Francis Ruey Fordham

7 March 1937–31 July 1968 (Age 31)
Metter, Candler, Georgia, United States

The Life Summary of Francis Ruey

When Francis Ruey Fordham was born on 7 March 1937, in Metter, Candler, Georgia, United States, his father, Ira Eugene Fordham, was 41 and his mother, Mary Winefred Dominy, was 40. He lived in District 1733, Candler, Georgia, United States for about 33 years. He died on 31 July 1968, in Candler, Georgia, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Metter, Candler, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Eugene Fordham
1896–1989
Mary Winefred Dominy
1896–1982
Caroline Lastrelle Fordham
1914–1959
James Elmer Fordham
1915–1982
Russell Fordhan
1917–
Genelle Fordham
1918–2014
Glenn Fordham
1921–1931
Caroline L. Fordham
1934–1959
Francis Ruey Fordham
1937–1968

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World Events (8)

1941
Age 4
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1942 · Germans Sink Ships Near St. Simons Island
Age 5
Lights from homes along the coast of St. Simons Island provided a clear view of the SS Oklahoma for German U-boat Captain Reinhard Hardegen on April 8, 1942. A German torpedo was fired at the SS Oklahoma shortly after midnight. An hour later, a second torpedo was fired at the oil tanker Esso Baton Rouge. Both ships sunk and the attacks left 22 seamen dead. After the incident, residents of the Golden Isles panicked over concern of a German Invasion of the coast and were stringently observant of a nighttime blackout.  
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act
Age 10
The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + hām ‘homestead’.

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

Sources (4)

  • Ruie Fordham in household of Ira E Fordham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • F Ruey Fordham, "Georgia Death Index, 1933-1998"
  • Francis Ruey Fordham, "Find A Grave Index"

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