Blake Zenella Ward
b. 5 February 1883, d. 15 June 1955
- Father: Oscar Zenella Ward b. 1 January 1857, d. 29 March 1944
- Mother: Martha A. Moore b. 2 June 1856, d. 7 February 1931
- Blake Zenella Ward was born on 5 February 1883 in Cade, Navarro County, Texas.
- 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 Blake Zenella Ward, Mary Lela Ward, Ola F. Ward, Will Jay Ward, Oscar Arthur Ward, Walter W. Ward, John Herbert Ward, Rex H. Ward, Ross S. Ward and Lois Irma Ward.
- He was a farm laborer, according to the 1900 census.
- He married Agnes Teague, daughter of John D. Teague and Mary Thomas Whitfield, on 12 September 1915 in Grimes County, Texas, with W. L. Pate, MG, officiating.
- Studio portraits were made of young Audrey Lois.
- He officially witnessed the death of Agnes Teague on 10 May 1918 at 2021 North Main in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas; of pneumonia.
- Blake Zenella Ward became a widower at the 10 May 1918 death of his wife Agnes Teague.
- Blake Zenella Ward registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, living at 2100 Ross Avenue, and giving as his nearest relative Audrey Lois Ward.
- He was an assistant foreman for Texas Oil Company, Houston, at the time of his draft registration.
- Blake Zenella Ward appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 2110 Clinton Avenue living at the same address as his parents but enumerated at the end of the section, apparently a collection of people missed in the original enumeration.
- He was a laborer, according to the 1920 census.
- Blake Zenella Ward appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Winkler County, Texas, lodging with John B. Rhodes.
- He was an oil field laborer, according to the 1930 census.
- The following appeared on 16 April 1937 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: (Richland, April 15) Blake Ward of Fort Worth visited his aunts, Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Nixon, Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Abbington are here visiting their mother, Mrs. S. G. Ward.
- The following appeared on 9 July 1937 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: (Streetman, July 8) Earl Swink, who was found dead in his car Friday morning, was buried Sunday afternoon in the Richland cemetery. His wife [Nellie Ward Swink], who was in San Antonio, and his daughter, Mrs. Herbert Mills, and husband, and Mr. and Mrs. Albritton of Rio Grande City reached here Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Richardson [Pansy Ward Richardson] of San Antonio, who were on their vacation, were turned back and came in Friday night. Blake Ward of Fort Worth, Mr. and Mrs. Edd Ward of Streetman, and his brothers, Walter and Roy Swink were here to attend the funeral.
- The following appeared on 22 April 1938 in The Corsicana Daily Sun: (Streetman, April 21) Blake Ward and sister, Mrs. Stevens of Fort Worth visited relatives in Richland Saturday night.
- Mary Lela Ward appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 223-1/2 West Exchange at the Hereford Hotel. Other members of the household included Blake Zenella Ward, Oscar Zenella Ward and John Herbert Ward. Also in the household were 37 lodgers, a housekeeper and one maid. Brother John Herbert is identified as Hubbard Ward, age 47.
- Blake Zenella Ward registered for the draft on 27 April 1942 in Tarrant County, Texas, while living in Fort Worth at 223-1/2 West Exchange (Hereford Hotel) with his sister Lela Stevens.
- Mary Lela Ward (and Blake Zenella Ward) appeared in the 1947 Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory at 223-1/2 West Exchange Avenue listed as Hereford Hotel (Blake and Lelah Ward). In the 1949 Fort Worth directory, James A Nelson is listed as manager..
- The following appeared on 15 October 1954 in The Corsicana Semi-Weekly Light: (Streetman, Oct. 14) Guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Ward over the week-end were Mr. Ward's cousins of Fort Worth, Mrs. Lela Stevens and Blake Ward.
- Blake Zenella Ward died on 15 June 1955 at age 72 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 2402 McKinley at his residence. . His death was officially witnessed by Audrey Lois Ward.
- He was interred at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.
- Last Edited: 22 Aug 2016
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