Peirce C. Ward
Rochester Sentinel - 9 Jan. 1970
[Peirce] C. Ward, 84, R.R. 3, prominent Richland township farmer and former Chicago
business executive, died suddenly Thursday afternoon at his winter apartment home
in Lighthouse Point, Fla. He had been in ill health for three years, but had remained
active until the last two months.
Mr. and Mrs. Ward, who had a cottage at Lake Maxinkuckee, acquired four farms here and
they moved to their home on Ind. 110 in 1936. He retired from Chicago business
activities and devoted fulltime to managing the Indian Hill Farms.
He built up a large herd of blooded Angus cattle and held numerous stock sales at his
farm that attracted buyers from many states. He exhibited his prize animals at the
International and Indiana stock shows and won a number of high awards.
The Maxinkuckee cottage had been built by his grandfather and the Wards and children
spent most of their summers there. He often mentioned that six generations of the
family had lived in the cottage during vacation periods.
Mr. Ward was born in Lafayette, Nov. 3, 1885, the son of Fred and Elizabeth PEIRCE
WARD. He attended Purdue university and while a young man moved to Chicago. On Sept.
23, 1911, he was married to Edith AISHTON, Winnetka, Ill., and they resided there
until they came to Indian Hill.
Mr. Ward was a member of the Winnetka Congregational church and the Sigma Chi
fraternity. He maintained much interest in Culver Military Academy all during his
He was chairman of the first board of trustees of Woodlawn hospital after it was
acquired by F ulton county. He was a director of the Indiana Gas company, Indianapolis;
Central Telephone company, Lincoln, Neb.; Lacrosse Telephone company, Lacrosse,
Wis.; and the Southern Telephone company, Tallahassee, Fla. He recently retired
from the board of Public Service Indiana.
In Chicago he became a broker and was associated with Golden Sacks company and
later was a partner in Field, Ward & Glore, a leading stock and bond brokerage
company. The senior member was Marshall Field III.
Surviving are his wife and three children, Mrs. Jean Ward Wollett, Culver ; Peirce
Coltom Ward Jr., Riverside, Conn; and Miss Edith Aishton Ward, Laguna Beach, Cal.;
eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Culver Military Academy Memorial chapel
with the Academy chaplain, Jared F. Foster, officiating. Burial will be in Spring
Vale cemetery, Lafayette. Friends may call at the Easterday-Bonine funeral home in
Culver after 4 p.m. Sunday.
The family requests that memorials other than flowers be in the form of contributions
to the coronary unit of Parkview hospital, Plymouth.
DELTA DELTA CHAPTER PURDUE UNIVERSITY
... Since the last issue of the QUARTERLY Delta Delta's chapter roll has been increased by the
advent of five new members We take pleasure in introducing to the Fraternity Brothers
Pierce C Ward of Lafayette Indiana ... pg. 267 1903 The Sigma Chi quarterly the official
organ of the Sigma Chi Fraternity By Sigma Chi Fraternity
The Rochester Sentinel
Wednesday, January 30, 1973
Edith A. Ward
Mrs. Edith A. Ward, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, died at 7:50 a.m. today in the Pilgrim Manor nursing
home in Plymouth following an extended illness.
Final arrangements are pending at the Bonine funeral home in Culver .
The Rochester Sentinel
Wednesday, January 31, 1973
Private graveside services will be conducted at Spring Vale cemetery in Lafayette at a later date for
Mrs. Edith A. Ward, 86, R.R. 3, Rochester, who died Tuesday at 7:50 a.m. in the Plymouth Manor nursing
home at Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made to the Parkview hospital in Plymouth.
The Bonine funeral home in Culver is in charge of arrangements.
Mrs. Ward was born February 18, 1886, at Boone, IA., to Richard and Rose Whitbeck Aishton. Her marriage
was Sept. 23, 1911 at Evanston, IL to Peirce C. Ward. He died in 1970. She had resided in Richland
Township since 1936, moving from Winetka, IL. She was a graduate of Kemper Hall and Vassar College.
Survivors are one son, Peirce C. Ward, Jr., Riverside, CO; two daughters, Miss Edith A. Ward, South
Laguna, CA.; Mrs. Jean W. Woollett, Culver ; one brother Richard A. Aishton, Winetka; eight grandchildren
and five great-grandchildren.
Edith A Aishton was born February 18, 1886 in Boone, Boone County, IA, and died January 30, 1973 in
Plymouth, Marshall County, IN. daughter of Richard and Rose and ROsa B Whitbeck She married Peirce C
Ward September 23, 1911 in Evanston, Cook County, IL. He was born November 03, 1885, and died
January 1970 in Lighthouse Point, Fla . son of Charles Howard Pierce and Harriet Brown
1 - Peirce C Ward Jr. born February 07, 1918 in Chicago, Illinois. ; died October 29, 1991
Peirce Colton Ward Jr. '41
2 - Edith A. Ward
PEIRCE WARD died Oct. 29,1991, at the Rosary Hill Home in Hawthorne, N.Y., after a long illness. He had lived in
Greenwich for most of his life and is survived by a daughter Leslie Ward Lowe; two sons, Peirce Colton III and
Neil Aishton; two sisters, jean W. Woollett and Edith A. Ward; and six grandchildren.
Peirce was born in Chicago. He came to Princeton from the Ashville School for boys in North Carolina.
He has worked for General Foods and Corn Products before becoming a director of marketing and sales
with the Squibb Beechnut Corporation. He retired in 1975.
A sailor, Peirce had been a member of the New York and the Riverside (Conn.) Yacht Clubs.
Class of 1941 archives hold but scant information about him, and there is no reference at all in our 50th yearbook.
Peirce Ward was not long with us beneath the elms. We extend sincere sympathy to his survivors.
The Class of 1941 Princeton Alumni Weekly - March 4th, 1992
3 - Jean W Ward. m. [-?-] Woollett