Edwin Ford

13 May 1831–10 November 1909 (Age 78)
Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edwin

When Edwin Ford was born on 13 May 1831, in Tipton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Ford, was 24 and his mother, Hannah Steventon, was 19. He married Susan Victoria Mantripp on 13 November 1855, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Keynsham, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Keynsham, Somerset, England in 1881. He died on 10 November 1909, in Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Kanab City Cemetery, Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Edwin Ford
1831–1909
Emily Sandall
1844–1879
Marriage: 2 August 1862
Rachel Ford
1863–1940
James Edwin Ford
1865–1866
Leah Ann Ford
1867–1930
William Alfred Ford
1870–1933
Joseph Steventon Ford
1872–1892
Willard Eugene Ford
1875–1946
Susan Emily Ford
1878–1878

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 August 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

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    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 2
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 23
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

    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

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    Foard
    Forde
    Foran

    Story Highlight

    Edwin Ford

    Edwin Ford was born May 13, 1831, at Tip-ton, Staffordshire, England. He traveled from England with his parents and lived in Indiana where his grandfather was living. The Elders stopped by their hou …

    Sources (57)

    • Edwin Ford in household of Charles Ford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Edwin in entry for Chas Mountrippe Ford, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Edwin Ford, "United States Census, 1870"

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