I happened across more information on the children of Mary McGlothlin and George Washington Ward. I met a fellow researcher on Ancestry.com that had far more information than what I had previously found who was kind enough to answer my questions about how he knew the information he had posted. I was quite excited to hear that he was descended through a half-sibling of David and James Ward when George Washington Ward remarried after Mary’s death.
David McGlothlin Ward worked hard to become successful in spite of the many hardships he faced, starting with the death of his mother when he was only 4. His first child, Davey died at the age of 4 in 1891. His wife died between 1894 and 1900. His youngest child, George Atkinson Ward died at the age of 7 in 1902. David operated a restaurant and even bought a hotel1.
David’s brother James seemed to be quite eager to leave Kentucky as he is found in Iowa in 1880 working as a farmhand and by 1888 is getting married in Pennsylvania. Prohibition must’ve been hard for James, because in 1925 he was sentenced to one year to the Allegheny County Workhouse for possession and selling of liquor.
- 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) ↩