Virgil Paul Wendell

M, b. 4 February 1924
     Virgil Paul Wendell was born on 4 February 1924. He was the son of Raymond Wendell and Lelia Mae Forney.

Virginia Esty Wendell1

F, b. 13 April 1873, d. 27 February 1951
     Virginia Esty Wendell was also known as "Jennie". She was born on 13 April 1873 at Blue Sulphur, Greenbrier Co., WV.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Allen Windle and Matilda Ann Parker.1 Virginia Esty Wendell died on 27 February 1951 at Fayette Co., WV, at age 77.

Child of Virginia Esty Wendell

Citations

  1. [S745] 1900 Federal Census, Greenbrier County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1759; FHL #1241759.

Virginia H. Wendell

F, b. 1907
     Virginia H. Wendell was born in 1907. She was the daughter of John Wendell and Lena (?)

Vonna Lynn Wendell

F, b. 10 September 1953, d. 18 April 1998
     Vonna Lynn Wendell was born on 10 September 1953 at Kanawha Co., WV. She was the daughter of Thomas Allen Wendell and Patsy Beatrice Hudnall. Vonna Lynn Wendell died on 18 April 1998 at Jackson Co., OH, at age 44.

Wallace Wendell1

M, b. February 1898, d. 11 April 1906
     Wallace Wendell was born in February 1898 at Malden Dist., Kanawha Co., WV.1 He was the son of Samuel Edward Wendell and Maggie Lee Brown.1 Wallace Wendell died on 11 April 1906 at Malden, Kanawha Co., WV, at age 8. He was buried in April 1906 at Malden Cemetery, Malden, Kanawha Co., WV.

Citations

  1. [S2734] 1900 Federal Census, Kanawha County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1762; FHL #1241762.

Walter M. Wendell

M, b. 1 June 1900, d. March 1974
     Walter M. Wendell was born on 1 June 1900 at Guernsey Co. (probably), OH, Birth date per SSDI

1910 census, Marion Co., WV, Mannington, sheet 15B. He was the son of Samuel M. Wendell and Isa D. (?) Walter M. Wendell lived in 1930 at Manorville, Armstrong Co., PA; Living with his sister and brother in-law.1 He died in March 1974 at Manorville, Armstrong Co., PA, at age 73 Death date per SSDI.

Citations

  1. [S675] 1930 Federal Census, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Rolls 1993-94; FHL #2341727-8.

Walter T. Wendell

M, b. 18 November 1916, d. 19 September 1988
     Walter T. Wendell was born on 18 November 1916 at Logan Co., IL, per SSDI. He was the son of Thomas Bryan Wendell and Anna A. (?) Walter T. Wendell died on 19 September 1988 at WI (probably) at age 71 per SSDI.

Wanda Wendell1

F, b. 3 May 1927, d. 20 October 2010
     Wanda Wendell was born on 3 May 1927 at Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.1 She was the daughter of James Francis Wendell and Cora B. Plush.1 Wanda Wendell married John Albert Weber on 14 June 1947 at Sangamon Co., IL. Wanda Wendell died on 20 October 2010 at East Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL, at age 83.

Citations

  1. [S2543] 1930 Federal Census, Sangamon County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 559; FHL #2340294.

Wanetta Wendell

F, b. 15 October 1913, d. 29 May 2001
     Wanetta Wendell was born on 15 October 1913 at Greene Co., PA. She was the daughter of William Eddison Wendell and Elsie G. Gribben. Wanetta Wendell died on 29 May 2001 at Washington Co., PA, at age 87.

Warren Albert Wendell

M, b. 30 June 1932, d. 27 May 1995
     Warren Albert Wendell was born on 30 June 1932. He was the son of Raymond Wendell and Lelia Mae Forney. Warren Albert Wendell died on 27 May 1995 at age 62.

Warren Jay Wendell

M, b. 9 September 1945
     Warren Jay Wendell was born on 9 September 1945 at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. He was the son of Robert Lee Wendell.
Note: Left home at about 16 years of age and was not heard from again. Warren Jay Wendell died at Nevada Death recorded under the name Richard Alan Wendell.

Wayne Martin Wendell

M, b. 20 November 1927, d. 27 April 2004
     Wayne Martin Wendell was born on 20 November 1927. He was the son of Raymond Wendell and Lelia Mae Forney. Wayne Martin Wendell married Dorothy M. Jackenheimer on 29 September 1951. Wayne Martin Wendell died on 27 April 2004 at Stark Co., OH, at age 76.

Wilbur W. Wendell

M, b. 19 March 1901, d. 6 March 1982
     Wilbur W. Wendell was born on 19 March 1901 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of Harry Melroy Wendell and Glencora Grudier. Wilbur W. Wendell married Theora Edna Winnett, daughter of Benjamin Franklin Winnett and Hettie L. Gallagher, in March 1922 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH. Wilbur W. Wendell lived on 6 May 1940 at Emerson, Jefferson Co., OH; Farming.1 He died on 6 March 1982 at Akron, Summit Co., OH, at age 80. He was buried in March 1982 at Senecaville Cemetery, Senecaville, Guernsey Co., OH, Find A Grave Memorial# 157609486.

Children of Wilbur W. Wendell and Theora Edna Winnett

Citations

  1. [S4020] 1940 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T627, Roll 3090.

William Wendell

M, b. 20 March 1843, d. 26 July 1905
     Note: From "History of Logan County, Illinois" by Lawrence B. Stringer:

page 234, Wendell, William
1880 - 1881, Assessor - Sheridan Township

page 263, 1891 - 1900, Supervisor, West Lincoln Township;

page 267, 1880 - 1886, Sheriff

page 298 - 299,
1880 Logan County vote:
For Sheriff: William Wendell 2,821; Richard F. Ayers 2,753; Wendell's majority, 68.

1884 Logan County vote:
For Sheriff: William Wendell 2,945; Solomon Morris 2,588; Wendell's majority, 357. William Wendell was born on 20 March 1843 at Pike Co., OH. He was the son of Thomas J. Wendell and Frances Warren. William Wendell married Elizabeth Lucas on 9 March 1865 at Lincoln, Logan Co., IL. William Wendell married Henrietta T. Richard on 13 January 1876 at Logan Co., IL, 1900 census shows 2 children born, 1 living. William Wendell lived in 1900 at Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.1 He died on 26 July 1905 at Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, at age 62. He was buried in July 1905 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Logan Co., IL.

Child of William Wendell and Elizabeth Lucas

Child of William Wendell and Henrietta T. Richard

Citations

  1. [S240] 1900 Federal Census, Logan County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 319 & 320; FHL #1240319 - 20.

William Wendell

M, b. 15 June 1883, d. 21 August 1883
     William Wendell was born on 15 June 1883 at Logan Co., IL. He was the son of George Wendell and Sarah Catherine Ohmart. William Wendell died on 21 August 1883 at Logan Co., IL.

William Alfred Wendell

M, b. 28 January 1924, d. 11 July 1971
     William Alfred Wendell was born on 28 January 1924 at Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of Alfred Melroy Wendell and Minnie Luella Bates. William Alfred Wendell began military service in 1942 WW II, Army, 11th Comm. Squadron, served until 1945. He died on 11 July 1971 at Clearwater, Pinellas Co., FL, at age 47. He was buried in July 1971 at Serenity Gardens Cemetery, Clearwater, Pinellas Co., FL.

William Alloway Wendell

M, b. circa 1948, d. 19 September 2009
     William Alloway Wendell was born circa 1948 at Okinawa, Japan. He was the son of Robert Alloway Wendell and Dorothy Bernice Hunsinger. William Alloway Wendell lived in 2008 at Brewster, Barnstable Co., MA. He died on 19 September 2009 at McCarthy Care Center, Sandwich, Barnstable Co., MA,

Wendell, William Alloway "Bill" Age 61, of Brewster, MA, passed away on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the McCarthy Care Center in Sandwich, MA, from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS/Lou Gehrig's Disease). Born in Okinawa, raised in Atlanta, Bill graduated from Dartmouth College in 1970. Mid-career, Bill spent 10 years in various marketing positions with The Gillette Company in Boston and London and Columbian Artworks, later Success Business Industries in Milwaukee. In 2002, Bill retired as Executive Vice-President of the consumer products division of MeadWestVaco in Dayton, OH. After investing in a Providence, RI-based consultancy in 2003, Bill then formed Wendell Marketing, LLC, a Hyannis, MA marketing, advertising, and public relations firm. Currently the Board Chair of the Cape and Islands United Way, Bill has served the community in many volunteer and philanthropic endeavors including the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Duffy Health Center. In 1972, Bill married Ellen Trayers of Boston, MA. Ellen and Bill's son, Patrick, resides in Yarmouth Port, MA. Bill is survived by his mother, Dorothy B. Wendell of Atlanta, GA. He also survived by his Mother-in-law, Frances E. Trayers of Boston, MA, James and Mary Jane Trayers Campbell of Milton, MA, James L. Trayers, Jr. of Boston, MA, Paul E. Trayers of Fairfax, VA, Mark and Elizabeth Trayers Manning of Boston, MA, Edmund B. Trayers of Boca Raton, FL, and many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and his yellow Labrador, Phinn. As a business and community leader, Bill possessed an amazing blend of intellect and integrity, with an unparalleled knack for making anyone who had the good fortune to know him always feel welcome and worthwhile. Before ALS began to take its toll, Bill was well known and appreciated for his hand-written well wishes and thank you notes; a lost art in these days of electronic communications. A celebration of Bill's life will be held at Drummer Boy Park in Brewster, MA, on Saturday, October 3 at 11:00AM. Gifts in Bill's name may be made to the Cape and Islands United Way, 749 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601 for designation to the McCarthy Care Center.

Cause of death: on 19 September 2009 Complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

William D. Wendell

M, b. 22 April 1792, d. 9 September 1876
     William D. Wendell was born on 22 April 1792 at Shenandoah Co., VA. He was the son of Philip Wendell and Barbara Swartz. William D. Wendell married Effie Margaret DeLong, daughter of John Francis DeLong and Sarah Winterringer, on 15 June 1817 at Guernsey Co., OH. William D. Wendell lived in 1830 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey Co., OH; Census Data

Males:
2 under 5 (Nathan and Daniel)
2 between 5 and 10 (Thomas and Philip)
1 between 30 and 40 (William

Females:
1 between 5 - 10 (???)
1 between 10 - 15 (Elizabeth)
1 between 20 - 30 (Effie.)1

He lived in 1840 at Jackson Twp., Pike Co., OH.2 He lived on 2 September 1850 at Huntington Twp., Ross Co., OH.3 He died on 9 September 1876 at New Holland, Logan Co., IL, at age 84. He was buried in September 1876 at St. Mary's Cemetery, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.

Children of William D. Wendell and Effie Margaret DeLong

Citations

  1. [S277] 1830 Federal Head of Household Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M19, Roll 131; FHL #0337942.
  2. [S249] 1840 Federal Census, Pike County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M704, Roll 421; FHL #0020174.
  3. [S248] 1850 Federal Census, Ross County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 725.

William Eddison Wendell

M, b. 25 September 1891, d. 3 June 1972
     William Eddison Wendell was also known as Edison M. He was born on 25 September 1891 at McCracken, Greene Co., PA, Date and location per WWI draft registration.1 He was the son of George W. Wendell and Mary Virginia Murdy. William Eddison Wendell married Elsie G. Gribben, daughter of Daniel G. Gribben and Lavina Anne Iams, on 5 September 1912. Occupation: Merchant, General Store in 1930 at Cameron, Marshall Co., WV.2 William Eddison Wendell died on 3 June 1972 at Cameron, Marshall Co., WV, at age 80.

Children of William Eddison Wendell and Elsie G. Gribben

Citations

  1. [S365] 1900 Federal Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1414; FHL #1241414.
  2. [S1870] 1930 Federal Census, Marshall County, West Virginia. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T626, Roll 2543; FHL #2342277.

William G. Wendell1

M, b. September 1881, d. 11 November 1951
     William G. Wendell was born in September 1881 at Logan Co., IL.1 He was the son of Nathan Augustine Wendell and Susan Ruth Randall.1 William G. Wendell married Elizabeth Isabella Lappin, daughter of John Lappin, on 4 December 1905 at Logan Co. (probably), IL.2 William G. Wendell married Iva Wilkinson on 1 January 1922 at St. Patrick's Church, Lincoln, Logan Co., IL. William G. Wendell died on 11 November 1951 at Decatur, Macon Co., IL, at age 70.

Children of William G. Wendell and Elizabeth Isabella Lappin

Citations

  1. [S240] 1900 Federal Census, Logan County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 319 & 320; FHL #1240319 - 20.
  2. [S340] 1910 Federal Census, Logan County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 303; FHL #1374316.

William H. Wendell

M, b. May 1858, d. 16 March 1864
     William H. Wendell was born in May 1858. He was the son of Daniel Wendell and Hannah F. Hagen. William H. Wendell died on 16 March 1864 at Logan Co., IL, at age 5. He was buried in March 1864 at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Middletown, Logan Co., IL.

William Harrison Wendell1,2

M, b. 3 October 1847, d. 6 August 1885
     William Harrison Wendell was born on 3 October 1847. He was the son of Henry Harrison Wendell and Melissa M. Hopkins. William Harrison Wendell married Sarah Jane Waggoner on 11 December 1872 at Belmont Co., OH. William Harrison Wendell lived in 1880 at Beaver Twp., Noble Co., OH; per 1880 Federal Census.2 Occupation: Officer in charge of Cherokee Indian Reservation in 1884 at Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS. He died on 6 August 1885 at Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS, at age 37.

Children of William Harrison Wendell and Sarah Jane Waggoner

Citations

  1. [S6] 1850 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 684.
  2. [S14] 1880 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1055, FHL #1255055.

William James Wendell

M, b. 22 October 1839, d. 8 November 1911
     William James Wendell was born on 22 October 1839 at Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) Co., OH, The military pension record of William J. Wendell indicates a birth location of Urichsville, in Tuscarawas County. This is the only source suggesting that the family of John Wendell and Rebecca Hart ever lived outside Guernsey and Noble Counties. It seems unlikely -- there is no other evidence or anecdotal information suggesting that any of the children of John Wendell were born anywhere other than Guernsey or Noble Counties, most probably in or near Beaver Township. DLB 2008.1,2

He was the son of John Wendell and Rebecca Hart. William James Wendell began military service on 14 November 1861 : Enlisted as Private, Co. K, 174 Ohio Volunteer Infantry; mustered out 10 November 1862.

Regimental History:
OHIO, ONE HUNDRED and SEVENTY-FOURTH INFANTRY

One Hundred and Seventy-fourth Ohio Volunteer Infantry: Col., John S. Jones; Lieut. Col., A. James Sterling; Majs., Benjamin C. G. Reed, William G. Beatty. This regiment was organized at Camp Chase from Aug. 18 to Sept. 21, 1864 to serve for one year. It was ordered to Nashville, Tennessee and to report to Gen. W. T. Sherman. It reached Nashville on Sept. 26 and was immediately ordered to proceed to Murfreesboro, where it remained until Oct. 27, when it was ordered to report to the commanding officer at Decatur, Alabama. It was then moved to the mouth of Elk River, leaving on the way four companies as a garrison for Athens, Alabama. The regiment soon returned to Decatur, where it remained until Nov. 26, when the town was evacuated. It then returned to Murfreesboro, where it remained during the siege and participated in the battle of Overall's Creek. On Dec. 7 it was engaged in the battle of "The Cedars," and on Jan. 17 moved down the Tennessee and up the Ohio river to Cincinnati. It was then ordered to Washington, D. C., which place it reached on Jan. 29, 1865. It remained in camp at Washington until Feb. 21, when it started for North Carolina, reaching Fort Fisher on the 23d. It marched to Morehead City on the 24th and to New Berne on the 25th. It took part in the battle of Wise's Forks, near Kinston, NC. Under the order mustering out volunteers whose term of service expired previous to Oct. 1, the regiment was mustered out on June 28, 1865.

Source: "The Union Army", Vol. 2

Battles Fought by the 174th OVI:

Fought on 04 December 1864 at Overall's Creek, TN.
Fought on 07 December 1864 at Cedars, TN.
Fought on 08 December 1864 at Cedars, TN.
Fought on 08 March 1865 at Wise's Forks, NC.
Fought on 10 March 1865 at Wise's Forks, NC.
Fought on 24 March 1865 at Goldsboro, NC.3


He ended military service on 10 November 1862.3 He married Susannah A. Jeffery, daughter of Joseph Jeffery and Sarah Ann Talbot, on 21 May 1863 at Noble Co., OH, Ceremony by William D. Lowery.4 William James Wendell lived on 8 July 1870 at Oxford Twp., Guernsey Co., OH; lived adjacent to his parents.5 He lived in 1880 at Millwood Twp., Guernsey Co., OH.6 He lived in 1890 at Barnesville, Belmont Co., OH.3 He lived in June 1900 at 412 Spring Street, Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH.7 He lived in April 1910 at Canton, Stark Co., OH; Living with son John.8 He died on 8 November 1911 at Canton, Stark Co. (probably), OH, at age 72. He was buried on 10 November 1911 at Northwood Cemetery, Sec. 8, Lots 35 - 46, Cambridge, Guernsey Co., OH.
Note: Was living in the household of Thomas Burson as a farm hand at the time of the 1860 census, p.240, adjacent to the farm of Joseph Jeffery, his future father in-law. Thomas Burson's family is in the 1850 census as well, p.205B.

Per card index at Northwood Cemetery, the burial plot was purchased by a John Wendell. This was probably his son (b. 1880), with whom he was living in 1910 at Canton.

The following stories came down to his great-granddaughter Olive R. Wendell, through her father, Earl, a grandson of William J. Wendell:
As a retired widower in Cambridge, every year at Christmas William would go to the market and buy fresh oysters, which were only available at that time of year. He would take these to the home of whichever child he was living with, and ask to have them prepared for oyster stew. Also, he loved to hear a Victrola played in the years before his death. In the families of his children and grandchildren, there were seldom-spoken references to the fact that he and Susanna had not always gotten along very well, and had in fact separated at one point (see the information on Cora's placement in foster care below). The 1890 veteran's census, in which he is found living at Barnesville, indicates he was living alone at that time. Interestingly, in the Northwood cemetery where they are buried, their headstones are facing in opposite directions to this day. DLB 2005.

Children of William James Wendell and Susannah A. Jeffery

Citations

  1. [S76] "Union Army Military Pension file."
  2. [S9] 1860 Federal Census, Noble County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1020; FHL #805020.
  3. [S691] 1890 Belmont County, Ohio, Veterans Schedule. Microfilm Image, Roll 73.
  4. [S77] Noble County Marriage Records, Vol. 1 and 2, 510.
  5. [S349] 1870 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1206; FHL #552705.
  6. [S126] 1880 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1020; FHL #1255020.
  7. [S177] 1900 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1273; FHL #1241273.
  8. [S255] 1910 Federal Census, Stark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Rolls 1230-32; FHL #1375242-44.

William L. Wendell1

M, b. circa 1908
     William L. Wendell was born circa 1908 at Perry Co., OH.1 He was the son of Charles Homer Wendell and Bertha A. (?)1

Citations

  1. [S330] 1910 Federal Census, Perry County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Rolls 1222-23; FHL #1375235-36.

William L. Wendell1

M, b. 1908
     William L. Wendell was born in 1908 at Reading Twp., Perry Co., OH.1 He was the son of Homer Charles Wendell and Bertha Wolfe.1

Citations

  1. [S330] 1910 Federal Census, Perry County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T624, Rolls 1222-23; FHL #1375235-36.

William Lawrence Wendell

M, b. 8 July 1831, d. 17 January 1918
     William Lawrence Wendell was born on 8 July 1831 at Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of William D. Wendell and Effie Margaret DeLong.
Note: Possibly this is the William "Wendel" found living in the household of Joseph Wyscarver in Huntington Twp., Ross County, Ohio in the 1850 census. His age is shown as 20, should have been 19 for this William. Joseph Wyscarver is assumed at this time to have been from the Batesville (Beaver Twp., Guernsey (now Noble) County, Ohio) Wyscarvers, probably a brother of Jacob Wyscarver who married this William Wendell's first cousin Rhoda Wendell. DLB 2004. William Lawrence Wendell married Lydia Ann Bevens on 31 January 1857 at Pike Co., OH. William Lawrence Wendell married Anna Catherina Bollinger on 14 February 1872 at Logan Co., IL, 1900 census shows she had 8 children, 6 still living. William Lawrence Wendell lived in 1880 at Mason, Mason Co., IL.1 He died on 17 January 1918 at Lincoln, Logan Co., IL, at age 86. He was buried in January 1918 at Richmond Grove Cemetery, Middletown, Logan Co., IL.

Children of William Lawrence Wendell and Lydia Ann Bevens

Children of William Lawrence Wendell and Anna Catherina Bollinger

Citations

  1. [S1224] 1880 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 235; FHL #1254235.
  2. [S369] 1870 Federal Census, Mason County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 255; FHL #545754.
  3. [S240] 1900 Federal Census, Logan County, Illinois. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Rolls 319 & 320; FHL #1240319 - 20.

William Randolph Wendell

M, b. 1941, d. 1964
     William Randolph Wendell was also known as "Butch". He was born in 1941 at Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA. He was the son of Robert Lee Wendell. William Randolph Wendell died in 1964 at New York City, NY.

William Robert Wendell

M, b. 7 July 1917, d. 25 October 1989
     William Robert Wendell was born on 7 July 1917 at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH. He was the son of Ira Daniel Wendell and Mabel O. Graham. William Robert Wendell married Cara May Riggle, daughter of Ray Royal Riggle and Vitae Viranda Norris, on 30 April 1938. William Robert Wendell died on 25 October 1989 at Fripp Island, NC, at age 72.

William Sherman Wendell

M, b. 17 December 1867, d. 12 April 1928
     William Sherman Wendell was born on 17 December 1867 at Guernsey Co., OH. He was the son of William James Wendell and Susannah A. Jeffery. William Sherman Wendell married Rosa Marie Bragg, daughter of Thomas Hutchison Bragg and Rachel Ann Cornelius, on 17 April 1896 at Guernsey Co., OH, Ceremony by Rev. A. M. Shepperd. Because she was under the age of consent, Rosa's mother signed the marriage license application.1 William Sherman Wendell lived in June 1900 at Liberty Twp., Guernsey Co., OH,

A Nellie Wendell, age 1, shown as "granddaughter" was living in the household of William Alloway, very near the residence of William and Rosa Wendell, in Liberty Twp., as of the 1900 census (census p.203A). Nellie was the daughter of Dova B. Alloway, unmarried daughter of William and Elizabeth Alloway. A certified copy of Nellie's Guernsey County birth record, signed by her mother, is in the possession of Donald L. Boyd. It shows a pen stroke through the block where the father should have been named. Nellie's father is unproven, but the circumstantial indications suggest strongly that she was an illegitimate daughter of William S. Wendell.

Dova Belle Alloway subsequently married Walter Allender in March, 1902 and in the 1910 census Nellie's age was "adjusted" to indicate a birth year of 1902 or 1903. Nellie Allender married Elihew O'Dowd about 1916, and died in 1971 at Cambridge, Guernsey County, Ohio. A copy of Nellie's Ohio death certificate is in the possession of Donald L. Boyd -- it shows her father as Walter Allender. Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics Death Certificate #075262, Dr. W. Thatcher, signed 18 OCT 1971, information provided by her daughter Madelyn Scott.

The William S. Wendell family migrated to Columbiana County, Ohio sometime in the first decade of the 20th century, continuing as tenant farmers.

The same William and Elizabeth Alloway were still living in Liberty Twp. in 1910. They were found in Wheeling Twp. in the 1880 census.

William S. Wendell was described by his children as being extremely likeable, even charming, such that he was easily able to acquire tenant-farmer work, but was subject to losing his money (and perhaps other problems) when under the influence of alcohol, which condition was the subject of a major row with his son Earl at a point in time around 1920, as reported by Earl's daughter Olive Wendell. It seems there was a pattern in William's life of coming home broke and intoxicated, followed nine months later by the birth of another child. In the "counselling" session that happened around 1920, son Earl advised his father that the behavior had to stop, for the sake of the existing children, and in light of the family's serious poverty.2

He lived on 26 April 1910 at Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., OH.3 He lived in January 1920 at Jackson Twp., Stark Co., OH.4 He died on 12 April 1928 at Canton, Stark Co., OH, at age 60. Cause of death: Pneumonia. He was buried in April 1928 at Forest Hill Cemetery, Canton, Stark Co., OH, Fairmount West Row 14.

Children of William Sherman Wendell and Rosa Marie Bragg

Child of William Sherman Wendell and Dova Belle Alloway

Citations

  1. [S676] Guernsey County Marriages: Book 5, p.480.
  2. [S177] 1900 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1273; FHL #1241273.
  3. [S257] 1910 Federal Census, Columbiana County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1161; FHL #1375174.
  4. [S374] 1920 Federal Census, Stark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1435.

William Smith Wendell1

M, b. May 1856
     William Smith Wendell was born in May 1856 at Greene Co., PA, 1900 census, Richhill Twp., Greene Co., P.212.1 He was the son of Cyrus Wendell and Margaret (?)1 William Smith Wendell married Martha A. (?) circa 1879. William Smith Wendell lived in February 1920 at Madison Twp., Guernsey Co., OH.2

Children of William Smith Wendell and Martha A. (?)

Citations

  1. [S325] 1860 Federal Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 1114; FHL #805114.
  2. [S363] 1920 Federal Census, Guernsey County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, Series T625, Roll 1387.
  3. [S364] 1910 Federal Census, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T624, Roll 1349; FHL #1375362.