Luther Mifflin "Miff" WARD1913 - 1987 (74 years)
Name Luther Mifflin "Miff" WARD Born 6 Jun 1913 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Gender Male Died 18 Sep 1987 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Buried Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA 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 , d. 29 Nov 1936, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (Age 53 years) Mother Jessie Lash SMITH, b. 4 Feb 1887, Markleville, Perry, Pennsylvania, USA , d. 31 Jul 1958, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (Age 71 years) Married 26 Aug 1912 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Family ID F352 Group Sheet
Family Mary Paull FITZPATRICK, b. 23 Sep 1925, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, USA , d. 1 Jan 1999, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA (Age 73 years) Married 22 Sep 1960 San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Children 1. Mary Marshall WARD 2. Robert Mifflin WARD, b. 3 Apr 1953, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA , d. 31 Oct 1987, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA (Age 34 years) Last Modified 5 Feb 2017 Family ID F543 Group Sheet
- Called “Mifflin” or “Miff”.
Event Map Born - 6 Jun 1913 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Married - 22 Sep 1960 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Died - 18 Sep 1987 - San Diego, San Diego, California, USA Buried - - Mt. Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego, California, USA = Link to Google Maps = Link to Google Earth
Documents 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.