Eva Madge Wardle

28 August 1885–
Oxford, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Eva Madge

When Eva Madge Wardle was born on 28 August 1885, in Oxford, Ontario, Canada, her father, George Wardle, was 31 and her mother, Catherine Buckberrough, was 27. She married George Nelson Ward on 5 December 1906, in Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She immigrated to Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1941 and lived in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States for about 10 years.

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George Nelson Ward
Eva Madge Wardle
Marriage: 5 December 1906
Wallace Beverly Ward

Spouse and Children

    George Nelson Ward



5 December 1906
Windsor, Essex, Ontario, Canada


    Wallace Beverly Ward


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1889 · The first Skyscraper in Detroit

Age 4

The Hammond Building was a high-rise building completed in 1889 and was 151 feet tall. It's considered the first skyscraper in the city and was the tallest in Michigan after it was built. The Hammond Building was demolished in 1956 to make way for the National Bank of Detroit Building.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 31

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from places in Cheshire and Greater Manchester (formerly in Lancashire) called Wardle, from Old English weard ‘watch’ + hyll ‘hill’. Compare Warden 2 and Wardlaw . 2. regional name from Weardale in County Durham, which takes its name from the Wear river (named with a Celtic word probably meaning ‘water’) + Old Norse dalr ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eva Mckim in household of Arthur Mckim, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Eva M Mckim in household of Aurthur Mckim, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Eva Wardle in household of George Wardle, "Canada Census, 1901"

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