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Mary Litogot Ford
Birth: 1839
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Death: Mar. 29, 1876
Dearborn
Wayne County
Michigan, USA

Mother of automobile industrialist Henry Ford I, born Mary Litogot, she was a foster daughter of Patrick Ahern & Margaret Stevens(on) who became an "acknowledged child" at age 3. The surname, "apparently Aherne in Ireland, began to vary on documents to Aharn, Ahern, O'Hern, O'Herin, O'Hara and other variants, perhaps because of his desertion from the British Army, but more likely because he could not write his name."--The Fords of Dearborn by Ford R. Bryan. Paraphrasing, Ahern was stationed in Quebec and became A.W.O.L. with a group which made its way to Detroit where he learned of work at Dearbornville. Apparently, only one picture of her exists, #188-2707; copies may be obtained for a nominal fee from the Curator of Graphics, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village, P.O. Box 1970, Dearborn MI 48121. On April 21 or 25, 1861, she married in the home of Thomas Maybury of Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan. She and William joined Christ Episcopal Church of Dearborn, first had a son who died as an infant, then had five additional children after Henry I at 2-year intervals. She died following yet another childbirth. William Sr. erected the tallest memorial on the cemetery premises for her. 
 
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 Parents:
  Patrick O'Hearn (1798 - 1882)
  Margaret Stevenson O'Hern (1786 - 1870)
 
 Spouse:
  William Ford (1826 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Henry Ford (1863 - 1947)*
  John Ford (1865 - 1927)*
  Margaret Ford Ruddiman (1867 - 1960)*
  William D. Ford (1871 - 1959)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
In Memory
OF
MARY
WIFE OF
WILLIAM FORD
DIED
March 20, 1876
Aged 37 Years
 
Burial:
Ford Cemetery
Detroit
Wayne County
Michigan, USA
Plot: St. Martha's Episcopal Church yard
 
Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
Record added: Dec 17, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 7017535
Mary <i>Litogot</i> Ford
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Mary <i>Litogot</i> Ford
Added by: Earl Richard Sutton
 
Mary <i>Litogot</i> Ford
Added by: Earl Richard Sutton
 
 
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