, married once for 7 yrs, no children, b. PA, father b. England, mother b. Wales
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Miton James Wandless, lives 1407 Hillsdale, Dormont, Allegheny co
      age 39, born 15 May 1879, a repairman Sheld(?) Forge at Pressed Steel Can Co., McKee Rocks, Ally co PA
      nearest relative Jessie T. Wandless (wife), same address as him
      medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair, no marks
      [World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918]
    Census 1920  Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 2837 Louisiana Ave
      James M. Wandless, 40, owns mortgaged house, mgr in groceries
      Jessie T., wife, 38
    Newspaper 16 Nov 1928  New Castle, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • New Castle News - Friday, November 16, 1928, New Castle, Pennsylvania
      Three Injured
      Pittsburgh, Nov 16 - Three persons were injured here Thursday when a Pittsburgh-to-Washington bus struck an automobile and rammed it into a crowd of pedestrians. William Dennick, of Eighty-Four, Washington county, driver of the bus, was detained but later released. The bus, police reported, bumped into machine driven by M.J. Wandless, 40, Pittsburgh. John Cronin, 25, and Arthur Karkalis, were knocked down, and Wandless also was injured.
    Census 1930  Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1311 Tennessee Ave.
      M. James Wandless, 50, first md at 24, owns house worth $9500, manager of grocery store
      Jessie, wife, 48, first md at 21
    Residence 1932  Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1311 Tennessee Ave. 
    • 1932 Pittsburgh city directory shows Milton J. & Jessie T. at this address
    Draft Registration 27 Apr 1942 
    • Milton James Wandless, lives 1311 Tennessee Ave, Dormont, Allegheny co
      age 62, born 15 May 1879, works at Pressed Steel Can Co., McKee Rocks, Ally co PA
      nearest relative Jessie T. Wandless (wife), same address as him
      5 ft 5 in, 140 lbs, blue eyes, blonde hair, ruddy complexion, scar on little finger of left hand
    Residence 1946-1948  Los Angeles, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • California, Voter Registrations, 1900-1968 (Ancestry.com)
      1946 and 1948 voter's lists
      Milton J. Wandless, 4322 Lakewood blvd, R
      Mrs. Jessie T. Wandless, same address, R
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • For some reason, Milton's birth cert shows his parents as Bruce & Sarah - but he is clearly listed with Bruce & Anna in the censuses. The other Bruce & Sarah weren't married til 6 yrs after Milton's birth, so can't explain this.

      Carnegie Library reports no obits for Milton James in the Pitts. papers of that time.
    Person ID I8939  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 21 May 2012 

    Father E. Bruce Wandless,   b. Jun 1855, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1922, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Anna Coss,   b. Jun 1859, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Est 1920-1930  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1878  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F1573  Group Sheet

    Family Jessie F. Thomas,   b. 15 Aug 1883, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 11 Feb 1903  West End, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1582  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S192] Marriage record/certificate, 15 MAY 1879; CONFIRMED BY 1900 CENSUS DATE OF MAY 1879 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S193] Birth record.
      Milton James Wandless b. 5/15/1879 to Bruce & Sarah Wandless
      -- Note mother's name should be Anna. Hmm.

    3. [S192] Marriage record/certificate.

    4. [S197] Index to Pittsburgh Marriage Returns 1875-1885, ((no circulation to FHCs; get at library attendant's window)), BRUCE WANDLESS & ANNA COSS, 18 JULY 1878, REEL 3 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S167] North American Vital Records Index (LDS), 1ST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF PITTSBURGH, SEE FHL 1516897 FOR ACTUAL RECORD (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S192] Marriage record/certificate, BOOK 62, PG 248, LIC. 5742, SERIES E (Reliability: 3).
      James Wandless & Jessie F. Thomas. James was b Pgh on 5/15/1879 and lived at 196 Main St, Pgh. He was an Expressman. (Trolley car driver) Jessie was b. in Pgh on 8/15/1881 and lived at 333 Woodville Ave, Pgh. She did not sign the application. No parents information on this form.