Maurice Vernon Ward + Mary Gladys Murray

Children  ‎(5 children)‎
Maurice Andrew Ward ‎(I51)‎
Birth 21 November 1919 30 23 Kansas City, Missouri
Death 4 June 1942 ‎(Age 22)‎ Battle of Midway - Pacific
Mary Eileen Ward ‎(I52)‎
Birth 23 July 1921 32 25 Kansas City, Missouri
Death 3 March 1922 ‎(Age 7 months)‎ Kansas City, Missouri
William Earle Ward ‎(I53)‎
Birth 21 February 1924 34 27 Kansas City, Missouri
Death 14 January 2013 ‎(Age 88)‎ Spokane, Washinton USA
Ellen Jane Ward ‎(I150)‎
Birth 27 August 1926 37 30 Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri
Death May 2013 ‎(Age 86)‎ California

Parents Grandparents
Maurice Vernon Ward ‎(I50)‎
Birth 26 May 1889 Kansas City, Kansas
Death 5 January 1958 ‎(Age 68)‎ Kansas City, Missouri

Mary Gladys Murray ‎(I1)‎
Birth 5 May 1896 41 29 Argentine, Wyandotte County, Kansas, U.S.A.
Death 11 November 1994 ‎(Age 98)‎ Age: 98 Years, 5 months, 29 days In the home of her daughter Ellen Jane, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County, California, U.S.A.
Andrew D. Murray ‎(I2)‎
Birth 4 September 1854 39 34 Corning, New York
Death 8 April 1927 ‎(Age 72)‎ Argentine, Kansas, Wyandotte County
Gertrude Ellen Dean ‎(I3)‎
Birth 14 April 1867 44 33 Joliet, Illinois
Death 23 January 1942 ‎(Age 74)‎ Kansas City, Missouri

Family Group Information   (F22)
MarriageReligious Marriage
11 October 1916 Argentine, Kansas

Engaged on 23 SEP 1915 and married in the Rectory of St. John's Catholic Church in Argentine, Kansas.

Show Details Source: S36

  Date of entry in original source: 12 November 2007
  Text: Probate Court of Wyandotte County, Kansas License #63803.
Married 11 OCT 1916 by L. J. Beck, Catholic Priest, 2910 Strong Ave., Argentine, Kansas.

Quality of Data: Primary

Last Change 12 November 2007 - 21:55:43

This lady lived to age 98 enjoying every minute of her long life. In her youth she earned the nickname of "Hap" which was short for happy; and that she was. She married her sweetheart "Mick" after a lengthy wooing time and raised three out of four children. She and Mick suffered the loss of their oldest child, Maurice, at the battle of Midway duriing WWII. It was also heart-rending to send another son off to the war following that loss. Like many families in the US, they proudly displayed small flags with two stars ‎(one gold and one blue)‎ in their front window. "Hap" was the peacemaker among the Murray children. The three boys didn't always agree with the five girls and the girls often squabbled among themselves. But it was atypical family of siblings with Mary Gladys in the middle of everything. She is sorely missed by all who knew her and will continue to be loved by one and all.