Florence Ford

July 1897–
Holston, Washington, Virginia, United States

The Life of Florence

When Florence Ford was born in July 1897, in Holston, Washington, Virginia, United States, her father, William Hicks Ford, was 21 and her mother, Mary Arlenia or Molly Sells, was 30. She died in McDowell, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Hicks Ford
1876–
Mary Arlenia or Molly Sells
1867–1944
Florence Ford
1897–
Cora Mae "Corrie" Ford
1900–1937
Jessie Ford
1902–1970
Lydia Barbara "Liddie" Ford
1906–
Robert Andrew "Andy" Ford
1910–1982

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Female1897–Female

    Cora Mae "Corrie" Ford

    Female1900–1937Female

    Jessie Ford

    Female1902–1970Female

    Lydia Barbara "Liddie" Ford

    Female1906–Female

    Male1910–1982Male

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 2

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1929

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 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 named with this word, such as Ford in Northumberland, Shropshire, and West Sussex, or Forde in Dorset.2 Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example Mac Giolla 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 ).3 Jewish: Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Jewish surnames.

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Sources (3)

  • Florence Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Florence Ford in household of Hicks Ford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Florence Ford in household of Hicks Ford, "United States Census, 1910"

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