Adam John Ward

Male20 February 1852–6 April 1934

Brief Life History of Adam John

When Adam John Ward was born on 20 February 1852, in Cass, Indiana, United States, his father, Samuel Ward, was 33 and his mother, Sarah Ann Fallis, was 31. He married Martha Ella Cason on 25 March 1874, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Election District 19, Sheridan, Wyoming, United States in 1900 and Lewis, Washington, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 April 1934, in Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Centralia, Lewis, Washington, United States.

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Adam John Ward
Martha Ella Cason
Marriage: 25 March 1874
Edwin Fay Ward
Fay Ward
about 1882–
Eva Mabel Ward

Sources (19)

  • Adam J Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adam J Ward, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Adam John Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 March 1874Sullivan, Indiana, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus

    Age 4

    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    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.

    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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