Joseph Ford

16 December 1852–20 March 1948 (Age 95)
Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Joseph

When Joseph Ford was born on 16 December 1852, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Ford, was 45 and his mother, Rebecca Chandler, was 37. He married Emma Garn on 7 February 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 11 daughters. He lived in Centerville Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900 and Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States for about 20 years. He died on 20 March 1948, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Ford
Emma Garn
Marriage: 7 February 1876
Mary Magdalene Ford
Alice Ford
Joseph Ford
Emma Ford
Rebecca Ford
Edmund Ford
Alvin Leroy Ford
Luella Ford
Edna Elizabeth Ford
Amy Irene Ford
Ella Ford
Lunetta Ford
Esther Marie Ford
Orval James Ford
Elna Eliza Ford
Rulon Garn Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 February 1876Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1857 · Bountiful Tabernacle Groundbreaking
    Age 5
    The groundbreaking of the Bountiful Tabernacle began with the dedicatory prayer given by Lorenzo Snow on a cold February morning in 1857. The building was designed by Augustus Farnham.
    Age 11
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1877 · The First Stake was organized in Bountiful
    Age 25
    Thirty years after the foundation of Bountiful, the first stake was organized by Heber C. Kimball and is still functioning today with eight wards being affiliated with it.

    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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    Story Highlight

    John Ford Senior

    In the little town of Gravely, Cambridgeshire, England, John Ford Sr., was born on March 8, 1807, the son of Thomas Ford and Sarah Turner Mason. His parents were very poor, and for a long period were …

    Sources (63)

    • Joseph Ford in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Joseph Ford, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Joseph Ford in entry for Rulon G Ford and Arvilla Roberts, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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