Mary Emily Ford

1862–6 June 1932 (Age 70)
Ohio, United States

The Life of Mary Emily

When Mary Emily Ford was born in 1862, in Ohio, United States, her father, Lewis Ford, was 36 and her mother, Mary Matilda Simes, was 30. She married Joseph F Duncan on 27 January 1904, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States. She lived in Nottingham, Harrison, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Flat Branch Township, Shelby, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 6 June 1932, in Decatur, Macon, Illinois, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Moweaqua, Shelby, Illinois, United States.

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Joseph F Duncan
Mary Emily Ford
Marriage: 27 January 1904

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    Joseph F Duncan



27 January 1904
Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 9

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 19

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

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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  • Mary E Ford in household of Lewis Ford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary E Ford in household of Lewis Ford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary E Duncan in household of Joseph Duncan, "United States Census, 1910"

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