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Joseph Ward

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of James Ward and Jane Ward
Husband of Thirza Jane Ward
Father of Laura Jane Bellringer; Alice Thirza Bellringer; Ernest Philip Ward; Emmalena Ward; Charles Cameron Ward and 7 others
Brother of Ellen Ward; Emily Ward; Jane Ward; Anne Ward; John Ward and 1 other

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About Joseph Ward

MR. JOE WARD, J.P., was elected to the New Plymouth Borough Council as member for West Ward in 1892, and was chairman of the Library and Fire Prevention Committees. Mr. Ward was born in Dorset, England, in 1824, and arrived in New Plymouth with his parents by the ship “Timandra,” in February, 1842. In 1851, he established the well known cooperage now carried on by his son. On the breaking out of the native war, Mr. Ward joined the Forest Rangers, and took a very active part in the campaign, was present at the engagement at Waireka at Mahoetahi, and received the New Zealand medal in recognition of his services. At the close of the trouble, Mr. Ward again started his cooperage, with machinery mostly of his own construction, and he yearly manufactured about 15,000 butter kegs; but owing to ill-health he found it necessary to retire from active business, leaving his son in charge of the factory. Mr. Ward has been an Oddfellow for nearly fifty years, is one of the oldest members of the Order, has held various offices, and is Past Provincial Deputy Grand Master. He is also a Freemason. He was one of the members of the New Plymouth Harbour Board appointed by the Government, and received his commission as a Justice of the Peace in 1892. Mr. Ward could relate many interesting stories of the early days, and exciting experiences during the native disturbances. He married a daughter of the late Mr. P. Moon, a well known settler, and has four sons and six daughters. Three of his sons are in business in New Plymouth, and four of his daughters are married.

Source: THE CYCLOPEDIA OF NEW ZEALAND [TARANAKI, HAWKE'S BAY & WELLINGTON PROVINCIAL DISTRICTS] http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz//tm/scholarly/tei-Cyc06Cycl-t1-body1-d1-d7-d5.html

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Joseph Ward's Timeline

1834
August 12, 1834
England
1857
1857
Age 22
1859
1859
Age 24
1862
1862
Age 27
1863
March 20, 1863
Age 28
1866
August 31, 1866
Age 32
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
1868
August 6, 1868
Age 33
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
1869
1869
Age 34
1871
October 29, 1871
Age 37
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand
1873
April 17, 1873
Age 38
New Plymouth, New Plymouth District, Taranaki, New Zealand