Robert Harmon Ford

1930–2003 (Age 73)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Harmon

When Robert Harmon Ford was born in 1930, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Olney Downard Ford, was 36 and his mother, Bessie Lee Hamm, was 23. He lived in Civil District 13, Gibson, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He died in 2003, in Tennessee, United States, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

Olney Downard Ford
1894–1982
Bessie Lee Hamm
1907–1997
Robert Harmon Ford
1930–2003

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World Events (8)

1931

Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 1

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1950

Age 20

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Robert Ford in household of Olney Ford, "United States Census, 1940"

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