Stephen Barker Ward1,2,3

ID# 3948, (1879 - 1969)
FatherHenry William Ward4,5,6 (Jul 1841 - 20 Oct 1915)
MotherLucy Virginia Graham7,8,9,6 (Sep 1850 - )

Key Events:

Birth: 10 Dec 1879, Procterville, Ohio10,11,12,13
Marriage: 3 Apr 1913, Pontiac, Illinois, Esther Matilda Glabe (28 May 1895 - 25 Apr 1979)14,15
Death: 17 Oct 1969, Los Angeles Co., California16
ChartsDescendants of Jakob and Anna Katharina Glebe

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Narrative:

     Stephen Barker Ward was born on 10 Dec 1879 in Procterville, Ohio, according to most records, though the 1880 census says he was born in Aug and was nine months old on 1 Jun of 1880.10,11,12,13
     He appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Union Twp., Lawrence Co., Ohio, in the household of his parents, Henry William Ward and Lucy Virginia Graham.4 He appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Procterville, Lawrence Co., Ohio, in the household of his parents.5
     Stephen moved to Livingston Co., Illinois, in 1907.17 He appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 4 May 1910, listed as a farm hand in the household of Arthur Netherton, his wife, and their infant son.18
     Stephen married Esther Matilda Glabe, daughter of Sebastian Glabe and Anna Katherine Ruppel, on 3 Apr 1913 in Pontiac, Illinois, with Rev. John H. Ryan officating.14,15
     By 1917 he was operating his father-in-law's 160 acre farm in Germanville Twp.. In 1920 he reported he was a farmer working on his own account.19,20
     Stephen and Esther appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Germanville Twp., Livingston Co., Illinois, enumerated 8 Jan 1920, reporting that they were renting their home. Their daughter Olive was listed as living with them.21
     Stephen and Esther moved to California between 1920 and 1930. They appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Arcadia, Los Angeles Co., California, at 480 Naomi Ave., enumerated 18 Apr 1930, reporting they owned a home valued at $12,000. Their daughter Olive was listed as living with them.22
     He operated a poultry farm in California, continuing until at least 1935. By 1939 he was working as a carpenter. He continued to work as a carpenter until at least 1953.23,24,25 Carpentry work seems to have been scarce in 1940, when he reported he was was working as a labor, "for hire." That year he reported that he had worked 40 hours the list week of March, and 40 weeks the prior year, earning $800.26
     Stephen and Esther appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Arcadia, Los Angeles Co., California, at 490 Naomi Ave., enumerated 22 Apr 1940, reporting they owned a home valued at $4,000 and had lived in the same house in 1935.26
     Stephen died on 17 Oct 1969 in Los Angeles Co., California, at age 89.16

Children:
     Child with Esther Matilda Glabe:

  • Olive Nadine Ward21,22,27 (1 Dec 1913 - 5 Oct 2001)

Citations

  1. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 76, shows name as Stephen Barker Ward.
  2. [S8116] Henry W. Ward household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio, shows name as Stephen B. Ward.
  3. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Steve B Ward, Soc. Sec. No. 549-26-8886.
  4. [S8116] Henry W. Ward household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
  5. [S8117] Henry W. Ward household, 1900 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio.
  6. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 4201, Steven Ward and Esther Glabe.
  7. [S8116] Henry W. Ward household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio, shows him as the son of her husband.
  8. [S8116] Henry W. Ward household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  9. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Steve B Ward, Soc. Sec. No. 549-26-8886, shows mother's maiden name as Graham.
  10. [S54] Pound, Glabe Family, pg 76, shows date, with month as Dec, town, and state.
  11. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Steve B Ward, Soc. Sec. No. 549-26-8886, shows date, with month as Dec, and state.
  12. [S8116] Henry W. Ward household, 1880 U.S. Census, Lawrence Co., Ohio, shows month, as Aug, age 9/12, and state.
  13. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 4201, Steven Ward and Esther Glabe, shows age 24 at marriage 3 Apr 1913, town, and state.
  14. [S8047] Marriage certificates, Livingston Co., Illinois, no. 4201, Steven Ward and Esther Glabe, shows date, town, county, state, and officant.
  15. [S8119] Steve B. Ward household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows married.
  16. [S885] "California Death Index, 1940-1997," Ancestry.com, record for Steve B Ward, Soc. Sec. No. 549-26-8886, shows date and county.
  17. [S27] "Livingston County, Illinois, Farmers Directory, 1917," Ancestry.com, Steven Ward entry, shows year.
  18. [S8118] Arthur A. Netherton household, 1910 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  19. [S27] "Livingston County, Illinois, Farmers Directory, 1917," Ancestry.com, Steven Ward entry, shows him as operator of S. Glabe farm.
  20. [S8119] Steve B. Ward household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois, shows occupation as farmer, industry as general farm, working on his own account.
  21. [S8119] Steve B. Ward household, 1920 U.S. Census, Livingston Co., Illinois.
  22. [S8120] Stephen B. Ward household, 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  23. [S8120] Stephen B. Ward household, 1930 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California, shows occupation as farmer, industry as poultry farm.
  24. [S3697] Los Angeles Directory Co's Monrovia (California) City Directory, 1935, pg 277, shows occupation as rancher; 1939, pg 290, shows occupation as carpenter.
  25. [S8122] Polk's Monrovia-Arcadia Directory, 1953, pg 660, shows occupation as carpenter.
  26. [S8121] Steve Ward household, 1940 U.S. Census, Los Angeles Co., California.
  27. [S1500] "U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007," Ancestry.com, record for Olive Ward Kohler, Soc. Sec. No. 572-54-0210.