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 Henry Augustus Ward

Henry Augustus Ward

Birth
Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Death 4 Jul 1906 (aged 72)
Buffalo, Erie County, New York, USA
Burial Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 76
Memorial ID 7663299 · View Source
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Scientist. Born in Rochester, New York, he studied at the Middlebury Academy, and continued on to the Paris School of Mines. He collected countless geological specimens from Europe and Africa, specializing in an impressive collection of meteorites. He returned to Rochester in 1860, teaching at the University of Rochester, where he founded Ward's Natural Science Establishment, the internationally known supplier of scientific educational materials. His memorial was designed by renowned architect and spiritualist Claude Bragdon and is topped by a huge jasper-flecked boulder which Ward discovered in Georgian Bay, Canada. He was struck and killed by an automobile while walking across a street. His death was one of the first deaths by automobile. The driver drove away, but the accident was observed by a police officer, and he was later charged with manslaughter.

Bio by: Mount Hope NY


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  • Added: 7 Jul 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7663299
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Augustus Ward (9 Mar 1834–4 Jul 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7663299, citing Mount Hope Cemetery, Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .