Madeline Low

10 July 1861–3 May 1956 (Age 94)
London, Middlesex, England

The Life Summary of Madeline

When Madeline Low was born on 10 July 1861, in London, Middlesex, England, her father, John Lowe, was 39 and her mother, Eliza Rollings MacKender, was 37. She married Lorenzo William Ford on 21 September 1882, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Weber, Utah, United States in 1900 and Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 3 May 1956, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lorenzo William Ford
Madeline Low
Marriage: 21 September 1882
Ethel Madeline Ford
Ernest Lorenzo Ford
Ervin Machender Ford
Cecil Ford
Bernice Ford

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1882Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1867 · Gas Street Lamps Installed
    Age 6
    The Los Angeles Gas Company installed 43 gas street lamps on Main Street. A lamplighter rode on horseback at dusk to light the streetlights. By 1873, 136 gas lamps had been installed in Los Angeles. 
    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco
    Age 8
    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 30
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw (see Law 2).Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (from Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (17)

    • Madeline Low Ford, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Madeline Lowe Ford, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Madeline Low in entry for Theodore George Richard and Bernice Ford' Hively, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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