J. Watt Ward
J. WATT WARD DIES SUDDENLY AT FARM HOME
WELL KNOWN FARMER, FORMER REAL
ESTATE DEALER WAS 84 YEARS OLD
J. Watt Ward well known Shiloh township farmer died
early today at his home west of Mt. Vernon.
He had been in his usual good health and death
came suddenly after an illness which began around
midnight. He died before a doctor could reach the
bedside and Coroner Ben Roeder has scheduled an inquiry
to be held this afternoon. Mr. Ward, had made a trip into Mt
Vernon only last Monday.
Funeral arrangements have not been made. He was a former
real estate dealer and was prominent as a livestock breeder
and Fair judge for many years.
He is survived by wife, Ina Tyler, one son Burrel of Mt Vernon,and
four daughters, Mrs. Sam Bynum of Paducah Ky; Mrs. Martha Whittenborn
of Centralia; Mrs. Ruby Murray of St Louis;and Mrs. Nannie Hayes of
Mt Vernon. Also surviving are two brothers Joe and Lou of Mt Vernon,
three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
Source: Mount Vernon Register News
Date: Nov. 18, 1942
Submitted by Janice Staples