Clarence Greenwood “Hap” Ward
June 9, 1925 – Jan. 16, 1993
Prominent Genealogist Dies in Saint John, New Brunswick
Clarence Greenwood “Hap” Ward died on January 16, 1993 following a lingering illness. He was the son of James Nelson Ward and Nina Gertrude Kierstead and was born on June 9, 1925 at Wards Corner, Kent Co., N.B. Mr. Ward was Past President of the Saint John Branch of the New Brunswick Genealogical Society and a Life Member of the American Seeley Genealogical Society.
His major achievement, since retirement, was the publishing of the book “The Seelys of New Brunswick”. A genealogical study of some 30,000 Seely descendants who lived in or passed through New Brunswick. He was a researcher for the families of WARD, KIERSTEAD and SEELY as well as the collateral branch of his family. Hap was a member of the New Brunswick Loyalist Society and enjoyed the study of HERALDRY.