David McGlothlin Ward

David McGlothlin Ward was born September 25, 1855, in Johnson County, Kentucky to Mary McGlothlin and George Washington Ward1.  David and his younger brother James are found living with their grandparents in Johnson County, Kentucky on the 1860 census2.  In 1870 David and James are living with their father, George W., their grandmother, Lucinda, and probably a cousin, Lucinda Gillum in Toms Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky3.  In 1880 David is found single, working as a laborer, living as a boarder in Louisa, Kentucky4.

David married Amanda Cox on January 12, 1885 in Kanawha, West Virginia5.  

  1. Davey Ward Jr was born July 6, 1887 in Louisa, Lawrence County, Kentucky and died September 30, 1891 in Louisa6.
  2. Elizabeth Emeline “Lizzie” Ward was born October 27, 1889 in Louisa, Kentucky7.
  3. Vessie P Ward was born in June 1893 in Kentucky8. Vessie is mentioned as one of two married daughters in David McGlothlin Ward’s obituary9.
  4. George Atkinson Ward was born November 13, 1894 in Louisa, Kentucky10 and died August 28, 1902 in Louisa, Kentucky11.

By the 1900 census, David is a widower running a restaurant, living with his 3 youngest children living in Louisa, Kentucky12.  On June 18, 1900 David married Clara Diamond in Lawrence County, Kentucky13. Clara was born May 9, 1876 to Sarah Wellman and Josuah Diamond in Wayne County, West Virginia14.

David McGlothlin Ward Obituary

David McGlothlin Ward Obituary

David purchased the Arlington Hotel in July 190715, but after his health began to deteriorate due to diabetes16 in late 190817, he sold the hotel for $2,40018.  David passed away on November 14, 1909 at home in Louisa, Kentucky and is buried at Pine Hill Cemetery19.

November 26, 1909 it is reported that Clara Ward had prepared to continue the Ward restaurant20.  On December 25th of that same year, Clara married Robert (Wayne Ferguson) McCoy21.  Clara Ward McCoy is listed as the wife of Wayne Ferguson McCoy on his death certificate22.  

The 1940 census shows Clara still living in Louisa, Kentucky, now with her third husband, James Thomas Akers23.  Clara died in Louisa, Kentucky September 27, 1944 and was buried two days later in Pine Hill Cemetery24.

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  2. Ancestry.com. 1860 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. Year: 1860; Census Place: , Johnson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_378; Page: 0; Image: 203. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1860usfedcenancestry&h=39670682&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/27/29)
  3. Ancestry.com. 1870 United States Federal Census (database on-line). Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2003. Original data: 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls. Year: 1870; Census Place: Toms Creek, Johnson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_477; Page: 198; Image: 397. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1870usfedcen&h=18658220&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt> (accessed 4/27/2009)
  4. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.  All use is subject to the limite), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky; Roll: 427; Family History Film: 1254427; Page: 421B; Enumeration District: 054; Image: 0651. (accessed 12/22/2016)
  5.  Ancestry.com, West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for David M Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2538&h=122919&indiv=try> (accessed 7/6/2018)
  6.  Ancestry.com, U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Record for David Jr Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=60525&h=109015583&indiv=try> (accessed 7/6/2018)
  7.  Ancestry.com, California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000), Ancestry.com, Date: 1949-04-11. Record for Elizabeth Emeline Carrick. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5180&h=1143483&indiv=try> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  8.  Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky; Roll: 537; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0066; FHL microfilm: 1240537. (accessed 12/22/2016)
  9.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 19 Nov 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 19 Nov 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, David McGlothlin Ward Obituary 19 Nov 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21638835/david_mcglothlin_ward_obituary/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  10. Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 16 Nov 1894, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 16 Nov 1894, Fri), www.newspapers.com, Born, to the wife of DM Ward, Tuesday, a fine young Democrat 16 Nov 1894, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21642109/born_to_the_wife_of_dm_ward_tuesday/?xid=637>. (accessed 7/7/2018)
  11.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 12 Sep 1902, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 12 Sep 1902, Fri), www.newspapers.com, Obituary George Atkinson Ward – son of David Ward, grandson of Mary McGlothlin 12 Sep 1902, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21633992/obituary_george_atkinson_ward_son_of/?xid=637> (accessed 7/6/2018)
  12.  Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623,), Ancestry.com, http://www.Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky; Roll: 537; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 0066; FHL microfilm: 1240537. (accessed 12/22/2016)
  13.  Ancestry.com, Kentucky, County Marriage Records, 1783-1965 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, Record for David M. Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61372&h=1724377&indiv=try> (accessed 7/6/2018)
  14.  Ancestry.com, West Virginia, Births Index, 1804-1938 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for Clara Diamond. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2537&h=540287&indiv=try> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  15.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 26 Jul 1907, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 26 Jul 1907, Fri), www.newspapers.com, JP Gartin has sold the Arlington Hotel to DM Ward and wife. 26 Jul 1907, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21642157/jp_gartin_has_sold_the_arlington_hotel/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  16.  John Sparks, to Paula Hawk, e-mail, David McGlothlin Ward and Children, received July 7, 2018, Ancestry.com Messages.
  17.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 15 Jan 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 15 Jan 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, DM Ward’s Sight Restored 15 Jan 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21642049/dm_wards_sight_restored/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  18.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 12 Mar 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 12 Mar 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, DM Ward has sold the Arlington Hotel 12 Mar 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21642522/dm_ward_has_sold_the_arlington_hotel/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  19.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 19 Nov 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 19 Nov 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, David McGlothlin Ward Obituary 19 Nov 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21638835/david_mcglothlin_ward_obituary/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  20.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 26 Nov 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 26 Nov 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, Mrs Clara Ward to continue business 26 Nov 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21634509/mrs_clara_ward_to_continue_business/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  21.  Newspapers.com – The Big Sandy News – 31 Dec 1909, Fri (Louisa, Kentucky, The Big Sandy News, 31 Dec 1909, Fri), www.newspapers.com, Mrs Clara Ward married Robert McCoy 31 Dec 1909, Fri. <https://www.newspapers.com/clip/21634490/mrs_clara_ward_married_robert_mccoy/?xid=637> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  22.  Ancestry.com, Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), Ancestry.com, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; Frankfort, Kentucky. Record for Wayne Ferguson Mccoy. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1222&h=708858&indiv=try> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  23.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Louisa, Lawrence, Kentucky; Roll: m-t0627-01328; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 64-19. Record for Clara Akers. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=49912961&indiv=try> (accessed 7/7/2018)
  24.  Ancestry.com, Kentucky, Death Records, 1852-1965 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007), Ancestry.com, Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives; Frankfort, Kentucky. Record for Clara Maude Akers. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1222&h=1316532&indiv=try> (accessed 7/7/2018)