Guy Fred Ware (1888 – )

Guy Fred Ware was born Sept. 4, 1888 in Kansas.

Guy F Ware

United States Census, 1900
Name Guy F Ware
Event Type Census
Event Year 1900
Event Place Eureka Township (excl. Eureka city), Greenwood, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 11
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) W
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Date Sep 1889
Birthplace Kansas
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Illinois
Household
Role
Gender
Age
Birthplace
Elwin B Ware Head M 52 Massachusetts
Allis M Ware Wife F 45 Illinois
Edwin F Ware Son M 22 Kansas
Mable M Ware Daughter F 16 Kansas
Robert S Ware Son M 13 Kansas
Guy F Ware Son M 11 Kansas

Source:  “United States Census, 1900,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MMT2-6YP

Guy Ware

United States Census, 1910
Name Guy Ware
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Eureka, Greenwood, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 21
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Son
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace Kansas
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Illinois
Sheet Letter A
Sheet Number 1
Household
Role
Gender
Age
Birthplace
Elwin B Ware Head M 63 Massachusetts
Allice M Ware Wife F 50 Illinois
Mable Ware Daughter F 26 Kansas
Robert Ware Son M 23 Kansas
Guy Ware Son M 21 Kansas

Source:  “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2CZ-MP1

Apparently he left his parents home and was living in Greenwood, Kansas proper.

Guy Ware

United States Census, 1910
Name Guy Ware
Event Type Census
Event Date 1910
Event Place Eureka Ward 2, Greenwood, Kansas, United States
Gender Male
Age 21
Marital Status Single
Race White
Race (Original) White
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Birth Year (Estimated) 1889
Birthplace Kansas
Father’s Birthplace Massachusetts
Mother’s Birthplace Illinois
Sheet Letter B
Sheet Number 12
Household
Role
Gender
Age
Birthplace
Guy Ware Head M 21 Kansas
Paul Clark Boarder M 25 Ohio
Walter Campbell Boarder M 24 Kansas
Albert Sumner Boarder M 35 Kansas
John Erbin Boarder M 20 Oklahoma
Bert Mccready Boarder M 23 Kansas

This Census lists him as a Proprietor of a Restaurant.

Source:  “United States Census, 1910,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M2CC-BX1

His Draft Registration states he was born in Eureka, Kansas.  He was living at 63 and Ward Parkway in Kansas City, Missouri.  He was Secretary of the Kansas City Y.M.C.A. also at the same address.  He was single at the time.

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Source:  John Bear and Purple Hearts United

guy-f-ware-wia-314th-eng-historySource:  John Bear and Purple Hearts United

Image of 1979.24.23

Black and white photograph of Sergeant Guy F. Ware, the canteen sergeant of Company A, 314th Engineers from Kansas City, Missouri. Image taken on the Rhine, February 11, 1919. Ware is holding a Brownie camera on his lap.

From the service of Charles Stevenson, Company A, 314th Engineers, 89th Division. Date February 11, 1919

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Source:  John Bear and Purple Hearts United

After the War Guy returned to Kansas City, Missouri as Boys Secretary for the Y.M.C.A.  He boarded with the Charles L. McKnight family on South Main Street as listed on the 1920 Census.

Past General Secretaries/Executive Directors, Kankakee Area Y.M.C.A.

Guy F. Ware – 1927-1933

By 1930 he was married to Eloise M. and they were living in Kankankee City, Illinois. They have a one year old son named Eugene L.  Guy was 13 years older than his wife.  He was still employed as a Secretary for the Y.M.C.A.

The 1940 Census listed the Wares with another son Donald S., nine who was also born in Illinois.  They were all living in Champaign, Illinois and Guy was Area Supervisor for the W.P.A.

Nothing more is known of Guy Ware and his family at this time.  John Bear of Purple Hearts United contacted me in order to return a Wound Certificate, which is equivalent to today’s Purple Heart Medal, to a living family member.

“Over the last three years, Purple Hearts Reunited has rescued/purchased close to 100 WWI era Purple Heart Medals, Wound Certificates, or Purple Heart Certificates.  With the 100th Anniversary of the U.S. entering the Great War (06 April 1917) fast approaching, our goal will be to locate each one of these families and or find a home of honor for these items in order to commemorate these Soldiers and their families, educate the community, and bring general awareness to the 100th Anniversary of World War I.

We need the support of all volunteers on the Valor Task Force to assist with spreading this project through social media platforms and word of mouth.  This will be a huge financial endeavor and we have set a fundraising goal of $100,000 to cover the cost of 100 returns (Medal Rescue, Framing, and Travel Logistics). Also, one of our goals is to foster relationships with fellow American’s, Veteran Service Organizations (VSO), or like minded businesses and would like to team up with them to help support this project.  If you know of individuals, VSOs, or businesses that would be interested in supporting this project, please have them contact our Development Director, Mrs. Sarah Corry at  sarah@purpleheartsreunited.org”

Or contact John Bear jbear@pl-inspection.com if  you have information which can aid in the search for family members.

 

 


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