Ward, Joseph

Ward, Joseph

(1838–89) minister, educator; born in Perry Center, N.Y. He graduated from Andover Theological Seminary (1868). Known as the "Father of Congregationalism" in Dakota Territory, he founded Yankton Academy (1872) which became Yankton College (1881), the first college in the upper Mississippi River valley. He was president of the college (1881–89) and is credited with establishing the public education system in South Dakota. South Dakota placed his statue in the U.S. Capitol.
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Mark Upshaw, Jordan Uusitalo, Joshua Vaillancourt, Stacey Vaillancourt, Veronica Valladares, Breanna Valliere, KaBao Vang, Alexander Ward, Joseph Watt, Felicia Weaver, Megan Wessels, Alysha White, Michelle Whitney, Melissa Wiitala, Nevin Woodard, Acacia Worthley, Ger Yang, Toua Yang and Chantille Zaharee.
As all children admitted to the ward, Joseph was treated within a bubble of clean air ( known as sterile isolation.
Terry Valdez, Ashley VanHorn, Jesse Van Horn-Morris, Kamarah Vandegriffe, Joseph Vargas, Rachel Vaughn, Vanessa Vigueria, Juan Villa, Roxann Volesky, Jesston Ward, Joseph Ward, Michael West, Carly Wiebe, Khiara Wildman, Cody Willis, Mark Wilson, Nathan Wilson, Marianne Winn, Leland Wolff, Kody Wood, Zachary Woods, Kevin Wright, Sheena Wright and Jessica Zarazua.