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August 3, 1945
Van Buren Democrat
Clinton, Arkansas

Mrs. Martha Selina Ward

Mrs. Martha Selina Ward, aged 89, died at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Neal of near Choctaw, Thursday, July 26, 1945. Interment took place at the Huie Cemetery, Friday afternoon, funeral services being conducted by Bro. Jenkins of Clinton.
Besides the daughter mentioned, Mrs. Ward is survived by four other daughters, namely, Mrs. G. W. Brown of Enola and Mrs. M. M. Goleski, Mrs. Bert Stobaugh and Mrs. C. C. Halbrook, all of Clinton.
Mrs. Ward was born at Choctaw, January 15, 1856, the daughter of Charlie and Elizabeth Treadaway, pioneers of that community. On July 22, 1872, she was united in marriage with Minor Ward, who passed away, October 16, 1938. To their union 8 children were born, five of whom as noted survived. She is also survived by 26 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Ward lived a devoted and Christian life as a member of the Christian Church from her youth up.