Biography of John R. Ward
Rush County, IN Biographies





JOHN R. WARD, a well known and substantial farmer of this county now residing at Rushville, is a native of Rush county, having been born here on September 21, 1860. His parents came to Indiana and located in Jackson township, this county, where the subject grew to manhood and where he remained until his removal from the farm to Rushville about 1910, where he since has made his home, he and his family being very pleasantly situated at 1230 North Main street. Mr. Ward's parents, George and Mary J. (Lee) Ward, were the parents of nine children, of whom but two are now living, Mr. Ward having a brother, Leonard Ward. George Ward, the Virginian, was first engaged as a cabinet maker when he came to Rush county, but some time later became engaged in the practice of medicine, to which he had been schooled in his native state. Having been but a lad when he came to this county, John R. Ward received his schooling in the schools of Jackson township and as a young man became engaged in fanning in that township, where, after his marriage, he established his home and in time bought a place of eighty acres. As his affairs prospered Mr. Ward added to his holdings until he became the owner of an excellent farm of 550 acres, which he continues to operate from his home in Rushville. It was in 1880 that John R. Ward was united in marriage to Harvina Cross, who was born in Jackson township, this county, daughter of Jacob and Martha J. (Harter) Cross, well known residents of that section of the county in their generation, and to this union were born two children, Mrs. Effie W. Abbercrombie and Roscoe, the latter of whom died at the age of twenty four years.

From:
Centennian History of Rush County, Indiana
Edited by: A. L. Gary and E. B. Thomas
Historical Publishing Company
Indianapolis 1921


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