James Ward

James Ward is the second child of Mary McGlothlin and George Washington Ward born March 10, 1959 in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri1.  After the death of their mother, Mary, James and older brother, David, traveled with their father back to Johnson County, Kentucky.  On the 1860 Census, the boys were living with their grandparents in Paintsville, Johnson County, Kentucky2.  In 1870 their father, George Washington Ward, has joined boys living with their grandmother in Toms Creek, Johnson County, Kentucky3.  James was working as a farmhand in Sidney, Fremont County, Iowa in 18804.  

On December 22, 1888 James married Margaret (Davis) Hardisty in Butler County, Pennsylvania5.  Margaret was born March 12, 1859 in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania to Sara Van Horne and John Davis6.  James, Maggie, and adopted son, George (possibly from Maggie’s first marriage), were living in Big Beaver, Beaver County, Pennsylvania in 19007.  In 1910 the family, with new addition of daughter, Irene, is living in Grove City, Mercer County, Pennsylvania8.  The 1920 Census finds James and Maggie without children still living in Grove City, Pennsylvania9.  

Children

  1. George Ward was born September 8, 1882 in Wampum, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania and he died April 20, 1952 in Sharon, Mercer County, Pennsylvania10.  
  2. Irene Ward was born about 1902 in Pennsylvania11.  Irene is only found in the 1910 Census.
James Ward Allegheny County Workhouse 1925

James Ward Allegheny County Workhouse 1925

James and Margaret are still living in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 192412. On May 4, 1925 James Ward of Mercer (County) is found listed in the Allegheny County Workhouse convicted of unlawful possession & selling of liquor13. Margaret and James are living in Grove City, Pennsylvania in 1928 and James is working as a laborer for The Bessemer Gas Engine Company14.  Margaret passed away due to dropsy on May 29, 1928 and was buried on May 31, 1928 in Harmony Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania15.  

James Ward Death Certificate

James Ward Death Certificate

In 1930 James was a live-in servant in Grove City, Pennsylvania16.  By 1935 James was living at the Mercer County Home and Hospital in Coolspring Township, Pennsylvania17.  James was still residing at the Home and Hospital when he passed away on February 9, 1941 from coronary thrombosis18.  James was buried on February 11 in Harmony, Butler County, Pennsylvania19.

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  1.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 019251-022250. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=3076984&indiv=try> (accessed 7/9/2018)
  2.  Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Year: 1860; Census Place: Johnson, Kentucky; Roll: M653_378; Page: 202; Family History Library Film: 803378. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7667&h=39670683&indiv=try> (accessed 4/27/2009)
  3.  Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009), Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Toms Creek, Johnson, Kentucky; Roll: M593_477; Page: 198B; Family History Library Film: 545976. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7163&h=18658221&indiv=try> (accessed 4/27/2009)
  4.  Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Sidney, Fremont, Iowa; Roll: 341; Page: 153A; Enumeration District: 069. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6742&h=32123238&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  5.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852-1968 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, Record for James D. Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61381&h=3240161&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  6.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 050501-053500. Record for Maggie Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=3633619&indiv=try> (accessed 7/10/2018)
  7.  Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004), Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Big Beaver, Lawrence, Pennsylvania; Page: 8; Enumeration District: 0093; FHL microfilm: 1241426. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7602&h=52502902&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  8.  Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Grove City Ward 1, Mercer, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1374; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1375387. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=25013850&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  9.  Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010), Ancestry.com, Year: 1920; Census Place: Grove City Ward 1, Mercer, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1602; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 51. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6061&h=42579503&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  10.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 035251-037800. Record for George Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=7052825&indiv=try> (accessed 7/10/2018)
  11.  Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006), Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Grove City Ward 1, Mercer, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1374; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0152; FHL microfilm: 1375387. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=7884&h=25013850&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  12. Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=182227740&indiv=try> (accessed 7/10/2018)
  13.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Prison, Reformatory, and Workhouse Records, 1829-1971 (Lehi, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Discharge and Descriptive Dockets; Series: 197m.10. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=61173&h=461293&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  14.  Ancestry.com, U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Ancestry.com, Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2469&h=182217070&indiv=try> (accessed 7/10/2018)
  15.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 050501-053500. Record for Maggie Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=3633619&indiv=try> (accessed 7/10/2018)
  16.  Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002), Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Grove City, Mercer, Pennsylvania; Page: 10B; Enumeration District: 0029; FHL microfilm: 2341810. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=6224&h=53355577&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  17.  Ancestry.com, 1940 United States Federal Census (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012), Ancestry.com, Year: 1940; Census Place: Coolspring, Mercer, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03570; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 43-3. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=2442&h=23409567&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  18.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 019251-022250. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=3076984&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)
  19.  Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1966 (Provo, UT, USA, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2014), Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission; Pennsylvania, USA; Pennsylvania (State). Death certificates, 1906–1966; Certificate Number Range: 019251-022250. Record for James Ward. <http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=5164&h=3076984&indiv=try> (accessed 7/8/2018)