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Ruth Esther Ward

Ruth Esther Ward

Female 1889 - 1980  (91 years)

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  • Name Ruth Esther Ward 
    Born 9 Jul 1889  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Birth Record of Ruth Esther Ward
    Birth Record of Ruth Esther Ward
    Gender Female 
    Census 1900  Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    History Dec 1901  [10
    In December 1901, she fell on frozen ground, cutting a gash in one of her limbs. 
    Residence 1913  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Address:
    43 South Loring Street  
    Residence 1913  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address: 
    Residence 1913  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address: 
    Census 1920  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Census 1930  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Census 1940  Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Moved To 1945  North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    SSN 013-50-9679  [3, 7
    Died 28 Dec 1980  Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 6, 16, 17, 18
    Agency: Athol Memorial Hospital  
    Buried 31 Dec 1980  Jones Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [17, 18, 19, 20
    • The following is from her funeral sermon: "She was not only a grandmother in her own family, but served that functions well for many people. She had the appearance of a grandmother, the mein of one, too. She appeared in church with the assurance of a dowager queen, elegantly dressed, making quips and wise cracks, kids dancing around her in great merriment, the younger folks greeting her. Hers was always a grand entrance."
    Gravestone of Harry and Ruth Woodman and their two daughters, Shirley and Janice
    Gravestone of Harry and Ruth Woodman and their two daughters, Shirley and Janice
    Person ID I615  Roy Family Genealogy | Roy Line
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2016 

    Father Everett Daniel Ward,   b. 16 Nov 1857, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1920, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Cora May Harding,   b. 9 Jun 1868, Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1952, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 22 Oct 1885  Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5, 21, 22
    • They were married in Brush Valley.
    Marriage Record of Cora M. Harding and Everett D. Ward
    Marriage Record of Cora M. Harding and Everett D. Ward
    Family ID F376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Harry Lincoln Woodman,   b. 24 Nov 1880, Lewiston, Androscoggin County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1968, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 2 Oct 1912  North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6, 23, 24, 25, 26
    • They were wed in a double ring ceremony performed by the Rev. Selden W. Cummings, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lowell.
    Children 
     1. Shirley Frances Woodman,   b. 29 Oct 1917, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 2016, Cabot, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)  [Birth]
     2. Janice Mary Woodman,   b. 6 Oct 1919, Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2009, Butler, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 May 2016 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Jul 1889 - Warwick, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - She was recorded while living with her parents. - 1900 - Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 2 Oct 1912 - North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    43 South Loring Street - 1913 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address: - 1913 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address: - 1913 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 30 - 1920 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 40 - 1930 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Age: 50 - 1940 - Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - 1945 - North Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Agency: Athol Memorial Hospital - 28 Dec 1980 - Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 31 Dec 1980 - Jones Cemetery, Orange, Franklin County, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    The <i>Enchanted Barn</i>
    The Enchanted Barn
    The home of Harry and Ruth Woodman in North Orange, Massachusetts
    Ruth (Ward) Woodman with two grandsons
    Ruth (Ward) Woodman with two grandsons
    Shirley (Woodman) Buell and Ruth (Ward) Woodman
    Shirley (Woodman) Buell and Ruth (Ward) Woodman

  • Sources 
    1. [S479] Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982, (Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982).

    2. [S486] Thayer, Florine Delvey. Delvey Genealogy, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1968).

    3. [S10] Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2011).

    4. [S3] Brodeur, Diane. Descendants of Ruth Melinda Delvey, (Oxford, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1981).

    5. [S469] Crosby, Barbara. The Ward Family of 11 Children, (Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, circa 1950).

    6. [S25] Woodman Family Bible, (Philadelphia: Edgewood Publishing Company, 1882).

    7. [S101] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).

    8. [S187] Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 201).
      Birth Record of Ruth Esther Ward

    9. [S137] 1900 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Year: 1900; Census Place: Orange, Franklin, Massachusetts; Roll: 649; Page: 26B; Enumeration District: 0494; FHL microfilm: 1240649

    10. [S465] Rich, Laura J. Notebook of Newpaper Clipings and Vital Records, (Orange, Massachusetts: notebook, c1905).

    11. [S8] Wedding Invitation.
      Wedding Invitation of Ruth Esther Ward and Harry Lincoln Woodman

    12. [S26] 1920 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010).
      Year: 1920; Census Place: Lowell Ward 8, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T625_712; Page: 14B; Enumeration District: 567; Image: 577

    13. [S20] 1930 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: 921; Page: 22A; Enumeration District: 0136; Image: 979.0; FHL microfilm: 2340656

    14. [S21] 1940 U.S. Census - Massachusetts, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts; Roll: T627_1693; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 18-102

    15. [S447] Woodman, Harry Lincoln. Autobiography of Harry Lincoln Woodman, (North Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1963).

    16. [S27] Brodeur, Diane. Joseph Delvey Genealogy - Annotations, (Oxford, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1986).

    17. [S501] Funeral Card of Ruth E. Woodman.

    18. [S14] Find-a-Grave website, (http://www.findagrave.com).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 131973359

    19. [S1] Roy, Robert A., Personal Knowledge.

    20. [S502] Shaw, Arthur Woodman. Portrait of a Community, a Collection of Eulogies, (North Orange, Massachusetts: The Community Church of North Orange and Tully, 1993).

    21. [S453] Roy, Robert Alan. Extracts from the Genealogical Files of Barbara Crosby, (Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1980).

    22. [S188] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      Marriage Record of Cora M. Harding and Everett D. Ward

    23. [S8] Wedding Invitation.
      Wedding Invitation of Ruth Esther Ward and Harry Lincoln Woodma

    24. [S2] Delvy, Florine Isabel. Delvey Genealogies, (manuscript, 1968).

    25. [S445] Obituary of Harry L. Woodman , (Greenfield, Massachusetts: The Greenfield Recorder Gazette, 19 December 1968).

    26. [S450] News Article: Woodman-Ward Marriage, (Lowell, Massachusetts: Lowell Sun, 1912).