Valma Jay Ward

Male15 August 1896–17 February 1918

Brief Life History of Valma Jay

When Valma Jay Ward was born on 15 August 1896, in Meadow Grove, Madison, Nebraska, United States, his father, Edmund Alonzo Ward, was 35 and his mother, Sylvia Lorain Sherman, was 29. He lived in Battle Creek, Madison, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Mills, Keya Paha, Nebraska, United States in 1910. He died on 17 February 1918, in Pierce, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 21.

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Edmund Alonzo Ward
Sylvia Lorain Sherman
Cush Miller Ward
Avis Dolly Ward
Valma Jay Ward
Valma Jay Ward
Curtis Harold Ward
Paul Washington Ward
Pauline Washington Ward
Garnette Lee Ward

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  • Valma Ward in household of Edmond Ward, "United States Census, 1900"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 7

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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