Ira Alfred Ward

14 June 1878–1949 (Age 70)
Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States

The Life of Ira Alfred

Ira Alfred Ward was born on 14 June 1878, in Hastings, Adams, Nebraska, United States. He married Eva Elecie Weekly on 18 December 1904, in Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States. He died in 1949, in Nebraska, United States, at the age of 71.

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Ira Alfred Ward
1878–1949
Eva Elecie Weekly
1882–1966
Marriage: 18 December 1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
18 December 1904
Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States

World Events (3)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1944 · Congress Passes the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Project

Age 66

The Flood Control Act of 1944 was passed and would later be called the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program. It was named after the authors of the program Lewis A. Pick and William Glenn Sloan. It began as two separate plans but they both had the idea for an irrigation system that would help with the flooding of the Missouri River.

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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