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.
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’.