John McKenzie Ward

Male23 February 1940–2000

Brief Life History of John McKenzie

John McKenzie Ward was born on 23 February 1940, in Hartlepool, Durham, England, United Kingdom. He died in 2000, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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    World Events (3)


    Age 5

    The UK becomes a permanent member of the UN Security Council.


    Age 8

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1965 · Death Penalty is Abolished for Murder

    Age 25

    The death penalty for murder was abolished in England on November 8, 1965.

    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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