Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial!
Ada Blanche Chapman Ford
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: 1851
Covington
Kenton County
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jun. 7, 1941
Rutherford
Bergen County
New Jersey, USA

Blanche Chapman was a stage actress, daughter of Dwight R. Chapman and Maria Bond Chapman. She was the cousin of John Wilkes Booth and Edwin Booth, who also acted, and the wife of Henry Clay Ford who was the manager of Ford's Theater where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes. She was among one of the people to identify her cousin John Wilkes' body after his death. She became popular after her photo was found on John's body. She left acting in 1865 over the resent events over her family and the death of her father but returned to the stage in 1868. She appeared in the 1914 film Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch as Mrs. Wiggs. After the death of her husband she faught for ownership of the rocking chair Lincoln was in when he was shot saying it was property of the theater and should have been returned after it was no longer evidence of the trial on Lincoln's assassination. She acted throughout her life on Broadway and many other theaters until her death in 1941. 
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: The Mystery Man
Record added: Sep 17, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15783729
Ada Blanche <i>Chapman</i> Ford
Added by: The Mystery Man
 
Ada Blanche <i>Chapman</i> Ford
Added by: The Mystery Man
 
Ada Blanche <i>Chapman</i> Ford
Added by: The Mystery Man
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

In loving memory of a beautiful and talented woman // we will NEVER forget you //
- KASSIOPEIA
 Added: Mar. 15, 2012

- Nancy
 Added: Aug. 4, 2007

- J Spencer
 Added: Mar. 17, 2007
There are 5 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
 
 
 Advertisement

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service