Our American Family - Person Sheet
Our American Family - Person Sheet
NameJames Roscoe FORD
Birth Date27 Jul 1859
Birth PlaceKentucky
Death Date23 Dec 1943 Age: 84
OccupationReal Estate & Insurance Agent
Father_____ FORD (~1823-)
MotherMollie _____ (1823-)
Birth Date3 Sep 186615
Birth PlacePolk, Missouri
Death Date12 Mar 195915 Age: 92
Death PlaceNevada, Vernon, Missouri
Burial Date14 Mar 1959
Burial PlaceEl Dorado Springs, Cedar, Missouri, El Dorado Springs Cemetery
FatherWiley Jay RYAN , 22 (1840-1907)
MotherMahala Jane "Haley" HENDRIX , 23 (1847-1914)
Family ID12
Family Media
ChildrenEveret J. (1891-1954)
 Maybel (1895-)
 Irene (1897-~1983)
 Wiley (1900-?)
 Orthel L. (1902-1955)
 Nadine (1905-?)
 Laura (>1910-)
Notes for James Roscoe FORD
Death date also listed as 1943, 1940 from headstone.
Notes for Martha A. "Mattie" (Spouse 1)
RYAN: Irish: simplified form of Mulryan. Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Rian’; Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of Maoilriaghain’, or Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the little red one’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland; there has been considerable confusion with Regan. KaM Americanized spelling of German Rein. EG Source: Dictionary of American Family Names, Oxford University Press


From Eldorado Springs?, MO newspaper 1959
MRS. J.R. Ford, 92, Dies Following Recent Injury
Mrs. J. R. Ford, 92 years old, died March 12 at the Nevada hospital, where she had been a patient eight days, following an injury at the Ryan rest home in El Dorado Springs in which she a broken hip.
Mrs. Ford was born in Polk county, Missouri, on Sept. 3, 1866, and had been a resident of El Dorado Springs since she was 16 years of age. Her father, Wiley Ryan, operated the first general store in Eldorado Springs. She often told her her grandchildren stories of early days, how the town of El Dorado Springs was built around the Spring, and the beneficial help it brought to the sick.
She was the widow of J. R. Ford who was a real estate and insurance agent until his death 15 years ago.
Mrs. Ford was a member of the Methodist church.
She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Laura burkhart, Springfield, Mo.; Mrs. Maybel Ripley, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.; Mrs. Irene Smith, Colorado Springs, Colo.;Mrs. Nadine Fapp, Salina Kas.; one son, Wiley Ford, LaCrosse, Wis.; 11 ; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild.
Funeral services took place at the Gwinn-Carothers chapel, El dorado Springs, at 3:30 o'clock Saturday, March 14, the Rev. Harold Hunter, pastoer of the Methodist church, officiating. Burial was in El Dorado Springs cemetery.


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