Marion Francis Ward

Male8 April 1863–23 April 1955

Brief Life History of Marion Francis

When Marion Francis Ward was born on 8 April 1863, in Bancroft, Daviess, Missouri, United States, his father, James Francis Ward, was 32 and his mother, Rebecca Staley, was 30. He married Marguerite "Maggie" Ann Tourney in 1886, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Lincoln Township, Daviess, Missouri, United States for about 50 years and Sugar Creek Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States in 1930. He died on 23 April 1955, in Gilman City, Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Gilman City Masonic Cemetery, Gilman City, Harrison, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Marion Francis Ward
Marguerite "Maggie" Ann Tourney
Marriage: 1886
Marian Gertrude Ward
Elizabeth Ethel Ward
Laura Lucretia Ward
John Daniel Ward
Sylvester ”Vess” Jennings Ward
Harmon Metz Ward
Tressie Rebecca Ward
James Francis Ward

Sources (10)

  • Marion F Ward, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Marion Francis Ward, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Marion F Ward, "United States Census, 1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1886Daviess, Missouri, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    1865 · The Assassination of a President

    Age 2

    "While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 27

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Marion Francis Ward memory by Robert M Ward

    I can remember my Grandfather Ward riding his horse out to the farm and looking at the crops. He wasn't a large man - kind of like my dad. He had lost his right index finger when he was younger. Some …

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