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Ora Deborah Ham

Ora Deborah Ham

Female 1885 - 1985  (100 years)

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  • Name Ora Deborah Ham  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 21 Jan 1885  Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The date of birth is from Social Security Death Index; and confirmed by Ham-Montgomery family bible in the possession of Miriam Ham of Sugarland, Texas; date is further confirmed by headstone. Interestingly, Ora's delayed birth certificate indicates that she was born 21 January, 1885. The location is from Ora's delayed birth certificate; and the 1900-1930 census records; According to notes received from Debbie Thurston, Ora was born in Johnson County where the family lived during that time period. Many of the trees on ancestry.com and the memorial on Find-a-Grave state that she was born in Ellis County. (It is noted that the death certificate of one of her daughters, Edith Mabel Ward Beaird, states that Ora Ham was born in Ellis County, Texas - which is believed to be incorrect.)
    Ora Deborah Ham
    Ora Deborah Ham
    Delayed Birth Certificate
    Gender Female 
    Census 4 Jun 1900  Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Ora Ham, age 15 born Jan 1885 in Texas; Living in Justice Precinct 7; she is attending school; white female single daughter of Robert Ham, age 46 and mother Tabbie Ham, 40; Siblings: Will, 24 and sister-in-law Julie E. Ham, who is misindexed as being 38; sister Maud James, age 22, who is divorced; nieces, Artie J. James, 6 and Willie B. James, 3; brothers Robert, 13; and Mac, 9; and sister Mabel, 3 
    Census 29 Apr 1910  Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Ora Ward, age 24 born 1886 in Texas; Living in Justice Precinct 7; they are renting their home; she has been married 8 years; she has given birth 4 times and 3 children are living; white female wife of John B. Ward, age 28; Children: Cuba E., 7; Vivian, 4; John B., 3; father-in-law John H. Ward lives a few doors down with 2nd wife 
    Census Feb 1920  McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Ora Ward, age 35 born abt 1885 in Texas, age 35; Living in Justice Precinct 5; is able to read/write; is indexed as "general farm laborer"; they are renting their home; white female wife of John B. Ward, age 48; Children: Cuba, 15; Vivian, 13; John B., 12; Ronnie, 9; Grady, 7; Louise, 6; Inez, 4; Carmen, 2; also in the home is Lee V. Hagerty, age 20; a cousin to John B. Ward 
    Census 3 May 1930  Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Ora Ward, female born abt 1886 in Texas, age 44, white; Living in Precinct 1; wife married to Brady J. Ward, age 47 who is a house carpenter who rents home worth $12.50; no radio; Children: Ronald B., 19; Grady M., 18; Louise E., 16; Inez F., 14; Carmen D., 11; Bessie L., 9; Edith M., 5; and Laura L., 2 
    Social Security Data Ora Ward; 460-60-1743; Last residence: Dallas, Dallas, Texas; Born 21 Jan 1885; Died Dec. 1985; Issued Texas (1955) 
    Died 15 Dec 1985  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location are from Social Security Death Index and Texas Death Index
    Buried Aft 15 Dec 1985  Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Grove Hill Memorial Park Inscription: Beloved Mother She gave so much and demanded so little
    Ora Deborah Ham Ward
    Ora Deborah Ham Ward
    Headstone
    Plot: Garden Cross Section; Lot 162 sp2
    Notes 
    • Notes from Debbie Thurston - "I found some old correspondence from "someone" who had typed up some information and mailed it to my great aunt Cenie Ballard Williams. The notes are typewritten and labeled "Mother - Ora Deborah Ham Ward" Irish, English and Indian. Born January 21, 1885 at Cleburne, Texas. At age 12 her family moved to Kaufman. In 1900 she met Daddy (John Brady Ward, Jr.) in Kemp, Texas. They married in 1901. She was 16. He was 21. They had 12 children."
    • Notes from Barbara Helen Ward Orosco - Ora's granddaughter - Ora and Brady Ward did not live together. Ora moved to Dallas (for what reason she did not know) and Brady stayed on the farm in Kemp, Texas. The Dallas Morning News - Jan 29, 1985 has an article on Ora Ham Ward celebrating her 100th birthday.
    Person ID P210  Curbow Montoya Family | Curbow Family Branch, Ham Family Branch
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2012 

    Father Robert Montgomery Ham,   b. 13 June 1852 , Jackson, Rankin County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Dec. 1905, North Forney, Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Tabitha Clementine Kennedy,   b. 20 Sept 1859, Jackson, Rankin County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1939, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Family ID F32  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John Brady Ward,   b. Jul 1879, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1970, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years) 
    Married 23 Mar 1901  Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location comes from Kaufman County, Texas Marriage Certificate; Book 8, Page 07; Kaufman County Marriage Records
    Ora Deborah Ham x John Brady Ward
    Ora Deborah Ham x John Brady Ward
    Marriage Certificate
    Children 
    +1. Cuba Helen Ward,   b. 19 Apr 1903, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 July 1989, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Vivian Trudy Ward,   b. 23 Apr 1905, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1993, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    +3. John Brady Ward, Jr.,   b. 4 Sept 1908, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 2001  (Age 92 years)
     4. Norma Ward,   b. 1908,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Ronald Byron Ward,   b. 26 Mar 1911, Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1963, Waco, McLennan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    +6. Grady Meyers Ward,   b. 10 Mar 1912, Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Nov 2008, Tyler, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +7. E.L. Ward
     8. I.F. Ward
    +9. Carmen Dee Ward,   b. 28 Jul 1917, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Feb 2002, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     10. Bessie Lou Ward,   b. 8 Feb 1921, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 2006, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     11. Edith Mabel Ward,   b. 20 Sept 1923, McCulloch County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1941, Tyler, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years)
     12. Laura Lee Ward,   b. 4 Dec 1927, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 2011, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    John Brady Ward and Ora Deborah Ham Family
    John Brady Ward and Ora Deborah Ham Family
    Group identified by Erma Ruth March 2011: bottom row: Lana Cason, Debby Bratton, Donna Bratton, Laree Riordan middle row: Mabel Ham Puckett, Carmon Ward, Brady Ward, Ora Ham Ward, Ruby Barnett Ham, Mack Ham, Cecil Ham, Myrle Ham top row: ?, ?, Dock Ham, Jean Riordan, Becky Bratton, Tiny McDaniel, Erma Ruth, Laura Ham, Grady Ham, Louise Ward, Bill…
    Last Modified 8 Jul 2012 08:44:07 
    Family ID F1923  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Jan 1885 - Cleburne, Johnson County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ora Ham, age 15 born Jan 1885 in Texas; Living in Justice Precinct 7; she is attending school; white female single daughter of Robert Ham, age 46 and mother Tabbie Ham, 40; Siblings: Will, 24 and sister-in-law Julie E. Ham, who is misindexed as being 38; sister Maud James, age 22, who is divorced; nieces, Artie J. James, 6 and Willie B. James, 3; brothers Robert, 13; and Mac, 9; and sister Mabel, 3 - 4 Jun 1900 - Kaufman County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Mar 1901 - Kemp, Kaufman County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ora Ward, age 24 born 1886 in Texas; Living in Justice Precinct 7; they are renting their home; she has been married 8 years; she has given birth 4 times and 3 children are living; white female wife of John B. Ward, age 28; Children: Cuba E., 7; Vivian, 4; John B., 3; father-in-law John H. Ward lives a few doors down with 2nd wife - 29 Apr 1910 - Kaufman County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ora Ward, age 35 born abt 1885 in Texas, age 35; Living in Justice Precinct 5; is able to read/write; is indexed as "general farm laborer"; they are renting their home; white female wife of John B. Ward, age 48; Children: Cuba, 15; Vivian, 13; John B., 12; Ronnie, 9; Grady, 7; Louise, 6; Inez, 4; Carmen, 2; also in the home is Lee V. Hagerty, age 20; a cousin to John B. Ward - Feb 1920 - McCulloch County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Ora Ward, female born abt 1886 in Texas, age 44, white; Living in Precinct 1; wife married to Brady J. Ward, age 47 who is a house carpenter who rents home worth $12.50; no radio; Children: Ronald B., 19; Grady M., 18; Louise E., 16; Inez F., 14; Carmen D., 11; Bessie L., 9; Edith M., 5; and Laura L., 2 - 3 May 1930 - Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Dec 1985 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 15 Dec 1985 - Dallas, Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ora Deborah Ham and John Brady Ward
    Ora Deborah Ham and John Brady Ward
    Ora Deborah Ham Ward with Rev. W. A. Criswell on her 100th birthday
    Ora Deborah Ham Ward with Rev. W. A. Criswell on her 100th birthday
    Ora Deborah Ham
    Ora Deborah Ham
    Photo taken about 1894; Photo is courtesy of Becky Weaver

  • Sources 
    1. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Kaufman, Texas; Roll: T623 1651; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 81.



    2. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 7, Kaufman, Texas; Roll: T624_1570; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 41; Image: 668.


    3. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 5, McCulloch, Texas; Roll: T625_1830; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 162; Image: 424.


    4. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 1, Taylor, Texas; Roll: 2399; Page: 13B; Enumeration District: 17; Image: 1113.0.


    5. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      Ora Ward; 15 Dec 1985; Dallas, Female

    6. [S2624729542] Social Security Death Index, (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security), Number: 460-60-1743; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1955.