Maria A Ford

18 March 1850–27 July 1922 (Age 72)
Michigan, United States

The Life of Maria A

Maria A Ford was born on 18 March 1850, in Michigan, United States as the daughter of Gardner Ford and Samantha Waters. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Leroy F Denison. She lived in Lenox Township, Macomb, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. She died on 27 July 1922, in Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in New Haven, Macomb, Michigan, United States.

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Leroy F Denison
Maria A Ford
Ida Maria Denison
Merton LeRoy Dennison

Spouse and Children



    Ida Maria Denison


    Merton LeRoy Dennison


Parents and Siblings

    Gardner Ford


    Samantha Waters




    Celestia C. Ford



World Events (8)

1854 · Creation of the Republican Party

Age 4

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • Maria A Denison in household of Laroy F Denison, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mariah Denison in household of Leroy Denison, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mariah Denison in entry for Merton L Denison, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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