|Birth: ||Sep. 17, 1858|
|Death: ||Dec. 28, 1947|
History of Marion County, Ohio, 1883, "WASHINGTON PIKE WARD, (Prospect Township) farmer, Prospect, was born in Delaware County, Ohio, September 17, 1858, and is a son of William Ward, a native of Shropshire, England, and who died in Delaware County, Ohio, in 1861. His mother was Sarah A. (Howison) Ward, born in Prince William County, Va., February 6, 1814. The Howisons were from Scotland, and trace their ancestry to John Howison, a burgess of the city of Edinburgh in 1450, and were of kin to Sir William Wallace. The American branch of the Howison family, of whom our subject is a descendant, settled in Prince William County, Va., from whom numerous branches are scattered throughout the United States. The first husband of Mr. Ward's mother was Benjamin F. Thomas, to whom she was married in June 1836, at Washington City. D. C. Mr. Thomas was also a native of Prince William County, Va. At Mr. Thomas' death she was left with eight children, with whom she came to Delaware County, Ohio, in 1856. The names of the children were Mary, Virginia, Catharine Juliette, John H. (the present Clerk of Marion County), Charles E. and Benjamin F. After their arrival in Delaware County, in 1857, Mrs. Thomas was married to William Ward, who, as before stated, died in 1861. Mrs. Ward is still living, and resides with her son, Washington P. Ward, a mile and a half east of Prospect Village. The latter was married, December 12, 1882, to Miss May Armentrout. a daughter of Abel Armontrout, of Cardington, Morrow Co., Ohio."
Marion Daily Star, vol LXXI, no 24, Mon 29 Dec 1947, p7c2:
"Washington P. Ward
Washington Pike Ward, 89, died in his home in Waldo at 8:05 a. m. Sunday. He has been ill two years and bedfast four months.
Born Sept. 17, 1858, in Radnor township, Delaware county, he was a son William and Sarah Howison Ward, the father a native of England and the mother of Virginia. Dec. 12, 1882, he married Alice May Armontrout in Delaware county. They celebrated their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary this year. A retired farmer, Mr. Ward has lived in Marion county 65 years, coming here from Delaware county. He was a member of Waldo Methodist church.
Surviving are his widow, and children. Mrs. Lettie J. Bland at home, John H. Ward of Waldo, and Mrs. Harry Denman of east of Waldo, 11 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. He was last of a family of five children.
Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 2 p. m. in the Schaffner-Denzer funeral home on East Center street by Rev. H. N. Doerres, pastor of St. Joseph;s Evangelical and Reformed church of Waldo. Burial will be in Waldo cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home."
William Ward (1797 - 1862)
Sarah A Howison Ward (1814 - 1884)
Alice May Armentrout Ward (1862 - 1951)
William Z Ward (1824 - 1887)**
John Holden Ward (1825 - 1851)**
Ann H Ward (1826 - 1838)**
Catherine Ward Dennison (1829 - 1903)**
Sarah Jane Ward Morris (1833 - 1915)**
Charles G Ward (1836 - 1837)**
Charles E Ward (1841 - 1851)**
Juliett Francis Thomas Landon (1844 - 1925)**
Benjamin Franklin Thomas (1853 - 1925)**
Washington Pike Ward (1858 - 1947)
Created by: Dave Davisson
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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