Florence Esther Ward

September 1884–
Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States

The Life of Florence Esther

When Florence Esther Ward was born in September 1884, in Iowa Township, Wright, Iowa, United States, her father, Miles M Ward, was 39 and her mother, Adeline Johnson, was 40. She lived in Elgin, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Ord Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1910.

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Miles M Ward
Adeline Johnson
Serenus M. Ward
Lois Ward
Nellie "Addie" Adeline Ward
Sylvester Jefferson Ward
Clarence Elwood Ward
Florence Esther Ward

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 29

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 32

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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

Letter to Esther WARD MATHEWS from Addie JOHNSON WARD, wife of Esther's brother, Miles:

Date: Oct 25th 1891, Neligh Nebraska: Dear Sister & Family one & all, After a long absence I will try write a few lines though I don't know who wrote last you or I. Sabra was out in Sept and ADA w …

Sources (3)

  • Florence E Ward in household of Miles Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Ward in household of Miles Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Florence E. Ward - Published information: Census record: birth-name: Florence E. Ward

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