Biography of M. Dale Ward
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M. Dale Ward is secretary and treasurer of the H. L. Bowers Cigar Company, and is numbered among the prominent business men of Mansfield. He was born in this city, Oct. 9, 1881, the son of Marion D. and Mary (Stevenson) Ward.

A sketch of Marion D. Ward appears elsewhere in this history.

M. Dale Ward attended the public schools of Mansfield. He began as a messenger for the Bank of Mansfield and later became a teller. He has been identified with the interests of the H. L. Bowers Cigar Company as secretary and treasurer since 1907. He is also secretary and treasurer of the Mansfield Telephone Company, president of the May Realty Company, director of the Richland Trust Company, director of the Hughes-Keenan Company, and president of the Walpark Realty Company.

In 1905 Mr. Ward married Miss Hazel Bowers, who died in 1928. She was the daughter of Lewis and Eleanor (McCullough) Bowers. They were natives of Richland County. He died in 1917 and his wife died in 1930. Both are buried at Mansfleld. To Mr. and Mrs. Ward a son was born, Marion Dale, III He is a graduate of Mansfield High School and in 1930 received the degree of Bachelor of Arts from Amherst College. He is now attending the Law School at the University of Michigan. He is a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.

Mr. Ward is a Democrat, a member of the First Congregational Church and belongs to Mansfield Lodge, F. and A. M., No. 35; B. P. O. Elks, No. 56; and Westbrook Country Club. During 1928-29 he was president of the Rotary Club. He is president of the Mansfield General Hospital and a director of the Red Cross Society.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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