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Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1903
Kansas City
Wyandotte County
Kansas, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1956
Madison
Dane County
Wisconsin, USA

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When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
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Merle Ford never married.

Stevens Point (Wisconsin) Daily Journal, February 1, 1956

Elizabeth Ford, Formerly on UW Faculty, Dies

Madison Feb 1, 1956: Elizabeth Merle Ford, 52, former University of Wisconsin faculty member and expert in textiles, was found dead in he apartment Tuesday night.

Coroner Stanley Larson said Miss Ford apparently died about two weeks ago of a rare blood ailment which is characterized by the blood's failure to coagulate. She had been ill for some time.

Her body was found by a maintenance man who was summoned by neighbors when they noticed her mail was piling up.

In 1948 Miss Ford won $25,000 and a new automobile in a nationally broadcast quiz program in which the name of a person whose voice was recorded was speaking a jingle. She guessed the voice as belonging to Jeanette MacDonald, singer and actress.


*** Merle also won a drop-leave table and two couches (red plaid). The table now belongs to John Wesley Ford, her great-nephew. He came to him through his beloved Great Aunt Gladys, Merle's sister.


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Parents

Father: John Scott Ford

Mother: Sarah Elizabeth Swigart Ford


Siblings

Stanley Ranson Swigart Ford

John Wesley Swigart Ford

Harold Albert Swigart Ford

Gladys Ruth Swigart Ford


Half-Sister: Alice Mabel Ford

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by Mary Ann Galpin Ford

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 Parents:
  John Scott Ford (1857 - 1912)
  Sarah Elizabeth Swigart Ford (1864 - 1939)
 
 Siblings:
  Alice Mabel Ford (1882 - ____)**
  Stanley Ranson Ford (1885 - 1931)*
  John Wesley Ford (1890 - 1914)*
  Gladys Ruth Ford (1895 - 1985)*
  Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford (1903 - 1956)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Miriam Cemetery
Maryville
Nodaway County
Missouri, USA
 
Created by: vabloom
Record added: Oct 21, 2007
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Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford
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Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford
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Elizabeth Ann (Merle) Ford
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