William Ward (1830 - 1902)

William Ward
1830 - 1902
updated August 31, 2020
William Ward was born on February 1, 1830 in Bradden, England United Kingdom. He died on August 31, 1902 in New York at age 72.

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William Ward was born on in Bradden, Northamptonshire County, England United Kingdom NN12
William Ward died on in Cayuga County, New York United States
William Ward was born on in Bradden, Northamptonshire County, England United Kingdom NN12
William Ward died on in Cayuga County, New York United States
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William Ward was born in Bradden, Northamptonshire, England to parents Thomas Ward & Elizabeth Ward (Woods).

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William immigrated to the United States from England with his wife Mary Ann Ward (Blackwell) in 1852.


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William Ward died on August 31, 1902 in New York at age 72. He was born on February 1, 1830 in Bradden, England United Kingdom. There is no information about William's surviving family.
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In 1830, in the year that William Ward was born, on March 26th, The Book of Mormon was published in Palmyra, New York by Joseph Smith, Jr. The full title was "The Book of Mormon: An Account Written by the Hand of Mormon upon Plates Taken from the Plates of Nephi". According to Smith, the angel Moroni appeared to him when he was 17 and told him where to find golden tablets that told the story of a people who migrated from Jerusalem to the Americas. He transcribed the tablets, which became the Book of Mormon.

In 1865, when he was 35 years old, on September 26th, Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla, became the first person to be convicted of war crimes arising from the Civil War. (There was only one other person convicted of war crimes in the Civil War.) He was found guilty by a U.S. Army tribunal on 23 charges arising from the murder of 53 people. On October 20, he was hung.

In 1884, William was 54 years old when on December 6th, the Washington Monument was completed. Building began in 1848 but was stopped because of lack of funds and also due to the Civil War. It would be dedicated in 1885. At the time of its completion, it was the tallest structure in the world.

In 1891, when he was 61 years old, on March 14th, a lynch mob stormed the Old Parish Prison. The mob lynched 11 of the 19 Italians who were arrested for - but found to be innocent of - the murder of New Orleans Police Chief David Hennessy.

In 1902, in the year of William Ward's passing, the modern air conditioner was invented by Willis H. Carrier. The company that he worked for needed to find a way to control humidity and by solving this problem, Carrier created a system that could be used for cooling the rooms of a house. The Sun Belt thanks him!

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