Matilda Mayme Ward

30 July 1886–25 January 1960 (Age 73)
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Matilda Mayme

When Matilda Mayme Ward was born on 30 July 1886, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States, her father, William P. Ward, was 25 and her mother, Mary Alexander Clyde, was 20. She married James Michael Joseph Jerome Freeman on 6 November 1904, in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Clear Creek Township, Henderson, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died on 25 January 1960, in Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Freeman Cemetery, Madison, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Michael Joseph Jerome Freeman
1881–1942
Matilda Mayme Ward
1886–1960
Marriage: 6 November 1904
Jay Whitington Freeman
1905–1962
James Joseph Loly Freeman Sr.
1907–1976
Curtis William Freeman
1909–1981
Claude Edward Freeman
1911–1966
Velma Lucille Freeman
1914–1985
William Fred Freeman
1920–1985
Mitchell Jerome Freeman
1929–2011

Spouse and Children

    James Michael Joseph Jerome Freeman

    Male1881–1942Male

    Female1886–1960Female

MARRIAGE
6 November 1904
Hendersonville, Henderson, North Carolina, United States
children

(7)

    Male1905–1962Male

    James Joseph Loly Freeman Sr.

    Male1907–1976Male

    Curtis William Freeman

    Male1909–1981Male

    Claude Edward Freeman

    Male1911–1966Male

    Female1914–1985Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William P. Ward

    Male1861–Male

    Mary Alexander Clyde

    Female1866–Female

siblings

(1)

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 11

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mamie Freeman in household of Rome Freeman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mammie Freeman in household of Rome Freeman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Manmie Freeman in household of Liza C Freeman, "United States Census, 1910"

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