Cecil Ford

8 May 1907–29 October 1978 (Age 71)
Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Cecil

When Cecil Ford was born on 8 May 1907, in Frankfort, Franklin, Kentucky, United States, his father, Otho Ford, was 29 and his mother, Roberta Hopper, was 18. He lived in Shelby, Kentucky, United States in 1920. He died on 29 October 1978, in Franklin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Otho Ford
Roberta Hopper
Cecil Ford
Willie Bell Ford
Corinne Ford
Silas Goodlow Ford
Mary Alma Ford
Waldine Ford
Horace Ford
Ethel Ruby Ford
Sarah Frances Ford
ruda ( phylis) ford
Michael Clay Ford
Armon Mckinley Ford
Ruth Ford
Edna May Ford
Betty Jo Ford

Parents and Siblings





    Corinne Ford


    Silas Goodlow Ford



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World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1912 · McCreary County Created

Age 5

Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 19

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.

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)

  • Cecil G Ford in household of Other Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Cecil Ford in household of Other Ford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Cecil Ford, "Kentucky, Vital Record Indexes, 1911-1999"

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