George Ward

30 October 1844–7 September 1901 (Age 56)
Melton, Suffolk, England

The Life Summary of George

When George Ward was born on 30 October 1844, in Melton, Suffolk, England, his father, George Welton Ward, was 30 and his mother, Ann Trulock, was 28. He married Eunice Alice Nicholas on 24 May 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Cherry Creek, Malad, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1900. He died on 7 September 1901, in Woodruff, Oneida, Idaho, United States, at the age of 56, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ward
Eunice Alice Nicholas
Marriage: 24 May 1869
Joseph Welton Ward Sr
George Trulock Ward
Eunice Ann Ward
Jesse Nicholas Ward
Nancy Helen Ward
Ida Paulina Ward
James Gordon Ward
Charles William Ward
Richard Alvin Ward
Rosa Elizabeth Ward
Thomas John Ward
Owen David Ward
Marintha Pearl Ward
Arthur Miner Ward

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 May 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 10
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Willis' life as recorded by himself.

    I; Myself. Before I was myself, my daddy was Richard Alvin Ward and he lived in Woodruff, Idaho. My mother was Irene John and she lived in Portage, Utah, which was just five miles across the valley …

    Sources (45)

    • Geo Wadd in household of Geo Wadd, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Geo. Ward in entry for Joseph Wetton Ward and Annie Adams Evans, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • George Ward in entry for Rosa Elizabeth Ward John, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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