William Henry Neal Ward

14 April 1893–about March 1969 (Age 75)
Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States

The Life of William Henry Neal

When William Henry Neal Ward was born on 14 April 1893, in Seaford, Sussex, Delaware, United States, his father, Frank Ward, was 22 and his mother, Almeda Hill, was 19. He married Catherine Hess Laning in 1912. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Representative District 3, Sussex, Delaware, United States in 1910 and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died about March 1969, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Neal Ward
1893–1969
Catherine Hess Laning
1885–1959
Marriage: 1912
Frank Louis Ward
1913–1982
Willam Henry Ward Jr
1914–1985
Harvey Allen Ward
1916–2005
Joseph Ward
1918–
Kenneth Hess Ward Sr.
1920–1972
Katherine Ward
1922–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1912
children

(6)

    Frank Louis Ward

    Male1913–1982Male

    Male1914–1985Male

    Male1916–2005Male

    Joseph Ward

    Male1918–Male

    Kenneth Hess Ward Sr.

    Male1920–1972Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Frank Ward

    Male1870–1938Male

    Female1874–1958Female

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built

Age 14

Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm H Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Ward in household of Frank Ward, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William Ward in entry for Mr Bill Ward and Bill Ward Jr, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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