Carolyn Elizabeth Spittler was born on July 7, 1906 in Lake View, NY. She was the second oldest of her 3 brothers and 1 sister (Kenneth (1904-1987), Naomi (1910-1994), Charles (1909-1999 ) and Donald (1918- ). She attended Lake View Elementary School and then Lackawanna High School. After high school she attended a private business school in Buffalo, NY.
All through her life she was very active in the church and was a teacher and then superintendent of the Lake View Congregational Sunday School. Her first job was working at the Nash Clothing Co. in Buffalo as a secretary and she was also employed at the Wanakah Country Club in this same capacity. In 1933 at age 27, she married R. C. Ward of Boonville, NY whom she had met while working at the Nash Clothing Co. and had 4 children.
Her youngest brother Donald Spittler wrote:
"My sister Carolyn Spittler Ward was ambitious, very resourceful, extremely capable at any task and always so friendly to everyone. I often think of her in light of all of today's opportunities for women. She had all the attributes of a CEO of a major corporation and was greatly admired by her contemporaries. The Ward children can be thankful for the wonderful mother they had and the guidance she imposed on them."
Robert Charles Ward
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