Born in 1857 in Shrewsbury, Clara Denny Ward worked as a librarian in the New York Public Library system and in Shrewsbury. She preserved family manuscripts and took care of the Ward family house. Clara Denny Ward died in 1921 in Shrewsbury.
Left position as Judge of Worcester County Court of Common Pleas.
Elizabeth wrote Old times in Shrewsbury, a history of the town.
Samuel Denny Ward was the last Ward to farm the property.