Ella, Clara and Florence became caretakers
Nahum Ward died. The house was left to his sons Artemas and Elisha.
Elizabeth wrote Old times in Shrewsbury, a history of the town.
The house has not always retained its proud yellow color. During war time, only battleship gray paint was available. The house was painted as part of its ordinary maintenance, and for a time it was forgotten that the house had once been yellow.