Baldwin Ford

14 November 1921–23 October 1971 (Age 49)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States

The Life of Baldwin

When Baldwin Ford was born on 14 November 1921, in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, his father, Horatio Clark Ford II, was 40 and his mother, Ella Almira White, was 38. He married Mary Louise Thierbach on 24 January 1948, in Ohio, United States. He lived in Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1930 and Lyndhurst, Lyndhurst, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940. He died on 23 October 1971, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 49, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Baldwin Ford
Mary Louise Thierbach
Marriage: 24 January 1948

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    Mary Louise Thierbach


24 January 1948
Ohio, United States

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 4

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 14

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Baldwin Ford in household of Horatio Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Baldwin Ford in household of Horatio Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Baldwin Ford in entry for Horatio Ford, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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