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

To the Memory of the Pioneers

Ward Massacre Memorial

 
 
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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.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
 
Location. 43° 40.63′ N, 116° 36.533′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured
Ward Massacre Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Rebecca Maxwell, September 9, 2009
2. Ward Massacre Memorial
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); The College of Idaho (approx. 3.7 miles away); Emigrant Crossing (approx. 4 miles away); Northwest Nazarene University (approx. 7.1 miles away); Lower Boise (approx. 10.1 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 keywords. Ward Massacre
 
Categories. Notable EventsSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 9, 2009, by Rebecca Maxwell of Boise, Idaho. This page has been viewed 1,788 times since then and 75 times this year. This page 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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