Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Neighborhoods
  3. Places & Faces

Marcus L. Ward is honored at the Newark Museum Garden

See also

The Newark Museum Garden is not just a place where sculptures abound or a quiet refuge of nature to escape from the hustle-bustle of city life, it is a place where Marcus L. Ward is honored with a memorial tablet. Ward, who was born in Newark, New Jersey on November 9, 1812, who became the 21st Governor of New Jersey and served as governor from 1866 to 1869, worked hard to pass the 13th Amendment and 14th Amendment of the United States Constitution. He also served congress for one term period from 1873 to 1875. Even though Ward had a limited education, he still beat the odds and became a successful politician. When he worked at his family’s candle factory, he learned the value of hard work. He was also involved in his community and had an active role in the Newark Library Association. As an American who loved his country and freedom, he was so moved by the sick and injured soldiers of the Civil War that he founded the New Jersey Soldiers Home in Newark in 1866. At this facility, wounded and sick veterans of war are still treated today. Ward also had so much compassion for the elderly that he started the Marcus L. Ward Home for the aged. Not only did Ward distinguish himself as a politician, but also as a humanitarian who deeply cared about helping veterans and the aged.

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!