Irene Frances Ford

27 November 1920–9 December 2010 (Age 90)
Slade, Powell, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Irene Frances

When Irene Frances Ford was born on 27 November 1920, in Slade, Powell, Kentucky, United States, her father, Martin Van Buren Ford, was 45 and her mother, Evalena McNabb, was 37. She lived in Winchester, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Magisterial District 6, Clark, Kentucky, United States in 1940. She died on 9 December 2010, in Cincinnati, Hamilton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Martin Van Buren Ford
1875–1961
Evalena McNabb
1883–1948
Ila Mae Ford
1900–1971
Margaret Olive Ford
1902–1985
Rose Lee Ford
1905–1977
James Sidney Ford
1907–1991
Lucy Hazel Ford
1910–1957
Raymond Timothy Ford
1913–1961
Beulah Marie Ford
1915–1948
Stella Gertrude Ford
1917–2001
Irene Frances Ford
1920–2010

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 3

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1926 · Mammoth Cave is Discovered

Age 6

In 1926, in central Kentucky, Mammoth Cave was discovered. It dates back to Mississippian times and consists of over four hundred miles of passageway. On July 1, 1941, the cave was made a National Park.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 24

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Irene Ford in household of Martin Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Irene Ford in household of Martin Ford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Irene F Ford in household of Martin Ford, "United States Census, 1920"

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