Rachel Amelia WARD

Female 1841 - 1924


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  • Name  Rachel Amelia WARD 
    Born  8 Jan 1841  Horton, Kings, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Census  1871  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census  1901  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Housekeeper Halifax Poor Asylum
    Died  24 Feb 1924  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Lived at 52 Quinpool Road at time of death.
      Her daughter Bessie A. McD. Morton signed death record.
      Buried Brookside Cemetery, Bedford, NS
    Person ID  I2812  Ward Tree
    Last Modified  5 Jan 2016 

    Father  James WARD,   b. 1789, Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1878, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth KING,   b. 8 Mar 1797, Windsor, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1880, Bedford, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  6 Mar 1817  Newport, Hants, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newport marriage register:
      James Ward, bach. of this parish
      Elizabeth King, Spin.
      married by licence by Rev Charles Porter
    Family ID  F64  Group Sheet

    Family  William REID,   b. 14 Dec 1844, Hant's Harbour, Trinity Bay, Newfoundland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1911, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Aug 1865  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Presbyterian Witness: WARD Amelia married 29 Aug William REID, by Rev. Dr. Pryor, at Bedford. P.W. Sat 2 Sep 1865, Vol. XVIII No. 35, p. 280
      Halifax Citizen, Saturday, September 2, 1865
      At Bedford, on the 29th inst, by the Rev Dr Pryor,
      Mr Wm Reid, to Miss Amelia Ward. No cards.
    Divorced  1892  Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • A fundamentalist Baptist, Rachel Amelia (Ward) Reid divorced William Reid because he liked other women and Scotch whiskey. It was one of the first divorces granted in Nova Scotia.
    Children 
     1. William Edgar REID,   b. 7 Dec 1869, Sackville, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec 1946, Kalamazoo, Michegan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Elizabeth Amelia REID,   b. 25 Mar 1876, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1954, Halifax, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F967  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Amelia persuaded her father to give up selling booze and to sell the inn. Amelia became chief housekeeper of Victoria General Hospital in Halifax. When James Ward died he left all his real and personal property to her and made William Reid an Executor." ("Dickson and Leslie Family Histories" © 1990 Custom Printers of Renfrew Ltd. ISBN 019942-09-1 )