Mary J Ford

21 July 1901–14 February 2002 (Age 100)
Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary J

When Mary J Ford was born on 21 July 1901, in Connecticut, United States, her father, Lyman Norton Ford, was 28 and her mother, Nellie May Jessup, was 26. She had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Harold Jabez Ward. She lived in Winchester, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States in 1910 and Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States for about 5 years. She died on 14 February 2002, in Wilbraham, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 100, and was buried in Southfield, New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Harold Jabez Ward
Mary J Ford
Jane Ward
Penelope Ward
John C Ward

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    John C Ward


    Penelope Ward


Parents and Siblings


    Nellie May Jessup




    Harvey Nelson Ford




World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1926 · Sergeant Stubby Dies

Age 25

During WWI there was a dog from Connecticut that made a name for himself, his name was sergeant stubby. He was considered the official mascot of the 102nd infantry. He saved his regiment from suprise mustard attacks, comforted those that had been wounded, and even caught a German soldier and held him there until troops found him. He had his own uniform and everything.

Age 28

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Ward in household of Harold Ward, "United States Census, 1940"
  • May Ford in household of Nelson D Ford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary J Ward in household of Harold J Ward, "United States Census, 1930"

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