Almida Ford

Brief Life History of Almida

When Almida Ford was born on 3 November 1863, in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Gilbert Ford, was 37 and her mother, Justina Elivira Arnold, was 32. She died on 8 September 1865, in Great Barrington, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 1.

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Family Time Line

Gilbert Ford
1826–1907
Justina Elivira Arnold
1830–1905
Mary Abigail Ford
1852–1943
William Edward Ford
1855–
Annie Elizabeth Ford
1860–1860
Hollis Gilbert Ford
1861–1865
Almida Ford
1863–1865
Ermina Adelle Ford
1866–1923
Harriet L. Ford
1868–1902
Bertha Maybelle Ford
1869–1952
Grace L Ford
1872–1959

Sources (2)

  • Almida Ford, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Almeda Ford, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

World Events (2)

1865

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

1865 · The Assassination of a President

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."

Name Meaning

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 called with this word, such as Ford (Durham, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex), Ford in Sefton (Lancashire), Ford in Crediton and Ford in Holcombe Rogus (both Devon), Ford in Litton and Ford in Wiveliscombe (both Somerset).

Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example MacGiolla 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 ).

Americanized form of French Faure ‘blacksmith’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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