Louise Elizabeth Ford

b. 3 December 1895, d. 14 January 1993
  • Louise Elizabeth Ford was born on 3 December 1895 in New York.
  • The following appeared on 30 June 1916 in The Buffalo Morning Express: The marriage of Miss Gertrude Barnett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Barnett, and Joseph F. Lepine was solemnized at 7 o'clock last evening in the Presbyterian church of the Covenant, the Rev. John D. Campbell officiating. The church was decorated with palms, evergreens, pink peonies and marguerites. Ropes of Smilax were caught from the chandeliers. The pews for the house guests were marked with pink peonies and marguerites. Carl Kammerer of Niagara Falls, cousin of the bride, played a programme of organ music as the guests were assembling, ending in the Lohengrin bridal chorus as the bridal party entered, led by the ushers, Myron B. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., and William Lewis. The ushers were followed by the maid of honor, Miss Myrtle Hutchinson, and the two bridesmaids, Miss Helen Kammerer of Niagara Falls and Miss Ruth Barnett, sister of the bride. The bride entered with her father and was met at the altar by the bridegroom and his best man, George J. Barnett. She wore a gown of pussywillow taffeta with lace and pearl trimmings. Her veil was fastened with orange blossoms and she carried a shower bouquet of bride roses and lilies of the valley. The maid of honor, wore green-flowered voile trimmed with green satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of Ophelia roses. Miss Kammerer wore pink-flowered voile trimmed with pink satin bands and carried an arm bouquet of pink Killarney roses. A reception to 100 guests at the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Barnett in Waverly street followed the ceremony. Palms, pink and white peonies and roses adorned the rooms. The bride's table was laid for fourteen and was centered with pink roses. The other guests were seated at small tables which were centered with pink candelabra. The guests included Mr. and Mrs. John Guenther of Welland, Ont., Mr. and Mrs. Frank L. Barnett, Miss Nettie Platt of Alden, J. A. Kammerer of Toronto, Ont., Mrs. and Mrs. M. H. Mayle, Miss Helen Mayle, Mr. and Mrs. Louis K. Eimer, Paul Eimer, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ford, Mrs. Adam Kammerer, Miss Marie Kammerer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford, Miss Louise Ford, Charles Ford, Jr., Miss Norma Hoffman, Miss Alice Young, Mr. and Mrs. George Benning, Miss Elsa Vorwerck of Niagara Falls, Mr. and Mrs. George F. Loehr of Lancaster, Miss Gladys Williams of Toronto., Ont., Mr. and Mrs. M. Bloy of Detroit, Mich., Miss Winifred Hewetson and Miss Vera Hewetson of Brampton, Ont., Miss Alma Hart of Scranton, Pa.  Mr. and Mrs. Lepine will spend their honeymoon in the Catskill mountains and will be at home after August 1st in Buffalo. 
  • Charles Otto Ernest Ford and Anna Marie Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, at 1143 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Louise Elizabeth Ford, Charles Adam Benjamin Ford.
  • She was employed as a bookkeeper and stenographer by International Paper Company, according to the 1920 census.
  • She married Sylvester Hannigan, son of Lafayette Hannigan and Ruth Hamilton, on 19 April 1922.
  • The following appeared on 25 April 1922 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: A pretty wedding was solemnized at Zion Lutheran church on Wednesday evening, at 6:30 o'clock, when Miss Louise E. Ford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ford of Willow avenue became the bride of Mr. Sylvester Hannigan. Rev. Herman Brezing performed the ceremony. Mr. Carl Kammerer gave a short organ recital, after which Mr. D. MacDuff sang "O, Promise Me." The bride, who was given in marriage by her father, was gowned in navy blue canton crepe, beaded and embroidered, with hat to match. She carried a shower bouquet of bride roses. The bridesmaid, Miss Margaret Boehner, cousin of the bride, was gowned in pumpkin georgette, embroidered in black over black satin, with picture hat to match, and carried a bouquet of Ophelia roses. Mr. Frederick Hannigan, brother of the groom, was best man. Mr. Leonard Hayden and Mr. Francis Ford acted as ushers.
         The church was decorated with palms and basket bouquets. A reception and wedding supper for 40 gueses followed at the bride's home. The house was decorated with cut flowers, the color scheme being pink and white. The bride's table, at which covers were laid for 14, was centered with a large wedding cake. The out-of-town guests were Mrs. George Ford of Ransomville, Mr. and Mrs. Duff and daughter of Wyoming, N. Y., and Mr. and Mrs. George Barnett, Mrs. F. Borth, Mrs. Hattie Irish and Miss Margaret Boehner of Buffalo. After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Hannigan will be at home at 2221 Whitney avenue, in this city.
  • She was a sponsor at the baptism/christening of Norman Albert Bouvy on 1 October 1922.
  • A reunion of the Kammerer family was held in 1923 Kammerer family at the home of Helen Kammerer Hoffman, on the occasion of sister Phoebe Kammerer's Frank's visit from her home in Devil's Lake, North Dakota.
  • Sylvester Hannigan and Louise Elizabeth Ford appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Pendleton, Niagara County, New York.
  • The following appeared on 1 April 1937 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The Beach Ridge local of the Dairymen's league was host to the sub-district meeting of Niagara-Orleans counties on Monday evening. Among the speakers were County President Percy Webber, Mr. Snyder and Mr. Kershaw, of Buffalo. Mr. Sylvester Hannigan sang "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" and "Mother MaCree." Mrs. Hannigan was at the piano. . . .
  • During 1946, after the death of her husband John, Marie made a trip to Niagara Falls, where she is pictured with "Uncle Charlie and Aunt Mary" Ford and their daughter Louise and her husband Sylvester Hannigan.
  • Louise Elizabeth Ford became a widow at the 21 February 1947 death of her husband Sylvester Hannigan.
  • The following appeared on 21 February 1947 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: The victim of a heart attack, Sylvester Hannigan, 53, of 1124 Niagara avenue, died suddenly at his home today. He was pronounced dead by Dr. James V. Murphy, who was called to the home.
         Born in this city January 17, 1894, he was the son of the late Lafayette Hannigan and Ruth Hamilton Hannigan.
         For the last 19 years he was employed at the Isco Chemical division of Innis Speiden and company where he was night foreman at the time of his death.
         He was a member of Niagara Falls Lodge 81, IOOF, Frontier Encampment 99, Zion Evangelical Lutheran church, Michigan avenue and Tenth street, and the Young Men's society of that church.
         Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Louise Ford Hannigan; one sister, Mrs. Homer Burt, of this city, and a brother, Fred Hannigan, Erie, Mich.
         Funeral services will be conducted at the home at 2 p. m. Monday by the Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D. D., pastor of Zion church. Interment will e in Memorial Park cemetery.
  • Kammerer cousins of the Ford and Frank families, and their husbands, were photographed about 1950.
  • The following appeared on 16 February 1951 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: [Died] In this city Feb. 15, 1951, Mary A. Ford of 1143 Willow Ave., wife of Charles O; mother of Francis K., Mrs. Louise E. Hannigan, this city, Charles A., of Elkhart, Ind. Sister of Mrs. Helen Hoffman, this city. She is also survived by 4 grandchildren. Funeral service at Gridley Funeral Home, 730 Main St., Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D. D., officiating. Interment in Memorial Park Cemetery.
  • The following appeared on 9 December 1952 in the Niagara Falls Gazette: Charles O. Ford, 86, of 1143 Willow avenue, died in Memorial hospital this morning after a brief illness. Born in the town of Porter, Mr. Ford had been a resident of Niagara Falls for 65 years.
         Retired for 16 years, he had been a custodian of schools for the Board of Education. A 60-year member of Niagara Falls Lodge 81, IOOF, he also was a member of Riverdale Rebekah Lodge 195, the Golden Age club, the Zion Lutheran church and the Zion Brotherhood.
         He is survived by two sons, Francis K. Ford, this city, and Charles A. Ford, Elkhart, Ind; one daughter, Mrs. Louise Hannigan, this city, and five grandchildren.
         Funeral services will be conducted in the Gridley Funeral home at 2 p. m. by the Rev. Arthur H. Schmoyer, D.D. Interment will take place in Memorial Park cemetery.
  • On 29 August 1978, Evelyn Ethel Frank wrote to Louise Elizabeth Ford:
    Dear Cousin Louise, My sister Philippina has told me of your letter exchanges and sent me the Kammerer History you sent. It is very helpful. I'm trying to trace our ancestory on both sides (parents). I am a little lost when it comes to my grandfather Cornelius Frank. I know he married Philobena Kammerer but that's all I know. I know that Cornelius Frank (my grandfather) and Andrew Princing (sp?) ran away from Germany Army and came to New York (I think). I believe Andrew Princing came to Devils Lake, North Dakota area first and Grandfather Frank years later followed. . . .
         I married Henry Roy Norman the son and Philippina married his father. . . . I am 55 years, born Feb. 1, 1923, Cando, North Dakota, I've had 9 children, 7 living, 14-33. . . . Todd 14, Kelly Jo 20, Gregory 21, Russell 23, Donna 27, Judy 31, Bonnie 33. . . .
         -- from Mrs. Henry Norman, 415 N. Division, Morrilton, Ark. 72110, addressed to Mrs. S. Hannigan at 1215 15th Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301, Borth-Kammerer family history files.
  • The SSDI lists Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, as the last residence of record of Louise Elizabeth Ford.
  • Louise Elizabeth Ford died on 14 January 1993 at age 97.
  • Last Edited: 11 Aug 2014

Family: Sylvester Hannigan b. 17 January 1894, d. 21 February 1947