Sarah Alice Ward

25 September 1852–7 July 1912 (Age 59)
Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah Alice

When Sarah Alice Ward was born on 25 September 1852, in Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States, her father, Alexis John Ward, was 23 and her mother, Rachael Maria Wood, was 18. She married Frank Marion Gates in 1868. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Evangeline Township, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 7 July 1912, at the age of 59, and was buried in Boyne City, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frank Marion Gates
Sarah Alice Ward
Marriage: 1868
Helen M Or Nellie Gates
Leon Earl Gates
Francis E Gates
Frances E Gates
William Artel Gates
Charles Clyde Gates

Spouse and Children

    Frank Marion Gates





    Helen M Or Nellie Gates


    Leon Earl Gates


    Francis E Gates


    Frances E Gates


    William Artel Gates


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Alexis John Ward


    Rachael Maria Wood




World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 2

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 16

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

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)

  • Sarah Gates in household of Franklin Gates, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Ward in household of Spencer Haines, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah Ward in household of James Cady, "United States Census, 1860"

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