Myrtle Matilda Wanless

Myrtle Matilda Wanless

Female 1882 - 1920  (38 years)

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  • Name Myrtle Matilda Wanless 
    Born 19 Mar 1882  (probably) Pocahontas Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Jackson Co, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beat 3 (ED 40, sh 23A)
      MALCOMB, Maran A.  head, w, m, b. March 1868 in Virginia, age 32, married 11 yrs, parents b. Virginia, merchant
      , Kennie[?] L.  wife, w, f, Sept 1873 in Alabama, age 26, 5 kids, 3 living
      , Maggie C.  dau, w, f, Sept 1892, 7, b. AL, father b. VA, mother b. AL
      , James W.  son, w, m, Jan 1895, 5, AL, VA, AL
      , Mary         dau, w, f, Nov 1896, 3, AL, VA, AL
      WANLESS, Myrtle   niece, w, f, b. March 1882, age 18, single, b. Alabama, father b. Virginia, mother b. Alabama, at school
      -- note Myrtle's mother Matilda Malcomb had a brother named Marion Malcomb b. abt 1868 per the 1870/1880 census.
    Census 1910  Jackson, Hinds co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William H Graham, 29, married 10 yrs, b. MS, parents b. Alabama, booker keeper(?) in gas plant, rents house
      Myrtle M Graham, 28, 4 children, 3 living, self & parents b. WV
      Vivan L Graham, 8, b. MS
      Bernice Graham, 6, b. MS
      William J Graham, 3, b. MS
    Census 19 Jan 1920  Davis, Tucker Co. West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Fifth Street
      Myrtle Graham, 36, married, self & parents b. WV, no occupation
      Daisy Graham, 9, dau, b. Mississippi
      James Wills, 38, boarder, single, b. PA, teamster in woods
    Died 8 Aug 1920  Davis, Tucker Co. West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 10 Aug 1920  Thomas Cemetery, Tucker Co, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • The 1900 census, where she is visiting her uncle in Mississippi, says she was born in Alabama, but that is probably wrong. There is no birth record for her in Pocahontas co, but she could be unnamed female born in 1884 (2 yrs later than her stated birth year in the 1900 census). Myrtle and Wm Dennis cannot be born a few months apart in 1882, so one or the other's birthdate is wrong.

      Middle name was Matilda. She was also called Lula or Lulu. My mother told me that Myrtle was visiting an uncle in Alabama when she met and married my grandfather, William Henry Graham. [granddaughter Helena]
    Person ID I3821  1: Ralph(?) & Margaret Wandless or Wanless
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 

    Father John Newton Wanless,   b. 25 Oct 1846, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1892  (Age 46 years) 
    Mother Matilda E. Malcomb,   b. Apr 1851, Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1870  Pocahontas Co, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Location of divorce was Pocahontas Co, VA
    Divorced 1892 
    Family ID F121  Group Sheet

    Family William Henry Graham 
    Married 1900  Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Vivian Lucille Graham,   b. Abt 1902, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Bernice Graham,   b. Abt 1904, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. William J. Graham,   b. Abt 1907, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Daisy Belle Graham,   b. Abt 1911, Jackson, Hinds co, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 
    Family ID F1038  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Myrtle Wanless Graham (circa 1882/4-1920, Virginia/West VA)
    Myrtle Wanless Graham (circa 1882/4-1920, Virginia/West VA)
    d/o John Newton Wanless and Matilda Malcomb; wife of Wm Henry Graham

  • Sources 
    1. [S75] Death Record.
      born 19 March 1882, age 38 yrs 4 mos 20 days, b. WV

    2. [S75] Death Record.
      Myrtle Graham, died 8 Aug 1920 of carcinoma of liver, female, white, married, born 19 March 1882, age 38 yrs 4 mos 20 days, b. WV, father [blank] Wanless b. WV, mother [blank] Malcom b. WV, informant L.H. Mott, undertaker, Davis, WV, buried 10 Aug in Thomas, WV

    3. [S3] Marriage Records - Pocahontas Co, WV, OCT 20 1870 (Reliability: 0).
      : John N. Wanless and Matilda E. Malcomb by H.A. J. Francis. Groom age 23, farmer, born Highland Co, VA, son of Andrew Wanless. Bride age 19, b. Pocahontas Co, WV, dau. of William M. and Margaret Malcomb. William M. (X) Malcomb consents for daughter.