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Local History: How I came to be in Fountain-Ward Family


Last updated 9/6/2022 at 1:40pm

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Fountain Valley Historical Society

It started about 1849 with Robert Ward and his wife Mary Gale coming to Canada. He was a carriage maker- farmer- building contractor. In about 1851 they moved to Cleveland, Ohio where my Great-Grandfather Frank was born. In 1860 Robert and Mary moved to Iowa. My Great-Grandfather Frank married Emily Fisher. They had three sons: Arthur, Alfred [who became my grandfather] and Frank.

My Grandfather Alfred married Mary Alice Stewart in 1903. They had two daughters: Grace and Gayle (Gayle passed away in 1946). When my grandmother [Mary Alice] came down with TB...

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