13 May 1849–31 August 1849 Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
The Life of Ella Williams
When Ella Williams Ford was born on 13 May 1849, in Pembroke, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Harris Ford, was 27 and her mother, Martha George Daniels, was 23. She died on 31 August 1849, in her hometown, at the age of 0.
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.