George Ward

Male9 November 1823–21 April 1894

Brief Life History of George

When George Ward was born on 9 November 1823, in Catonsville, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, his father, William Ward, was 24 and his mother, Henrieta Wardell, was 22. He married Phoebe Ann Pine on 27 January 1847, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Dryden Township, Lapeer, Michigan, United States in 1860 and Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 21 April 1894, in Brant, Brant Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brant Township Cemetery, Brant, Brant Township, Saginaw, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Ward
Phoebe Ann Pine
Marriage: 27 January 1847
William Ward
child Ward
John Ward
Eliza Ann Ward
Sarah Jane Ward
George A Ward Jr
Seddie Ward

Sources (21)

  • Geo Ward, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Ward, "Ontario, District Marriage Registers, 1801-1858"
  • George Ward, "Michigan, Civil War Centennial Observance Commission, Committee on Civil War Grave Registration, Burial Records"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 January 1847Ontario, Canada
  • Children (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 2

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 14

    Michigan is the 26th state.


    Age 23

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    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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