Myrtle Acenath Ford

10 September 1872–24 March 1955 (Age 82)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Myrtle Acenath

When Myrtle Acenath Ford was born on 10 September 1872, in Michigan, United States, her father, James Harry Ford, was 25 and her mother, Cynthia A. King, was 24. She married Henry Albert Herzer on 17 June 1896, in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 March 1955, in Princess Anne, Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States, at the age of 82.

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Henry Albert Herzer
Myrtle Acenath Ford
Marriage: 17 June 1896
Frederick F Herzer
Clifford Henry Herzer

Spouse and Children

17 June 1896
Albion, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Frederick F Herzer


    Clifford Henry Herzer


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 7

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 22

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a ford, Middle English, Old English ford, or a habitational name from one of the many places named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla na Naomh ‘son of Gilla na Naomh ’ (a personal name meaning ‘servant of the saints’), Mac Conshámha ‘son of Conshnámha ’ (a personal name composed of the elements con ‘dog’ + snámh ‘to swim’), in all of which the final syllable was wrongly thought to be áth ‘ford’, and Ó Fuar(th)áin ( see Foran ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • M*Tia A Herzer in household of Henry A Herzer, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Myrtie A Herzer in household of Henry Herzer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Myrtie A Herzer in household of Henry A Herzer, "United States Census, 1910"

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