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. 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.
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.