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John E. and Lucia Ward Collection

 Unprocessed — Box: 03767 C
Identifier: H2009-081

Content Description

The collection consists of various legal documents including Mortgages, Chattel Mortgages, State of South Dakota Permanent School Fund, Insurance, Oil and Gas Lease, and Quit Claim Deeds. A large number of the documents related to John and Lucia Ward of Beadle County and their various land transactions in the county. The documents date from the late 1890s to the 1930s. The Ward’s lived in Beadle County from the late 1890s until John’s death in August of 1922 and Lucia’s death in October of 1940. Other legal documents from various individuals are also held in the collection. The documents give insight in to the process of land transactions in the early twentieth century in Beadle County and South Dakota.

Acquisition Type


Restrictions Apply



  • ca. 1890s-1930s


0.25 Cubic Feet