Clipped From The New York Times
De Wit C. Ward. CoL De Wit C. Ward died suddenly of apoplexy yesterday morning at his borne, 129 Fast Eighty-second Street. CoL Ward was born In this city, in September, 1833. He was a son of Benjamin P. Ward and Ophelia Townsewd Oedny. both of Westchester County, and was descended from Judge Andrew Ward, who came from England to Watertown, Mass., in ltuu He was educated in private schools, and in 1840 became an independent dealer in malt. On the outbreak of the civil war he enlisted as a private in the Thirty-seventh Regiment, Sew York Volunteers. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and later to a Captaincy. When the Thirty-seventh and 8eventy-first Regiments were consolidated he became Major. After the war he was Colonel of the Veterans' Association of both regiments. From ISil to 1891 he was Inspector of i Public Schools of New York City. He first caused the American fla to be hung ; over the platforms of all public schools. At ona time he was Chairman of the Ex- : exutive Committee of the New York State i Maltsters and Brewers' Association. He ' was President of the American Sprinkler Head Company, a Director of the New l orK Ticrnt joint uompany, ana a memoer of the Harlem Republican Club and the National Military Association.