James William Ward
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parents: John Ward and Jane Crosby

 

Birth:  27 Oct 1869 North Frodingham, Yorkshire, England
Death:  19 May 1963  Rolla, Rolette, ND
Burial:  Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Rolette, ND

Marriage #1

Emma Lois Williams

25 Jun 1897 Rolla, Rolette Co, ND (Rev David Hunt)

Children

James Winfield Ward 23 Jul 1898
William Lyle Ward 02 Oct 1906


Sources
1900 Federal census Mt Pleasant, Rolette, North Dakota - age 37
1910 Federal census Mt Pleasant, Rolette, North Dakota - age 40
1920 Federal census   Mt Pleasant, Rolette, North Dakota - age 50
1930 Federal census Mt Pleasant, Rolette, North Dakota - age 61
Personal knowledge Memories of Ruth Evelyn (Holum) Ward
Family records Records and photos belonging to Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman
Family records Records and photos belonging to Barbara (Ward) Biberdorf 

(click here to view census information)


Miscellaneous Information

1) Parents of James William Ward: John Ward - born 16 Apr 1839 Flixton, Yorkshire, England; died 09 Sep 1901 Rolla, Rolette, ND; cause of death: heart failure; buried Rolla Cemetery, Rolette, ND - tombstone photo Jane Crosby - born 23 Jan 1844 Setherington, Yorkshire, England; died 22 Mar 1888 Mt Pleasant Twp, Rolette, ND; buried Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Rolette, ND - tombstone photo.  John and Jane were married 29 May 1862 in Birdsall, Yorkshire, England.  On 10 Dec 1890 Devil's Lake, Ramsey, ND, John married (2) Margaret Knox (died c. 1924 Elsberry, Lincoln, MO).

2) Wife of James William Ward: Emma Lois Williams - born 21 Jul 1874 Covington, Kenton, KY; died 18 Dec 1958 Rolla, Rolette, ND; obituary; cause of death: pneumonia; buried Rolla Cemetery, Rolla, Rolette, ND - see tombstone photo on continuation page of photos below; daughter of William Williams (born 1836 Armah, Ireland; died 1912 Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Canada) and Jane Freckleton (born 1841 Ontario, Canada; died 1916 Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Canada).

3) I have James Ward's obituaries and funeral card.

4) I have a transcription of an extensive interview I did with my grandma - Ruth Evelyn (Holum) Ward - in October 2005.  She was nearly 97 years old at the time. She mentions James William Ward and Emma Lois (Williams) Ward in this interview.

5) My sister and I affectionately referred to our great-grandfather, James William Ward, as "Pipe Grandpa" because of the fact that he was rarely seen without a pipe in his mouth. 

6) I am lucky to have numerous items that belonged to James William Ward and Emma Lois (Williams) Ward.  

 

Photos and/or signatures

all photos from the collection of Valerie (Biberdorf) Boman - except as noted

James William Ward

unknown date

James William Ward, "Mrs McRainer", 
Emma Lois (Williams) Ward, unknown (possibly Willie Williams)

unknown date

 

Emma Ward and her sister 
Mary Richards

unknown date

 

Emma Ward and her brother 
Willie Williams

unknown date

 

sisters Ella (Williams) Balfour and Emma (Williams) Ward

1928 
Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Canada

Balfour and Ward families
back: ____, ____, John Balfour, James Ward 
front: Lyle Ward, Art Balfour, Emma (Williams) Ward, Willie Williams, Ella (Williams) Balfour

1928 
Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Canada

Emma (Williams) Ward, John Balfour, 
Willie Williams, 
James William Ward, Ella (Williams) Balfour

1928 
Halbrite, Saskatchewan, Canada

 

James Ward photos - page 2

 

 

 

 

 

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Valerie Ann (Biberdorf) Boman - 2004-2010