Leonard DuVall Ward

14 April 1916–17 September 1996 (Age 80)
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States

The Life of Leonard DuVall

When Leonard DuVall Ward was born on 14 April 1916, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States, his father, Henry Smith Ward, was 30 and his mother, Nora Francis Pyles, was 24. He married Helen Louise Haines on 3 October 1940, in Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Frankfort Magisterial District, Mineral, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 17 September 1996, in Keyser, Mineral, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in La Vale, Allegany, Maryland, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard DuVall Ward
Helen Louise Haines
Marriage: 3 October 1940
Gary L. Ward
Stephen Kent Ward

Spouse and Children

3 October 1940
Cumberland, Allegany, Maryland, United States


    Gary L. Ward


    Stephen Kent Ward


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 21

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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

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)

  • Leonard Ward in household of Henry S Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lenord Ward in household of Henry S Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard D Ward in entry for Harold Francis Rinard and Brenda Louise Ward, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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