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The Ward Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Ward. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No books in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal in part with the Ward family.

There are 11 different first-name entries for Ward in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are several references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' WARD neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Edward J., 31, dentist--Crider's Exchange
	Bella M.
Mike, 26, laborer--16 E. Logan
Philo, 72, patternmaker--131 N. Penn
	Hannah

In FERGUSON Township:

George W., 27, laborer--Pine Grove Mills
	Mary B.
Joseph, 64, carpenter--Pine Grove Mills
	Mary
	Clara E.
	Lucetta
	Mary
Mary W.--Pine Grove Mills
Warren S., 31, clerk--Penna. Furnace
	Ida A.
	Simon 63
	Anna M.
	Annie F.
William B., 41, carpenter--Pine Grove Mills
	Amanda L.
	James C. 15
	Henry B. 13
	Simon E. 10
	Anna L.
	Rhetta M.
	Florence E.

In HALFMOON Township:

John, 58, blacksmith--Stormstown
	Sarah J.
	Bella G.
	George G. 14
	Amos S. 11

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Elizabeth--6th St.
William A., 51, carpenter--Pine St.
	Harriet N.
	Mary E.
	Martha E.
	Harriet B.
	Savannah R.

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Hugh, 49, laborer--Moshannon
	Mary
	Catharine
	Ellen
	Edward 13
	Sarah
	Thomas 8
	Lida
	Mary
	Bridget
	John W. 51
Parker, 33, farmer--Moshannon
	Annie
	Patrick 68

In SPRING Township:

George W., 34, laborer--Bellefonte
	Polly A.
	Bertie V.
	Robert B. 10
	Lillie B.
	Arabella M.
	Emeline
	William G. 2