Edward Joseph Ward

Edward Joseph Ward
born September 15, 1858, in Dayton, Illinois
died December 26, 1931, in Dayton, Illinois



Edward Ward, 73, who spent all his life in the vicinity of Dayton, died Saturday afternoon at his home in that village after a lingering illness.

Funeral services will take place at 9 o’clock tomorrow morning, at St. Columba’s church in Ottawa. Father Ralph Gates will chant a requiem high mass. Burial will be made in St. Columba’s cemetery. [This is wrong; he is buried in Dayton cemetery.]

Mr. Ward was born near Dayton and for many years was engaged in farming. More than 10 years ago he retired from farming and moved to Dayton. He attended St. Columba’s church in Ottawa.

He is survived by his widow, Alice Ward and three children, William A. Ward of California, Mrs. Mary Briggs of Norfolk, Nebraska, and Mrs. Oakley Esmond, residing west of Ottawa.1


Funeral services for Edward Ward, 73, a life long resident of Dayton, who died Saturday took place at 9 o’clock this morning at St. Columba’s church. Father Ralph Gates chanted a requiem high mass. Burial was made in the Dayton cemetery.

The pall-bearers were: James McGrogan, Rush Green, Albert Charlier, Dan Hallowell, Edward Meagher and William Buckley, Sr.2


Ward, Edward J - death certificate          Edward and Alice Ward tombstone

1. [Ottawa, Illinois] Daily Republican-Times, December 28, 1931
2. Daily Republican-Times, December 29, 1931

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