Ruby I Ford

8 October 1910–2 September 1994 (Age 83)
Lawrence, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruby I

When Ruby I Ford was born on 8 October 1910, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States, her father, William Arthur Ford, was 28 and her mother, Winnie Pearl Riley, was 21. She married Harold R. Adams on 4 June 1931, in Lawrence, Illinois, United States. She lived in Denison Township, Lawrence, Illinois, United States in 1920. She died on 2 September 1994, in Lawrenceville, Lawrence, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Lawrenceville Cemetery, Bridgeport, Lawrence, Illinois, United States.

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Harold R. Adams
Ruby I Ford
Marriage: 4 June 1931

Spouse and Children

4 June 1931
Lawrence, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    William Arthur Ford





    Paul McClelland Ford


    Margaret Emma Ford



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1913 · Women get the right to vote in Illinois

Age 3

Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.

Age 22

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

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)

  • Ruby Ford in household of William Ford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ruby I Adams, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Ruby I. Ford, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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