Wilford Nielsen Ward

1874–1956 (Age 82)
Hyrum, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Wilford Nielsen

When Wilford Nielsen Ward was born on 15 May 1874, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, his father, George Plant Ward, was 46 and his mother, Nielsine Dorthea Nielsen, was 27. He married Mary Ethel Jacobs on 10 October 1900, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He died on 14 July 1956, in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Rexburg, Madison, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Nielsen Ward
1874–1956
Mary Ethel Jacobs
1881–1964
Marriage: 10 October 1900
Ethel Mae Ward
1901–1909
Emily Artella Ward
1904–2006
Erma Sennie Ward
1906–1985
Ezekiel Wilford Ward
1908–1995
Baby Boy Ward
1909–1909
Raymond S Ward
1910–1911
Verla Ward
1912–1995
Opal Ward
1914–2005
Eva Ward
1916–2005
Nelda D. WARD
1918–2003
Ruby Ward
1920–1990
Arlo Ward
1922–2009
Don Ward
1924–1947
Baby Ward
1927–1927

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
10 October 1900
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
children

(14)

+9 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

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.
1890

Age 16

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

Age 22

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.

Story Highlight

WILFORD NEILSON WARD

WILFORD NEILSON WARD Written by Dorma Nelson Father of Artella Schwendiman Wilford was born May 15 1874 in Hyrum Utah to George P Ward and Sennie D Neilson. His father was a polygamist and had four …

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Sources (3)

  • Wilfred N Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wilford Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilford N Ward, "United States Census, 1940"

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