Elree Ward (1910 - 1972)

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Elree Ward
1910 - 1972
updated February 06, 2019
Elree Ward was born on March 7, 1910. Elree died in October 1972 at age 62.


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Elree Ward died in October 1972 at age 62. Elree was born on March 7, 1910. We are unaware of information about Elree's family or relationships.
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In 1910, in the year that Elree Ward was born, the Boy Scouts of America was incorporated. U.S. publisher W.D. Boyce was visiting England when he became lost in the London fog. An unknown Boy Scout helped him find his way out, declining a tip (he said that he was a Boy Scout and was doing his good deed for the day). Boyce was so impressed that he incorporated the Boy Scouts of America when he returned home. Its purpose was "to teach boys patriotism, courage, self-reliance, and kindred values."

In 1925, when this person was merely 15 years old, in July, the Scopes Trial - often called the Scopes Monkey Trial - took place, prosecuting a substitute teacher for teaching evolution in school. Tennessee had enacted a law that said it was "unlawful to teach human evolution in any state-funded school". William Jennings Bryan headed the prosecution and Clarence Darrow headed the defense. The teacher was found guilty and fined $100. An appeal to the Supreme Court of Tennessee upheld the law but overturned the guilty verdict.

In 1939, Elree was 29 years old when on the 1st of September, Nazi Germany invaded Poland. On September 17th, the Soviet Union invaded Poland as well. Poland expected help from France and the United Kingdom, since they had a pact with both. But no help came. By October 6th, the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany held full control of the previously Polish lands. Eventually, the invasion of Poland lead to World War II.

In 1962, at the age of 52 years old, Elree was alive when lasting from October 16th - 28th, the Cuban Missile Crisis was the closest that the United States and the Soviet Union came to nuclear war. The Soviet Union had been installing a nuclear missile base in Cuba. The United States established a blockade to stop the base from being completed. Through secret negotiations, war was averted: the Soviet Union agreed to dismantle their weapons in Cuba and the United States agreed to never invade Cuba and to dismantle weapons in Turkey and Italy.

In 1972, in the year of Elree Ward's passing, on June 17th, 5 men were arrested by police in an attempt to bug the Democratic National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.’s Watergate hotel. The burglars were found to be paid by cash from a slush fund used by the Committee for the Re-Election of the President - the official organization of President Nixon's campaign.

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Jessie Ward
Apr 17, 1917 - Mar 26, 1997
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Selma L Ward
Jul 23, 1914 - Feb 8, 1996
Oskaloosa, IA
Helen Ward
Sep 12, 1901 - June 1982
San Jose, California
Sherman C Ward
Jan 7, 1915 - Nov 9, 1993
Saint Louis, MO
Eddie Ward
Dec 25, 1911 - October 1981
Chicago, Illinois
Frank B Ward
Feb 8, 1921 - Nov 16, 1993
Lompoc, CA
Robert Ward
Apr 25, 1917 - November 1980
Florissant, Missouri
Charles R Ward
Feb 12, 1920 - Apr 27, 1990
Robert H Ward
Oct 2, 1920 - Jul 4, 2008
Lakeside, California

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