Howard Edward Wandless

Howard Edward Wandless

Male 1887 - 1965  (78 years)

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  • Name Howard Edward Wandless 
    Born 6 Oct 1887  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with father
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with father
    Census 1920  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • vol 5 ED 6 sh 9 ln 72 - 606 Center Ave, Avalon, Allegheny co
      Wandless, Howard E. 32 PA, bookkeeper at automobile co., all parents b. PA
      wife Emma M. 32 PA
      dau. Ruth E. 8 PA, school
      dau. Lois E. 3 PA
    Occupation 1920 
    bookkeeper 
    Residence 1932  Avalon, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    606 Center 
    • Howard E adjuster State Dept of Labor & Industry r606 Center (Avalon)
    Newspaper 25 Jun 1932  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    'Clearfield Progress', Clearfield, PA 
    • Donkin, Blackmailer, Gets 15 to 30 Years
      Pittsburgh, June 25 - Howard Wandless, Avalon, PA, former secretary of the Modern Building & Loan Association, and Charles Donkin, New York, who pleaded guilty in connection with embezzlement of $96,000 in the association's funds, were to begin serving prison terms today. Wandless was sentenced to 6 to 12 years in the county jail and Donkin to 15 to 30 years in western penitentiary. Donkin, learning of a shortage of $87 in Wandless' accounts 10 years ago, induced the loan official to embezzle the larger amounts, it was alleged. Wandless pleaded guilty to embezzlement charges while Donkin pleaded guilty to blackmail and accessory to embezzlement charges.
    Obituary Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WANDLESS
      Suddenly on Thursday, October 28, 1965, Howard E. of 2701 Broadway St, Dormont, PA, beloved husband of Emma M. Wandless, father of Mrs. Ruth Snyder of Mt. Lebanon, Pa and Mrs. Lois BOE of New Alexandria, PA, brother of Mrs. Nelle Luehm of Stahlstown, Pa; also 5 grandchildren survive. Friends received at the E. B. Laughlin Funeral Home, 3310 West Liberty Ave., South Hills, where services will be held on Monday, Nov. 1 at 2:30 p.m.
    Died 28 Oct 1965  Dormont, Allegheny Co, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    PROB 3 Dec 1965  Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Estate of Howard E. Wandless also known as Howard or H.E. Wandless. Petition of Emma M. Wandless residing at 2701 Broadway, Pittsburgh 16, Allegh. co. She is the widow. Howard died intestate at Pittsburgh on 28 Oct 1965. Only assets are a 1965 Chevrolet 4-door sedan ($2,000), a check for $100. The funeral has been paid for. Petitioner requests the assets and is joined by Ruth Snyder and Lois Boe, children of Howard E. Wandless dec'd.
      Another document describes him as "late of Mt. Lebanon".
      Petition granted 3 Dec 1965.
    Person ID I8944  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 21 May 2012 

    Father Bruce Wandless,   b. Aug 1860, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1933, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Sarah Eleanor Badger,   b. 1865,   d. 18 Feb 1898, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 23 Sep 1885  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F1575  Group Sheet

    Family Emma Marianne Reed,   b. 17 Sep 1887, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1981, New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1910  Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Ruth E. Wandless
     2. Lois E. Wandless,   b. 12 Jul 1916, Avalon, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1998, New Alexandria, Westmoreland Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1586  Group Sheet

  • News
    1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Howard E. Wandless testifies how C.C. Donkin extorted him to embezzle $80,000 from the Modern Building & Loan Association
    1932, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Howard E. Wandless testifies how C.C. Donkin extorted him to embezzle $80,000 from the Modern Building & Loan Association

  • Sources 
    1. [S193] Birth record.
      Howard Edward Wandless b. 10/6/1887 to Bruce & Sarah Wandless

    2. [S237] City Directory.

    3. [S197] Index to Pittsburgh Marriage Returns 1875-1885, ((no circulation to FHCs; get at library attendant's window)), BRUCE WANDLASS & SARAH ELEANOR BADGER, 23 SEPT 1885, REEL 11 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S198] Allegheny Co Marriage Index 1885-1925, 1910 HOWARD E. WANDLESS & EMMA M. REED, BK 79, PG 533, LIC 3194, SERIES H (Reliability: 3).