WARD, John M.
Merced Express, June 7, 1935

BEAR CREEK
    FARMER PASSES

With the Rev. David McMartin officiating, funeral services were held in
the Welch & Griffin chapel Tuesday afternoon for John M. Ward, a  Bear
Creek farmer, who passed away in the General Hospital last Saturday
night. Interment was in Evergreen Memorial Park.

Born in Illinois in 1859, Mr. Ward spent his early life in Iowa and
Washington. He and his wife came to Merced county in 1916, engaging in
farming near Atwater and later purchasing the former Herbert Landram
farm on Bear Creek near this city. Mrs. Ward died about fur years ago.
Surviving relatives are a brother and several nieces residing in the Middlewest.
 

Contributed by Thomas Hilk