A special thanks to the Henry Clayton Genealogical Society for
bringing this photo to us.
Carol McQueen tells us that “this is Mr. John Frank Ward and his son
Jeff. A lot of people that just moved into our county have no idea who
“John Frank Ward Blvd” was named after. He was a great man.
Clint Castellaw says “this was my boss and mentor at Leslie/Ward Drug
store (John Frank Ward) for my High School years in the late 40’s as a
Buddy Upchurch tells us “that’s John Frank Ward and his son Jeff. The
picture was taken in Ward Drug Store approximately 1956 - 1960. Wow
look at John Frank's wavy hair. Since my birth in 1956 every Rx I ever
had came from Ward Drug until it closed. All the Rx labels had the Ward
Drug logo and the prescription had to be typed on a manual typewriter
before affixing to the pill bottle. It was a sad day when they started
printing generic black and white labels on a computer. I still have some
old glass pill bottles with the old label on them somewhere. Besides
being a pharmacist, John Frank was Chief of the volunteer fire
department and a pretty good horse doctor. Up until I was 5 we lived
across the street from the Wards. Elizabeth used to baby sit me and I
remember Jeff giving me rides on his Cushman scooter.”
Thanks also to Joe Price, Jim Joyner, Harold Finch, Brandy F.,
Elizabeth Camp and Ron Carreker for correctly identifying the photo.