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
Catherine Hess Laning
Marriage: 1912
Frank Louis Ward
Willam Henry Ward Jr
Harvey Allen Ward
Joseph Ward
Kenneth Hess Ward Sr.
Katherine Ward

Spouse and Children



    Frank Louis Ward




    Joseph Ward


    Kenneth Hess Ward Sr.


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Parents and Siblings

    Frank Ward





+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.

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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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