Flora Adelia Ward

22 May 1840–18 August 1863 (Age 23)
New York, United States

The Life Summary of Flora Adelia

When Flora Adelia Ward was born on 22 May 1840, in New York, United States, her father, Abner Ward, was 29 and her mother, Lydia Munson Bristol, was 31. She married John Buell Knowles on 22 October 1862, in New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States for about 5 years. She died on 18 August 1863, in Niagara, New York, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Royalton, Niagara, New York, United States.

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John Buell Knowles
Flora Adelia Ward
Marriage: 22 October 1862
Flora Adelia Knowles

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  • Marriage
    22 October 1862New York, United States
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    World Events (3)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 23
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    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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    Sources (3)

    • Adelia Ward in household of Abner Ward, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Flora A Ward in household of Lydia Ward, "New York, State Census, 1855"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Flora Adelia Ward - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Flora Adelia Ward

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