Hannah Altie Ford

2 August 1881–22 December 1949 (Age 68)
Macon, Fayette, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Hannah Altie

When Hannah Altie Ford was born on 2 August 1881, in Macon, Fayette, Tennessee, United States, her father, Joseph Bert Ford, was 11 and her mother, Abbiegil Wix, was 13. She died on 22 December 1949, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bert Ford
1870–1943
Abbiegil Wix
1867–1946
Hannah Altie Ford
1881–1949
Burton Abraham Ford
1886–1959
Bert Ford
1888–

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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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