Laura Ward

FemaleFebruary 1881–

Brief Life History of Laura

When Laura Ward was born in February 1881, in Missouri, United States, her father, William D Ward, was 43 and her mother, Mary Ann Radford, was 32.

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Family Time Line

William D Ward
1838–1910
Mary Ann Radford
1848–1923
Mary Ellen Ward
1861–1932
Sophrona C Ward
1864–
Andrew John Ward
1875–1918
Laura Ward
1881–

Sources (1)

  • Laura Ward in household of William Ward, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 5

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.

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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