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(See Ward and Oolootsa) -Darius Edwin, son of James and Esther Susan (Hoyt) Ward was born on Beatties Prairie, Delaware District, November 23, 1854. Educated in Nazareth Hall, Northampton County, Pennsylvania.

Married at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania November 20, 1875 Sarah Caroline, daughter of Mrs. John Ritter, born September 27, 1857 in Bucks County, Penn.

She died February 29, 1896.

They were the parents of Minnie Esther, born September 2, 1876, married Boone Forst Cray; Jay Herbert, born February 10, 1879, James Darius, born October 20, 1880, Hindman Hoyt, born December 14, 1885 and died June 13, 1906; Sidney Rueds, born January 19, 1888; Gertrude Irene, born July 31, 1889; Ruth Edna born June 22, 1893; Sarah Ruby, born February 3, 1896.

Mr. Ward married August 9, 1897 Mary Murphy nee Hester, born July 1, 1870 in Davidson County, Tennessee.

They were the parents of Martha Ann born Nov. 14, 1898.

Mr. Ward is a cabinet maker. He belongs to the Holly clan and his Cherokee name is Keetoo-wha-gi. Is P. S. R. of Knights of Pythias, a member of the Moravian Church, was Secretary of the “Old Settlers” Commissioner, elected a member of the Cherokee Board of Education November 15, 1900 having previously been the Inspector of the building of the Female Seminary on the part of the Nation. Was County Commissioner of Cherokee County 1910-1912.

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