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.
Diamonds discovered in Orange Free State and Kimberley.
Introduction of pass laws to control labor force in Kimberley diamond mines.
Britain claims Walvis Bay.
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.