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Oliver Gordon Ford (1850 - 1919)

Oliver Gordon Ford
Born in Chester, Randolph, Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 19 Apr 1891 in Alexander, illinoismap
Husband of — married 1905 in Thebes, Alexander, Illinoismap
[children unknown]
Died in Thebes, Alexander, Illinoismap
Profile last modified | Created 28 May 2017
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Oliver married Nancy Ellen in 1905 at Thebes, Illinois.[1]

Oliver is buried at Thebes Cemetery, Thebes, Illinois.[2]

O. G. Ford, Farmer, P.O. Thebes, was born in Randolph Co., IL, August 8, 1850 and is a son of Benjamin and Julia Ford, the former of OH and the latter of KY. Our subject attended school in the country. When eighteen years old he went to Idaho Territory, where he farmed for fourteen years, and then returned where he remained some time and then located where he now resides, purchasing a small farm at that time. He now possesses eighty acres in Section 16, Township 13, Range 3 West. Was married August 1872 to Rosa, a daughter of Thomas and Matilda Pettitt. The result of this union is five children, four living: Hattie M., Amzie, Walter and Mary E. Mrs. Ford is a Methodist. He is a Republican.[3]
O. G. Ford, old resident of Thebes, died early this morning from a paralytic stroke, which he received several days ago. He was attending the funeral of his grandson, Hawk Dyer, who was drowned, when he was stricken. He was assisted home and put to bed, but grew steadily worse.
He is survived by his widow, and five children by a former marriage; Mrs. Hattie Pence, who lives in the State of Washington, Mrs. Mamie Dyer of Thebes, and A. Ford, who lives in Missouri, Walter Ford of Belleville Ill, and Harry Ford of the State of Washington.
Funeral arrangements await word from the children who were notified of their father's illness and death.


  1. Illinois, County Marriage Records, 1800-1940 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2016.
  2. Find A Grave - Oliver Gordon Ford
  3. History of Alexander, Union and Pulaski Counties, IL. Edited by William Henry Perrin, ©1883 Chicago: O. L. Baskin and Company, Historical Publisher, Part V, Thebes Precinct, pg. 230.

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