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Wesley Walter (Moody) Ward (1907 - 1989)

Wesley Walter Ward formerly Moody
Born in IAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of [private daughter (1930s - unknown)]
Died in Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FLmap
Profile last modified | Created 26 Sep 2011
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Wesley's parents died when he was a child. His father died of natural causes in 1912 and his mother died of a ruptured tubal pregnancy the following year. Read about the mystery surrounding May Moody's death. He was adopted by his paternal aunt Jessie Moody Ward and her husband after his mother died in 1913 so his surname was changed to Ward sometime between 1913 and 1920 when he is enumerated on the federal census as "Wesley Ward". Wesley's brother Robert was not adopted by the Wards so his surname remained Moody.

Read about the death of Wesley's mother:


Date: 14 MAR 1907
Place: IA[1][2]


Date: 27 JAN 1989
Place: Fort Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL
Note: 335-01-5247[3]


Date: JUL 1909
Place: West Ninth St., Cedar Rapids, IA
Note: Visit to father[4]


Date: 20 APR 1910
Place: 321 Dakota Ave., Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD[5]
Link to 1910 census for Frank W. Moody family
Date: 2 JAN 1920
Place: 128 N. University, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL[6]
Link to the 1920 census record for the Charles Ward family
Date: 10 APR 1930
Place: 1231 Winnemac Ave, Chicago, Cook Co., IL[7]
Link to the 1930 census record for the Charles Ward family
Date: 6 Apr 1940
Place: 4457 North Mango Ave., Chicago, Cook Co., IL
Link to 1940 census record for Wesley W. Ward family


Note: #N1365


  • WikiTree profile Moody-1048 created through the import of Davidson_Fink.ged on Sep 26, 2011 by Shayne Davidson. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Shayne and others.
  • Source: S1051 Type: Newspaper Title: The Cedar Rapids Evening Gazette Place: Cedar Rapids, IA Date: 10 Jul 1909 Page: 14 Media: digital Source Locality: Object: Format: jpg File: ~/Desktop/My Family/sources/Plowman.visit.jpg Title: Plowman.visit Type: PHOTO DOCUMENT Primary or Preferred: N
  • Source: S89 Type: Vital Record Title: Social Security Administration, Social Security Death Index, Master File, : Social Security Administration
  • Source: S977 Type: Census Title: 1910 United States Federal Census Record for Frank W Moody Place: South Dakota > Minnehaha > Sioux Falls Ward 2 > District 334 > 5 Date: 20 Apr 1910 Media: digital Source Locality: Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. DATV Dec 2010 Object: Format: jpg File: ~/Desktop/My Family/sources/FC1910.may.plowman.jpg Title: FC1910.may.plowman Type: PHOTO DOCUMENT Primary or Preferred: N
  • Source: S981 Type: Census Title: 1930 United States Federal Census Record for Jessie Ward Place: Illinois > Cook > Chicago (Districts 1751-1976) > District 1784 > 19 Date: 10 Apr 1930 Media: digital Source Locality: Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls DATV Dec 2010
  • Source: S982 Type: Census Title: 1920 United States Federal Census Record for Jessie M Ward Place: Illinois > Peoria > Peoria Ward 5 > District 104 > 1 Date: 2 Jan 1920 Media: digital Source Locality: Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Washington, D.C. DATV Dec 2010
  • Source: S984 Type: Vital Record Title: Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992-Jessie Moody Date: 31 Jan 1910 Place: Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa File Number: Indexing Project (Batch) Number M02541-5-System Origin Iowa-EASy-Source Film Number 985980-Reference Number rn 13864 Media: digital Source Locality: from FamilySearch Internet (":Dec 3, 2010)


Note N1365
Adopted by his aunt and her husband by the 1920 Federal census, Wesley most likely went by the surname Ward.
  1. Source: #S977
  2. Source: #S89
  3. Source: #S89
  4. Source: #S1051
  5. Source: #S977
  6. Source: #S982
  7. Source: #S981

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I would really like to know more about Wesley Moody Ward. I am a descendant of Robert's uncle on his mom's side, Al Plowman. Al and his family lost touch with Wesley after his mom's death. If you have information about Robert that you want to share, please get in touch. Thanks!
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