Stephens, Kelley & Hart Surnames of Ward, WV

Stephens, Kelley & Hart Surnames of Ward, WV

Today, I have added photos and records shared by Scott Stephens to the FREE file download box on this site. You will find photos of various Stephens family members with ties to Ward, West Virginia as well as commencement announcements of Ward Jr. High from 1940. ...
Basic Facts About Ward West Virginia

Basic Facts About Ward West Virginia

Ward is located on Kelly’s Creek, 3 miles east of Cedar Grove and about 20 miles east of Charleston, WV.  Ward once consisted of 800 +/- houses.  Language in the lease of the land granting use of it to Valley Camp Coal (previously Kelly’s Creek Colliery)...
The Ward Hungarian Church

The Ward Hungarian Church

This post hits home for me.  My family includes a number of Hungarian early residents of Ward.  My paternal grandmother, Helen Louise Boka Rider, b. 1920, was the daughter of Joseph Boka and Julia Balint Boka and  my maternal grandmother, Katharine Julia Szasz Kozak,...

My Recollection of Ward – by Salle Drake (3)

{This is the 3rd of 4 installments – reprinting this story exactly as it appears in the 2001 Ward Community Reunion Book…} Click here to see the beginning of this story We moved to Oak Hill, WV on July 30, 1946, residing here ever since.  My parents both...