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Walter Freeman Sayward, b. 1856 S Thomaston, Maine; m. Ellen Waldron Farrar, b. 1861 Maine


Walter Freeman Sayward was born 8 May 1856 at South Thomaston, Maine, the son of William H. and Mary Ann (Merriam) Sayward.  


His paternal grandparents were Joseph and Martha (Wheeler) Sayward.  His maternal grandparents were Matthew Thatcher Merriam and wife Abigail (Smith) Merriam.


Walter married Ellen Waldron Farr, who was born about February 1861 in Maine, the daughter of William T. and Celissa Brown (Ness) Farrar.  


Ellen's paternal grandparents were Sands and Elizabeth (Locke) Farrar.  Her maternal grandparents were Randlett and Betsey Wing (Hawes) Ness.  Randlett's parents were Marc Antoine La Pierre La Jeunesse and wife Sarah (Randelett) La Pierre La Jeunesse.


Walter graduated in the Class of 1881 at Eastern State Normal School as Salutatorian.  He went on to a teaching career in Massachusetts, where his two children were born.  



See scans of the pages of the catalog of Eastern State Normal School, ending in 1881, with many names and hometowns of trustees, faculty and students, including Walter.


Walter was living at Lyndhurst. Ohio, with his wife Ellen and daughter Marion, at the time of the 1930 Census.  He and Ellen were retired; Marion, unmarried, was a teacher.


The children of Walter Freeman Sayward and Ellen Waldron (Farrar) Sayward:

  • Marion Annie Sayward, born 30 June 1889 in Massachusetts
  • Malcolm Joseph Sayward, born 25 October 1892 in the Readville section of Boston; died April 1968 in Zephyrhills, Florida

If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding any of the information presented above or in the family tree of Malcolm Joseph Sayward, showing lines for his father Walter Freeman Sayward and mother Ellen Waldron (Farrar) Sayward, please leave a comment.  Thanks!




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