Lorenzo Nielsen Ward

1869–1941 (Age 72)
Hyrum, Cache, Utah Territory, United States

The Life of Lorenzo Nielsen

When Lorenzo Nielsen Ward was born on 18 July 1869, in Hyrum, Cache, Utah Territory, United States, his father, George Plant Ward, was 41 and his mother, Nielsine Dorthea Nielsen, was 22. He married Ruth Rosehannah Jones on 2 December 1891, in Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in United States in 1940. He died on 12 December 1941, in Iona, Bonneville, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Iona Cemetery, Bonneville, Idaho, United States.

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Lorenzo Nielsen Ward
Ruth Rosehannah Jones
Marriage: 2 December 1891
Ruth Jones Ward
Lorenzo Jones Ward
George Jones Ward
Rossene Jones Ward
James Jones Ward
Wilford Jones Ward
Mary Emma Jones Ward
Bertha Jones Ward
Delbert Jones Ward
Daughter Ward
Twin Ward
Daughter Ward(1)

Spouse & Children

2 December 1891
Logan, Cache, Utah Territory, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.

Age 21

Idaho is the 43rd state.

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.

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and grandpa fell over the dashboard of the buggy and broke his neck and he died instantly. Father rode a horse to Rexburg to attend his funeral and it took him all day to get there. During his stay h …

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Sources (3)

  • Lerenzo Nielson Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • L N Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lorenzo Ward in household of Sena Ward, "United States Census, 1870"

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