Grace Carlotta Ward

Female25 September 1879–23 August 1953

Brief Life History of Grace Carlotta

When Grace Carlotta Ward was born on 25 September 1879, in Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, Norman Ralph Ward, was 25 and her mother, Mary Emma Ewing, was 21. She married William Sanford Bennett on 25 December 1899, in Adair, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Clearfield, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States in 1940. She died on 23 August 1953, at the age of 73, and was buried in New Lisbon City Cemetery, New Lisbon, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States.

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William Sanford Bennett
Grace Carlotta Ward
Marriage: 25 December 1899
Vern Elmer Bennett
Vera Emma Bennett
Ina Mary Bennett

Sources (17)

  • Grace C Bennett in household of W S Bennett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Grace Catherine Ward - Individual or family possessions: Family genealogies: birth-name: Grace Catherine Ward
  • Grace C. Ward, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    25 December 1899Adair, Iowa, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 2

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1884 · There is now a Capital Building

    Age 5

    The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 21

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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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