Martha A. Ford

March 1855–2 May 1913 (Age 58)
Meigs, Ohio, United States

The Life of Martha A.

When Martha A. Ford was born in March 1855, in Meigs, Ohio, United States, her father, Irving J Ford, was 32 and her mother, Maria A Bridgeman, was 30. She married Stanley Reed Ward on 31 December 1874, in Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Wayne Township, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States in 1910. She died on 2 May 1913, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 58, and was buried in Wayne, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States.

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Stanley Reed Ward
Martha A. Ford
Marriage: 31 December 1874
Augusta M. Ward
Clara A Ward
Orcutt Reed Ward
Flora S. Ward

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    Stanley Reed Ward



31 December 1874
Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


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World Events (8)

1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

Age 5

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 17

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Martha Ford in household of Irving Ford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Martha Ford in household of Levi W Giddings, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Martha A Ward in household of Stanley R Ward, "United States Census, 1910"

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