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
Mary Ethel Jacobs
Marriage: 10 October 1900
Ethel Mae Ward
Emily Artella Ward
Erma Sennie Ward
Ezekiel Wilford Ward
Baby Boy Ward
Raymond S Ward
Verla Ward
Opal Ward
Eva Ward
Nelda D. WARD
Ruby Ward
Arlo Ward
Don Ward
Baby Ward

Spouse & Children

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


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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.

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 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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