Ward, H. J.

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Ward, H. J. Gender: M
Hugh Joseph Ward
born on 8 March 1909 at 04:45 (= 04:45 AM )
Place Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 39n57, 75w10
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°12' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 08°05'

H. J. Ward (His cover art for "Spicy Adventure Stories," January 1935)


American illustrator known for his cover art for pulp magazines, and noted especially for his paintings for Spicy Mystery, Spicy Detective, and other titles in the weird menace genre published by Harry Donenfeld. He also painted definitive images of popular radio characters the Lone Ranger and the Green Hornet.

In August 1934, Ward married Viola Conley, who became his model for all the women in his pulp magazine covers. Eschewing the use of photographs, he painted her directly from life. He became noted for his depictions of women reacting in horror to various lurid threats.

Ward was inducted into the US Army on 13 April 1944. In September of that year, a debilitating pain in his right shoulder was diagnosed as advanced lung cancer. He died at the age of 35 on 7 February 1945.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Ward, Viola (born 9 February 1908). Notes: 1934-1945


  • Death of Father 1929
  • Health : Medical diagnosis September 1944 (Advanced lung cancer)
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  • Death by Disease 7 February 1945 (Lung cancer, age 35)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Lung)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung (Cancer)
  • Family : Childhood : Disadvantaged (Working class)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Eighth of eight)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Lung cancer)
  • Vocation : Art : Cartoonist (Political)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist