Henry Percy WARD (1875-1953)
Eliza Embley NOWELL (1867- )
Henry Percy WARD
8 Jul 1875
Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Booksellers apprentice, Secularist Lecturer
1891 (age 15-16)
1901 (age 25)
Balsall Heath, Birmingham
126 George St
4 Feb 1910 (age 34)
from Liverpool, Great Britain to New York, USA2
Ship was the Mauretania. Source citation 1910. Looks like he was heading for Gt Bends, Kansas.
1912 (age 36-37)
114 East Walton Place, Chicago
Source is Chicago Tribune article describing his arrest for holding a street meeting without a permit.
1924 (age 49)
from Southampton to Chicago, USA
With second wife, Kathlyn (Kitty) on the Olympia
1953 (age 77-78)
Percy Nowell WARD
11 Jun 1899
21 Nov 1910 (age 11)
from Liverpool, Great Britain to USA
On board Carmania with his mother, Eliza
18 Dec 1985 (age 86)
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA
Converted to atheism by Annie Besant. Emigrated to Chicago, USA where he became known as the Atheist Bishop of Chicago.
Articles in the Chicago Tribune describe an incident when he was arrested for conducting a street meeting without a license and a more lurid story where he and his second wife to be were arrested and charged by the morals court for disorderly conduct - which seemed to involve him being whipped by her in his hotel room!
They were acquitted because they got married between the first and second hearings.
New York Passenger Lists 1820 - 1957.
Journal of British Secularism.