Biography of Sterling W. Ward
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Sterling W. Ward. One of the well known young business men of New London is Sterling W. Ward, who is vice president of the C. E. Ward Company. He was born here, Aug. 17, 1898, the son of Clyde E. Ward.

A complete sketch of Clyde E. Ward appears elsewhere in this history.

Sterling W. Ward attended the public schools of New London, from which he was graduated in 1917. He then entered Ohio State University, and while a student there enlisted in the Student Army Training Corps, and was sent to Camp Taylor, Ky., Oct. 1, 1918. After his discharge from the service he resumed his studies at Ohio State University, from which he received the degree of Bachelor of Science in 1921. He immediately became identified with the interests of the C. E. Ward Company, which was established by his father, and since 1921 has held the office of vice president. While learning the business Mr. Ward spent a year as an employe in the company's factory. They are widely known as manufacturers of lodge uniforms.

On Nov. 15, 1930, Mr. Ward was united in marriage with Miss Dolores Buck, the daughter of Dr. E. C. and Harriet (Orr) Buck, who are natives of Athens County, Ohio, and residents of Columbus. Dr. Buck is widely known as a physician and surgeon, and is president of the Columbus Training School for Embalming.

Mr. Ward is a Republican, a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, American Legion, Lawrence E. Brown Post, No. 292, and is president of the Rotary Club. He has the following lodge affiliations: Floral Lodge, F. & A. M., No. 260; New London Chapter, R. A. M., No. 110; Norwalk Council, R. & S. M. M., No. 24; Norwalk Commandery, K. T., No. 18; Dayton Consistory, 32nd degree; Baku Grotto, M. O. V. P. E. R., charter member; Al Koran Temple; Masonic Club; New London Shrine Club; B. P. O. Elks, No. 730; Knights of Pythias, No. 616; Loyal Order of Moose, No. 513; and Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 615.

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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