Susanna Ward

Brief Life History of Susanna

When Susanna Ward was born on 7 February 1818, in Keyham, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Ward Jr, was 23 and her mother, Susanna Webster, was 25. She married Orvel Morgan Allen on 20 January 1848, in Bingham Township, Hancock, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Fairview, Sanpete, Utah, United States in 1860 and Utah, United States in 1870. She died on 20 January 1908, in Sugar House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Lindsey Anderson Brady
Susanna Ward
Marriage: 14 February 1852
Sarah Jane Brady
Josephine Fanny Brady
John David Ward Brady
Thomas Lindsay Ward Brady
Maryette Nancy Brady

Sources (34)

  • Susan Ward in household of Willm Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Susan Ward, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Utah, U.S., Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.


Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

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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Notes on Second Wife Susannah Ward

Susannah was born in Keyham, Leicestershire, England, 7 Feb 1818. She came with her parents William Ward and Susanna Webster and siblings to join the saints. She married Orvel Morgan Allen 20 Januar …

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