Margaret Ward

8 November 1819–30 December 1885 (Age 66)
Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Ward was born on 8 November 1819, in Ashton in Makerfield, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Ward, was 27 and her mother, Alice Brindle, was 27. She married Joseph Melling on 10 September 1848, in Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1863 and lived in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1841. She died on 30 December 1885, in Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Cedar City Cemetery, Cedar City, Iron, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Melling
Margaret Ward
Marriage: 10 September 1848
John Melling
Susannah Melling
Mary Alice Melling
Margaret Melling
Joseph Melling
Elizabeth Ellen Melling

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 September 1848Standish, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 6
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 23
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.

    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

    History of Joseph Melling Sr.

    Written by Emily Walker Melling Lamoreaux Joseph Melling Sr. was the son of Seth and Mary Melling. He was Born January 8, 1823 in Wiggin, Lancashire, England. In 1847 he was married to Margaret W …

    Sources (23)

    • Margaret Ward in household of John Barton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Margaret Ward in entry for Mary Alice Jones, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Margret Melling in household of Joseph Melling, "United States Census, 1880"

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