Benjamin Franklin Ward

Male12 March 1917–6 August 1988

Brief Life History of Benjamin Franklin

When Benjamin Franklin Ward was born on 12 March 1917, in Magnolia, Marengo, Alabama, United States, his father, James Walter Ward, was 21 and his mother, Lillian Bane, was 19. He married Dorothy Millie Cannon on 6 May 1941, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. He lived in Thomaston, Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1920 and Marengo, Alabama, United States in 1935. He died on 6 August 1988, in Mobile, Alabama, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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Benjamin Franklin Ward
Dorothy Millie Cannon
Marriage: 6 May 1941

Sources (8)

  • B F Ward in household of G W Flowers, "United States Census, 1940"
  • B F Ward, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Benjamin F Ward, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1941Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States
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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 1

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

    Age 2

    The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

    1937 · The Neutrality Act

    Age 20

    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

    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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