Margaret Ford

14 August 1867–27 February 1960 (Age 92)
Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of Margaret

When Margaret Ford was born on 14 August 1867, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, William Ford, was 40 and her mother, Mary Litogot, was 28. She married James Ernest Ruddiman in 1887, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Springwells, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Detroit Ward 14, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 27 February 1960, in Dearborn, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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James Ernest Ruddiman
Margaret Ford
Marriage: 1887
Mary Catherine Ruddiman

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World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!
Age 1
Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Railroad Refrigerator Car
Age 1
During the mid-19th century, attempts were made to ship perishable products by rail. The Western Railroad of Massachusetts was the first to experiment with the concept, but it was only functional in cold weather. In 1868, William Davis, of Detroit, patented a refrigerator car that used a frozen mixture of ice and salt to keep everything cold for shipment. It could be used in all weather and in all seasons. He sold the design to George H. Hammond, a Detroit meat packer, who built a set of cars to transport his products to Boston using ice from the Great Lakes for cooling.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 29
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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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  • Margarett Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maggie Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Margaret Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1870"

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