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Martha Monks Ward

September 14, 1839–May 8, 1899

1 Born near Bolton, Lancashire, England; daughter of Alice Fletcher and John Monks. 2 Baptized, 1851. 3 Married George P. Ward, 1860; ten children. 4 Immigrated to New York aboard the SS Manchester, 1861. 5 Migrated to the Salt Lake Valley, 1861. 6 Settled at Hyrum, Cache County, Utah Territory, 1862. 7 Served as counselor to Anna Christine Liljenquist in the Hyrum Relief Society presidency. 8 Moved to Salem, Fremont County, Idaho Territory, 1883; served as the first president of the Salem Relief Society. 9 Died at Salem. 10 (See Document 3.22)

Footnotes

  1. [1] “Death of Martha Monks Ward—End of a Long and Useful Career,” Deseret Evening News, May 31, 1899, 7. George Plant Ward, George P. Ward autobiographical sketch, 1899, typescript, p. 4, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org, accessed Jan. 2015), Martha Monks KWNN-3BH.

  2. [2] “Death of Martha Monks Ward,” 7, 12. Ward autobiographical sketch, 1899, typescript, p. 4, CHL. “Family Tree,” database, Martha Monks.

  3. [3] “Death of Martha Monks Ward,” 7. “Family Tree,” database, Martha Monks.

  4. [4] Ward, autobiographical sketch, 4.

  5. [5] “Martha Ward,” Mormon Migration (https://mormonmigration.lib.byu.edu, accessed Mar. 30, 2017), SS Manchester. George Plant Ward, Autobiographical Sketch, p. 4, MS23604, CHL.

  6. [6] “Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel,” database, 1847–1868, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel (http://history.lds.org/overlandtravels, accessed Jan. 2015), Martha Monks Ward.

  7. [7] Ward, autobiographical sketch, 4. 1870 U.S. census, Hyrum, Cache Co., Utah Territory, p. 101B, Martha Ward; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com, accessed Jan. 2015); from NARA microfilm publication M593, roll 1610.

  8. [8] “F.R. Society Reports,” Woman’s Exponent 1, no. 11 (Nov. 1, 1872): 82.

  9. [9] “Death of Martha Monks Ward,” 7.

  10. [10] “Death of Martha Monks Ward,” 7. “Family Tree,” database, Martha Monks.