Umphries Ward

14 April 1902–29 June 1980 (Age 78)
Texas, United States

The Life of Umphries

When Umphries Ward was born on 14 April 1902, in Texas, United States, his father, Edward Franklin Ward, was 32 and his mother, Effie Emerline Alsup, was 25. He lived in Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Speairs Township, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 29 June 1980, in Calera, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Durant, Bryan, Oklahoma, United States.

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Edward Franklin Ward
Effie Emerline Alsup
Earl Leonous Ward
Umphries Ward
Houston Austin Ward
Houghton J Ward
Arden Z Ward

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 3

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 21

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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)

  • Humphries Ward in household of E F Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Umphries Ward in household of E F Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • U W Ward in household of Edward F Ward, "United States Census, 1940"

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