Emma Ford

14 January 1849–29 March 1888 (Age 39)
Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Emma

When Emma Ford was born on 14 January 1849, in Graveley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Ford, was 41 and her mother, Rebecca Chandler, was 34. She married Joel Parrish on 13 July 1867, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 29 March 1888, in Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Centerville City Cemetery, Centerville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joel Parrish
Emma Ford
Marriage: 13 July 1867
Emma Rebecca Parrish
John Ford Parrish
Ezra B Parrish
Joseph Alonzo Parrish
Chloe Dack Parrish
Ernest Parrish
William Wesley Parrish
Heber Joel Parrish
Clara Ford Parrish
Alvin Ford Parrish

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1867Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
    Age 2
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: Nancy Rebecca Porter BIRTH 16 Mar 1851 DEATH 7 May 1851 (aged 1 month) BURIAL Centerville City Cemetery Centerville, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map PLOT UK87 MEMORIAL ID 64545 · View Source
    Age 14
    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.

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    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 (33)

    • Emma Ford in household of John Ford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Emma Ford in entry for Chloe Dack Parrish Paulson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Emma Parrish, "United States Census, 1880"

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