James Henry Ford

15 June 1856–22 December 1903 (Age 47)
Pinetown, Natal, South Africa

The Life of James Henry

When James Henry Ford was born on 15 June 1856, in Pinetown, Natal, South Africa, his father, James Ford, was 32 and his mother, Patience Kingston, was 35. He died on 22 December 1903, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

James Ford
1824–1879
Patience Kingston
1820–1862
John Francis Kingston Ford
1853–1923
Patrick Ford
1860–1860
James Henry Ford
1856–1903
Joseph Kingston Ford
1858–1935
Ford
1862–1862

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World Events (7)

1867

Age 11

Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
1872

Age 16

Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.
1878

Age 22

Britain claims Walvis Bay.

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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