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511 HISTORY OF WRIGHT COUNTY: Publ.1915 by Franklin Curtiss - Wedge.
Bio of John WARD (b.1837), Wright Co., MINNESOTA
John Ward, a retired farmer living in Maple Lake, was born in Tuam, County Galway, Ireland, May 25, 1837, son of Michael and Margaret (Thornton) Ward. He came to America at the age of seventeen, and worked in New York for two years. In 1856 he took up farming in La Salle county, Illinois. At the outbreak of the Civil War he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-Third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, and served three years, being mustered out in West Virginia, with the rank of corporal. At Lexintgon, Mo., he was shot in the right forearm and captured. From September 19, 1861, to January 6, 1862, he was on parole. Then he was again back in the thick of the fighting. He participated in the battles of Gettysburg, South Mountain, Antietam and Chancellorsville, as well as in a dozen or more important skirmishes. It was in 1866 that he brought his wife to Wright county and settled in section 33, Maple Lake township, where he secured eighty acres of timbered land. He cleared this land, erected buildings, and here successfully conducted general farming for many years. In October, 1913, he retired and moved to the village of Maple Lake, where he now resides. He has always done his part toward the progress of the community and has served as school clerk of his district some thirty years. The family faith is that of the Catholic church. John Ward was married, December 27, 1864, to Mary Mack, daughter of John and Anne (Cantlion) Mack. John Mack was a mason by trade. He was born in England, and in 1856 settled in Earlville, Ill. He was a thorough patriot and served three years in the Fifty-Third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, proving his valor in many engagements. Mr. and Mrs. Ward have had seven children: William E. lives in Portal, Minn.; Margaret is the wife of Daniel Scannell; Anne is the wife of William Ellis, of Maple Lake; Michael lives in Minneapolis; Alice is the wife of Carl West, of Minneapolis; Mary and Robert live on the home farm.

Partial Manifest of The S.S. Lucania from Queenstown (Ireland) to New York,arriving 30 April 1898.

The following is a transcription of one page of the manifest entries. All information is included provided it was legible.Information categories cited, in order, include:  Name in Full; Age (Years & Months); Sex (M or F); Single or Married (S or M); Calling or Occupation; Able to Read and Write; Nationality; Last Residence; Seaport for Landing in the US (NEW YORK in all cases); Final Destination in the United States (State, City or Town); Whether having a ticket to said destination; By Whom was Passage Paid; Whether in possession of money, if no, whether more than $30 and how much if $30 or less;  Whether ever been to the United States, and if so when and where; Whether going to join a relative, and if so, what relative, their name and address; Ever in Prison, Almshouse or Supported by Charity, if so state which; Whether a Polygamist; cannot read next one; Certificate of Health, Mental and Physical; Deformed or Crippled, nature or cause. A ? will follow any entry which was difficult to decipher due to fading handwriting, strike-outs, etc. The entry read/write translates to an answer of yes for reading and writing ability.

DOINE?, MARY; 19; F; S; servt; read/write; Irish; Tuam; NY; Chicago, Ill; yes; sister; $2; no; sister ? Kelly, 3950 Wentworth Ave, Chicago; no; no; no;  good; no. 

BURKE, BRIDGET; 18; F; S; servt; read/write; Irish; Tuam; NY; Springfield, Ill; yes; cousin; $6; no; cousin Mrs Nolan, ? Springfield, Ill.; no; no; no; good; no. 

DEVANE, SARAH; 17; F; S; servt; read/write; Irish; Tuam; NY; Cincinnati, O; yes; sister; $4; no; sister Mary Devane, ?; no; no; no; scars of face due to old ?.

MOONEY?, ANNIE; 32; F; S; servt; read/write; Irish; Tuam; NY; New York; yes; aunt; $2; 5 years here ? 1886 NY; aunt Maggie Curran, 77 Madison, NY; no; no; no RS; good; no.

The Daily Telegraph 1886, Ouachita Parish La: Tuesday, February 2, 1886 Page 3, Column 3 OBITUARY
DIED-In this city Saturday January 30th., 1886. THOMAS NAUGHTON, Sr.
The subject of this notice was born at Tuam, Gallway county, Ireland, September 17th., 1832. He emigrated to the United States when but 16 years of age, arriving at New Orleans in the spring of 1848 where he remained nearly four years. Leaving that city for Monroe in 1852, arriving here February 1st., of that year and remaining at his chosen 
home until his death. He was, years back keeper of the Ouachita Parish jail and was at one time (a) member of the city council when the Editor was the mayor of this city. He had also at one time an extensive tin smithery here and at Trenton, but met with reverses. He was also an exempt fireman, being one of the leading spirits of its organization in the year 1866. He joined the Catholic Knights of America and died gloryfying (sic) God. Such in brief is the history of an old citizen who identified himself with the interests of Monroe and who took pride in her material advancement.

COUNTY OHIO - Thompson Township Cemetery Files - Maple Grove
SILK Bridget (nee) BRANEN TH St. Patrick's 11 0 1810 1870 NO w/o John SILK native of Tuam Co. Galway, Ireland

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