The accounts of Hamilton E. Smith, guardian of Mabel Ward, a minor....granddaughter of Eber B. Ward.
EVENTS IN THE WARD FAMILY
25 Dec 1811 - Eber Brock Ward born
1837 - Hamilton E. Smith, born in Buffalo, New York
24 July 1837 - Eber B. Ward & Mary McQueen married
27 Aug 1838 - John P. Ward born
1846 - Adelia English born in Washington, D. C.
1850 - Eber Ward, age 37, Mary, age 34, Elizabeth, age 4, Milton, age 2
1860 - Adelia English in Washington, D.C.; E/with artist J.M Stanley, 42, Alice Stanley, 23, Louie & Infant Stanley, Morgan English, age 24, et al
22 Oct 1865 - John P. Ward died
The estate of Mabel's father was in the hands of her grandfather who was one of the celebrated business men of the country it does not appear that most of her was invested at all and he died without rendering an account of nearly nine years administration. [Per Northwestern Reporter]
1866 - Mabel Ward born
1869 - Eber B. Brock & Kate Lyon married
20 Sept 1869 - Mrs. Adelia E. (English) Ward married Dr. Hamilton E. Smith; J. M. Stanley & William Green, witnesses
1870 - Hamilton & Adelia Smith & Mable (listed as Smith) in Detroit's 8th Ward
2 Jan 1875 - Eber B. Ward died
1876 - Hamilton E. Smith appointed guardian of Mabel Ward, age ca 10 years old, daughter of Mr. Smith's wife, Adelia E. Smith, by a former husband, John P. Ward
1877 - Death of Adelia E. Smith
1886 - Hamilton E. Smith resigned as guardian which was assumed by Charles E. Warner
10 August 1886 - Account presented and $31,167.13 balance struck against Mr. Hamilton Smith by the Wayne County Probate Court; appealed to Wayne Co. Circuit Court and amount was raised to $40,281.64; then appealed to MI Supreme Court
24 March 1888 - Mabelle Ward married Charles H. Seitz (son of John H. & Mary (Chope) Seitz), an iceman; Alice Stanley and Charles Warner, witnesses.