Margaret M. Ward

Brief Life History of Margaret M.

When Margaret M. Ward was born about 1843, in Greene, Indiana, United States, her father, Rees Madison Ward, was 48 and her mother, Sarah Elizabeth Bowen, was 43. She married Daniel Webster Toler in 1862. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Marmaton, Bourbon, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Washington Township, St. Clair, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 30 January 1917, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Webster Toler
Margaret M. Ward
Marriage: 1862
Rhoda Jane Toler
Sarah A Toler
Thomas M Toler
George Robert Toler
William H Toler
Mary Ellen Toler

Sources (8)

  • Margaret Toler in household of Daniel Toler, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Margaret Ward Toler Toler in entry for Mary Ellen Toler Simrell, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Births, 1842-1917"
  • Margaret N Toller in household of William H Toller, "United States Census, 1900"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1858: Bourbon, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Bourbon, Kansas, United States


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

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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