William Fred Ward

3 July 1924–7 May 1994 (Age 69)
Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States

The Life of William Fred

When William Fred Ward was born on 3 July 1924, in Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States, his father, Ernest Edgar Ward, was 33 and his mother, Matilda Christina Thorderson, was 28. He married Mada Worthen on 2 October 1943, in Cleveland, Emery, Utah, United States. He died on 7 May 1994, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Riverton, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Fred Ward
1924–1994
Paulena Lucille Neubaum
1927–2009
Marriage: 3 April 1948
Debra Ward
1954–1954

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 April 1948
Fort Holabird, Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Male1914–1989Male

    Emma Loa Ward

    Female1916–1992Female

    Female1918–1994Female

    John Edward Ward

    Male1920–1942Male

    Male1922–1977Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 4

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • William Fred Ward in household of Ernest Edgar Ward, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Bill Ward in household of Edgar Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William F Ward in household of John J Thordensen, "United States Census, 1930"

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