Mrs. Allie Ward
Mrs. Ward was born in 1899 in Weatherford, Texas. She taught at a few small town schools before arriving in Abilene in 1921. Her first teaching job in Abilene was in a two-room school on North 7th street.
She married Forrest Ward, June 23, 1923, in Weatherford, Texas. He was employed at the Federal Building in Abilene. Mr. and Mrs. Ward were parents of two sons, Forrest, J. and Ronald Edward.
After teaching in Abilene Public Schools for 36 years, she became the Director of the Christ House Day Care Center for small children. She served faithfully for another thirteen years and retired the second time before her eightieth birthday in 1979.