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Information for Walter Grant Ward
5 November, 1868
11 March, 1942
From The Caldwell News-Tribune
Thursday, 12 March, 1942
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Well Known Business
Man Succumbs After
Long Illness

     W. Grant Ward, 73, a member of the pioneer livestock firm of Ward and Harrington, a former mayor and city councilman, died at the family home, Cleveland boulevard and Aven street Wednesday evening after an illness of several months.  Fred Harrington, partner in the firm since 1908, died of a heart attack, February, 16 while on a buying trip to Portland.
     Born in Chula, Mo., November 5, 1868, Mr. Ward moved to Boulder, Colo., in 1891 and was married there in September 7, 1904, to Clara May Fowler.  In August 1906, Mr. and Mrs. Ward moved to Caldwell where they have continued to reside.
     In October, 1916, Mr. Ward was appointed councilman from the third ward to fill out the unexpired term of Fred Harrington, who resigned to devote his time to business and his newly acquired country home.  Mr. Ward continued as a member of the city council until May 1919, when he succeeded the late Fred L. Lilly as mayor and served in that capacity until 1921.
     Mr. Ward was a charter member of the Boulder Elks lodge and was a a member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine.
     Survivors besides his wife, Clara May Ward, include five sisters, Mrs. Eva Ward Terrin and Miss Aldine Ward, both of Polson, Mont.; Mrs. Lena Ward Stone of Loredo, Mo.; one brother, J. O. Ward of Chillicothe, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.
     Funeral services will be held at the Peckham chapel, Saturday 2:30 p. m.  The Rev. Robert C. Shupe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church assisted by Caldwell Lodge A.F. & A.M. will be in charge at the chapel.  Graveside services in Canyon Hill cemetery will probably be conducted by Caldwell Elks lodge.


Also this article from The Caldwell News-Tribune
Saturday, 14 March, 1942


Friends Pay Last
Tribute To
W. Grant Ward

     Friends assembled at the flower decked Peckham chapel this afternoon to pay last respects to W. Grant Ward, a Caldwell pioneer resident who died at his home Wednesday night.  Mr. Ward was born at Chula, Mo., November 5, 1868.  He came to Caldwell in August 1906.
     Services at the chapel were conducted by the Rev. Robert C. Shupe, pastor of the First Presbyterian church.  He was assisted by Caldwell Lodge A. F. & A. M.  Graveside services in Canyon Hill cemetery were in charge of Caldwell Elks lodge.
     Pall bearers were J. G. Conley, Claude Miller, Walter Griffiths, John Cupples, John Smeed, Floyd Southward and John Fagerstedt of Weiser.


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