Dillis Burgess Ward

30 June 1838–27 November 1922 (Age 84)
No Creek, Ohio, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Dillis Burgess

When Dillis Burgess Ward was born on 30 June 1838, in No Creek, Ohio, Kentucky, United States, his father, Jesse Ward, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Raley, was 22. He married Sarah Isabella Byles on 24 September 1863, in Grand Mound, Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Ruddell Township, Independence, Arkansas, United States in 1850 and King, Washington, United States for about 40 years. He died on 27 November 1922, in Seattle, King, Washington, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Seattle, King, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dillis Burgess Ward
Sarah Isabella Byles
Marriage: 24 September 1863
Sarah Elizabeth Ward
Charles Clarence Ward
Kate Ward
Maud Ward
Agnes Ward
Mabel Ward

Spouse and Children

24 September 1863
Grand Mound, Thurston, Oregon Territory, United States


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Elizabeth Raley




World Events (8)


Age 8

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 10

Historical Boundaries - 1848: Ohio, Kentucky, United States

Age 23

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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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Story Highlight

Kate Ward Bushnell Death Certificate footnote.

Record Series: Death Records Collection: Washington State Death Records County: Statewide Da Reference Number: {0BE61869-AF6F-4BB0-968D-5A4D898BE7D3} Image Number: 1467 Document Number: 58 Document Re …

Sources (3)

  • D B Ward in household of Thos Mercer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • D D Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dellis Ward in household of Jesse Ward, "United States Census, 1850"

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