Mary Augusta Ward

1854–Female
New York, United States

The Life of Mary Augusta

When Mary Augusta Ward was born in 1854, in New York, United States, her father, William Henry Ward, was 34 and her mother, Eliza Palmer Lee, was 26. She lived in New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Ward
1820–1904
Eliza Palmer Lee
1828–1903
Amelia Pray Ward
1852–
Mary Augusta Ward
1854–
William Lee Ward
1855–
Henry Ward
1857–1858
Alleine Ward
1859–1917
Andrew Ward
1861–1870
Lucy Tracy Ward
1863–1936
Eliza Palmer Ward
1870–1934

Parents and Siblings

    William Henry Ward

    Male1820–1904Male

    Eliza Palmer Lee

    Female1828–1903Female

siblings

(8)

    Amelia Pray Ward

    Female1852–Female

    Female1854–Female

    William Lee Ward

    Male1855–Male

    Henry Ward

    Male1857–1858Male

    Alleine Ward

    Female1859–1917Female

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World Events (8)

1863

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1886

Age 32

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Mary A Ward in household of Wm H Ward, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A Ward in household of William H Ward, "United States Census, 1870"

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