Will Jay Ward

b. 25 July 1885, d. 7 November 1974

Will Jay Ward, 1885-1974
  • Will Jay Ward was born on 25 July 1885 in Richland, Navarro County, Texas.
  • He was known as Jay.
  • Oscar Zenella Ward and Martha A. Moore appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Navarro County, Texas. Other members of the household included Will Jay Ward, Mary Lela Ward, Ola F. Ward, Blake Zenella Ward, Oscar Arthur Ward, Walter W. Ward, John Herbert Ward, Rex H. Ward, Ross S. Ward and Lois Irma Ward.
  • He was working on the farm, according to the 1900 census.
  • He married Dink Etta Teague, daughter of John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield, on 12 October 1912.
  • Will Jay Ward registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Port Arthur, Jefferson County, Texas, while living with his wife Dink in the Texas Gulf Coast deepwater port of Port Neches, and employed there as a pumper for the Texas Company.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Navarro County, Texas, at Corsicana & Waco Road. Other members of the household included Lee Ola Ward. Dink is identified as Etta (age 26), and Lee Ola as "Ruth Ola," and missing from the household are children Mary Hazel (4) and John Oscar (2).
  • He was a farmer, according to the 1920 census.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Maureen Ward as a young child.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Lee Ola Ward, Mary Hazel Ward, John Oscar Ward and Maureen Alvarice Ward.
  • He was owner of a retail grocery store, according to the 1930 census.
  • Will Jay Ward and Dink Etta Teague appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Richards, Grimes County, Texas. Other members of the household included Maureen Alvarice Ward.
  • He was self-employed as a painter, according to the 1940 census.
  • Will Jay Ward registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 in Harris County, Texas, while living at 210-1/2 1st Jones Street in Pelly, and employed by Bayshore Bus Company in Goose Creek. Contact: his son J. O. Ward, 217 Elm Street, Pelly.
  • A photographic portrait was made of Will and Dink Ward.
  • He officially witnessed the death of Dink Etta Teague on 4 November 1948 at 501 Forest in Baytown, Harris County, Texas; at her residence.
  • Will Jay Ward became a widower at the 4 November 1948 death of his wife Dink Etta Teague.
  • At the time of his death Will Jay Ward was living in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, at 1106 Edison Courts.
  • Will Jay Ward died on 7 November 1974 at age 89 in Baytown, Harris County, Texas, at Baytown Medical Center Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Maureen Alvarice Ward.
  • He was buried at Fairview Cemetery in Grimes County, Texas, near Richards.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2016

Family: Dink Etta Teague b. circa 2 November 1894, d. 4 November 1948