Alethea Aldred

Female29 September 1858–16 May 1937

Brief Life History of Alethea

Alethea Aldred was born on 29 September 1858, in Wissett, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She married Hampford Scott Ford about 1878, in Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Oracle Election Precinct, Pinal, Arizona, United States in 1900. She died on 16 May 1937, in Tombstone, Cochise, Arizona, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tombstone, Cochise, Arizona, United States.

Photos and Memories (4)

Do you know Alethea? Do you have a story about her that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Hampford Scott Ford
Alethea Aldred
Marriage: about 1878
LeRoy C Ford
Ida May Ford
Andrew Jackson Ford
Jane A Ford
Blaine Ford
Hampford Earl Ford

Sources (19)

  • Alethea Aldred in entry for Hampford Earl Ford, "Arizona, Birth Certificates and Indexes, 1855-1930"
  • Aleathea Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alethea Aldred in entry for Ray Ford, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1878Utah, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

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


    Age 19

    Historical Boundaries 1877: Pima, Arizona Territory, United States 1881 Cochise, Arizona Territory, United States 1912: Cochise, Arizona, United States

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 23

    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

    from the Middle English personal name Al(d)red or El(d)red, an overlap or merger of three Old English names, Ealdrǣd (or Aldrǣd), Æthelrǣd, and Ælfrǣd. Old English Ealdrǣd and its variant Aldrǣd regularly appear in Middle English as either Eldred or Aldred, depending on dialect. The pronunciation of Old English Æthelrǣd was often shortened, occurring in Middle English as Ailred, Eilred, Alred, and Elred. Subsequently a transitional -d- was inserted between the l and the r, resulting in A(i)ldred and E(i)ldred. Middle English forms of Old English Ælfrǣd sometimes lost the medial -f-, becoming Alred or Elred, and then Aldred, Eldred. All three personal names were largely obsolete by the end of the 13th century.

    variant of Audrey 2.


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

    Possible Related Names

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.