Norman Edgar Ford

6 August 1922–28 May 1975 (Age 52)
Polar, Kent, Texas, United States

The Life of Norman Edgar

When Norman Edgar Ford was born on 6 August 1922, in Polar, Kent, Texas, United States, his father, Ernest Edgar Ford, was 21 and his mother, Willie Claudell Clanton, was 14. He married Leona Bell Sullenger on 15 January 1945, in Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Martin, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 4, Kent, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 28 May 1975, in Lubbock, Texas, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Snyder Cemetery, Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States.

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Norman Edgar Ford
Leona Bell Sullenger
Marriage: 15 January 1945
Nonnie Edgar Ford
Paulette C Ford
Debbie Ann Ford

Spouse and Children

15 January 1945
Snyder, Scurry, Texas, United States



    Paulette C Ford


    Debbie Ann Ford


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 7

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 15

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Norman E Ford in household of Ernest E Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Norman E Ford in household of Ernest E Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Norman Edgar Ford, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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