William Charles Ward Sr.

6 December 1869–11 October 1939 (Age 69)
Columbus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of William Charles

When William Charles Ward Sr. was born on 6 December 1869, in Columbus, North Carolina, United States, his father, Benjamin H. Ward, was 28 and his mother, Rachael R. Watkins, was 23. He married Della Florence Whitehead on 31 May 1903, in Columbus, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Saint Johns, Berkeley, South Carolina, United States in 1880 and Stewartsville Township, Scotland, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 11 October 1939, in Lees Township, Columbus, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 69.

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William Charles Ward Sr.
Ida Mizzell Lowe
Annie Ithene Ward
William Campsy Ward Jr
James W. Fred Ward

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Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin H. Ward


    Rachael R. Watkins




World Events (8)

1871 · KKK Supression

Age 2

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1877 · Last Troops Leave

Age 8

In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • William C Ward Sr., "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Ward, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William C Ward, "United States Census, 1910"

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