Luther Mifflin "Miff" WARD

Male 1913 - 1987  (74 years)


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  • Name Luther Mifflin "Miff" WARD 
    Born 6 Jun 1913  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 18 Sep 1987  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Called “Mifflin” or “Miff”.

      San Diego Union, Sept. 20, 1987: Obituary
      “Attorney L. Mifflin Ward dies at 74”
      L. Mifflin Ward, 74, a member of a pioneer San Diego family and a well-known attorney, died Friday after a lengthy hospitalization at the Georgian Court Convalescent Hospital.
      Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
      Mr. Ward was a native of San Diego and both sides of his family were direct descendants of Pilgrims who came over on the Mayflower.
      His grandfathers, William Mifflin Smith of Pennsylvania and Iowa state Sen. Martin Luther Ward, settled in San Diego in the late 1800s. Sen. Ward started a law firm in San Diego in 1889. When Mr. Ward’s father, John McCartney Ward, joined the firm in the early 1900s it became Ward & Ward.
      After Mr. Ward graduated from Stanford Law School in 1938 he also joined the firm, known today as Ward, Thorn & Jessop.
      From 1941-1946 Mr. Ward served as an officer in the Army Field Artillery. He continued to serve in the Army Reserve in San Diego and retired in 1973 as a lieutenant colonel.
      A communicant of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mr. Ward was a former president of the Boy’s Club of San Diego and active in many organizations, including the Committee of 100, Toastmasters International, University Club of San Diego, Cotillion Club of San Diego, Rest and Aspiration Society of San Diego, Scottish Rite bodies, San Diego Museum of Art, Retired Officers Association, Point Loma Rotary Club, San Diego Historical Society, San Diego Symphony Association, San Diego Opera Association and Zoological Society of San Diego.
      He was a 32nd degree Mason of San Diego Lodge 35 and a member of the Al Bahr Shrine. He was affiliated with the American, California and San Diego Bar associations.
      Mr. Ward is survived by his wife, Mary, and a daughter, Mary, both of San Diego; a son, Robert of San Francisco, and two stepsons, Randall Batley of San Diego and William Batley of Austin, Texas; and two brothers, Philip of Point Loma and Jack of Downey.
      The family has suggested memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, PO Box 99037, San Diego 92109, or to other charities.”

      SSDI: #556-54-3045; born 6 Jun 1913; died 18 Sep 1987; res: 92103, San Diego, San Diego County, CA.
    Person ID I1095  Lowell&Block
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2015 

    Father John McCartney WARD,   b. 18 Nov 1883, Cedar Rapids, Linn, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1936, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Jessie Lash SMITH,   b. 4 Feb 1887, Markleville, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1958, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 26 Aug 1912  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F352  Group Sheet

    Family Mary Paull FITZPATRICK,   b. 23 Sep 1925, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1999, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1960  San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Marshall WARD
     2. Robert Mifflin WARD,   b. 3 Apr 1953, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1987, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 8 May 2017 
    Family ID F543  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1913 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 22 Sep 1960 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Sep 1987 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Death. Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego.  Map of Div. B, Lot 5, Gr. 1 through 12.
    Death. Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego. Map of Div. B, Lot 5, Gr. 1 through 12.
    Contains graves for Judge John and Anna B. McCartney, Martin Luther and Ella B. Ward, John McCartney and Della Elizabeth Ward, Quintillian Chaney Ward, Martin Luther and Dorothy C. Ward, Jr. and Luther Mifflin Ward.