Archibald Allen Ford

5 January 1893–24 August 1953 (Age 60)
Illinois Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Archibald Allen

When Archibald Allen Ford was born on 5 January 1893, in Illinois Township, Pope, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Mathew Ford, was 35 and his mother, Julia Bell Babbs, was 35. He lived in Brooklyn Election Precinct, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Brookport, Massac, Illinois, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 24 August 1953, at the age of 60, and was buried in Carbondale, Jackson, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Allen Ford
1893–1953
Lula M. Holt
1895–1963

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1857–1943Male

    Julia Bell Babbs

    Female1858–1911Female

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(7)

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

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.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 16

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Archie A Foard in household of J M Foard, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Archie A Foord in household of John M Foord, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Arch A Ford, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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