Henry Ray Wanless

Henry Ray Wanless

Male 1844 - 1935  (90 years)

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  • Name Henry Ray Wanless 
    Born 22 Oct 1844  Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1851  Edwardstown, Beauharnois Seignory/County, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • With father, age 7.
    Census 1861  Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • T.K. Wandlas, shoemaker, b. England, all Church of Scotland, age 41, married
      J., 40, female, b. L. Canada [Quebec], married
      H., 17, male, b. L. Canada [Quebec] [true for all kids down to A.R.]
      G.J., 13, male
      E.A., 11, female
      A.K., 9, male
      J.K., 7, male
      A.R., 2, male, b. W. Canada [Ontario]
      C. Huffman, b. Ont, W. Methodist, 19, female, single, not a family member
      3 males & 1 female in school, 1 birth in 1860, 1 male and 1 female died in 1860 from scarlet fever, ages 4 and 17, frame house, 1 story, 1 family in house
    IMMI 1868-1869  Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • 1930 census says he came in 1863.
    Witness Jul 1875  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    to his uncle George's 2nd marriage 
    Census 1880  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • ED 19, 6th ward, p. 470c, line 28
      Henry Wanless, age 37, journeyman harnessmaker, unemployed 12 months of past yr, b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. Scotland
      wife, Margaret J., age 35, born Michigan, father b. NJ, mother b. NY
      son, Burney K, age 8, born Michigan, parents b. Canada & Michigan
      dau., Alvira J., age 6, born Michigan, ditto
      son, Guy, age 2, born Michigan, ditto
    Census 1894  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (from index at ancestry.com)
      Henry Wanlers 49 Canada
      Martha Wanlers 47 Michigan
      Vera Wanlers 20 Michigan
      Gerry Wanlers 15 Michigan
      Ray Wanlers 9 Michigan
    Census 1900  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1st Ward, ED 37, sh 12A - Jennison or Jerrison Street
      Wanless, Henry head, w, m, Oct 1844, age 56, married 30[?] yrs, b. Canada Eng, parents b. Scotland, immig. 1868[?], been here 41[?] yrs, naturalized, unemployed 12 mos, owns unmortgaged house, occupation [illegible - 2 words, doesn't look like harness maker]
      Martha wife, w, f, Sept 1845, age 54, 4 children, 4 living, b. Mich., parents b. Mich.
      Elvira dau, w, f, Mar [?] 1874, age 26, b. Mich, single, all parents b. Canada/Mich.
      Guy son, w, m, May 1878[?], age 22, single, b. Mich
      Ray son, w, m, Aug 1884, age 15, single, b. Mich
    Census 1920  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 6th Ward, ED 72, sheet 4B, 5 & 7 January, 1112 Jennison Ave.
      Wanless, Henry hd, 75, immig. 1863, nat. 1868, self & parents b. Canada, owns unmortgaged house, harnessmaker in shop, owns shop
      , Martha wife, 72, b. Mich.
      , Bernard son, 47, Mich., harnessmaker in shop
      , Elvira dau, 45, Mich., milliner in store
      , Evelyn granddau., 10, Mich.
      , Ray grandson, 9, Mich.
    Residence 1920  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1112 Jennison Ave. 
    • 1920 Polk directory: Wanless Henry (H Wanless & Son) res 1112 Jennison av
      -- also at same address: Bernard K, Elvira
      Wanless H & Son (Henry & Bernard K), Harness and Trunk Shop, Repairing a Specialty, 705 Adams, Tel Val 649 (see page 6)

      1930 census - same address
    Census 1930  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1112 Jennison St.
      Wanless, Henry hd, 85, widowed, first married at 37, b. Canada, father b. England, mother b. unknown, immigrated to US in 1863, naturalized, retired, not a veteran, owns house worth $1000, no radio
      , Bernard son, 57, widowed, first married at 26, b. Michigan, father b. Canada, mother b.Michigan, owner of leather store
      , Evelyn niece, 20, self & parents b. Michigan
      , Roy nephew, 19, self & parents b. Michigan, machinist in machine shop
      -- note Evelyn & Roy are actually grandchildren to Henry, children of Bernard. Also Henry was married around age 26 or 27.
    Occupation
    • harnessmaker
    Died 16 Apr 1935  Bangor Twp, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    Person ID I94  26: George Wanless & Isabella Kay
    Last Modified 22 May 2016 

    Father Thomas Kay Wanless,   b. 29 Jun 1820, Wooler, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1889, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Janet Baillie,   b. 11 Feb 1821, Sorel, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1897, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 24 Nov 1841  St. Andrew's Presbyterian, Kingston, Frontenac Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Family ID F29  Group Sheet

    Family Martha Fisher,   b. 4 Sep 1846, Genesee Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 May 1924, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1870  (probably) Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bernard Kay Wanless,   b. 18 Feb 1872, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1962, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     2. Alvira J. Wanless,   b. 16 Mar 1874, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jun 1932, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. Guy Fisher Wanless,   b. 30 Aug 1878, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1953, Sarasota, Florida, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Thomas Raymond "Ray" Wanless,   b. 27 Aug 1884, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1972, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Henry Ray Wanless
    Henry Ray Wanless
    Believed to be Henry Ray Wanless & his wife Martha & daughter Elvira, at their home in Bay City
    Believed to be Henry Ray Wanless & his wife Martha & daughter Elvira, at their home in Bay City
    Labeled 'Aunt Mary Miller', possibly a tintype. 
We don't know who she is.
    Labeled "Aunt Mary Miller", possibly a tintype. We don't know who she is.
    Part of Henry Ray Wanless family of Bay City, Michigan collection.
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    (left to right) Henry (1844-1935), John (1854-1932) & George Wanless (1847-1930)
    all sons of Thomas Kay Wanless & Janet Baillie. Taken in Chatham, Ontario.
    Unlabeled photo, apparently taken at US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
    Unlabeled photo, apparently taken at US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland.
    In collection of Henry Ray Wanless, so probably a descendant or relative of his. Hairstyle looks like early 1900s. Could it be his son Guy?
    Harness shop of Henry Ray Wanless & his son Bernard, with grandson Roy B. in front (we think)
    Harness shop of Henry Ray Wanless & his son Bernard, with grandson Roy B. in front (we think)
    Bay City, Michigan

  • Sources 
    1. [S2] Census, 1900 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S29] Dan Bennett emails.

    3. [S28] Family Bible of T.K. & Janet Wanless, (In possession of Bruce Edwin & Ann Wanless of Traverse City, Michigan.).

    4. [S8] Marriage record.
      T.K. WANLIS of Pittsburgh to Janet BAILLIE of Montreal, November 24, 1841.
      Witnesses: George WANLESS and James Colley LECKIE.