George Clark Wandless

George Clark Wandless

Male 1844 - 1918  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name George Clark Wandless 
    Born Jun 1844  Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with parents, age 6
    Census 1860  Pitt Twp, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • with father, age 16, a teamster
    Residence 1867  Minersville (Now Herron Hill), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Minersville is now called Herron Hill. According to his grandson Frank Russell Lange, this is where the old Wandless farm (William's) was and where Wandless St is today.
    Census 1880  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 13th Ward, Madison ave (ED 128, p.37, fam#361)
      Wandless, Geo. 37 head, driving car, all b. PA & parents b. PA
      Emma 31 wife, keeps house
      Agness 11 daughter, school
      Bertha 8 daughter
      Ruth 10/12, b. Aug
      -- Madison is in the Herron Hill area adjacent to George's father William's old farm
    Residence 1890  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1890 Pittsburgh city directory at ancestry.com:
      Geo C Wandless laborer 82 Herron avenue Pittsburgh PA
    Census 1900  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 13th ward, rear 635 Herron Ave. (ED. 159, Sh. 3, L. 95)
      WANDLESS G. C. b. June 1844 in PA, age 55, married 32 yrs, parents b. PA, day laborer, rents house
      MARY E, wife, Sept 1848, 51, PA, had 8 kids, 4 living, parents b. PA
      RUTH T., dau. Aug. 1879, 20, PA, clerk
      EDITH M., dau., Oct. 1882, 17, PA, saleslady [also listed separately as a boarder elsewhere]
      -- front of this house is occupied by Lizzie Waughter, 44 (widow of Mary Emma's brother Benjamin, per Martha Palmer), a hotel keeper and her 2 children in their 20s
    Census 1910  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1910 census - Soundex card
      Alleg. Co. PItts. 024 0345 0087
      Enumerated with Frank Lange [their son-in-law]
      WANDLESS GEORGE C., BO (boarder), 64, PA PA
      WANDLESS MARY EMMA B0, 62, PA, PA
    Obituary Sep 1918  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • WANDLESS - On Friday September [cut off] 1918 at mindnight, GEORGE C. WANDLESS, husband of Mary Emma (nee Waughter), in his 75th year. Funeral from his late residence, 37[?] Lyon street, Herron Hill, at 3:30 o'clock Monday afternoon. Interment private.
    Occupation
    • teamster (1860), car driver (1880), laborer (1890)
    Died 13 Sep 1918  Herron Hill, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Homewood Cem., Pittsburgh, PA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Haven't found 1870 census entry yet. This is probably NOT him as he was married to Mary Emma & had 1 child by 1870 & should be 26 or 27 - but his occupation is right:
      1870 Pittsburgh, 22nd Ward, p. 224
      Windless, George 23 teaming, b. PA
      Elizabeth 21 b. PA
    Person ID I8951  2: George Wanless & Bessie Cairns of Auchope Farm, Yetholm Parish, Roxburghshire, Scotland
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2004 

    Father William Wandless,   b. Abt 1820, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1893, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Agnes Clark,   b. Abt 1826, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1860, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 1841-1843  Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Allegheny Co) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Documents
    1904 map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing Wandless Street
    1904 map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showing Wandless Street
    Wandless Street was on or near the site of William Wandless's old farm, between Webster and Wylie Aves.
    Family ID F1587  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Emma Waughter,   b. Sep 1848, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1934, Crafton Heights, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married 19 Sep 1867  Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Sarah Agnes "Aggie" Wandless,   b. 14 Aug 1869, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1906, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
     2. Bertha Alice "Birdie" Wandless,   b. 1 Aug 1871, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1950, Washington, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Ruth Thorne Wandless,   b. 14 Aug 1879, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1972, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Edith M. Wandless,   b. 29 Oct 1882, Pennsylvania, USA (Probably Pittsburgh) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1974, Margate City, Atlantic Co, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     5. Emma Wandless,   b. 29 Oct 1882, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Infant
    Last Modified 25 May 2002 
    Family ID F1576  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    George Clark Wandless (1844-1918) of Pittsburgh, PA and his wife Mary Emma Waughter
    George Clark Wandless (1844-1918) of Pittsburgh, PA and his wife Mary Emma Waughter

  • Sources 
    1. [S172] Tombstone, SECTION 9-2, LOT 113 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S192] Marriage record/certificate.
      George C. Wandless of Minersville, PA and Mary Emma Waughter of Minersville, PA, married by James Hollinghead. [photocopy in Pittsburgh file]
      -- Minersville is now Herron Hill, part of Pittsburgh