Laban Ashton Ward

13 December 1916–16 August 1999 (Age 82)
Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Laban Ashton

When Laban Ashton Ward was born on 13 December 1916, in Downingtown, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Marcus L. Ward, was 33 and his mother, Lillie E. Alexander, was 29. He married Margaret G. Thompson on 7 August 1948, in Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 16 August 1999, in West Goshen Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Northwood Cemetery, East Caln Township, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Laban Ashton Ward
Margaret G. Thompson
Marriage: 7 August 1948
Robert Ward

Spouse and Children

7 August 1948
Honey Brook, Chester, Pennsylvania, United States


    Robert Ward


Parents and Siblings

    Marcus L. Ward


    Lillie E. Alexander




    Eugene M Ward


    Evelyn M Ward



    Eleanor P Coulter


World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Laban S Ward in household of Marcus L Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Laban A Ward in household of Marcus L Ward, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Laban A Ward in household of Marcus L Ward, "United States Census, 1940"

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