Frances Emily Ward

FemaleSeptember 1889–1945

Brief Life History of Frances Emily

When Frances Emily Ward was born in September 1889, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jonathan Ward, was 39 and her mother, Betsy Ann Hides Bailey, was 38. She lived in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in 1945, at the age of 56.

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Jonathan Ward
Betsy Ann Hides Bailey
George H Ward
Walter Ward
George Ward
Ernest Ward
Lily Ward
John Henry Ward
Ethel Ward
Frances Emily Ward

Sources (3)

  • Frances Emily Ward in household of Jonathan Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Frances Emily Ward in household of Betsy Ann Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Francis Ward in household of Jonathon Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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Siblings (8)

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World Events (6)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 15

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.


Age 19

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


Age 29

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a watchman or guard, from Middle English ward ‘watchman, guard’ (Old English weard, used as both an agent noun and an abstract noun).

English: occupational name from Middle English warde ‘armed guard’ (Old English weard ‘watching, guarding’), with the same meaning as 1 above.

Irish: shortened 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.

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

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