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Near Ely in White Pine County, Nevada — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Ward Cemetery

 
 
The Ward Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
1. The Ward Cemetery Marker
Inscription. The life histories of 46 residents of the Ward Cemetery tell a fascinating story about what life was like in the early mining boom towns of White Pine County. Most residents of Ward were not native to the area. Many came from as far away as China and the British Isles.

Life was challenging and sometimes violent. For example, Martin Gleeson, was murdered by his partner John Roach over a mining claim dispute. Gleeson's obelisk-style headstone can be seen in the cemetery.

Boomtown wives and children faced difficult adjustments to frequent moves and few conveniences. Joseph Liddle's wife Margaret bore five children in White Pine County. The records of their births provide a glimpse of the mobile life-style involved with mining. Mable was born in Hamilton in 1872, Arthur in Aurum in 1875, Josephine in Hamilton in 1880, Ruth in Hamilton in 1882 and Laura in Ward in 1887.

The graves inside the Ward cemetery are marked by headstones, large stones and many appear today as simple mounds earth or piles of wood. Your help in preserving this cemetery for now and future generations is appreciated. For more information please contact the Bureau of Land Management, Ely field office at (775) 289-1800.
 
Location. 39° 4.605′ N, 114° 50.85′ 
The Ward Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
2. The Ward Cemetery Marker
W. Marker is near Ely, Nevada, in White Pine County. Marker can be reached from Unnamed dirt road. Click for map. Marker is about six miles south of US-6, and 1 mile west of County Road 45,. Marker is in this post office area: Ely NV 89301, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ward Charcoal Ovens (approx. 2.7 miles away); a different marker also named Ward Charcoal Ovens (approx. 2.7 miles away); Ward Mining District (approx. 5.2 miles away); Taylor (approx. 5.2 miles away); Ely - Forging the Link (approx. 12.1 miles away); Nevada Northern Railway (approx. 12.3 miles away).
 
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Martin Gleeson's grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
3. Martin Gleeson's grave
Martin Gleeson's grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
4. Martin Gleeson's grave
Joseph Liddle's grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
5. Joseph Liddle's grave
Joseph Liddle's grave image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
6. Joseph Liddle's grave
The Ward Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 4, 2013
7. The Ward Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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