George S. Ward

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George Summerville Ward (1867 - September 3, 1940), was president of the Ward Baking Company and he was vice president of the Brooklyn Tip-Tops, the Federal League baseball club.[1]


Ward was born January 1, 1867, in Pittsburgh. He had a son, Walter Stevenson Ward, who in 1922, shot and killed a man named Clarence Melvin Peters, who he believed had been blackmailing him.[2] George died on September 3, 1940 in Havana, Cuba.[3]


  1. ^ "Yankees Not For Sale. President Farrell Denies Report of Alleged Negotiations with the Wards". New York Times. October 20, 1914. Retrieved 2010-09-17. George S. Ward, Vice President of the Brooklyn Federal League Baseball Club, stated last night that he and his brother, Robert Ward, had received overtures ...
  2. ^ "New Rochelle Police Commissioner Forced to Pay $30,000 to Ex-Sailor and Two Others". New York Times. May 23, 1922. Retrieved 2011-03-06. Walter S. Ward, 31 years old, son of George S. Ward, President of the Ward Baking Company, admitted yesterday that he was the man who shot and killed Clarence Peters, 19 years old, a former sailor, on a lonely road near White Plains early last Tuesday morning. Ward surrendered to Sheriff George J. Werner of Westchester County yesterday morning.
  3. ^ "Geo. S. Ward Dies. Bakery Operator. Co-Founder With Brother of the Firm Here Bearing Their Name. Stricken in Havana. An Expansionist In Field. Devised Modern Methods and Aided Research Increasing Vitamin Content in Bread". New York Times. September 4, 1940. Retrieved 2011-03-06. George S. Ward, well-known American business man of Havana and New York, died here this morning after a brief illness. He was born seventy-three years ago in Pittsburgh. ...