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 George Barney Ford

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George Barney Ford

  • Birth 8 Nov 1844 Bayham, Elgin County, Ontario, Canada
  • Death 31 Mar 1924 Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Burial Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
  • Plot Linwood Section
  • Memorial ID 119559719

George Barney Ford was born in Upper Canada (probably In Vienna of Bayham Township, Elgin County, Ontario), on 8 November 1844. He died in Cleveland on 31 March 1924. George was the son of Eli and Louisa (nee Barney) Ford. His father, Eli, died when George was just five. George was married first to Martha A. Neville (1848-1873), who was mother to his two children, William Neville Ford and Lillian Belle Kline. George's second marriage in 1877 was to Catherine Sophia Huffman Karr (1845-1928).

George served as a private in Company D of the 103rd Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. He served from August 1862 to June 1865. George was seventeen at the time of his enlistment, working as a clerk in a shoe store in Chagrin Falls. The 103rd Regiment saw much action throughout Kentucky and Tennessee, including the battles of Spring Hill, Tennessee, and also Resaca, Georgia under Sherman, which resulted in the taking of Atlanta. After the war, George became a house carpenter and joiner. At the turn of the century, his skills and leadership grew to the extent that he was a foreman. By 1909, George was working as the superintendent for the Hunkin-Conkey Construction Company. During that time, he helped to build League Park at 66th and Lexington, which was the original home of the Cleveland Indians. George also helped build the Williamson Building on Cleveland Square, which was later replaced by the BP building. Other building projects of his included the Perry-Paine building at the northeast corner of West 9th and Superior at the East end of the High Level Bridge in Cleveland, and The Museum. George continued to work as a carpenter almost until his death in 1924.


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  • Created by: Jim Albrecht
  • Added: 30 Oct 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 119559719
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Barney Ford (8 Nov 1844–31 Mar 1924), Find A Grave Memorial no. 119559719, citing Brooklyn Heights Cemetery, Brooklyn Heights, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Jim Albrecht (contributor 47242000) .