Near Middleton in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
To the Memory of the Pioneers
Ward Massacre Memorial
This monument is dedicated by Pioneer Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution Boise, Idaho
William Ward Age 44
Margaret Ward " 37
Mary Ward " 18
Robert Ward " 16
Edward Ward " 9
Francis Ward " 7
Flora Ward " 5
Susan Ward " 3
Eliza White " 30
George White " 4
Erected by Pioneer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Events • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1854.
Location. 43° 40.63′ N, 116° 36.533′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Caldwell ID 83605, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Violence is Avenged (here, next to this marker); Peaceful Trading Turns Hostile (here, next to this marker); Hostility Erupts Into Violence (here, next to this marker); The Ward Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Idaho's First Heroine - Madame Marie Dorion (approx. 3.8 miles away); A.K. Steunenberg / Frank Steunenberg (approx. 4 miles away); Caldwell Train Depot (approx. 4 miles away); Emigrant Crossing (approx. 4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleton.
Regarding To the Memory of the Pioneers. The Ward Massacre happened on August 20, 1854. Only two young boys survived an attack by Indians on Alexander Ward's 20 member party of emigrants that were traveling west on the Oregon Trail.
I would like to hear more from the lady who said she was related to the wards.I also am related to the words my great grandma was a ward
Editor's note: PM sent to this comment submitter about the only contact we have that is the one mentioned in the above comment #1. Thank you ~Mark
— Submitted May 7, 2021, by Julia Ann Gleason of Springfield, Oregon.
Additional keywords. Ward Massacre
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 2,353 times since then and 155 times this year. It was the Marker of the Week December 27, 2009. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.