James Monroe Ward & Martha Hopson

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Family Group Report

Husband

 James Monroe Ward

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 17 Oct 1857 *Johnson, KY (birth-register)
Marriage 19 Jan 1887 Martin, Kentucky  (marriage-register page 19, no. 178)
Death 8 Nov 1927* Johnstown, Cabell, WV  [ death-certificate #13910 ]
Burial Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
his Father George M. "Wash" Ward  (born in Kentucky)
his Mother Nancy Clay  (born in Kentucky)
Notes about Husband: cause-of-death: Tuberculosis, pulmonary, chronic, active (at age 70 years and 21 days)
* death year differences: 1927 on death-certificate; 1928 on tombstone
* birth county differences: Johnson on birth-register; Inez (Martin) on death-certificate & daughter Eula's delayed birth-cert.
Wife

 Martha Emoline Hopson

  (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source]
Birth 1 Mar 1863* Wise (or Giles), Virginia  (see * notes)
Death 19 Feb 1940 Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia  [ death-certificate #2372 ]
Burial Fairview Cemetery, Williamson, Mingo, West Virginia  [ Find-a-Grave Memorial ]
her Father Tivis Hobson (father's name from Martha's death-cert) on the 1870 & 1880 census years, his given name is "Evan"
her Mother - - - Newberry (mother's maiden name from Martha's death-cert) 1870 & 1880 census years, her given-name is "Sarah"
Notes about Wife: cause-of-death: Influenza and lobar pneumonia
the informant on her death was her son-in-law, J. T. Grimsley (daughter Pearl's husband)
* birth year differences: 1864 on death-certificate and 1900 census; 1863 on tombstone.
* birth county differences: Giles on death-certificate; Wise on daughter Eula's delayed birth-cert.
* maiden-name differences: Hobson or Hopson on various documents
Children (day-mo-year) Place -- City; Township; County; State; Country [Source] Spouse
1 M John Ward b Jul 1884 KY  (birth mo/year & state from 1900 census)  
m      
d      
2 F Bertice G. Ward
"Birdie"
b Dec 1888 Martin, KY (birth county from mar-license) [ sp. 1882-1966 d.c.]
m 27 Sep 1904 Mingo, WV  [ marriage-license page 142 ] Wilson R. Farrar
d 1971 (death year from tombstone) bur: Fairview Cemetery
3 F Virgie Ward b 1 Sep 1889 KY  (birth-date from tombstone) [ sp. 1880-1958 d.c.]
m     Sam'l Henry Farrar
d 3 Oct 1970 (death-date from tombstone) bur: Fairview Cemetery
4 M Elijah Marvin Ward
"Eliga" &/or "Marvin"
b 30 Jul 1891 Inez, Martin, KY (birth mo/yr &place WW1-draft-reg) (sp. 1892-1970)
m     Estella H. - - -
d 13 Jul 1983 Lee, Florida (death-date/place from Florida death-index) bur: Fort Myers Mem Gdn
5 F Pearl C. Ward b Jul 1894 KY  (birth mo/year & state from 1900 census) (sp. 1890-1977)
m     John Grimsley
d 1983    
6 F Eula Myrtle Ward b 16 Jul 1896 Williamson, Mingo, WV  [ delayed cert of birth #51287 ] [ sp. 1894-1933 d.c.]
m     Lafe Preston Ward
d 1973 Mingo, WV  (death-year from tombstone) bur: Fairview Cemetery
Notes about Children:

Census Analysis

Head of Household:  James Monroe Ward Spouse:  Martha E. Hobson
Date / Place of Birth:  1857 / Kentucky Date / Place of Birth:  1864 / Giles, Virginia
Date / Place of Death:  1928 / Cabell, WV Date / Place of Death:  1940 / Mingo, WV
Marriage Date / Place:  1887 / Martin, Kentucky
1860 ST KY COUNTY: Johnson Twp (none listed) Pg# no. 39
2-year-old Monroe Wardis with his parents, G. W. Ward (age 33) and Nancy (age 28)
Siblings: Nancy D. (7), and Wm. M. (5)
1870 ST KY COUNTY: Johnson Twp Rockcastle Precinct Pg# no. 11
13-year-old James M. Ward is with his parents, George W. Ward (age 43) and Nancy (age 38)
Siblings: Nancy D (17), William M (15) George W (10), Thomas J (7), Buckner (3), & triplets; Daniel Webster, Peter F. & Henry C (1)
1870 ST KY COUNTY: Floyd Twp Precinct No. 8 Pg# no.25 & 26
9-year-old Martha E. Hopson is with her parents, Evan Hopson (age 45) and Sarah A. (age 40)
Siblings: Jasper (18), Lucy (16), Margrett (14), Esther (13), Wade (11), Samuel (7), Elijah (4), Tivis (2), & William (4/12)
1880 ST KY COUNTY: Martin ED ED:66; Town of Eden Pg# No. 1
22-year-old Monroe Ward is with his parents, G. W. Ward (age 53, born in NC) & Nancy (age 40, born in VA)
Siblings: Melton (25), G.W. Jr (age 20), Thomas (age 17), I.B. (13), D.W. (11), Peter F (11), Henry C (11), Gypsy (7), & unreadable (4)
1880 ST KY COUNTY: Floyd ED ED:37; Precincts No. 8, 10, & 13 Pg# no. 45
18-year-old Martha E. Hobson is with her parents, Evan (age 52) and Sarah A. (age 48).
Siblings: Elijah B. (14), Tivis W. (13), and William L. (9). Other HH member, her cousin, Dela Reed (age 20)
1900 ST WV COUNTY: Mingo ED Lee District Pg# Sheet 1A
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Birth mo/year; Occupation / Additional Information
Ward, James (head) 41 KY KY-KY; born Oct 1858; married-14-years; Farmer
", Mattie (wife) 36 VA NC-VA; born Mar 1864; married-14-years; 6-children-born; 6-living
", John (son) 15 KY KY-VA; born July 1884; R.R. Laborer; attended school 4 months during the year
", Bertice (dau) 11 KY KY-VA; born Dec 1888; attended school 4 months during the year
", Virgie (dau) 9 KY KY-VA; born Sept 1890; attended school 4 months during the year
", Marvin (son) 8 KY KY-VA; born July 1891; attended school 4 months during the year
", Pearl C. (dau) 5 KY KY-VA; born July 1894
", Eula (dau) 3 KY KY-VA; born July 1896
Lines 1-8; Enum-Dwelling #1; Enum-Family #1; Rents-farm; Farm-Schedule #1
1910 ST WV COUNTY: Mingo ED ED:157; Court House Precinct Pg# Sheet 12B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Ward, James M. (head) 52 KY KY-KY; 2nd-marriage; married-23-years; Shoe maker, Repair shop; O.A.
", Martha M. (wife) 46 VA VA-NC; 1st-marriage; married-23-years; 6-children-born / 5-living
Fair, Virgie L. (dau) 22 KY KY-VA; 1st-marriage; married-2-years
", Henry (son-in-law) 29 VA VA-VA; 1st-marriage; married-2-years; Engineer, Locomotive; W.; attended sch.
Ward, Marvin (son) 18 KY KY-VA; single; Salesman, Drug store; W.
", Pearl (dau) 16 KY KY-VA; single; attended school during the year
", Ula M. (dau) 13 WV KY-VA; single; attended school during the year
508 Harvey Street; Lines 66-72; Enum-Dwelling #193; Enum-Family #217; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1920 ST WV COUNTY: Roanoke (Independent City) ED ED:43: Roanoke City, Melrose Ward Pg# Sheet 11B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Ward, James (head) 56 KY KY-KY; married; Shoe maker; Own Shop; O.A.
", Martha (wife) 54 VA VA-VA; married
", Eula (dau) 23 WV KY-VA; single
1021 Lynchburgh Ave.; Lines 92-94; Enum-Dwelling #273; Enum-Family #344; Owns-home, free-of-mortgage
1930 ST WV COUNTY: Cabell ED ED:6-7; City of Huntington, 1st Ward Pg# Sheet 12B
Name (Relationship) Age BP Parent's BPs; Occupation / Additional Information
Grimsley, John T. (head) 38 VA VA-VA; married; age-27-when-first-married; Collector; Mer. Agency
", Pearl (wife) 34 KY VA-VA; married; age-23-when-first-married;
", Elmer (son) 10 WV VA-KY; attended school within the year
Ward, Martha E. (m-in-law) 66 VA VA-VA; widow
2045 Johnstown Road; Lines 79-82; Enum-Dwelling #253; Enum-Family #231; Rents-home, $20.

 

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