Alexander County

Biography - O G Ford

O. G. FORD, farmer, P. O. Thebes, was born in Randolph County, III, August 8, 1850, and is a son of Benjamin and Julia Ford, natives, the former of Ohio, and the latter of Kentucky. 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 to his native heath, 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 8, 1872, to Rosa, a daughter of Thomas and Matilda Pettitt. The result of this union is five children, four living, viz.: Hattie M., Amzi, Walter and Mary E. Mrs. Ford is a Methodist. He is a Republican.

Extracted 29 Mar 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, page 230.


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