See also

Family of Henry Percy WARD and Eliza Embley NOWELL

Husband: Henry Percy WARD (1875-1953)
Wife: Eliza Embley NOWELL (1867- )
Children: Percy Nowell WARD (1899-1985)
Status: Divorced
Marriage Q3 1897 Pancras district

Husband: Henry Percy WARD


Henry Percy WARD, HenryPercyWard

Name: Henry Percy WARD
Sex: Male
Father: Robert Coomber WARD (1850-1916)
Mother: Mary Ann Jane LITTLE (1852-1933)
Birth 8 Jul 1875 Gt Driffield, East Yorkshire, England
Occupation Booksellers apprentice, Secularist Lecturer
Occupation 1891 (age 15-16) Booksellers apprentice1
Residence 1901 (age 25) Balsall Heath, Birmingham
126 George St
Emigration 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.
Residence 1912 (age 36-37) Chicago, USA
114 East Walton Place, Chicago
Source is Chicago Tribune article describing his arrest for holding a street meeting without a permit.
Emigration 1924 (age 49) from Southampton to Chicago, USA
With second wife, Kathlyn (Kitty) on the Olympia
Death 1953 (age 77-78) USA3

Wife: Eliza Embley NOWELL


Eliza Embley NOWELL, 1910, age 43, Carmania 1

Name: Eliza Embley NOWELL1
Sex: Female
Father: Charles NOWELL (c. 1819-1897)
Mother: Jane (c. 1823- )
Birth Q4 1867 Hull, East Yorkshire

Child 1: Percy Nowell WARD


Percy Nowell WARD, Percy Nowell Ward

Name: Percy Nowell WARD
Sex: Male
Spouse: Helene Wilhelmina Anna KRUMHART ( -1981)
Birth 11 Jun 1899 Wark, Birmingham4
Occupation Commercial Artist
Emigration 21 Nov 1910 (age 11) from Liverpool, Great Britain to USA
On board Carmania with his mother, Eliza
Death 18 Dec 1985 (age 86) Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana, USA

Note on Husband: Henry Percy WARD

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.


1"1891 Census".
2"New York Passenger Lists 1820 - 1957".
3"Journal of British Secularism".
4"1901 Census".