Husband: Jay Dumont Wardle (1 2 3 4 5)
Born: 12 Feb 1885 in Milan, Michigan (6)
Married: 12 Feb 1913
Died: 09 Aug 1967
Father:
Mother:
Spouses:
Wife: Clara Edith Wintermantel (7 8 9 10 11 12)
Born: 28 Oct 1882 in Geneva Twsp, Franklin, Iowa (13 14)
Died: 08 Dec 1962 in Selah, Yakima, Washington (15)
Father: Christian Wintermantel
Mother: Matilda Ella Fey
Spouses:
Children
01 (M): Elbert J. Wardle (16 17 18 19)
Born: 02 Aug 1914 in Gleed, WA (20)
Died: 23 Mar 1997 in Yakima, Yakima, WA
Spouses: Living
02 (M): Harley Wardle (21 22 23 24 25 26 27)
Born: 27 Aug 1915 in Gleed, WA
Died: 22 Sep 1998
Spouses: Helen Henrietta Goddard Miner
03 (F): Alma Fey Louise Wardle (28 29 30 31 32)
Born: 08 Aug 1917 in Gleed, WA
Died: 11 Apr 1994 in Rochester, Thurston, WA
Spouses: Wilfred Lawrence Sampson
04 (M): Shirlie Wayne Wardle (33 34 35 36)
Born: 15 Oct 1920 in Gleed, WA (37)
Died:
Spouses: Merle Helen Dean; Isabelle Merlin
Additional Information

Clara Edith Wintermantel:

Buried: Tahoma Cemetery, Yakima, Yakima, WA

Notes:

from "The Christian Wintermantel Story" by Dianne Z. Stevens - 2013

Christian and Matilda's tenth child was Clara Edith Wintermantel (1882 Geneva twsp, Franklin Co, IA – 1962 Selah, WA). She married Jay Dumont Wardle (1885 Michigan - 1967).
In Christian pension papers pp 55-58 Clara testified she did not know what was wrong with her father, she did not know what he died of. He coughed a lot. She thought he had a stomach tumor or cancer. She was asked extensive questions about how old she was and how did she know how old she was because her mother was trying to get pension benefits on the basis of her having minor children when Christian died. Clara was 15 at the time. Clara told them over and over, the way she knew how old she was and when her birthday was is that her mother had told her.
Clara married Jay Wardle in 1913. They had four children together; Elbert, Harley, Alma Fey Louise, and Shirlie Wayne. Sometime after Wayne was born in 1920 and before the 1930 census, they divorced.
The following information comes from Clara's granddaughter, Karen Rose:

"Clara and Jay Wardle could not get along with one another so they got a divorce. Jay took the two older boys, Elbert and Harley, and left. They traveled around from place to place. Jay worked as a cowboy on various ranches, but he was frequently without work and the boys had to work to support themselves and their dad. Neither one made it past the first year of high school.

Clara had had polio as a child and one leg was shorter than the other. She was left to make do with two children. Jay never wrote or sent a nickel of child support. The younger ones did not see the older ones for nearly thirty years. The older ones didn't see their mother for thirty years either. On the very rare occasion when they would find themselves at the same place at the same time, one would make a point to be going out the backdoor while the other was coming in the front."

In the 1930 and 1940 censuses Clara says she is a widow. There was a stigma to being divorced in those days. The 1940 census shows Clara living in Yakima, WA, and working as a house maid in a private home. She says she has completed 2 years of high school and she owns her own home worth $1800. All four of Clara's children are in the photo of some adult Wintermantel cousins. They are:

Elbert Wardle - Elbert Wardle was a career Army Air Force mechanic. he maintained bombers and spent two years during WWII in the South Pacific. He was in charge of maintenance for a group of planes. Elbert wrote Wintermantel Genealogy, published informally in June 1986.

Harley Wardle was a gifted mechanic who could fix anything. He worked as a lumber mill maintenance manager. He was the father of Karen Rose with whom I correspond and who visited in our home in August 2013.

Alma Fey Wardle married Wilfred Lawrence Sampson (called Larry). They lived in Washington and had two children.

Shirlie Wayne Wardle - Wayne's first employment was as a Yakima area orchard worker. He thinned and harvested apples. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1940. He spent 5 years in the Air Force and attained the rank of Master Sgt. He was in charge of records for the Second Air Force Hdqrs and was based in Colorado Springs. After the war he was employed by the State of Washington Employment Security Dept. When he retired he was in charge of the Wenatchee office. He retired to run a small pear orchard.

Marriage Notes

Divorced: Y

Footnotes
  1. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  2. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.

    Naches Stage Road

    Wardle, Jay head owns home/mortg age 35 b. MI USA USA Occ: general farming
    Clara E. wife age 27 IA Ger Ger
    Elbert J. son 5 WA MI IA
    Harvy son 4 WA MI IA
    QAlma F dau 2 WA MI IA

  3. Census, Federal 1930, Eureka, Humboldt, California.

    Name: Jay D Wardle
    [Jay D Warde]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1885
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Eureka, Humboldt, California
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Relation to Head of House: Roomer
    Father's Birthplace: Michigan
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Occupation: mill worker in a saw mill

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Watson 66
    Jay D Wardle 45
    Elbert J Wardle 15
    Clayton H Wardle 14
    Daniel Mc Carvill 49
    George A Schram 35
    Marston V Louk 24

  4. Census, Federal 1940, Kern, California.

    Name: Jay D Wardle
    Age: 55
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Kern, California
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Residence in 1935: Klamath Falls, Oregon
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Sheet Number: 82A
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 4th grade
    Occupation: None
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Jay D Wardle 55

  5. WWII Draft Registration.
    (1942)

    next of Kin: Harley Wardle, Eagle Point, OR
    Employer: Yamsay Land and Cattle Company, Bly, Klamath, Oregon

    Name: Jay Dumout Wardle
    Birth Date: 12 Feb 1885
    Birth Place: Milan, Michigan
    Residence: Klamath, Oregon
    Race: White

  6. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.
  7. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clackamas Co, OR, Canby Precinct, Town of Canby ED82, Ancestry p.8.

    Line 54 Dwelling 89 Family 89

    Druschel William head b Apr 1834 age 66 m 0 yrs Ger Ger Ger imm 1855 Na Farmer
    Matilda wife May 1845 55 m 0 yrs Ger Ger Ger 1854
    Herman son Dec 1874 25 s IA Ger Ger
    Minnie dau Oct 1880 19 s IA Ger Ger at school
    Clara dau Oct 1882 17 s IA Ger Ger at school
    Ella dau Feb 1885 15 s OR Ger Ger at school

  8. Karen Rose, Personal interview.
    (25 Aug 2013)

    Clara and Jay Wardle could not get along with one another so they got a divorce. Jay took the two older boys, Elbert and Harley, and left. They traveled around a lot from place to place. Jay worked as a cowboy on various ranches, but he was frequently without work and the boys had to work to support themselves and their dad. Neither one made it past the first year of high schoool.

    Clara had had polio as a child and one leg was shorter than the other. She was left to make do with two children. Jay never wrote or sent a nickel of child support. The younger ones did not see the older ones for nearly thirty years. The older ones didn't see their mother for thirty years either. on the very rare occasion when they would find themselves at the same place at the same time one would make a point to be going out the backdoor when the other was coming in the froont.

  9. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.

    Naches Stage Road

    Wardle, Jay head owns home/mortg age 35 b. MI USA USA Occ: general farming
    Clara E. wife age 27 IA Ger Ger
    Elbert J. son 5 WA MI IA
    Harvy son 4 WA MI IA
    QAlma F dau 2 WA MI IA

  10. Census, Federal 1930, Yakima, Yakima, Washington.

    Name: Clara E Wardle
    Gender: Female
    Birth Year: abt 1886
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Yakima, Yakima, Washington
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: U S
    Occupation: None

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value: $2000

    Age at first marriage:27

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clara E Wardle 44
    Alma F Wardle 12
    Shirlie W Wardle 9

    [Clara says she is widowed]

  11. Census, Federal 1940, Yakima, Yakima, Washington.

    Home in 1940: Yakima, Yakima, Washington
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: South 18th Avenue
    House Number: 915
    Farm: No
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Yakima, Yakima, Washington
    Residence in 1935: Same House
    Sheet Number: 2B
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 40
    Occupation: House Maid
    House Owned or Rented: Owned
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 1800
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 2nd year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 35
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 26
    Income: 144
    Income Other Sources: Yes
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clara E Wardle 58

  12. Census, Federal - 1910 - Pierce Co, Washington, Tacoma .

    Name: Clara Mintromautte
    [Clara Wintermantle]
    [Clara Wintromantle]
    Age in 1910: 20
    Birth Year: abt 1890
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Home in 1910: Tacoma Ward 3, Pierce, Washington
    Race: White
    Gender: Female
    Relation to Head of House: Adopted Daughter
    Marital Status: Single
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: Germany
    Occupation: High School Student
    Household Members: Name Age
    Theodore Robert Homschuch 35
    Amelia Hornschuch 32
    Ethel Fey Hornschuch 10
    Iris Joy Hornschuch 7
    Theodore R Homschuch 2
    Clara Mintromautte 20

  13. Christian Wintermantel Pension Papers, p. 37.

    the spring of 1872...we moved to near Ackley, Hardin Co., Iowa. We were there twelve years.





    [I believe Matilda was confused about what county she lived in. They lived near Ackley, Iowa. Ackley actually straddles two counties, Franklin and Hardin. According to the 1880 census the family lived in Geneva township of Franklin County, Iowa. Matilda testifies they moved from the Winterset home in 1872 and lived in the next place for 12 years so that next place must have been Geneva township, Franklin County, Iowa.]

  14. Census, Federal - 1880 - Franklin Co., Iowa, Geneva Twsp.
  15. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  16. Ibid.
  17. Wayne Wardle letter to D Z Stevens dated 27 Jun 2003.

    Elbert Wardle was a career Army -Air Force mechanic. he maintained bombers and spent two years during WWII in the South Pacific. he was in charge of maintenance for a group of planes

  18. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.

    Naches Stage Road

    Wardle, Jay head owns home/mortg age 35 b. MI USA USA Occ: general farming
    Clara E. wife age 27 IA Ger Ger
    Elbert J. son 5 WA MI IA
    Harvy son 4 WA MI IA
    QAlma F dau 2 WA MI IA

  19. Census, Federal 1930, Eureka, Humboldt, California.

    Name: Jay D Wardle
    [Jay D Warde]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1885
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Eureka, Humboldt, California
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Relation to Head of House: Roomer
    Father's Birthplace: Michigan
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Watson 66
    Jay D Wardle 45
    Elbert J Wardle 15
    Clayton H Wardle 14
    Daniel Mc Carvill 49
    George A Schram 35
    Marston V Louk 24

  20. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
  21. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  22. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
  23. Wayne Wardle letter to Dianne Stevens dated 3 Jun 2003.

    Harlie worked a s a lumber mill maintenance person.

  24. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.

    Naches Stage Road

    Wardle, Jay head owns home/mortg age 35 b. MI USA USA Occ: general farming
    Clara E. wife age 27 IA Ger Ger
    Elbert J. son 5 WA MI IA
    Harvy son 4 WA MI IA
    QAlma F dau 2 WA MI IA

  25. Census, Federal 1930.

    Name: Jay D Wardle
    [Jay D Warde]
    Gender: Male
    Birth Year: abt 1885
    Birthplace: Michigan
    Race: White
    Home in 1930: Eureka, Humboldt, California
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Divorced
    Relation to Head of House: Roomer
    Father's Birthplace: Michigan
    Mother's Birthplace: Michigan
    Occupation:

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    John Watson 66
    Jay D Wardle 45
    Elbert J Wardle 15
    Clayton H Wardle 14
    Daniel Mc Carvill 49
    George A Schram 35
    Marston V Louk 24

  26. Census, Federal 1940, Bly, Klamath, Oregon.

    Name: Harley Wardle
    Age: 24
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1916
    Gender: Male
    Race: White
    Birthplace: Washington
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Home in 1940: Bly, Klamath, Oregon
    Map of Home in 1940: View Map
    Street: No Road
    Inferred Residence in 1935: Medford, Jackson, Oregon
    Residence in 1935: Medford, Jackson, Oregon
    Resident on farm in 1935: No
    Citizenship: Naturalized
    Sheet Number: 3A
    Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 60
    Occupation: Culioff San Operstor
    House Owned or Rented: Rented
    Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 20
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year
    Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 42
    Duration of Unemployment: 0
    Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in private work
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 51
    Income: 1500
    Income Other Sources: No
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Harley Wardle 24
    Helen Wardle 27
    Ronald Miner 7

  27. Karen Rose, email.
    (25 Sep 2013)

    My father was raised in Gleed, Wa. on a farm but left with oldest brother and father at about 12 years old. They moved around a lot, dad having paper routes, working hay fields in Medford, Or. He quit school in his freshman year to work full time. When my maternal grandfather was killed in a railroad yard, mom and dad moved back to Klamath Falls, Or. to help my grandmother and 6 weeks later I was born. Dad worked in most of the lumber mills there but spent 40+ years at Modoc Lumber Company from which he retired.

  28. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  29. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
  30. Census, Federal 1940, Washington, Yakima, Wiley City.

    Line 69 Barton Rd. family # 149 Rents Home Value $10/mo Farm

    Sampson, W Lawrence Head age 21 m / HS 1 yr/ b. WA/ works 50hr/wk occ: farm Laborer/wages 1939 $500
    Alma wife 22 m/ HS 4 / WA/ 25/ apple peeler -fruit dehydrating plant/ 416
    Wardle, Wayne/brother-in-law 19 s / HS-4 / WA/ 60 farm laborer 225

  31. Census, Federal 1920, Gleed, Yakima, Washington.

    Naches Stage Road

    Wardle, Jay head owns home/mortg age 35 b. MI USA USA Occ: general farming
    Clara E. wife age 27 IA Ger Ger
    Elbert J. son 5 WA MI IA
    Harvy son 4 WA MI IA
    QAlma F dau 2 WA MI IA

  32. Census, Federal 1930, Yakima, Yakima, Washington.

    915 18th Ave S.

    Name: Clara E Wardle
    Gender: Female
    Birth Year: abt 1886
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Race: White
    Owns home worth $2000
    Home in 1930: Yakima, Yakima, Washington
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: U S
    Occupation:None

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
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    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clara E Wardle 44
    Alma F Wardle 12
    Shirlie W Wardle 9

  33. Jan Bender, Patsy Clark, Julie Edwards, and Margaret Ann Jenstad; about 2002, Descendants of John Jacob Wintermantel.
  34. Wayne Wardle letter to D Z Stevens dated 27 Jun 2003.

    Wayne's first employment was as a Yakima area orchard worker. he thinned apples and harvested apples. He enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1940...He spent 5 years in the Air Force and attained the rank of Master Sgt. He was in charge of records for the Second Air Force Hqtrs and was based in Colorado Springs.
    After the war he was employed by the State of Washington Employment Security Dept. When he retired he was in charge of the Wenatchee office. He retired to run a small pear orchard.

  35. Census, Federal 1940, Washington, Yakima, Wiley City.

    Line 69 Barton Rd. family # 149 Rents Home Value $10/mo Farm

    Sampson, W Lawrence Head age 21 m / HS 1 yr/ b. WA/ works 50hr/wk occ: farm Laborer/wages 1939 $500
    Alma wife 22 m/ HS 4 / WA/ 25/ apple peeler -fruit dehydrating plant/ 416
    Wardle, Wayne/brother-in-law 19 s / HS-4 / WA/ 60 farm laborer 225

  36. Census, Federal 1930, Yakima, Yakima, Washington.

    915 18th Ave S.

    Name: Clara E Wardle
    Gender: Female
    Birth Year: abt 1886
    Birthplace: Iowa
    Race: White
    Owns home worth $2000
    Home in 1930: Yakima, Yakima, Washington
    Map of Home: View Map
    Marital Status: Widowed
    Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birthplace: Germany
    Mother's Birthplace: U S
    Occupation:None

    Education:

    Military service:

    Rent/home value:

    Age at first marriage:

    Parents' birthplace:
    View Image
    Neighbors: View others on page
    Household Members: Name Age
    Clara E Wardle 44
    Alma F Wardle 12
    Shirlie W Wardle 9

  37. Compiled by Elbert J. Wardle, Wintermantle Genealogy: Christian and Mathilda's Family Tree 1799 to 1986 (informal publication, July 1986).
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