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William Ward

Birthdate: (33)
Birthplace: Melton, Suffolk, England
Death: September 16, 1876 (33)
Willard, Box Elder, UT, United States (Pneumonia)
Place of Burial: Willard, Box Elder, UT, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of George Welton Ward and Ann Trulock
Husband of Rachel Ann Ward
Father of George Alfred Ward; William Edwin Ward; Emma Ann Ward; Richard Welton Ward; Orville Henry Ward and 4 others
Brother of George Ward; Richard Trulock Ward; Alfred Ward; Moroni Ward; John Joseph Ward and 2 others
Half brother of Mary Ann Ward; David Henry Ward; Sarah Ellen Ward; Joseph Welton Ward; James Albert Ward and 2 others

Managed by: Scott David Hibbard
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About William Ward

William Ward

William Ward was 12 when his parents moved to Willard, Utah. He attended school during the winter months and aided his father in farming and stock raising. He was the oldest of eight children. He learned to shoulder responsibility early in life. His father was a good manager and always kept his boys busy. When William was just 18 his mother, Ann Trulock, died in 1860. He married Bishop Alfred Cordon’s daughter, Rachel Ann Cordon (1844-1911), July 24, 1861. They were married by Bishop Cordon. William and Rachel had nine children. Their oldest, George Alfred Ward, (1862-1898), is our direct ancestor. William and Rachel raised their family in Willard, Utah except for about 3 years they lived in Bloomington, Idaho. William was called on a mission to Malad, Idaho, March 10, 1876. In his labors with the Indians at Washakie, he not only taught them the Gospel, but plowed the land and sowed some of the first wheat raised there. He was untiring in his labors and worked in all kinds of weather. He caught cold and had pneumonia in the spring of 1876. He was very ill and when he was able to be moved they brought him home to his wife in Willard. He died on September 16, 1876, when he was 34 years old leaving Rachel with eight children and pregnant with their ninth.

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William Ward's Timeline

November 10, 1842
Melton, Suffolk, England
January 1, 1843
Melton , Suffolk, England
April 17, 1862
Age 19
Willard, Utah
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