Martha Reed/Reid Ware (1820 – 1890)

“Martha Reed/Reid was born to David and Mary Martha (Morse) Reed/Reid on 26 August 1820 in Williamsville, Windham, Vermont. She m. first Matthew McCloud about 1845 probably in Boston, MA. They had 3 children; Robert M. (b. Oct 1846), Harriet Dexter (b. 26 Feb 1848 d. 06 Dec 1913) and Ellen Frances (b. 01 May 1850 d. 14 Nov 1855). Matthew d. on 24 May 1853 in Boston of Typhoid Fever. He was a baker. She m. next Elijah Ware on 27 Nov 1856 in Girard, Erie, PA. They had 3 children; Walter Elliot, b. 09 Dec 1857 d. 19 Jan 1858), Walter Ellsworth, (b. 26 August 1861 d. 21 April 1951), and Ellen Juliet (B. 16 Sept 1864 d. 28 Mar 1932). Martha died on 02 May 1890 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska.
Their son Walter Ellsworth Ware was a renowned architect who shared the title, “Dean of Utah Architecture,” with Richard K. A. Kletting. Walter m. Mary Jeanette Hartley on 14 July 1890 in Laramie, Albany, Wyoming. She was born in England to Richard W and Mary (Hayton) Hartley on 02 Jan 1867. She died in Salt Lake City on 11 May 1951. He died there on 21 April 1951. They are buried in the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Salt Lake City. His memorial #75315085 and her #75315207. Harriet Dexter McCloud m. Lyman Eugene Ware on 20 April 1880 in Omaha, Nebraska. Lyman was the nephew of Elijah Ware.”

Bio by G47.
Sources are The Ware Genealogy . . . comp. by Emma Ware and pub. by Pope in Boston, 1901. Source digitized by Microsoft and found online at
Also Mass archive records online at, US Census Reports from, The Architectural Profession in Utah at, Wikipedia, and the Utah State Historical Society online at Many thanks to Susan Connolley for producing this and many other Ware memorial pages and also for her fine work in the field taking the photos.

Source:  FindAGrave

Susan Connelly  Record added: Feb 15, 2012

Maintained by: G47


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