Arthur F. Ward (1890-1978)

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Arthur F. Ward
Born: 19 Apr 1890 Harbor Springs Michigan
Died: 15 Nov 1978 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: Frederick Elmer Ward
Mother: Effie Belle Angell
Siblings: Lila M. Ward
Arthur F. Ward
Sheldon Howard Ward
Alice Belle Ward
Hattie Anna Ward
Pearl Frederick Ward
Robert Denton Ward
Nettie Irene Ward
Walter Andrew Ward
Carlton Icle Ward
Spouse: Edna Mary Blackman
Married: 24 Oct 1909 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Oren Frederick Ward
Effie A. Ward
Mary Louise Ward
Lewis Fay Ward
Ann E. Ward


Petoskey News-Review, Thursday, November, 16, 1978

Arthur Ward, 88

Funeral services for Arthur Ward, 88, of Harbor Springs, will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs. Rev. Milton Ten Have will officiate and interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery.

Mr. Ward died Nov. 15 at Lockwood-MacDonald Division of Northern Michigan Hospitals.

He was born April 19, 1890 in Harbor Springs.

On Oct. 24, 1909 he married the former Edna Blackman.

The couple made their home in Wequetonsing for many years. Mrs. Ward preceded him in death on March 7, 1976.

Mr. Ward was employed by the Wequetonsing Association prior to his retirement.

He was a member of the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church and the Harbor Springs Grange No. 730.

Survivors include two sons, Oren of Harbor Springs and Lewis of St. Louis, Mo; three daughters, Mrs. William (Effie) Corey of Harbor Springs, Mrs. Robert (Mary) Cook of Charlevoix and Mrs. Ann Wanger of Harbor Springs; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Nettie O'Conner of Harbor Springs.

Friends may call at the Gillian-Erwin Funeral Chapel after noon on Friday.

The family suggest anyone wishing to honor the memory of Mr. Ward, may do so contributing in his name to the United Methodist Church in Harbor Springs.


  • 1900 Federal Census, West Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
Ward, Fred E.
, Arthur A., son, white, male, Apr 1889, 10, single, MI, NY, NY
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
WARD, Arthur F. & BLACKMAN, Edna M.
Date: 10/24/1909
Liber: 4
Folio: 257
  • 1920 Federal Census, Little Traverse Twp., Emmet, Michigan:
Ward, Arthur, head, male, white, 29, married, MI, MI, NY, teamster, own team
, Edna M., wife, female, white, 29, married, MI, MI, England
, Oren F., son, male, white, 9, single, MI, MI, MI
, Effie A., daughter, female, white, 5, single, MI, MI, MI
, Mary Louise, daughter, female, white, 4, 4/12, single, MI, MI, MI
, Lewis Fay, son, male, white, 2?, single, MI, MI, MI
Ward, Arthur F.
Age: 88
Born: 04/19/1890
Died: 11/15/1978
Burial: 11/18/1978
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on file: Petoskey News Review, 11/16/1978
Funeral Home: Gillian-Erwin, Harbor Springs
Lot: I - - 32 NE 3