William Alfred Ward

10 May 1872–1951 (Age 78)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Alfred

When William Alfred Ward was born on 10 May 1872, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ward, was 60 and his mother, Louisa Elizabeth Durston, was 28. He married Clara Mary Serjeant on 17 February 1891, in London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1951, in his hometown, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

William Alfred Ward
Clara Mary Serjeant
Marriage: 17 February 1891
Alfred William Ward
Albert Charles Ward
Royal George Ward
Florence Clara Ward

Spouse and Children

17 February 1891
London, England, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    William Ward


    Louisa Elizabeth Durston




World Events (8)

1877 · Trial of Detectives

Age 5

The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 

Age 12

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1894 · Tower Bridge Completed

Age 22

Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is built across the Thames and is a suspension bridge. It has gothic towers on either side of it and is sometimes confused with the London Bridge. It is also the oldest bridge in London.

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 (2)

  • Alfred William Ward, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Alfred William Ward, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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