Franklin Ford

Male Abt 1890 - 1961  (~ 71 years)


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  • Name Franklin Ford 
    Born Abt 1890  Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Publicist 
    _UID 04FD81D0F05BD14E8611D1F91FB3CC712CCA 
    Died 1961 
    Person ID I1589  Victoria Boutilier's Genealogy Pages
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2016 

    Family Edna A. Rothwell,   b. 12 Apr 1892, Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1932, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1928  Community Church, Jackson Heights, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Witnesses Mrs. Leland Cary and Mrs. Edgar P. Hildreth witnessed the Rothwell/Ford marriage 
    Children 
     1. Virginia Ford
    Last Modified 23 May 2017 
    Family ID F643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1930 Census of the United States, Queens 3rd AD ED 41-188, SD 33, Sheet VIIIB 4440
      33-39 86th Avenue
      Franklin Ford age 40 owns home, value $ 16,500 radio station broadcaster employer
      Edna R. Ford age 38 pianist, radio station

      The career of Franklin Ford is discussed in various texts, such as:
      "The Airwaves of New York: Illustrated Histories of 156 AM Stations" by Jaker, Sulek & Kanze. McFarland, 2008 p. 80
      "American Babel: Rogue Radio Broadcasters of the Jazz Age" by Clifford Doerksen. U Penn, 2005

      Franklin Ford was the son of Henry and Bertha (Batory) Ford.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Jones_Ford (Franklin Ford's father)

      Franklin Ford remarried after the death of Edna (Rothwell) Ford and moved back to the DC area. His regular occupation was publicist. Obituary: Washington Post, June 7, 1961.