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Ward, Henry Augustus (09 March 1834–04 July 1906), naturalist and proprietor, was born in Rochester, New York, the son of Henry Meigs Ward, a surveyor, and Eliza Chapin. Although he had family connections to prominent local citizens, Ward’s childhood was marred by troubled relations between his father and mother; his father left home when Ward was twelve. Unusually precocious, Ward intermittently found family and other patrons who supported his education and encouraged his growing interest in the natural sciences. His connections with Jeremiah Horseford, a farmer who was interested in experimental agriculture; with ...