Merced Express
Saturday, April 17, 1920
 News was received here Tuesday evening of the death of Harry B. Ward, which occurred in San Diego on April 3d. Mr. Ward was alone in San Diego at the time of his death, and lack of means of identification caused the delay in locating and notifying his relatives. His sister, Mrs. C. B. Harrell went to San Diego on receipt of the news of his death, returning yesterday with the remains.
 Harry Boice Ward was born in Merced forty-six years ago and spent practically his whole life here. After being educated in the local schools he was employed as a clerk in the Oliver clothing store and later conducted the Central Cigar Store. About three years ago he entered the employ of the Standard Oil Company, holding the position of local manager in this city and later at Patterson. For several months past he had been residing in San Francisco. Harry Ward was a man of strictest integrity, of kind and sympathetic disposition and genial nature and was respected and esteemed by a multitude of friends and acquaintance who sincerely regret his passing.
 Surviving relatives are a widow, Mrs. Edna Ward, and a infant son, who are at present in Union City, Tenn.; two sons by a former marriage, Harrell and Wilson Ward of San Francisco, Mrs. L. G. Warden of Stockton and Mrs. C. B. Harrell of Merced, and a brother, Terry W. Ward of this city.

Transcribed by: Alma Stone