Sarah C Ward

Brief Life History of Sarah C

When Sarah C Ward was born on 26 April 1871, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Lorenzo Dow Ward Sr., was 36 and her mother, Anne Etta Dyer, was 27. She married William Reeves Billings about 1891. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Boone Township, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Vilas, Watauga, North Carolina, United States in 1948. She died on 20 January 1948, in North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Adams Cemetery, Vilas, Watauga, North Carolina, United States.

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William Reeves Billings
Sarah C Ward
Marriage: about 1891
Florence Etta Billings
Dorris Victoria Billings
Lester Lowe Billings
Frank Morris Billings

Sources (17)

  • Sallie Billings in household of William R Billings, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sarah Ward, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "
  • Sallie Ward Billings, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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