Ametia Adella Ward

13 July 1850–29 June 1918 (Age 68)
Portage, Ohio, United States

The Life of Ametia Adella

When Ametia Adella Ward was born on 13 July 1850, in Portage, Ohio, United States, her father, James J Ward, was 24 and her mother, Amanda Berlin, was 20. She married James Polk Newman on 9 January 1870. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Wells, Indiana, United States in 1860 and Adams Township, Cass, Indiana, United States for about 30 years. She died on 29 June 1918, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

James Polk Newman
Ametia Adella Ward
Marriage: 9 January 1870
Mary Leora Newman
Edith Pearl Newman
Charles Leroy Newman
Zola Maude Newman
Grace Alberta Newman

Spouse and Children

9 January 1870


    Mary Leora Newman


    Edith Pearl Newman


    Charles Leroy Newman


    Zola Maude Newman


    Grace Alberta Newman


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 1

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 10

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 18

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)

  • Amelia Ward in household of James Ward, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Alelia Newman in household of James P Newman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Amelia A Newman in household of James P Newman, "United States Census, 1900"

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