1830 – Born in Urbana, Ohio on the 29th of June.
1857 – Ward went to Washington, where he made a name with portrait busts of men in public life.
1861 – He worked for the Ames Sword Company, providing models for decorative objects including gilt-bronze sword hilts for the Union Army.
1861 – Ward set up a studio in New York City.
1874 – He was elected to the National Academy of Design the following year; he was its president.
1887 – His bronze James A. Garfield Monument, stands at the base of Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
1903 – With the collaboration of Paul Wayland Bartlett, he made the models for the marble pediment sculptures for the New York Stock Exchange.
– Ward was a founder and president of the National Sculpture Society.
1910 – Died on the 1st of May.