Ward Flower Elwood

Brief Life History of Ward Flower

When Ward Flower Elwood was born on 2 February 1873, in Elwood, Clinton, Iowa, United States, his father, Kinsey Elwood, was 46 and his mother, Percey Elizabeth Dawes, was 37. He married Mayme Eva Kennedy on 3 March 1901, in Oxford, Worth, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Platteville, Grant, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Outlook, Sheridan, Montana, United States in 1920. He died on 19 November 1935, in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Kalispell, Flathead, Montana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ward Flower Elwood
1873–1935
Mayme Eva Kennedy
1883–1961
Marriage: 3 March 1901
Bernice Esther Elwood
1902–1989
Beryl Thelma Elwood
1904–1991

Sources (25)

  • Ward Elwood in household of Kinsey Elwood, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Ward Elwood, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • Ward Elwood, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

1876 · Battle of Littlebig Horn

Known as Custer's Last Stand, the Battle of Littlebig Horn took place on June 25 1876 and ended on June 26 1876. The battle was between the Lakota and Arapaho tribes and the 7th Calvary Regiment of the United States Army, headed by Colonel George Armstrong Custer. Custer was killed in the battle.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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: from the Middle English personal name Elwald, Elwold, Alwold (Old English Ælfweald, ælf ‘elf’ + weald ‘rule’). The surname is now rare in Scotland, but was once quite common in the Scottish borders where it was altered to Elliott and Ellett . The different surnames may have co-existed and become confused with one other.

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

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Ward Flower Elwood/Mayme Eva Kennedy

Ward Flower Elwood, fifteenth child and eighth son of Kinsey and Percey Dawes Elwood, was born and reared at Wyoming, Iowa, though living with the family for short periods in Mount Vernon and Cresco. …

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