Roscoe George Ward

10 November 1912–19 January 1976 (Age 63)
Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

The Life of Roscoe George

When Roscoe George Ward was born on 10 November 1912, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, his father, George James Ward, was 27 and his mother, Mary Lerona Durfee, was 24. He had at least 2 daughters with Catherine Jane Theresa Reilly. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1936 and lived in Thometz Election Precinct, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States for about 5 years. He died on 19 January 1976, in Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Roscoe George Ward
1912–1976
Catherine Jane Theresa Reilly
1914–1995
Patricia Joe Ward
1939–2010
Cathlene Marie Ward
1944–1956

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children

(2)

    Patricia Joe Ward

    Female1939–2010Female

    Female1944–1956Female

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World Events (8)

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 1

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1929

Age 17

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Roslso George Ward in household of George James Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Roslso George Ward in household of George James Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Roscoe George Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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