Charles Pierce Ward was born May 26, 1917 in New York State. In 1935, he was 5’11”, weighed 160 pounds, and had blue eyes and brown hair.
Per a January 7, 1938 Daily News article on Pierce Ward's entry into the Golden Gloves competition, Ward was a “former all-around athlete who gained experience by knocking around the globe as beach-comber, pilot and movie extra.”
Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: http://scrc.swem.wm.edu/wiki/index.php/Charles Pierce Ward.
1935 driver's license and 1938 newspaper article from Mss. Acc. 2008.132.