Minnie Lee Ward

14 September 1893–2 March 1986 (Age 92)
Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Minnie Lee

When Minnie Lee Ward was born on 14 September 1893, in Batesville, Independence, Arkansas, United States, her father, Robert Lee Ward, was 23 and her mother, Mary Mageline Fort, was 17. She married Abijah Abraham Allen on 9 September 1913, in Beckham, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Poarch Township, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 1, Hemphill, Texas, United States in 1920. She died on 2 March 1986, in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Elk City, Beckham, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Abraham Allen
Minnie Lee Ward
Marriage: 9 September 1913
Nettie Marie ALLEN
Wallace Cornelius Allen

Spouse and Children

9 September 1913
Beckham, Oklahoma, United States


    Nettie Marie ALLEN


    Wallace Cornelius Allen


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Mageline Fort





    Albert WARD


    Lilly M Ward



    Herman Columbus Ward


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 1

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 25

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Minnie Allen in household of A A Allen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Ward in household of Robert L Ward, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Minnie L Ward in household of Robert L Ward, "United States Census, 1910"

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