Pearl Ward is from a different Ward branch. There were 2 William Wards in Soldiers Grove, but they were not related. William Oscar Ward was from the Wards from Boscobel(Edwin and Edgar Ward family) and from out east in Massachusetts (English). The other William Ward was a postmaster of Soldiers Grove and he was from Michael Ward. Michael Ward and his brother Thomas, I understand came from Ireland, because of the Irish potato famine. According to a book that I have that was written by Wm Ward, not my relation, they lived in Illinois then on to the Kickapoo Valley. The same book says that Roy Randall was a rural postal carrier.