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COQUILLE — A free event sponsored by the Coquille Valley Genealogy Club will feature the history of the Ward Family and the Coquille Indian Tribe at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Coos County Extension, 631 Alder St., Myrtle Point.

The presenters will be Brenda (Ward) Meade, chairperson of the Coquille Indian Tribe, and Sharon (Ward) Parrish, who was on the Coquille tribal council for nine years and has worked for the Coquille Indian Tribe for 16 years.

Meade is Parrish's niece. Meade is the great-great-granddaughter, and Parrish is the great-granddaughter of Robert and Mary (Sargent) Ward who settled at Ward Creek in 1871. Robert and Mary Ward had 15 children.

Ward Creek is located nine miles from Myrtle Point. The creek is a tributary of Catching Creek, which is located west of Myrtle Point.

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Refreshments will be served while you listen to the Ward family history.

For more information, call 541-572-2596 or 541-572-2182.

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