Marion Francis Ward

8 April 1863–23 April 1955 (Age 92)
Bancroft, Daviess, Missouri, United States

The Life 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 about 1886. 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: about 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

Spouse and Children

about 1886


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Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · Slavery Abolished

Age 2

On January 11, 1865, slavery was abolished in Missouri.
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

1 English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Old English weard ‘guard’ (used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).2 Irish: reduced 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.3 Surname adopted by bearers of the Jewish surname Warshawski, Warshawsky or some other Jewish name bearing some similarity to the English name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion F Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Marion F Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Marion P Ward, "United States Census, 1920"

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