Charles Ford

4 November 1806–17 February 1864 (Age 57)
Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Ford was born on 4 November 1806, in Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Ford, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Dauncey, was 31. He married Hannah Steventon on 25 December 1830, in Saint Thomas's Church, Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Sollers Hope, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 17 February 1864, in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Washington, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Ford
Johanne Margrethe Frederikke Tegen
Marriage: 1 November 1861
Hannah Ford
Charles Thomas Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 November 1861
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1808 · The British West Africa Squadron
    Age 2
    The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
    Age 17
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Death Notice of Charles Ford - 19 Feb 1864

    CHARLES FORD died February 17, 1864, at Washington City, of lung fever – age: 56 years, 3 months, 15 days. Deceased was born near Uley, Gloucestershire, England. Emigrated to the United States in the …

    Sources (39)

    • Charles Ford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Charles Ford in entry for Edwin Ford, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Charles Ford in entry for Charles Henry Ford, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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