Grace Truman Ford

18 May 1884–23 June 1921 (Age 37)
Missouri, United States

The Life of Grace Truman

When Grace Truman Ford was born on 18 May 1884, in Missouri, United States, her father, Pleasant T. Ford, was 38 and her mother, Nancy Margaret Johnson, was 37. She married Henry Tilford Markwell in 1909. She lived in May Township, Platte, Missouri, United States in 1900. She died on 23 June 1921, in Platte, Missouri, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Line Creek Cemetery, Platte Woods, Platte, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Tilford Markwell
Grace Truman Ford
Marriage: 1909

Spouse and Children


Parents and Siblings

    Pleasant T. Ford


    Nancy Margaret Johnson




World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 12

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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 (2)

  • Gracie F Ford in household of Plesant Ford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grace T. Ford Markwell, "Find A Grave Index"

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