The Ware Political Graveyard Updated

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WARE, ALLEN E. — of Kingman, Mohave County, Arizona.  Republican.  Delegate to Republican National Convention from Arizona, 1928.  J. M. Gates and local businessmen Allen E. and John Ware (his brother) started the Central Commercial Company. The store open in 1917,

Mohave County Postmasters

Allen E Ware White Hills, Mohave, Arizona 16 Jun 1898
Allen Ellsworth Ware
Birth: Jan. 4, 1864
Allegheny Township
Somerset County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1939
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Family links:
William Ware (1832 – 1913)
Mary Coughenour Ware (1839 – 1930)

May Hoffman Ware (1871 – 1933)*

Henry W Ware (1859 – 1916)*
Sarah Lucretia Ware Deeter (1860 – 1938)*
William C Ware (1862 – 1887)*
Allen Ellsworth Ware (1864 – 1939)
Charles Luther Ware (1869 – 1938)*
Carrie Rachel Ware Berkshire (1870 – 1940)*
John H Ware (1874 – 1973)*
Albert Howard Ware (1876 – 1947)*
Samuel Worden Ware (1879 – 1971)*
Edith Jane Ware Shuwack (1883 – 1954)*

*Calculated relationship

Allen Ellsworth Ware Dad 1864 + 1939

Note: Located next to May Hoffman Ware

Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Glendale)
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: Lot 4002, Sunrise Section
Created by: Stotler
Record added: Jun 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11192630
Allen Ellsworth Ware
Added by: Stotler

More information can be found in Ware Families.


WARE, CHARLES — of Greentown, Howard County, Indiana. Republican.  Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1944.

Charles Lorraine Ware
Birth: Oct. 10, 1883
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1945
Point Isabel
Grant County
Indiana, USA

Charles Lorraine Ware was born 10 Oct 1883 in Union township, Howard county, Indiana. He was the son of John Wesley Ware and Nora A. Tennell.Growing up he lived in Union township unil his marriage with Montie June Hunsinger on 1 Aug 1909 in Howard county. They had no children.Charles moved to Greentown and lived there throughout the remainder of his life. He was the undertaker for Lucinda Main Ware (Jesse’s wife) and possibly other relatives. Charles was her grand nephew.Prior to 1924 the funeral home in Greentown was called Mast & Fulwider but in 1924 Charles bought the J. E. Fulwider interest in the Fulwider and Mast furniture and undertaking firm, at which time the firm of Mast and Ware was established. After Charles died it became the Mast-Pickett Funeral Home. After Mr Mast died it became the Hasler-Pickett firm. See the obituary for Charles L. to see his purchase of it in 1924.
Charles was of short height, medium build, brown eyes, and brown hair. No disabilities. (WW1 Draft Reg Card)
Obituary – “Mr & Mrs Ware drove to their farm near Pt. Isabel Wednesday afternoon and shortly after their arrival … Mr. Ware complained of feeling ill. He was taken to the home of Bernard Downs and a physician was hastily summoned. He died at 5pm.” This occurred 6 Jun 1945. He was buried 4 days later on 10 Jun 1945 in the Greenlawn cemetery. His headstone reads: “Charles L. Ware 1883 – 1945”. His wife, “Montie J. 1877-1962”.Family links:
John Wesley Ware (1851 – 1937)
Nora A. Tennell Ware (1858 – 1941)Spouse:
Montie June Hunsinger Ware (1877 – 1962)*Sibling:
Charles Lorraine Ware (1883 – 1945)
Harold R. Ware (1893 – 1965)**Calculated relationship
Greenlawn Cemetery
Howard County
Indiana, USA
Maintained by: Rich Ware
Originally Created by: Horace Reven
Record added: Dec 13, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45384251
Charles Lorraine Ware
Added by: Rich Ware


WARE, CHARLES A. — of Alexandria, Virginia.  Mayor of Alexandria, Virginia, 1863-66.  Death and burial location unknown


WARE, CHARLES P. — Republican. Candidate for U.S Representative from Florida 6th District, 1958.

 Ware, Charles P.


11/04/1958 FL – District 6 Lost 28.48% (-43.03%)
05/08/1956 FL District 6 – R Primary Lost 47.43% (-5.15%)
Florida 6 Paul Rogers Democratic 1954 Re-elected Paul Rogers (D) 71.5%
Charles P. Ware (R) 28.5%

Living as of 1958.

More information in Ware Families News.


WARE, CHARLES R. — of Perry, Taylor County, Florida.  Republican.  Delegate to Republican National Convention from Florida, 1972. Living as of 1972.


WARE, DEBORAH — of Nashua, Hillsboro County, New Hampshire.  Democrat.  Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Hampshire, 1972.  Living as of 1972.


WARE ELDRIDGE L. — of Key West, Monroe County, Florida.  Republican.  Candidate for mayor of Key West, Florida, 1869.

The earliest contest after reconstruction, in which the newly enfranchised negroes voted, was the mayoralty election of 1869, when Hon. Joseph Beverly Browne, the Democratic candidate defeated Mr. E. L. Ware, the candidate of the black Republican Party, as it was then called.

In 1867 the Key West Dispatch, published by W. C. Maloney, Jr., and edited by his brilliant father, appeared, and continued to be conducted by him until 1872, when it passed in to the hands of Mr. H. A. Crain as editor and publisher. In 1874 it passed under the editorial guidance of Mr. E. L. Ware, and suspended publication in 1877.

Death and burial location unknown.

More information can be found in Ware Families.


WARE, EDWIN A. — of New York, New York County, New York.  Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 15th District, 1854.

Edwin A. Ware
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb., 1911
Green-Wood Cemetery
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Lot 13052, Section 83
Created by: T.V.F.T.H.
Record added: Aug 17, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57220794


WARE, FREDERICK ALONZO — of New York, New York County, New York.  Member of New York State Assembly from New York County 25th District, 1899.

  WARE, Frederick A.:  Lawyer; s. Richard F. and Amelia F. (Klauberg) Ware; grad. G.P.S. No. 26, 1881 (pres. Graduate Ass’n); Coll. City of N.Y.; Columbia Law Sch., LL.B., 1887; m. N.Y. City, 1897, Evelyn Cervantes; children: Frederick K.C. b. 1900, Florence A., b. 1901, Richard Carroll, b. 1906.

Deputy Att’y general, 1900; counsel for the Hep Sing Tong.  Mem. N.Y. B’d of Alderman, 11th Dist. 1895-97; chm’n Law Com. on Revison City Ordinances, 1899 Mem. Assembly 25th Dist., 1884-90. Mem. 7th Reg’t N. G. N.Y., 1898; 1st recruiting office established at his office in N.Y. City; enlisted in the 112th Reg’t., 1898.  Director Ware Realty Co.  Republican, Episcopalian.  Mem. Lafayette Camp.  Clubs: Republican, Madison Square Republican, Freeport, Edenia.

Country residence: Freeport, L.I., N.Y. Address: 271 Broadway, N. Y. City.”

Source:  Who’s Who in New York (City and State), Vol. 4, by Lewis Randolph Hamersly, John William Leonard, Frank R. Holmes, L.R. Hamersly and Co., New York City, 1909, page 1345.

He died in 1921.  His wife and children surviving.

Frederick is buried in the Klauberg Plot at Woodlawn Cemetery in NY, however, his name was not added to the headstones.

More information and photograph can be found in Ware Families.  (Coming, the story of Frederick and his wife Eva Cervantes.)


WARE, G. H. — of Montcalm County, Michigan.  Democrat.  Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives from Mountcalm County, 1940.

Gay Hollenbeck Ware
Birth: 1894
Death: 1977

Note: 5435

Riverside Cemetery
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
Plot: S
Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Feb 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65076439

More information in Ware Families Acorns.


WARE, G. M. — of Marysville, Marshall County, Kansas.  Democrat.  Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kansas, 1936.

Gilbert M. Ware
Birth: Jul. 7, 1893
Death: Jan. 1, 1940
Marysville Cemetery
Marshall County
Kansas, USA
Maintained by: Tony Cannon
Originally Created by: Chris Mills
Record added: Jun 30, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72254632
Gilbert M. Ware
Added by: Mike Kokoruda


WARE, GRACE — Prohibition candidate for Presidential Election for California, 1972.  Still living as of 1972.


WARE, HAMILTON D. — of Delaware.  Progressive.  Candidate for US Senator from Delaware.

11/02/1948 DE US Senate Lost 0.48% (-50.37%)

Additional candidates were Hamilton D. Ware (681),Thomas J. Sard (467), and Walter B. Pollard (80).

The Arden School on Sherwood Road is now the Buzz Ware Community Center, named for Hamilton D. Ware, a trustee and director of all three Ardens.

Hamilton Disbrow Ware
Birth: May 4, 1892
Death: Jan. 6, 1968
Ardentown Memorial Garden
New Castle County
Delaware, USA
Created by: Jackie
Record added: Jul 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 114667670
Hamilton D Ware
Added by: Jackie


WARE, HENRY BURT — of Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.  Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey.  1928.  Death and Burial location unknown.

More information in Ware Families Acorns.


Copy of Draft Registration from Family Search.


WARE, JAMES A. — Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1884.

Read more about James A. Ware in the Ware Family Archives, “Belle Grove Plantation, Louisiana and the Ware Families Who Owned it.”

Metairie Cemetery, New Orleans, LA


WARE, JEWEL C. — Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan.  Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 2008.

Jewel Ware – District 2

Vice-Chair Pro Tempore Jewel Ware (D-Detroit) was first elected to the Wayne County Commission in 1994. In 2003, her Commission colleagues elected her as chairwoman. As chairwoman of the Commission through 2008, Ware’s responsibilities included overseeing the county’s $2.14 billion budget, approving contracts, and adopting resolutions and ordinances.

During her tenure as chairwoman, Ware made the Wayne County Commission a more effective and efficient legislative body, saving approximately $1 million annually. She established an office of policy research and analysis that provides greater in-depth legislative and fiscal review of county contracts and operations.

Ware is a major advocate for seniors, health care and children. She also tirelessly works on several fronts, including education, economic empowerment and improving quality of life for Wayne County residents. Two major issues that she has focused on is improving access to health care for the underinsured and uninsured, and helping to guide the transition of former prisoners into productive members of society. She has advocated for better parenting by hosting parenting workshops and annually holds the Mittens and Socks Winter Drive for Children. Since 1995, Ware has hosted an annual Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social & Legislative Briefing. At these events, she informs seniors of programs that impact their quality of life. Ware worked with the Riverfront East Alliance to stop permanent casinos from being built on the Detroit River shoreline, and supported family-friendly public parks and recreational areas on the east riverfront. She also worked with Midtown Alliance to help keep the heart of the city cleaner.

Ware serves on numerous boards and commissions, including: · Genesis Lutheran Church · National Black Caucus on Aging Coalition of Labor Union · Mack Alive · Pittman Memorial Housing Development · Helping Our Prisoners Elevate (HOPE) · Development Corporation of Wayne County · HealthChoice · Michigan Universal Health Care Access Network · Warren-Conner Development Coalition · Elks, Nettie Carter Jackson Temple, #1179 · NAACP · Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

Ware received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Detroit, and is a certified social worker.

In very tough economic times, Ware has provided the leadership on the county’s budget, insisting that mandated services like public safety and criminal justice remain top priorities. She has urged other county elected office holders to tighten expenditures and search for new sources of revenue.

As a champion for the mentally ill and developmentally disabled, Ware is working to reform the way services are delivered and managed by the Detroit Wayne County Community Mental Health Agency.

In addition to her role as Vice-Chair Pro Tempore of the Commission, Jewel Ware serves on the committees on Public Services and Government Operations, along with the Special Committee on Senior Citizens & Veterans Affairs. You can click here to email Jewel Ware’s office with any concerns or comments.

Source:  Wayne County MI on-line
WARE, JOHN HAINES III — of Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Born in Vineland, Cumberland County, New Jersey.  Republican.  Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 19th District, 1961-70, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania, 1970-75 (9th District 1970-73; 5th District 1973-75).
Birth: Aug. 29, 1908
Cumberland County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jul. 29, 1997
Lancaster County
Pennsylvania, USA

US Congressman. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1930 and became active in several businesses, including a newspaper chain and the American Waterworks Company. Ware also founded Penn Fuel Gas Company, a venture that served customers in 31 counties. A multimillionaire, he organized a foundation that contributed to numerous charities and civic causes, including the Boys Scouts and Girl Scouts, and several historical societies and medical centers. He was a member of the state Board of Public Welfare and Historical and Museum Commission. Ware served as a Burgess of the borough of Oxford from 1956 to 1960, and a Pennsylvania Senator from 1961 to 1970. In November, 1970 he was the successful Republican nominee for the US House of Representatives, winning on the same day the special election to complete the term of deceased Congressman G. Robert Watkins, and the regular election for a full term. Ware won reelection in 1972 and served from November, 1970 to January, 1975. He did not run for reelection in 1974 and returned to his business, charitable and civic activities, which included serving as a Trustee of six different colleges. The University of Pennsylvania’s Ware College House is named for him, and a stretch of road that passes through seven Chester County towns is named the John H. Ware III Memorial Highway. (bio by: Bill McKern)
Oxford Cemetery
Chester County
Pennsylvania, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Jan 23, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 24125838

More information can be found in the Ware Families Index.


WARE, JOHN J. — of Champaign County, Ohio.  Prohibition candidate for Ohio State House of Representatives from Champaign County, 1897.  Death and burial location unknown.


WARE, JOHN T. — of Pinellas County, Florida.  Republican.  Member of Florida State Senate 18th District; elected 1978.

JOHN T. WARE: 1931-2005 Former lawmaker, retired circuit judge

John T. Ware, a retired Pinellas-Pasco circuit judge and longtime legislator who ran as a Democrat and a Republican, has died at 73.

Mr. Ware, who left the bench in 1992, died Saturday (Aug. 20, 2005) at the Hospice House of Palms of Pasadena Hospital from complications of Parkinson’s disease.

A lawyer since 1961, he was elected to the Legislature in 1964 as a Democrat. Two years later, he ran unsuccessfully for the state Senate but won election again to the House in 1968 after switching to the Republican Party.

In 1970, he was elected to the Senate and served there for a dozen years before losing his seat to Democrat Jeanne K. Malchon.

Rep. C.W. Bill Young, R-Indian Shores, said Monday that he and Mr. Ware were in the Legislature at the same time for several years.

“He was a Democrat when we first served together,” Young recalled. “Then he became a Republican. Then a judge. Then a good friend. We differed on occasion when he was a Democrat, but he was always a real gentleman and worked hard for what he believed in.”

A vice chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, he sponsored legislation on education, prison reform, crime prevention and assistance to the elderly.

He was one of the creators of the Administrative Procedures Act, the law that allows Floridians to challenge the decisions of state agencies, said former Sen. Ken Plante, a Republican from Orlando who now lives in Tallahassee as a lobbyist.

Plante said Mr. Ware also was instrumental in creating Pride, the prison industries agency pushed by former Clearwater businessman Jack Eckerd.

A “really nice guy,” Plante said, Mr. Ware could on occasion try the patience of colleagues.

“We used to kid him because trying to go somewhere with John was like trying to push molasses up hill, but he was a super person to work with,” Plante said.

Lobbyist Wilbur Brewton, a longtime attorney for Pride, called Mr. Ware “one of those guys who studiously reviewed issues, a policy kind of person, slow and deliberate, but with an eye for the big picture.”

A member of the Constitution Revision Commission in 1978, he served as Senate minority leader from 1974-76 and again from 1978-80, years when Republicans were a minority. He was a three-time chairman of the Pinellas legislative delegation.

In 1984, he was elected to the Circuit Court and served in the civil, criminal and probate divisions. Re-elected in 1991, he resigned after a year.

“It’s been something I’ve been considering,” he said at the time. “I think I’ve been on there long enough.”

In 1996, he and his wife opened a real estate office in South Pasadena.

An avid boater, he owned Stow Away Cove marina on St. Pete Beach for many years, and his family said he was responsible for opening Anchor Savings Bank. He was its board chairman until he joined the court.

He formerly was a city attorney and prosecutor for St. Pete Beach and a state community planner.

A native of Chattanooga, Tenn., he was moved to Florida when he was 6 months old. After graduating from Saint Leo Prep, he served in the Korean War on the USS Saipan. He later studied at the University of Florida and graduated from Florida State University in 1957. He received his law degree from Stetson Law School.

He had been a vice president of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and was a member of the Suncoasters, Pinellas Industry Council and Pinellas Planning Council. He was a member of the Florida Bar, the St. Petersburg Bar Association, the National, Florida and Suncoast associations of Realtors and the St. Petersburg Yacht Club.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce; two sons, Gregory S. and Steve E.; three daughters, Stacey Gaeta, Sheryl Ware-Collins and Sheila Brunett; a stepson, Mark E. Lillquist, all of St. Petersburg; a brother, Jim E., Santa Ana, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Anderson-McQueen Funeral & Cremation Center-Tyrone Chapel, 7820 38th Ave. N. A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Pasadena Community Church, 227 70th Ave. S, with burial at Royal Palm Cemetery South.

The family suggests memorial contributions to Hospice Foundation of the Florida Suncoast, 300 East Bay Drive, Largo, FL 33770, or the National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW Ninth Ave., Bob Hope Road, Miami, FL 33136-1494.

Source:  St. Petersburg Times (FL) – Tuesday, August 23, 2005
John T. WareBirth: Nov. 14, 1931
Death: Aug. 20, 2005Burial:
Royal Palm South Cemetery
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USACreated by: Vero DiSpirito
Record added: Mar 10, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 86560197

John T. Ware

John T. Ware
Added by: Vero DiSpirito


WARE, LAMBERT MILLBANK, SR. — of Florida, Republican for U.S. Representative from Florida, 3rd District, 1904.

11/08/1904 FL – District 03 Lost 12.85% (-71.40%)
Lambert Millbank Ware, Sr
Birth: Feb. 9, 1852
Death: Jul. 4, 1905

Family links:
Lillia A Gwaltney Ware (1859 – 1888)*

*Calculated relationship

Husband of Lillia A Ware

Greenwood Cemetery
Panama City
Bay County
Florida, USA
Created by: Doug Lindsey
Record added: Jan 11, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32851728
Lambert Millbank Ware, Sr
Added by: Caroline Rivoire Windham
(Note:  Because of lack of information, Lambert Millbank Ware Jr. could have been the U.S. Representative from Florida.)
WARE, LOUISE — of Richmond, Virginia.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 2004.  Still living as of 2004.
WARE, MARGARET JOHNSON — of Williamstown , Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1996.  (Alternate)

Independent Contractor

Margaret Johnson Ware

– Present (1 year)Arlington, Virginia

Consultant to nonprofit organizations in the fields of aging, health insurance, patient services and family caregiver support.

WARE, MARILYN — Strasburg, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  Republican.  Delegate to Republican National Convention from

Pennsylvania, 2004, 2008.  Still living as of 2008.

WARE, NATHANIEL A. — of Mississippi.  Member of Mississippi Territorial House of Representatives , 1813; member of Mississippi Territorial Council, 1813; secretary of Mississippi Territory, 1815-17; acting Governor of Mississippi Territory 1815-16.

Nathaniel A Ware
Birth: Mar. 16, 1781
Death: Sep. 18, 1853
Lexington Cemetery
Fayette County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: nk
Record added: Oct 12, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98760085
Nathaniel A Ware
Added by: nk

More information in Ware Families Index and Acorns.


WARE, NICHOLAS –of Georgia.  Member of Georgia State House of Representatives, 1808-11, 1814-15; mayor of Augusta, Georgia, 1819-21; U.S. Senator from Georgia, 1821-24.  Died in office 1824.

Nicholas Ware
Birth: Feb. 16, 1776
Caroline County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1824
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

US Senator. Served as a United States Senator from Georgia from 1821 until his death in 1824. Also served as Mayor of Augusta, Georgia, from 1819 to 1821, and Member of the Georgia State House of Representatives from 1808 to 1811, and 1814 to 1815. (bio by: K)Family links:
Susan Brooks Carr Savage (1789 – 1869)*Children:
Robert Alexander Ware (1807 – 1893)**Calculated relationship
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Queens County
New York, USA
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Mar 12, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7257611

More information in Ware Families Index and Acorns.


WARE, ONZLEE –of Roankoe Virginia.  Democrat.  Elected Virginia State House of delegates, 11th District, 2011.

Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 11th district
In office
January 2004 – November 2013
Preceded by Chip Woodrum
Succeeded by Sam Rasoul
Personal details
Born January 4, 1954 (age 61)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Political party Democratic
Children Gabrielle
Residence Roanoke, Virginia
Alma mater North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
North Carolina Central School of Law
Profession Lawyer
Committees Appropriations; Counties, Cities and Towns; Education
Religion Presbyterian

Roanoke lawyer and former state legislator Onzlee Ware has been named to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court bench in Roanoke’s 23rd Judicial District.

Ware will become the first black juvenile court judge for the 23rd Judicial District, which includes Roanoke, Roanoke County and Salem.

Ware was the only candidate for a vacancy in the Roanoke Valley’s Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court who was listed to be interviewed Wednesday by House and Senate committees of the General Assembly.

Ware is filling the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Joseph Bounds, and he could be sworn in soon.

Ware was elected to a sixth term in the House of Delegates last year, but resigned his seat one week later to spend more time with his ailing mother, Edna Ware Taylor.

Ware is at least the third former state legislator from the Roanoke region to be appointed a judge in recent history. Others include Steve Agee, a former member of the House of Delegates who was named to the Virginia Court of Appeals and later the state Supreme Court. Agee now serves on a federal appeals court.

Malfourd “Bo” Trumbo was a member of the Senate before becoming a Circuit Court Judge in the judicial circuit that includes Botetourt County.

“It’s not that uncommon of a practice,” said Carl Tobias, a law professor at the University of Richmond.

Tobias said that while some might consider the practice as a form of General Assembly members favoring their own, he did not see the practice as amounting to “rampant cronyism.”

Source:  Richmond Times-Dispatch.


WARE, ORIE SOLOMON — of Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky.  Democrat.  Lawyer; postmaster; U.S. Representative from Kentucky 6th District, 1927-29.

WARE, Orie Solomon, a Representative from Kentucky; born in Peach Grove, Pendleton County, Ky., May 11, 1882; attended the public schools of Covington, Ky.; was graduated from the private academy of Prof. George W. Dunlap, at Independence, Ky., in 1899, and from the law department of the University of Cincinnati at Cincinnati, Ohio, LL.B., 1903; was admitted to the bar in 1903 and commenced practice in Covington, Ky.; also engaged in banking, serving as a director of the First National Bank and Trust Co.; delegate to all Democratic State conventions 1910-1939; served as postmaster of Covington from September 1, 1914, to July 1, 1921; Commonwealth attorney of the sixteenth judicial circuit, serving from January 1, 1922, to February 1, 1927, when he resigned; elected as a Democrat to the Seventieth Congress (March 4, 1927-March 3, 1929); was not a candidate for renomination in 1928 to the Seventy-first Congress; served as circuit judge, 1957-1958; resumed the practice of law in Covington; resided in Fort Mitchell, Ky., where he died December 16, 1974; interment in Highland Cemetery.

Orie Solomon Ware
Added by: K Guy
Family links:
Solomon Grizzell Ware (1855 – 1916)
Ida Festus Petty Ware (1860 – 1942)Spouse:
Louise Culbertson Ware (1881 – 1972)*Children:
Louise Ware Wile (1911 – 2001)*Siblings:
W. Haden Ware (1879 – 1950)*
Orie Solomon Ware (1882 – 1974)
Vernor Edwin Ware (1883 – 1947)*
Howard Thomas Ware (1888 – 1961)**Calculated relationship
Highland Cemetery
Fort Mitchell
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Section 20, Lot 28
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Jan 18, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7092881


WARE, OWEN W. — Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Louisiana, 1960.

Lieut Owen W. “Buck” Ware
Birth: Jan. 24, 1912
Morehouse Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Aug. 10, 1971
Baton Rouge
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA

Owen W. Ware died Tuesday, August 10, at his residence. He was 59 and a native of Bastrop.Survived by his wife, the former Marjorie Lee Smith; four sons, James W. Ware, Baton Rouge and Long Beach, Miss., Charles R. Ware, Baton Rouge and Long Beach, William L. Ware, Coronado, Calif., and Ted O. Ware, Baton Rouge; one brother, Edward T. Ware, Baton Rouge and five grandchildren.He was an attorney, insurance executive, and was executive counsel to former Gov. Jimmie Davis during Davis’ second term in office.He was a veteran of the U.S. Naval Reserve and served in the Pacific campaign during World War II. He was a member of the Baton Rouge Country Club, the City Club, Kappa Sigma social fraternity, Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity, the Masonic and Elks lodges and the Episcopal Church.Full obituary published in The Morning Advocate, Baton Rouge, La., Thurs., August 12, 1971, page 8-A.Family links:
Marjorie Lee Smith Ware (1915 – 1988)Children:
James Waller Ware (1939 – 1977)*
Charles Robert Ware (1947 – 1991)**Calculated relationshipInscription:
Port Hudson National Cemetery
East Baton Rouge Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: SECTION B, SITE 2294-A
Created by: Rita Graves
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56821029
Lieut Owen W. Buck Ware
Added by: Steve


WARE, PAUL S. — of Minot, Ward County, North Dakota.  Republican.  Alternate delegate to Republican National Convention from North Dakota, 1908.  Death and burial location unknown.

More information is Ware Families Index.


WARE, PEARL C. — of Brooklynn, Kings County, New York.  Right to Life candidate for New York State Senate 17th District, 1984.

11/06/1984 NY State Senate 17 Lost 1.10% (-94.89%)
11/02/1982 NY Assembly 55 Lost 0.67% (-95.21%)
04/20/1982 NY Assembly 54 Special Lost 1.47% (-79.00%)
11/04/1980 NY Assembly 54 Lost 0.89% (-94.88%)

Still living as of 1984.


WARE, R. LEE, JR. — of Powhatan, Powhatan County, Virginia.  Republican.  Elected to Virginia State House of delegates 65th District 2011.

Welcome to the webpage made available to citizens of the 65th House District by the many constituent-members of “Friends of Lee Ware.”

It is a privilege and a sacred trust to represent your interests in the House of Delegates.  Thank you, too, for your attention to the work of the oldest representative legislature in the Western Hemisphere, as evidenced by your visit to our webpage.

In addition to casting votes on your behalf, I am pleased to be able to assist you with the many agencies of state government.    I welcome your calls for help or advice, and I welcome, too, your recommendations about legislation before the House.

There are two ways to reach me—in addition to a letter via the U.S. Postal Service.

One way: send me an email to  Email is reviewed throughout the day—and also on evenings and Saturdays—and every effort is made to respond promptly.

Alternately: call my office voicemail at (804) 598-6696.   We do our level-best to respond to calls on the day a message is received and invariably are able to call you back within twenty-four hours.

As no doubt you know, Virginia’s legislators serve on a part-time basis.   When we are in Session, during January and February (and sometimes for half of March), you will want to reach me at the General Assembly Building: (804) 698-1065.                    Because legislators have full-time assistance during Session, your calls are answered immediately during regular business hours.

Links identified elsewhere on the webpage offer you access to the whole range of information available from the legislature and from the agencies of the Commonwealth.

Again, thank you for visiting, and be assured of my best personal regards,


R. Lee Ware

More information can be found on Wikipedia


WARE, RIGDON MIMS — of Troup County, Georgia.  Member of Georgia State House of Representatives from Troup County, 1937-38.

Rigdon Mims Ware
Birth: Nov. 20, 1870
Death: Oct. 28, 1964

Family links:
Emily V Shackleford Ware (1887 – 1970)*

Infant Daughter Ware (1917 – 1917)*

*Calculated relationship

Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Troup County
Georgia, USA
Created by: Sharon Frank Patrick
Record added: Jul 31, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 94617176
Rigden Mims Ware
Added by: Cicero


WARE, ROSIE LEE NOIEL — of Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas.  Democrat.  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1996.

Rosie Lee Noiel Ware
Birth: Mar. 13, 1923
Harrison County
Texas, USA
Death: Oct. 30, 2004
Bowie County
Texas, USA

Rosie Lee Noiel Ware, 81,of Texarkana, Texas, died Saturday, October 30,2004, in a local hospital. Mrs. Ware was born March 13,1923 in Karnack, Texas. She was a retired teacher, Zion District Congress of Christian Education and BM&E State Congress instructor, National Congress of Christian Education seminar leader, board member of Directors of Volunteer Center and NAACP, chairman of the Texarkana Housing Authority board, an organizer of Neighborhood Crime Stoppers, member of AKA Sorority, Top Ladies of Distinction, International Masons, ADAH Chapter 2 and OES. She was preceaded in death by her husband, Frank Ware. Survivors include one son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Kim Patrick Ware; one sister, Donnie Stevenson of Jefferson, Texas; two brothers, the Rev. President Noiel and the Rev. Leon Noiel of Texarkana; three granddaughters, Courtney, Kenya and Jailyn of Dallas; one goddaughter, Beverly Kersey of Texarkana; and a number of other relatives. Services will be 1 p.m. today at Mount Orange Baptist Church with Dr. Mayfield Brewster officiating. Burial will be in Chapelwood Memorial Gardens, under direction of Haynes Mortuary. Texarkana Daily Gazette, November 4,2004.
Chapelwood Memorial Gardens and Mausoleum
Wake Village
Bowie County
Texas, USA
Created by: Shane Spencer
Record added: Nov 04, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9749552


WARE, SHIRLEY — of Oakland,  Alameda County, California.  Democrat  Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California,1996.

Shirley Ware, who for more than a decade was a leader of one of the Bay Area’s most powerful unions, died in her sleep Friday at her country home in Copperopolis, Calaveras County.

She was 57 and had suffered from cancer since October.

Ms. Ware, secretary-treasurer of the 46,000-member, Oakland-based Health Care Workers Local 250 of the Service Employees International Union, which represents health care workers, was one of the first African American women to lead a major California labor organization.

“Shirley dedicated her life to the cause of helping workers,” said Local 250 President Sal Rosselli. “The tremendous gains for Local 250 . . . over the past several years came, in large part, through Shirley’s dedication, loyalty and vision for our union.”

Born in Louisiana, Ms. Ware moved to California at a young age, attended Oakland’s Fremont High School and Chabot Community College, becoming certified as a vocational nurse.

In 1963, Ms. Ware took a job at an East Bay nursing home, which she helped organize for Local 250.

In 1971, Ms. Ware became the first African American business representative in the history of Local 250, which was founded in 1934. Through the 1970s and 1980s, she represented workers in nursing homes, private- and public-sector hospitals and clinics.

Up from the ranks

In 1988, with the union at a low ebb – bankrupt and in trusteeship in the aftermath of a bruising 1986 strike against Kaiser Permanente – Ms. Ware was elected secretary-treasurer of Local 250 as part of a new, up-from-the ranks leadership team.

During her four terms, Ms. Ware managed a multimillion-dollar budget, helped direct a staff of 110 and was instrumental in the aggressive organizing efforts of Local 250, which grew by 20,000 members while she was in office. Local 250 is the nation’s second largest health care union.

Rosselli said Ms. Ware had “remarkable ability to unify people toward common goals, toward providing quality care and a safe, fair environment.”

“She had a special talent for mentoring new members about the history and importance of unions,” he said. “She was an extraordinary teacher, a great woman.”

On Thursday, Local 250 members elected Ms. Ware’s longtime colleague, Joan Emslie, director of its Kaiser division, to succeed her.

2-time Democratic delegate

Ms. Ware was a trustee of the SEIU pension plan, a delegate to the Alameda County Central Labor Council and a member of its executive board. She also served on the Alameda County Human Relations Commission and the Oakland Private Industry Council. She was a delegate to the 1992 and 1996 Democratic national conventions.

Ms. Ware is survived by her mother Mary J. Henson of Calaveras County; children Mary M. and George M. Willoughby, both of Oakland; foster children Jaddias O’Neil Franklin of Oakland and Jamis Laree Franklin of New Jersey; and 14 grandchildren. She was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church.

A memorial celebration of Ms. Ware’s life is scheduled for noon Thursday at Beth Eden Church in Oakland. The Ware family prefers donations to the Health Care Workers SEIU Local 250 Education and Skill Center, 560 20th St., Oakland, CA 94612; or to the Faith Presbyterian Church Scholarship Fund for Low Income People, 430 49th St., Oakland, CA 94609.

Local 250 also plans a celebration Friday at a time and place to be announced, Rosselli said.

Published 4:00 am, Sunday, April 25, 1999


WARE, WILLIAM STRATTON — Alternate Delegate to Gold Democratic National Convention from Florida, 1896.

   William Stratton Ware comes from the “City of Brotherly Love,” and all who know him well agree that he fully exemplifies in his life the beautiful interpretation of the word.  He was born in Philadelphia, March 15th, 1851.  His early years were spent on a New Jersey farm.  He learned the carpenter’s trade and became a successful builder.  He remained in this business until 1882, when, in co-partnership with Mr. H. D. Stratton, he engaged in the manufacture of ice.

Previous to that time there had never been an ice machine in successful operation, but Mr. Stratton had for a long time been engaged in perfecting a machine that was destined to revolutionize the business of ice manufacturing.  It was completed and put in operation at Charlotte, N. C., in 1887, but after a short time was destroyed by fire, a total loss.  With unfailing courage these two men gathered their little earnins together and rebuilt.  Like many other great inventors, Mr. Stratton was laughed at by the incredulous, but he persevered and the result was all he ever hoped for.

In 1885 Mr. Ware came to Jacksonville and established, in company with Mr. Stratton, the Jacksonville Refrigerator Ice Works, which had been a success from the start.  These works have a capacity of forty-five tons per day, supplied with three separate and distinct machines.  In summer they are all kept busy.  They have other plants in this State at Pensacola, Waldo, and Cdar Keys, all in successful operation.

Mr. Ware is public spirited, energetic, and progressive, has long been a member of the Board of Trade, and one of its governors.  He was married in 1878 to Miss Nellie L. Wooster, the daughter of a prominent farmer of Litchfield, Connecticut.  They have no children of their own, but have adopted little Nellie and Harry Keller, children of Mr. Ware’s deceased half-brother.  A lovely and interesting pair they are, and the pride and delight of their adopted parents.  Mr. Ware has just completed one of the handsomest residences in the City, at a cost of about $15,000.  He feels additional pride in it because he built it himself, designed the architecture and superintended the construction.  It is a home of comfort, elegance and refinement, and contains as happy a household, doubtless, as any in the State.

Mr. Ware’s residence is brick veneered, with slate roof.  The architecture is Gothic in the main, with original modern features.  The dimensions are 38 x 74 feet.  On the north and east sides are long, roomy verandas.  The first floor contains the parlor, reception room, library, dining room, pantries, buttery, kitchen, and Mr. Ware’s “den” or private office.  The parlor and library are finished in polished sycamore with fine effect.  These rooms have large, massive mantles with heavy ornamentation and tiled fireplaces.  The reception room is finished in birch.  The main hall and stairway are finished in quartered antique oak, with wainscoting and grillwork, and are lighted by large bulged stain glass windows.  All the styles and coloring of finish harmonize delightfully and present a pleasing effect.  The large open fire-place and massive mantle in the hallway are attractive features.  The dining-room is semi-circle bay, extending almost the entire width of the room.  It is finished in natural quartered oak and wainscoting.  It has open fire-place and china closets.  By means of large folding doors the library, parlor, main hall, and dining-room can be thrown into one large room.  The “den” is finished in the famous Florida curly pine.

The second story consists of sleeping apartments, bath rooms, etc., with a hallway extending through the centre.  Thse ae finished in pine, except the bath rooms, which are tile floored and wainscoted, with exposed plumbing of the latest designs.  On the east side opening from the second floor is a shaded veranda directly over the port-cachere.  The building is heated with hot water, and lighted with both gas and electricity throughout; electric bells in the rooms.  The plumbing is of the most approved sanitary methods of the day.  The plastering is adamant.  Besides the regular water works a force pump in the cellar supplies the house with rain water from a large cistern.  The house is complete in every detail.

Source:  Duval County Florida GenWeb, on-line.

William Stratton Ware
Birth: Mar. 15, 1851
Death: Oct. 23, 1927

Grand High Priest RAM 1907 / Grand Commander KT 1901 / Deputy Supreme Council 33 1903 / Erected by Grand Chapter RAM of Florida / Grand Commandery KT of Florida MASR of Jacksonville in appreciation of his service to freemasonry

Evergreen Cemetery
Duval County
Florida, USA
Created by: spirit dust
Record added: Sep 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 76768228
William Stratton Ware
Added by: Johnny

More information can be found in Ware Families Archives and Acorns.


WARE, WILLIAM — Libertarian.  Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 7th District, 1980, 1982.  Still living as of 1982.


WARE, WILLIAM E. — of Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan.  Member of Michigan Union Silver Party State Central Committee, 1899.  Death and Burial location unknown.


WARE, WILMON W. — of Cape May County New Jersey.  Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Cape May County, 1862-64; member of New Jersey State Senate from Cape May County, 1865-67.

The war Assemblyman was Wilmon W. Ware, who served 
from 1862 to 1865, and who was State Senator from 1865- 
to 1868. He was born at Cape May City, where he always re- 
sided, in 1818, and was a brother of Joseph, Daniel C, Mas- 
kel and John G. W., all of whom held public offices of trust 
in Cape May City. He was a member of Cape Island City 
Council during the years 1854, 1864, 1870 and 1878. He 
served as city clerk from 1858 to 1861, and was a member 
of the Board of Freeholders in 1870. In politics he was 
Republican, having formerly been a Whig. He died at 
Cape May City on August 25, 1885. 

Source:,page 354

Wilmon W Ware
Birth: Jan. 18, 1818
Death: Jul. 25, 1885

Located next to Wilmon W. Ware (d. 1845)
Cold Spring Presbyterian Cemetery
Cape May
Cape May County
New Jersey, USA
Created by: Jan
Record added: May 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37079516
Wilmon W Ware
Added by: Jan


WARE, WORTH — of Austin, Travis County, Texas.  Democrat.  Alternate delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1940.  Death and burial location unknown.


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