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Near Middleton in Canyon County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

To the Memory of the Pioneers

Ward Massacre Memorial

 
 
Ward Massacre Dedication with Names image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 9, 2009
1. Ward Massacre Dedication with Names
Inscription.  To the memory of the pioneers who were massacred by Indians near this spot August 20, 1854.

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
Samuel Mallagan
Charles Adams
William Babcock
Dr. Adams

—— Amen
Adolph Schultz
John Frederick
French Canadian
 
Erected by Pioneer Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable EventsSettlements & 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′ 
Ward Massacre Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Rebecca Maxwell, September 9, 2009
2. Ward Massacre Memorial
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W. Marker is near Middleton, Idaho, in Canyon County. Marker is on Lincoln Road, 0.2 miles east of Middleton Road, on the left when traveling east. 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.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Contact?
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

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    — 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.

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Dec. 4, 2022