William Oscar Ward

29 May 1879–24 September 1953 (Age 74)
Clare, Clare, Michigan, United States

The Life of William Oscar

When William Oscar Ward was born on 29 May 1879, in Clare, Clare, Michigan, United States, his father, Norman H. Ward, was 25 and his mother, Mary Jane Pelham, was 20. He married Hanna Waldruff on 2 May 1901, in Norwood, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died on 24 September 1953, in Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Brookside Cemetery, Charlevoix, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Oscar Ward
Hanna Waldruff
Marriage: 2 May 1901
Elsie Marie Ward
Bernie Ward
Ethel G Ward
Nellie M Ward
Archie Ward
Wilson Ward

Spouse and Children

2 May 1901
Norwood, Charlevoix, Michigan, United States


    Elsie Marie Ward


    Bernie Ward


    Ethel G Ward


    Nellie M Ward


    Archie Ward


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Norman H. Ward





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.
1881 · Hudson's

Age 2

Clothing merchant Joseph Lowthian Hudson opened his first store inside the Detroit Opera House on April 2, 1881. Hudson was very successful with his small store and was able to move to a larger location on Woodward Avenue, far outside what was then the commercial district. Hudson's continued to grow until it became the tallest department store in the world. Hudson's 2,124,316 square foot store filled 32 floors, had 51 elevators, 48 escalators, 705 fitting rooms, and served over 16,000 meals a day.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 21

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

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)

  • William O Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oscar Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oscar Ward, "United States Census, 1920"

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