Patrick James Ward

17 July 1865–June 1953 (Age 87)
Templecrone, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life of Patrick James

When Patrick James Ward was born on 17 July 1865, in Templecrone, County Donegal, Ireland, his father, Patrick Ward, was 53 and his mother, Margaret Boyle, was 39. He had at least 1 son with Sarah Bernard. He died in June 1953, in Inishkeel, County Donegal, Ireland, at the age of 87.

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Patrick James Ward
Sarah Bernard
Bryan Ward

Spouse and Children



    Bryan Ward


Parents and Siblings

    Patrick Ward


    Margaret Boyle




    John Ward


    Anthony Patrick Ward


    Bridget Ward


    Mary Ward


    Margaret Ward


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World Events (4)


Age 54

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Age 55

In the Government of Ireland Act 1920, Ireland was partitioned, with the unionist-dominated north east becoming Northern Ireland.

Age 72

New elections. The voters return de Valera and also approve a new constitution which abolishes the Irish Free State and proclaims Eire (Gaelic for Ireland) as a sovereign, independent, democratic state.

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)

  • Patrick James Ward, "Ireland Civil Registration, 1845-1913"
  • Patrick James Ward, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"

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