Biography of Butler Ward

Ward, Butler, p. o. Le Roy, was born in Perry, Wyoming county, N. Y., October 19, 1833. His father, Dr. Jabez Ward, was a native of Massachusetts and came to Perry, N. Y., where he was the leading physician. He married Aurilla Tufts, and died in 1842. Butler Ward was educated in the common schools and Perry Center Academy. In 1852 he came to Le Roy and entered the Genesee County Bank. In 1857 he went to Rockford, Ill., where he was connected with a banking house. In 1862 he enlisted in the war, serving as captain. He was wounded in the battle of Stone River and resigned in the spring of 1863. He then held a position in the U. S. Treasury for five years. after which he engaged in the insurance business in New York city for four years. In 1812 Mr. Ward returned to Le Roy and became cashier of the First National Bank. The charter expired in 1885 and it was then reorganized as the National Bank of Le Roy. In 1889 the Bank of Le Roy was organized and superseded the National Bank of Le Roy. On the death of William Lampson, February 14, 1897, Mr. Ward was elected president, and still continues in that office. He is the executor of Mr. Lampsonís will and has the management of the large estate. October 27, 1857, Mr. Ward married Jane, daughter of Alexander McPherson, and their children are Ralph M., of San Diego, Cal.; Jean H. Ward, wife of R. J. McLennan of Toronto, Can.; Harold B., assistant cashier in the Bank of Le Roy; and Ruth T., at home. Mr. Ward and family are members of the Presbyterian church and take an active interest in the same. In politics Mr. Ward is a Republican, with strong independent tendencies.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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