Rex H. Ward

b. 16 November 1892, d. 9 November 1981

Rex H Ward, 1892-1981

  • Rex H. Ward was born on 16 November 1892 in Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, twin of Ross.
  • 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 Rex H. Ward, Mary Lela Ward, Ola F. Ward, Blake Zenella Ward, Will Jay Ward, Oscar Arthur Ward, Walter W. Ward, John Herbert Ward, Ross S. Ward and Lois Irma Ward.
  • Oscar Zenella Ward and Martha A. Moore appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Hardeman County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rex H. Ward, Mary Lela Ward, John Herbert Ward, Ross S. Ward and Lois Irma Ward.
  • He was a farm laborer, according to the 1910 census.
  • Rex H. Ward appeared in the 1916 Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory at 2017 Lee Avenue boarding with his parents, listed as a gauger..
  • Twins Rex and Ross Ward posed together in a photography studio for a playful photo, in contrast to tough times in the world and in their lives, likely not long before Rex left for his World War I military service.
  • Rex H. Ward (and Lois Irma Ward) appeared in the 1918 Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory at 2100 Ross Avenue living with their parents. Rex was listed as a gauger.
  • Rex H. Ward registered for the draft on 5 June 1918 in Tarrant County, Texas, while living in Forth Worth, employed by Magnolia Petroleum.
  • The following appeared on 14 June 1918 in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Rex Ward and John R. Green of Fort Worth enlisted Thursday at the local Marine Corps recruiting station.
  • He served in the military during World War I from 19 June 1918 to 11 August 1919.
  • A snapshot was taken of Rex Ward during the war years.
  • Oscar Zenella Ward and Martha A. Moore appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, at 2110 Clinton Avenue. Other members of the household included Rex H. Ward, John Herbert Ward, Lois Irma Ward and Audrey Lois Ward.
  • He was a mechanical engineer with an oil company, according to the 1920 census.
  • Rex H. Ward appeared in the 1924 Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory at 2206 North Houston listed as an engineer employed by Gulf Pipe Line Company pumping station..
  • Rex H. Ward appeared in the 1929 San Antonio, Texas, City Directory at 811 North Alamo.
  • He married Anna Mae Oliver, daughter of Charles McDaniel Oliver and Elizabeth Lavenia Price, circa 1930.
  • Rex H. Ward and Anna Mae Oliver appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Rusk County, Texas, at State Highway 43 enumerated next to Rex's father.
  • He was chief engineer for a pump station, according to the 1930 census.
  • Rex H. Ward appeared in the 1931 San Antonio, Texas, City Directory at 92 Lewis.
  • Rex H. Ward appeared in the 1932 Waco, Texas, City Directory at 2000 South 5th Street.
  • About 1937, a photographic family portrait was made of Anna Mae, Rex Ann and Rex Ward.
  • Rex H. Ward and Anna Mae Oliver appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Rusk County, Texas. Other members of the household included Rex Ann Ward. The family was living in the same house in 1935.
  • He was employed as chief engineer at a pipeline pump station, according to the 1940 census.
  • Rex H. Ward registered for the draft on 23 April 1942 in Rusk County, Texas, while living with his wife Anna in Henderson (Route 3, Pleasant Grove), and employed in Houston by Gulf Refining Company.
  • The following appeared on 16 November 1951 in The Longview Daily News: Strollin' Along I Saw . . . Pretty Rex Ann Perkins and her darlng six months old daughter, LeAnn, who are here from Olney for a visit with Thelma and Frazier Hendrix, and a visit to Rex Ann's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rex Ward at Carlisle . . . The baby is a carbon copy of her blonde mother.
  • At the time of his death Rex H. Ward was living in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, at 114 East Younr.
  • Rex H. Ward died on 9 November 1981 at age 88 in Longview, Gregg County, Texas, at Good Shepherd Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Anna Mae Oliver.
  • His wife Anna Mae Oliver became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Memory Park Cemetery in Longview, Harrison County, Texas.
  • Last Edited: 31 Jul 2016

Family: Anna Mae Oliver b. 7 February 1904, d. 8 January 1995