Hello, I'm eager to see if anyone has information about my grandmother, Sophia Evans Ward, who was born in 1882 and died in 1952 in Richmond, Virginia.The following is all the information I have about her:
Sophia's mother's maiden name was "Edwards" and family tradition on the Edwards side stated that she was a direct descendant of Jonathan Edwards (October 5, 1703 – March 22, 1758).
Sophia Evans was one of eleven (11) Evans children, with the last surviving child being her sister, Ruth Watson.Ruth Watson travelled from Monticello, Alabama to attend my grandmother's funeral on 3/18/1952.Accompanying Mrs. Watson from Monticello was Morris Watson (I believe that he was Mrs. Watson's son) and Dan Jones (another nephew of my grandmother) from Birmingham, Alabama.I have a picture of Ruth Watson, Morris Watson and Dan Jones taken during or after the funeral.
I also have a family picture taken around 1910 of other family members, of which I only know my grandmother and grandfather, William Arthur Ward.Sophia Evans and William Arthur Ward were married in Jefferson County (specifically, Birmingham I believe), Alabama on July 15, 1909.
The 1920 and 1930 census records show Sophia living in Washington, D.C. with her two children, my father William A. Ward, Jr. and aunt Edith Ward.Both the 1920 and 1930 census records indicate that Sophia was born in Ohio and both of her parents were from Wales.
Any information about my grandmother, as well as the Evans family and Edwards family, would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much,
William A. Ward, III Richmond, Virginia (804) 332 - 4522