W. C. WARD, freight agent Little Miami Railroad, and agent Adams and American Express Companies, London, was
born in Range Township, this county, June 15, 1841. His father, Cyrus Ward, was a native of Maryland, and came
to Ohio when a young man. He was a farmer by occupation, and resided in Range Township until the date of his death.
He married Maria Linton, a resident of this county, and daughter of William Linton, a native of England. They were
the parents of three children, our subject being the last and only living member of the family. Mrs. Ward departed
this life in 1852. W. C. Ward was reared in Range Town ship, and when still a lad was employed as a clerk for A.
& D. T. Johnston, merchants of Midway. He remained with them two years and then went to Cuba, Fulton County,
where he was employed in a like capacity for one year. He then returned to Range Township, and alternately went
to school and clerked until the commencement of the civil war. Ohio answered the President's call for 75,000 men
in a very short time, and as her quota was filled, Mr. Ward went to Kentucky, and enlisted in the First Regiment
Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, serving the three months' term. He then reenlisted in Company C, of the same regiment,
but impaired health caused him to be discharged while in West Virginia. He returned to Madison County, and subsequently
reenlisted again, this time in Company A, One Hundred and Thirteenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, under Capt.
Toland Jones, Col. William Jones, commanding. He remained with the regiment until the war closed. He then went
to Missouri, and for a year was engaged in the stock trade. He returned to London, and for eleven years was engaged
in the boot and shoe trade, eight years of the time with John Stahl. On March 1, 1877, he was made freight agent
of the Little Miami Railroad; March 10, 1877, agent of the American, and November 1, 1881, of the Adams Express
Company. Mr. Ward is well known by everybody in Madison County, and equally well liked for his genial manners,
and good business qualifications. He is a member of Chandler Lodge, No. 138 (Masonic), and Democratic in politics.
He was married February 14, 1867, to Laura Huston, a native of Fayette County, Ohio.
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Madison County, Ohio Biographies
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