Bernard Kay Wanless

Bernard Kay Wanless

Male 1872 - 1962  (90 years)

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  • Name Bernard Kay Wanless 
    Born 18 Feb 1872  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Litchfield Twp, Hillsdale Co, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Litchfield Twp, Hillsdale Co (ED 92, sh 2A, line 44)
      Preston, Nellie head, wh, f, b. Jan 1861, age 39, married 20 yrs, 1 child, 1 living, b. Mich., father Scotland, mother Ireland, owns unmortgaged house
      Preston, Bessie dau, wh, f, b. Mar 1880, age 20, single, parents b. Michigan, at school
      Wanless, Bernard K. boarder, wh, m, b. Feb 1872, age 28, single, b. Michigan, father b. Canada, mother New Jersey, harness maker, unemployed 3 mos.
    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.
    Residence 1920-1930  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1112 Jennison Ave. 
    • 1920 R.L. Polk Directory:
      Wanless, Bernard K (H Wanless & Son), res 1112 Jennison av
      1930 census - same address
    Obituary Mar 1962  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Wanless, 90, Vet Harness Maker, Dies
      Bernard K. Wanless, 90, the "last of the harness-makers", died at General Hospital Sunday after a short illness. He lived at 258 Lagoon Beach Dr. Born in Bay City February 18, 1872, he was a lifetime resident and a retired harness maker, the last to ply the trade in Bay City. With his father, he had operated Wanless and Son Harness Co. His wife Eliza died in 1919. Survivors include a son, Roy Wanless; a daughter Mrs. William (Evelyn) Richter; a brother, Ray Wanless; four grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, a great-grandchild, and a great-great-grandchild, all of Bay City. Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Squires Funeral Home. The Rev. D.E. Ramseyer will officiate, with burial in Green Ridge Cemetery. Friends may call after 7 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
    Occupation
    • harness maker
    Died 12 Mar 1962  Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Green Ridge Cemetery, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Birth & middle initial R. in 1993 IGI with birthdate of 18 Feb 1872. Dan Bennett give birthdate as Aug 27, 1872. Listed in 1880 census as Burney K. and 1900 as Bernard K.

      Can't find in SSDBI.

      Owned a harness shop. [Ann Wanless]
    Person ID I98  26: George Wanless & Isabella Kay
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 

    Father Henry Ray Wanless,   b. 22 Oct 1844, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1935, Bangor Twp, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F30  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza Baron,   b. Abt 1885, Chatham, Kent Co, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1919, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 34 years) 
    Married 1900-1919 
    Children 
     1. Evelyn K. Wanless,   b. 6 Aug 1909, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 2012, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     2. Roy Bernard Wanless,   b. 9 Dec 1910, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1992, Bay City, Bay Co, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2001 
    Family ID F3  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    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

    Histories
    Biography (article) on harness shop of Bernard Wanless & his father Henry, Bay City, Michigan (1880s-1900s)
    Biography (article) on harness shop of Bernard Wanless & his father Henry, Bay City, Michigan (1880s-1900s)

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Email, ANN (WIFE OF GRANDSON BRUCE) WANLESS (Reliability: 3).