Henry Alfred Nielsen Ward

1872–1956 (Age 84)
Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States

The Life of Henry Alfred Nielsen

When Henry Alfred Nielsen Ward was born on 8 January 1872, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah, United States, his father, George Plant Ward, was 44 and his mother, Nielsine Dorthea Nielsen, was 25. He married Mary Ann Woods on 16 December 1909, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 May 1956, in Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Rexburg Cemetery, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Henry Alfred Nielsen Ward
Mary Ann Woods
Marriage: 16 December 1909
James Woods Ward

Spouse & Children

16 December 1909
Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 18

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Alford N Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alfred Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alfred N Ward in household of Fredrick Eggertz, "United States Census, 1910"

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