Columbus movers, E. E. Ward Moving & Storage, have a long history spanning over the last 134 years. We are retracing our origins to celebrate our founders. If you missed our last story about John T. Ward, click here to read it now.
After hauling supplies in the Civil War with his father, William S. Ward went on to work for the Union Transfer and Storage Company. Ward quickly advanced to supervisor and eventually foreman and rate clerk. He factored out the cost structure of all the transfer services offered by the Union Transfer and Storage Company.
Following his success at the Union Transfer and Storage Company, Ward went back to working with his father, John T. Ward. In April 1881, the pair established The Ward Transfer Line. With just two helpers, a team of horses, and a wagon, they began helping their community with their moving and storage needs. The Wards were sure to develop their family-owned reputation by using the labor of their relatives to get the job done. The roll call of the family read as, “All the Wards with sons and daughters of the Wards, the Boggs, the Hodge, the Shipp, the Wilkinson, the McSimpson and the Ward families.” William Ward was known for his kindness and gentle attitude.
E. E. Ward has seen many changes over the past century, but we have maintained our founders’ vision of loyal service to the community. When it comes to relocation, let Ward do it. We’ll treat you like family.