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Benson Ford, Sr
Birth: Jul. 20, 1919
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1978
Cheboygan
Cheboygan County
Michigan, USA

Second son of Edsel Bryant Ford I and Eleanor Lowthian Clay, he was at first named Edsel Junior, but re-named Benson, a Hudson family name, his maternal grandmother's maiden name. Easygoing, affable and good-humored, he worked in the Ford Rouge with Henry Ford II, his older brother, until their enlistment after Pearl Harbor. In June 1943, he and Henry II represented the 41.9% of shares that had been held by their father, Edsel I. One of the 1950s Ford Motor Co. directors and vice-presidents, he ran the Mercury Div. 1948-56, then took charge of Lincoln-Mercury dealer relations. He died an alcoholic. (bio by: Earl Richard Sutton) 
 
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 Parents:
  Edsel Bryant Ford (1893 - 1943)
  Eleanor Lowthian Clay Ford (1896 - 1976)
 
 Spouse:
  Edith McNaughton Ford (1920 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Ford (1917 - 1987)*
  Benson Ford (1919 - 1978)
  Josephine Clay Ford (1923 - 2005)*
  William Clay Ford (1925 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Section 10, across from the main mausoleum
 
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Originally Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
Record added: Dec 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7017274
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