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Ward Bond's Boyhood Home

Actor Ward Edwin Bond was born in this house on April 9, 1903, the son of John
W. and Mabel L. Bond. The family lived here until leaving Benkelman in 1919. Ward
Bond played supporting roles in more than 250 motion pictures and starred as Major Seth
Adams, the wagon master in the NBC television series, Wagon Train, which began in
1957. Bond died of a heart attack in Dallas, Texas on November 5, 1960 at age fifty-

Hansen Charitable Foundation
Nebraska State Historical Society
422 W. 5th. Ave., Benkelman
Dundy County
Marker 445


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