John Williams Ward

16 August 1859–6 November 1933 (Age 74)
Willimantic, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John Williams

When John Williams Ward was born on 16 August 1859, in Willimantic, Windham, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, John H. Ward, was 35 and his mother, Martha Wood, was 28. He married Mary Elizabeth Metcalf in 1882, in Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Chester Township, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Mifflin Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 6 November 1933, in Upland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Lombardy Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Williams Ward
1859–1933
Mary Elizabeth Metcalf
1863–1945
Marriage: 1882
Harry Ward
1884–
Albert Ward
1885–1958
Lois Ward
1890–1964
John Ward
1891–1975
Graham Ward
1895–1965
Clarence Ward
1897–1962
Helen Ward
1901–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1882
Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware, United States
children

(7)

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Parents and Siblings

    John H. Ward

    Male1824–1909Male

    Martha Wood

    Female1831–1915Female

siblings

(5)

    Mary Ward

    Female1849–1931Female

    Catherine Ward

    Female1851–1859Female

    Sarah Ward

    Female1857–1936Female

    Male1859–1933Male

    Hannah Ward

    Female1870–Female

World Events (8)

1863

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 4

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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.

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)

  • John Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John W Ward in household of John Ward, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John W Ward in household of John H Ward, "United States Census, 1880"

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