Rita Mary Ford

9 December 1902–18 March 1992 (Age 89)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Rita Mary

When Rita Mary Ford was born on 9 December 1902, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, Frederick George Ford, was 24 and her mother, Lavenia Mary Taylor, was 26. She married Vaughn Morris Stratford on 20 May 1922, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1902 and Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 18 March 1992, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

Photos & Memories (1)

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Vaughn Morris Stratford
1902–1971
Rita Mary Ford
1902–1992
Marriage: 20 May 1922
Vaughn Morris Stratford Jr.
1923–2010
Joy Stratford
1927–2007

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 May 1922
Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
children

(2)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1908 · The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot

Age 6

Being listed on the National Register of Historic Places, The Salt Lake City Union Pacific Depot dates to the more prosperous era in the history of American railroad travel. Originally called the Union Station, it was jointly constructed by the San Pedro, Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroads and the Oregon Short Line. The platforms behind the station ran north-to-south, parallel to the first main line built in the Salt Lake Valley. When Amtrak was formed in 1971, it took over the passenger services at the station, but all trains were moved to the Rio Grande station after it joined Amtrak. In January 2006, The Depot was opened as a shopping center that housed shops, restaurants and music venues.
1927

Age 25

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rita Stratford in household of Fred G Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Rita Peglan in household of Roy W Peglan, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ritta Ford in household of F G Ford, "United States Census, 1920"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.