Margaret Nowell Ward

F, (29 June 1900 - 4 December 1998)
Father-Biological*Everett Daniel Ward b. 16 Nov 1857, d. 4 Jan 1920
Mother-Biological*Cora May Harding b. 9 Jun 1868, d. 23 Oct 1952
Last Edited=14 Dec 2023
Margaret Nowell (Ward) Stone
     Margaret Nowell Ward was born on 29 June 1900 at Orange, Massachusetts.1,2,3,4 She was the daughter of Everett Daniel Ward and Cora May Harding. Margaret Nowell Ward went by the nick-name of Peggy. Sheappeared on the US Census of 1910 in the household of Everett Daniel Ward and Cora May Harding at North Orange Road, Orange, Massachusetts.5 Peggy was graduated from Orange High School in 1919.4 Sheappeared on the US Census of 1920 in the household of Cora May Harding at Orange, Massachusetts.6 According to the Federal Census in 1920, Margaret was a packer in a tapioca factory.6

Margaret Nowell Ward, age 25, married Donald Herrick Stone, age 29 on 18 July 1925 at Chelmsford, Massachusetts.2,7 Margaret Nowell Ward died on 4 December 1998 at Quabbin Valley Healthcare Center, Athol, Massachusetts, at age 98.4 Margaret's obituary of 5 December 1998, reads:

She worked at the former Minute Tapioca Co. several years and also was a bookkeeper at Chamberlain's Hardware. Mrs. Stone was an accomplished pianist and organist and was organist for several years at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully. She was an avid gardener, well-known in the area for her rock gardens. She was a lifelong member of the First Universalist Church in Orange and served as chairman of the church fairs for many years. She later organized the "La Petite" flower shows which were held at the church for many years. She also made quilts and braided rugs for various church projects. She was a past president of the Orange Women's Club and was instrumental in forming the Garden Clubdivision of the Women's Club. She was inducted into the Clara Barton Sisterhood of the Universalist-Unitarian Women's Federation in 1979.4

She was buried at South Cemetery, Orange, Massachusetts.4

Child of Margaret Nowell Ward and Donald Herrick Stone


  1. Roper, Kenneth L. The Ropers A Biographical Record from Circa 1300 to 1982. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1982.
  2. Brodeur, Diane. Descendants of Ruth Melinda Delvey. Oxford, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1981.
  3. Crosby, Barbara. The Ward Family of 11 Children. Orange, Massachusetts: manuscript, circa 1950.
  4. Athol Daily News, "Margaret W. Stone, Pianist and Gardener" Athol, Massachusetts, 19 February 2001 5 December 1998.
  5. Census Bureau. 1910 U.S. Federal Census. Lehi, Utah: Operations, 2006.
  6. Census Bureau. 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Provo, Utah: Operations, 2010.
  7. Wedding Invitation.