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 Benson Ford, Sr

Benson Ford, Sr

Birth
Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Death 27 Jul 1978 (aged 59)
Cheboygan, Cheboygan County, Michigan, USA
Burial Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Plot Section 10, across from the main mausoleum
Memorial ID 7017274 · View Source
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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.

Bio by: Earl Richard Sutton


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Earl Richard Sutton
  • Added: 17 Dec 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7017274
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benson Ford, Sr (20 Jul 1919–27 Jul 1978), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7017274, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .