Waterloo Region Generations
A record of the people of Waterloo Region, Ontario.

Robert Miller Ford

Male 1887 - 1954  (66 years)


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  • Name Robert Miller Ford 
    Born 10 Jun 1887  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Christened 21 Jun 1892  Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Farmer 
    Religion 1911  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Presbyterian 
    Eby ID Number Waterloo-72512 
    Died 1 Jun 1954  Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried 4 Jun 1954  Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I72512  Generations
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2019 

    Father John Ford,   b. 2 Mar 1858, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1910, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Miller,   b. 10 Mar 1858, , USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F18939  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Margaret Jane "Maggie" Bruce,   b. 12 May 1895, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1974, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1918  North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth Ford,   b. 20 Sep 1919, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1919, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. John Russell "Russell" Ford,   b. 1921, Reidsville, North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Dec 1992, Cambridge, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     3. Ford,   b. 20 Apr 1928, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1928, Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Ruth Ford
     5. Ernest Ford
     6. Bruce Ford
     7. Elizabeth J. "Betty" Ford,   b. 1934,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2019 
    Family ID F14309  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Jun 1887 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 21 Jun 1892 - Galt (Cambridge), Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Farmer - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Presbyterian - 1911 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1918 - North Dumfries Twp., Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 4 Jun 1954 - Ayr Cemetery, Ayr, Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Robert M. Ford Passes on Tuesday - A well-known and highly esteemed district farmer, Robert M. Ford died at his Reidsville home on Tuesday, in his 67th year. Mr. Ford had been ill for some time, and underwent an operation several months ago. During the 34 years which he operated his Reidsville farm, where the family of five was raised, Mr. Ford developed a reputation as a successful agriculturist and a good neighbor. He was prominent in the social life of the community and keenly interested in sports activities Mr. Ford was a school section trustee for several terms. Born in Galt, he was a son of the late John Ford and Elizabeth Miller, but had lived in the rural district nearly all his life. He was married 35 years ago to Margaret Bruce, also a lifelong resident of the vicinity, who survives him. Mr. Ford attended Knox United Church, Ayr. Surviving, besides his widow, are two daughters, Mrs. Howard Heath (Ruth) of Goderich and Betty at home; three sons, Ernest and Russell of Galt and Bruce of Ayr; six sisters, Mrs. Thomas Wright (Bessie), North Dumfries; Mrs. Arthur Newton (Ella), Kelwood, Man.; Mrs. Albert Amies (Mary), Guelph; Mrs. Joseph McCabe (Ethel), Galt; Mrs. Emerson Harkness (Ida) and Margaret Ford, both of Glenmorris; two brothers, George of ?Glenmorris; two brothers, George of Glenmorris and Radford of Guelph. Several grandchildren also survive. Funeral service will be held at the W.R. Coutts Funeral Home, St. Andrew's Street, Galt, on Friday at 2 p.m., with Rev. W. D. Goodger officiating. Burial will take place in Ayr Cemetery.

      The Ayr News Jun 3 1954 pg 15

  • Sources 
    1. [S180] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1901, Dumfries (North) B-3 Page 7.

    2. [S512] Church Records - ON, Waterloo, Galt - Central Presbyterian.
      Robert Miller FORD born 09 Jun 1887 North Dumfries Parents John FORD & Elizabeth MILLER baptized 21 Jun 1892 Occupation: Farmer

    3. [S562] Census - ON, Waterloo, North Dumfries - 1911, Div 2. Pg. 11.

    4. [S367] Cemetery - ON, Waterloo, Ayr - Ayr Public CC#4489 Internet Link .
      Ford/ Robert M. Ford/ 1887 - 1954/ his wife/ Margaret Bruce/ 1895 - 1974/ at Rest.
      [A] Father [B] Mother [C] F [4 corner lot markers]

    5. [S4] Vit - ON - Marriage Registration.
      Name: Margaret Jean Bruce Age: 23 Birth Date: abt 1895 Birth Place: Galt Marriage Date: 25 Sep 1918 Marriage County or District: Waterloo Father: John Bruce Mother: Effie Hussy Spouse: Robert Miller Ford Spouse's Age: 31 Spouse Birth Date: abt 1887 Spouse Birth Place: Galt Spouse Father: John Ford Spouse Mother: Elizabeth Miller