George Plant Ward

1828–1900 (Age 72)
Newborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George Plant

When George Plant Ward was born on 1 January 1828, in Newborough, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ward Jr, was 37 and his mother, Ann Woods, was 35. He married Sarah Ann Plant on 28 March 1849, in Paston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Stilton, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Walton, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 17 August 1900, in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rexburg, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Plant Ward
Sarah Ann Plant
Marriage: 28 March 1849
Elizabeth Ann Ward
Sarah Anne Ward
Mary Ellen Ward
George Plant Ward
Sarah Ann Plant Ward

Spouse & Children

28 March 1849
Paston, Northamptonshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842

Age 14

The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 22

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.

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.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Story Highlight

Hard Trials

Martha Ann Ward had knowing trying times. She and her young daughter walked into the Salt Lake Valley without shoes, so impoverished were they after giving all but their last 50 cents in order to emig …

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Sources (3)

  • George Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • George Ward in household of John Ward, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Geo. P. Ward, "United States Census, 1900"

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