Stephen Wilson Wanless

Stephen Wilson Wanless

Male Abt 1838 - 1926  (~ 88 years)

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  • Name Stephen Wilson Wanless 
    Born Abt 24 Jun 1838  Bath or Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Center, McHenry Co, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    with his parents at age 10 
    Census 1860  Dorr, McHenry Co, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Woodstock PO, Town of Dorr (p. 552)
      Wilson Wanless, age 21, farm laborer, b. VA - listed with family of Henry Givens (a Bath co VA neighbor), age 32, farmer, b. VA.
    Draft Registration Jun 1863  Orleans Twp, Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Civil War draft registration
      Wanless, John H., age 26, white, farmer, born Virginia, unmarried
      Wanless, Wilson S., age 24, white, farmer, born Virginia, married
      Wanless, Eldridge, age 25, white, farmer, born Virginia, unmarried
      Wanless, Francis A., age 21, white, farmer, born Virginia, unmarried
    Moved 1865  Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Land Purchase May 1871  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Weekly Oregon Statesman 31 May 1871
      Land Transfers

      Paul Crandall and wife to Stephen W. Wanless, 160 acres in Sec 2 Twp 6S R1 W; for $750

      Paul Crandall and wife to Fannie M. Wanless, 160 acres in Sec 2 Twp 6S R1 W; for $750

      (Paul is Fannie's stepfather.)
    Land Purchase 29 Jul 1876  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 120 acres: S.W. Wanless bought for $2400 from Daniel & Elizabeth Hoover. South half of the NE qtr and the northwest qtr of the NE qtr of Sec 21 T8SR3W. (bk 20 page 565)
    Land Sale 2 Dec 1876  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Stephen W. & Fannie E. Wanless to John Guldeau, 3 acres in the SE qtr of sec 3, in T6SR1W, for $30 (bk 22 pg 5)
    Land Sale 27 Oct 1879  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • S.W. & Fannie E. Wanless to E.N. Gillingham, 120 acres, south half of the NE Qtr and the NW qtr of the NE qtr of sec 21 T8S R3W, for $3000 (bk 25 pg 346)
    Land Purchase 5 Dec 1879  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • S.W. Wanless bought .5 acres adj. his own land from M.A. & S. Brown, bk 25 pg 398, witnessed by Reuben P. Boise Jr.
    Census 1880  North Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • North Salem District, ED 81, page 53A, house #88
      Wanless, S.W. 37 farmer, b. VA, parents b. VA
      F.E. 33 wife, b.IL, father b. IN, mother b. VA
      Ella M. 16 dau. b. IA
      Jennie V. 12 dau. b. OR
      Paul C. 8 son " "
      Albert D. 6 son " "
      Dennis 4 son " "
    Land Purchase 21 Mar 1880  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • S.W. Wanless bought 4.09 acres from Charles & Lucinda Swegle, recorded 30 Mar 1880, deed bk 19 page 596, being the west half of a piece of land conveyed to S.B. Parish by Norman & Charles Parrish and wifes, being part of the original donation land claim of G.L. Parrish & wife, between the county road leading from Salem to Howell Prairie by the orphans home and Lee Cemetery.
    Land Sale 31 Mar 1880  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • .2 acres from the Parrish claim, adjacent to Lee Cemetery: Stephen W. & Fannie E. Wanless sold to Trustees Lee Cemetery for $20 (bk 24 pg 512)
    Land Purchase 21 Dec 1880  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 320 acres, part of the donation land claim of J.A. Stoughton & wife, being the SE Qtr of sec 13 T8SR4W and the North half of the North half of the NE Q of Sec 24 same T and R: S.W. Wanless bought from Wimer & Eugene Breyman via bond and promissory note for $2650 (bk 26 pg 191)
    Land Sale 22 Dec 1880  Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 4.09 acres from the Parrish claim, conveyed from Thomas & Julia A. Wanless, plus .5 acre conveyed by Samuel & Mary A. Brown in 1879, and 4.9 acres conveyed from Charles Swegle in 1880: S.W. & Fannie E. Wanless sold to John R. Thompson for $2500 [bk 27 pg 42]
    Land Purchase 18 Nov 1886  Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Statesman Journal, page 3
      Real Estate Transactions
      Paul Crandall and wife, legatee of Jas. Smith, Sr., to S.W. Wanless, 160 acres, t 6 s r 1 w, $750
    Census 1900  North Sheridan, Yamhill Co, Oregon, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • North Sheridan Pct (ED 168, sh 7A)
      Wanless, Steven W. head, wh, m, b. June 1836 in Virginia, age 63, married 37 yrs, parents b. VA, farmer, owns unmortgaged farm
      , Fannie E. wife, w, f, b. Jan 1847 in Illinois, age 43, 7 kids, 5 living, father b. Virginia, mother b. Ohio
      , Clifford son, w, m, b. Oct 1883 in Oregon, age 16, single, parents b. Virginia/Illinois as above, at school
    Residence 1888-1900  Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 1888: Listed in Portland, OR city directory as Stephen W. Wanless, wood dealer.
      1890: Listed in city dir as laborer for J.C. Carson.
      1891: Listed in city dir as painter in Albina and also as laborer for JC Carson in Portland.
      1892: Listed in city dir as laborer for J.C. Carson (sash doors and blinds).
      1893-1900: Listed in city dir as glazier.
    Census 1910  Baker Creek Pct, Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • p.127A, near McMinnville, son Bert on same page
      #131-134
      Wanless, S.W. 69, md once for 49 yrs, b. Virginia, father b. England, mother Virginia, own income, owns unmortgaged house
      , Annie E. wife, 63, md once for 49 yrs, 7 kids, 5 living, b. Illinois, father Virginia, mother Ohio
    Census 1920  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • (ED 453 sh 5A)
      Wanless, S.W. hd, 80, self & parents b. Virginia
      , Fannie wife, 74, b. Illinois, father b. VA, mother b. Ohio
    Occupation painter, glazier, laborer, & farmer 
    Died 27 Oct 1926  McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abt 30 Oct 1926  Masonic Cemetery, McMinnville, Yamhill Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Called Wilson. First came to Oregon in 1865, to Marion Co. in 1866.

      Birthdate uncertain - in 1900 census, he says Jun 1836; funeral record says 24 June 1841; in censuses, his age range computes to a birthdate of 1839-1844. Bath co school records say he was 4 between May and Nov 1842, which computes to 1838.

      Can't find in 1870 census. Should be in Oregon. Not in index. Searched North Salem Pct (where cousin Francis Asbury Wanless lived).

      Funeral record (in OR folder) lists surviving sons Clifford, Paul C, Albert D, & Dennis, and daughter Ella Kaheunipop. Info given by son Clifford. Birthdate given as Jun 24 1841. Mother's name given as Rebeca Butcher, b. PA; father Thomas b. England.

      LAND:
      1869 Mar 11: Bought land near Salem, have deed. Also deeds for 1871, 1880.
    Person ID I200  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 7 Sep 2019 

    Father Thomas Wanless,   b. 19 Mar 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1887, North Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Mother Julian Butcher,   b. 10 Nov 1810, Bath Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1885, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 12 Aug 1830  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F50  Group Sheet

    Family Frances "Fanny" Elizabeth Duffield,   b. 3 Jan 1847, McHenry Co., Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1923, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 7 Jan 1863  Winneshiek Co, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Ella M. "Eileen" Wanless,   b. 15 Feb 1863, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Cle Elum, Kittitas Co, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Jennie V. Wanless,   b. 29 Apr 1868, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1926, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     3. Paul Crandall Wanless,   b. 17 Jan 1871, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1956, Seattle, King Co, Washington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Albert D. "Bert" Wanless,   b. 6 Dec 1873, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1966, Gridley, Butte Co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Dennis Wanless,   b. 6 Feb 1875, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jun 1931, Solano co, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     6. Louisa M. Wanless,   b. 8 Oct 1877, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Jun 1880, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     7. Leonard Eugene Clifford "Clifford" Wanless,   b. 18 Oct 1883, Salem, Marion Co, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1947, Portland, Multnomah, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     8. Allan Everett Wanless,   b. 27 Jan 1887, Oregon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Sep 1892  (Age 5 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2003 
    Family ID F468  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, 1830 AUG 11 - BOND FOR THOMAS WANLESS AND JULIET BUTCHER. SURETY, THOMAS WANLESS AND JOHN W. WHITE. LICENSE REQUESTED BY RALPH WANLESS. TESTE, JOHN WANLESS AND ANDREW NICHOLS. RETURNED AUG 12 BY BENJAMIN TALLMAN.  [P.10 OF POCA CO MARRIAGES BOOK] (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S155] Marriage record.
      Marriage record in Luther College newspaper article index, Decorah, IA: __ W. Wanless m. Elizabeth Durfield Jan. 7 1863. Also in county marriage book 1, p.74.