Clara May Ford

October 1871–
Hereford, Herefordshire, England

The Life Summary of Clara May

When Clara May Ford was born in October 1871, in Hereford, Herefordshire, England, her father, William Frederick Ford, was 34 and her mother, Hannah Woodyatt, was 27. She lived in Lingen, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Worthing, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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William Frederick Ford
Hannah Woodyatt
Clara May Ford
Walter Frederick Ford
Hannah Louisa Ford
Harold Ford

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
Age 9
School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
Age 13
Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale
Age 33
The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

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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Sources (9)

  • Clara May Ford in household of Alfred Geo Potter, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Clara M Ford in household of William F Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Clara May Ford, "England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898"

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