James Tilden Ford

Male21 June 1877–5 April 1943

Brief Life History of James Tilden

When James Tilden Ford was born on 21 June 1877, in Dallas, Arkansas, United States, his father, John Long Ford, Jr., was 27 and his mother, Hannah N Orr, was 19. He married Etta Lenora Thomas on 1 October 1902, in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States for about 50 years. He died on 5 April 1943, in Texarkana, Bowie, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States.

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James Tilden Ford
Etta Lenora Thomas
Marriage: 1 October 1902
Delphine T Ford
Marjorie L. Ford
Elizabeth Ford

Sources (12)

  • James T Ford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James T Ford, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • James Tilden Ford, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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  • Marriage
    1 October 1902Texarkana, Miller, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

    Age 4

    Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.

    1883 · The Mosaic Templar is Founded

    Age 6

    The Mosaic Templar is an African American fraternal organization founded in Little Rock. it was founded by former slaves, John Edward Bush and Chester W. Keatts. It was part of a movement that was going on at the time, where everyone was forming fraternities and sororities. The main departments for this one where endowment, monument, analysis, uniform, rank, recapitulation, records, and a juvenile division.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 19

    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.

    Name Meaning

    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 called with this word, such as Ford (Durham, Herefordshire, Northumberland, Shropshire, Sussex), Ford in Sefton (Lancashire), Ford in Crediton and Ford in Holcombe Rogus (both Devon), Ford in Litton and Ford in Wiveliscombe (both Somerset).

    Irish: Anglicized form (quasi-translation) of various Gaelic names, for example MacGiolla 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 ).

    Americanized form of French Faure ‘blacksmith’.

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

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