Eliza Ford

27 April 1841–17 September 1912 (Age 71)
Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Eliza

When Eliza Ford was born on 27 April 1841, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Ford, was 34 and her mother, Rebecca Chandler, was 26. She married Nathan Tanner Porter, Sr. on 13 April 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. She immigrated to Utah, United States in 1854 and lived in Graveley, Huntingdonshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 17 September 1912, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Tanner Porter, Sr.
1832–1897
Eliza Ford
1841–1912
Marriage: 13 April 1857
Eliza Ann Porter
1860–1863
Emily Caroline Porter
1862–1960
Nathan Tanner Porter Jr.
1865–1953
Nancy Rebecca Porter
1868–1869
Esther Malinda Porter
1869–1954
Mary Emma Porter
1872–1959
John Ford Porter
1874–1951
Effie May Porter
1876–1963
Zina Areta Porter
1878–1906
Jesse Josiah Porter
1880–1975
Amelia Ford Porter
1883–1973

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1843
    Age 2
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1846
    Age 5
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1863
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Forth
    Foard
    Forde
    Foran

    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 (47)

    • Eliza Ford in entry for Nathan Tanner Porter, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Eliza Ford in household of John Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Eliza Ford in entry for Emily Porter Parrish, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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