Charles Adam Benjamin Ford

b. 13 June 1908, d. 11 September 1989
  • Charles Adam Benjamin Ford was born on 13 June 1908 in New York.
  • He was baptized/christened on 27 September 1908 at Zion Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls, Niagara County, New York, sponsored by Adam Kammerer, Ursula Weiler and Estella Elizabeth Young.
  • 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 Charles Adam Benjamin Ford, Louise Elizabeth Ford.
  • Charles Otto Ernest Ford and Anna Marie Kammerer appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Niagara Falls, New York, at 1143 Willow Avenue. Other members of the household included Charles Adam Benjamin Ford.
  • He was a traveling musician, according to the 1930 census.
  • He married Katherine Houck on 30 April 1934.
  • He and Katherine Houck were divorced in 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.
  • The SSDI lists Kenosha, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, as the last residence of record of Charles Adam Benjamin Ford.
  • Charles Adam Benjamin Ford died on 11 September 1989 at age 81.
  • Last Edited: 15 Oct 2013

Family 1: Katherine Houck b. 19 May 1906, d. January 1967

Family 2: