Doris Ward

12 May 1926–28 September 2012 (Age 86)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of Doris

When Doris Ward was born on 12 May 1926, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, her father, Irl Bryan Ward, was 29 and her mother, Elizabeth Roskelley, was 27. She married Lawrence Elwood Elmer on 9 November 1943, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 September 2012, in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Willard, Box Elder, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Elwood Elmer
Doris Ward
Marriage: 9 November 1943
Lawrence Elwood Elmer Jr
Frank Elmer

Spouse and Children

9 November 1943
Provo, Utah, Utah, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge

Age 2

The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge is a 74,000 acre refuge of open water and wetlands which hosts millions of migratory birds each year. The refuge was opened in 1928 on the Bear River Delta which flows into the Great Salt Lake.
1949 · NATO is Established

Age 23

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an alliance between 29 North American and European countries. The agreement of the alliance is to help defend each other if attacked by an external country. The last country to enter was Montenegro in 2017.

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)

  • Doris Ward in household of Irl Bryan Ward, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Doris Ward in household of Irl B Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Doris Ward in household of Erl B Ward, "United States Census, 1940"

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