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Ella Edwards Ward is the daughter of Nettie Elizabeth Cassingham and John Guinn Ward.  She was born 17 Feb 1905 in Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California. She died 21 Jan 1962 at age 56 in Newport Beach, Orange, California and was buried 26 Jan 1962 at Augusta Cemetery, Augusta, Butler, Kansas.

  • On 2 Nov 1924, she married (1) Robert Charles Damm in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He died about 1978 in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. Ella and Robert divorced in 1928/1929.
  • On 3 Feb 1935, she married (2) Minor Jesse Emm in Chicago, Cook, Illinois. He is the son of William John Emm and Mary Iona McCown. Minor was born 4 Jul 1899 in Longpoint, Livingston, Illinois and died 1 Apr 1962 at age 62 in Livingston County, Illinois.

Child of Ella Edwards Ward and Robert Charles Damm:

  1. Eleanor Louise Damm was born in 1926 in Illinois.

Child of Ella Edwards Ward and Minor Jesse Emm:

  1. Judy Lee Emm was born in 1939 in Illinois.


Most of the basic information for this family comes from the personal knowledge of Judy (Emm) Canfield.

Ella: Birth from the family bible.

What's In A Name?

Ella was one of only two Ward children born during the family's stay in California when they lived with or near Nettie's sister, Ella May (Cassingham) Edwards. Ella Edwards Ward was named for this beloved aunt.



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Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.