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Rufus William Wands

Rufus William Wands

Male 1884 - 1947  (62 years)

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  • Name Rufus William Wands 
    Born 25 Mar 1884  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth Record of Rufus W. Wands
    Birth Record of Rufus W. Wands
    Gender Male 
    Census 1900  Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Married To 5 Jun 1907  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Census 1910  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    MISC 1911  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1920  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1930  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Census 1940  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Draft Registration 1942  West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Residence 1944  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    SSN 714-09-3424  [2
    Died 12 Feb 1947  Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 13
    Person ID I498  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 24 Jul 2016 

    Father Rufus P. Wands,   b. Jan 1859, New York State Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Josephine Mercier,   b. Apr 1861, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1884  [6
    Family ID F2966  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada Belle Bascom,   b. 16 Mar 1885, Gill, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1989, Enfield, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 103 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown  [14
    Children 
     1. Avis Rowena Wands
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2016 
    Family ID F237  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Mar 1884 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1900 - Suffield, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried To - Esther A. Solomonson, the daughter of Charles and Annie (Samuelson) Solomonson. She was born about 1890 in Connecticut. Issue: 1. Ruth Wands (c1909-____) 2. Francis Wands (c1912-____) - 5 Jun 1907 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He is listed as a locomotive engineer. - 1910 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMISC - He joined the Masons - 1911 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Age: 34 - 12 Sep 1918 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was listed as a foreman in a roundhouse. He was married to Ester - 1920 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was a foreman in a railroad shop - 1930 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was listed as a roundhouse foreman in a steam engine manufacturing plant - 1940 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Age: 58 - 1942 - West Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    119 W Alvord Street - 1944 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Feb 1947 - Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Rufus William Wands
    Rufus William Wands
    Rufas Wands & Ester
    Rufas Wands & Ester
    Rufus (on the Right) with his children
    Rufus (on the Right) with his children

  • Sources 
    1. [S509] 1930 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: 911; Page: 43A; Enumeration District: 0088; Image: 665.0; FHL microfilm: 2340646

    2. [S911] Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com Operations, Inc).

    3. [S510] World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005).
      Draft Registration of Rufus William Wands

    4. [S814] Massachusetts, Mason Membership Cards, 1733-1990 , (Ancestry. com).
      Masonic Membership Card of Rufus William Wands

    5. [S829] Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915, (Family Search).
      Birth Record of Rufus W. Wands

    6. [s504] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut; Roll: 139; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0222; FHL microfilm: 1240139

    7. [S499] 1920 U.S. Federal Census , (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Springfield Ward 2, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_702; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 103; Image: 527

    8. [S799] Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2013).
      Marriage Record of Esther Solomonson and Rufus W. Wands

    9. [S503] 1910 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006).
      Year: 1910; Census Place: Springfield Ward 2, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: T624_592; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 0603; FHL microfilm: 1374605

    10. [S806] 1940 U.S. Federal Census, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1711; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 22-146

    11. [S997] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010).
      Draft Registration of Rufus William Wands

    12. [S846] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Springfield, Massachusetts, City Directory, 1944

    13. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).

    14. [S965] History of Gill Genealogies, (unknown).