The Shemwell Family

Robert Courtney FordAge: 76 years18851961

Robert Courtney Ford
Given names
Robert Courtney
Birth 1885 30 26
Birth of a brotherJames Ford
1886 (Age 12 months)
Death of a brotherJames Ford
1886 (Age 12 months)
Birth of a brotherWillis N Ford
1888 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a sisterFlossie Ford
March 29, 1890 (Age 5 years)
Death of a maternal grandmotherNancy Shemwell
1892 (Age 7 years)
Birth of a sisterRuth Ford
January 19, 1894 (Age 9 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherWillis Washington Breezeel
July 1897 (Age 12 years)
Birth of a brotherEdgar L Ford
June 27, 1898 (Age 13 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence -
Birth of a sisterLaura Ellen Ford
1900 (Age 15 years)
Death of a sisterLaura Ellen Ford
1900 (Age 15 years)
Census June 13, 1900 (Age 15 years)
Birth of a sisterElta Ford
1902 (Age 17 years)
Death of a sisterElta Ford
1902 (Age 17 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1Flora Bobbie Ford
calculated 1908 (Age 23 years)
Census April 28, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Louise Ford
calculated 1911 (Age 26 years)
Death of a sisterFlossie Ford
May 7, 1912 (Age 27 years)

Death of a brotherEdgar L Ford
February 17, 1913 (Age 28 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 31 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 33 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history -
Census January 14, 1920 (Age 35 years)
Death of a fatherRobert Franklin “Bob” Ford
1925 (Age 40 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a motherAmanda Louvena Breezeel
October 12, 1932 (Age 47 years)
Death of a sisterLucy L Ford
1938 (Age 53 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers -
Historical Event
Korean War
between 1950 and 1953 (Age 65 years)
Note: The Korean War was a war between the Republic of Korea (South Korea), supported by the United Nations, and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea), at one time supported by the People's Republic of China and the Soviet Union -
Death of a brotherWillis N Ford
1957 (Age 72 years)

Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 61 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. -
Death 1961 (Age 76 years)

Cemetery: Ford Cemetery
Last change September 7, 201615:46:12

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
Marriage: March 4, 1880Marshall, Kentucky, United States
10 months
elder sister
3 years
elder brother
Milburn Ford
Birth: 1882 27 23Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1882Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years
2 years
younger brother
James Ford
Birth: 1886 31 27Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1886Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Flossie Ford
Birth: March 29, 1890 35 32Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: May 7, 1912
4 years
younger sister
Ruth Ford
Birth: January 19, 1894 39 35Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 5, 1980Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years
younger brother
Edgar L Ford
Birth: June 27, 1898 43 40Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: February 17, 1913Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Laura Ellen Ford
Birth: 1900 45 41Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1900Marshall, Kentucky, United States
3 years
younger sister
Elta Ford
Birth: 1902 47 43Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Death: 1902Marshall, Kentucky, United States
Family with Ila Ursery - View this family
Flora Bobbie Ford
Birth: calculated 1908 23 16Marshall, Kentucky, United States
4 years

Robert Courtney Ford has 29 first cousins recorded

Census1900 United States - Census transcript - Robert Franklin “Bob” Ford - Household

Benton, Marshall, Kentucky

Robert F FordheadMJuly185544M20KYKYNCFarmer & ?
Amanda L FordwifeFMar186040M2096KYTNNC
Lucy ForddaughterFDec188118SKYKYKYAt School
Courtney FordsonM188614SKYKYKYFarm Laborer
Willis FordsonMJuly188911SKYKYKYInvalid
Flossie ForddaughterF18919SKYKYKY
Ruth ForddaughterFMar18946SKYKYKY
Edgar FordsonMJun18982SKYKYKY

Looks like dad listed birth months and years -b

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Robert Courtney Ford - Household

Marshall, Kentucky

Robert Courtney FordheadMW24M3KYKYKYBlacksmithWorking Out
Ila UrserywifeFW18M311KYKYKYNone
Flora B ForddaughterFW2SKYKYKYNone