Cora P. Ward was born on 1 February 1868, in Newton, Indiana, United States as the daughter of William J Ward. She married Thadeus Harrison Ward on 21 March 1886, in Orleans, Harlan, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States for about 20 years and Tacoma Election Precinct, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 20 May 1950, in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.
English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).
English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.
Irish: shortened form of McWard, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Bhaird ‘son of the poet’. The surname occurs throughout Ireland, where three different branches of the family are known as professional poets.