Richard Monro WARD, died at his home in Elk Prairie township, Wednesday,
July 27th, aged 32 years.
Deceased was born in this county July 16, 1866. He was married to Miss Emma
REYNOLDS in Oct. 1883, and leaves a wife and five children, two sons and three
daughters to mourn his loss. Mr. Ward possessed a strong religious disposition
and was indefatigible in all good works. He joined the Missionary Baptist church
in March, 1895, and was baptized shortly afterwards and taken into full membership.
Deceased leaves a father, four brothers and three sisters to survive him, of whom the former
as well as one sister, Mrs. Molly Klines(Khnes?), lives in this county. Of the other members
of the family William lives at Kansas City; James S. at Montana, Kan.; Mrs. Glazebrook at
Femoso, Cal(?); Lewis B., Frank P. and Mrs. Lucy ISOM at Fitzgerrell, Ill.
His funeral was preached by Rev. Chas. HUNT, and was largely attended by his old friends
and neighbors. His last words were " I want to go over there. All is well."
August 2, 1898
Mt. Vernon Register News
Submitted by: Sharlet Bigham LaBarbera
Jan 28, 1998