Adalaida Blanche Ford

11 December 1882–24 May 1953 (Age 70)
Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States

The Life of Adalaida Blanche

When Adalaida Blanche Ford was born on 11 December 1882, in Fredericksburg, Gillespie, Texas, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Ford, was 35 and her mother, Maria Christie Purcell, was 34. She married William Walter York on 31 March 1900. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Morenci, Greenlee, Arizona, United States in 1930 and Supervisorial District 1, Greenlee, Arizona, United States in 1940. She died on 24 May 1953, in Miami, Gila, Arizona, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Central Heights, Gila, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Walter York
Adalaida Blanche Ford
Marriage: 31 March 1900
Noah Franklin York
George Elvin Washington York
Ella Tennessee York
Thomas Slator York
Walter Abraham York
Joseph Oscar York
Elijah Marion York
Gladys Estelle York
Dora Alice York
Luther Everett York

Spouse and Children

31 March 1900


    Noah Franklin York


    George Elvin Washington York


    Ella Tennessee York



    Walter Abraham York


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+7 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Historical Boundaries - 1884: Graham, Arizona Territory, United States; 1909: Greenlee, Arizona Territory, United States; 1912: Greenlee, Arizona, United States

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 19

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

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 (3)

  • Addie York, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Adelaide B York in household of W Walter York, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Addie York in household of Walter W York, "United States Census, 1930"

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