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Death Of Edwin F. Ford

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Edwin W. Ford, who died in Saline, uly 2, was torn at Riga, Monroe onnty, N. Y., May 13, 1828. He was ne of the old respected pioneer of ie county coming with his father Williatn Ford and family to Michigan n 1834, settling in York township. he Saline Observer gives this imeresru? sketch of Mr. Ford: "As this section of country was at aat time nearly an unbroken wilderfcss, the subject of this sketch knew nd endured the privations of pioneer iftj. Monroe was then the wheat market and it took the greater part of week to market a small load of rain. Mr. Ford was one of a family f 11, 10 of whom grew to man and vomanhood. Of them, fonr are living hree sisters, Mrs. Sylvia Hobbs, of ialamazoo, Mrs. Marinda Mnnson, of jndington, and Mrs. Almira Davis, of jansing, and ono brother J. Henry ford, of Milan. Mr. Ford learned he carpenter tracie at which he worked n this vicinity and ia Chicago until a 'e earsago. In 1856-57-58 he bnilt YUn.udist chnrches in Moorevlile, Saline and Dixboro respectively. On aniiary 1, 1856, hu mamed Ellen Tnller of Saline. This union was ílessed by tnree children, Chas. E., Tlavius . , ana Ida of whom only riavius D. is now living. Mrs. Ford passed away Jan. 11, 1864, at Chicago and on Dec. 13, 1865, he married Miss Phoebe A. Upton, of Medina, Lenawee connty. One daughter.Mrs. C. E. Bassett, of Detroit, carne to bless this nnion. Mrs. Ford was called higher Jan. 29, 1887. Mr. Ford has lived continnously at Saline since 1865. He became a member of Saline Lodge, No. 133, F. & A. M. in 1866, and has sirjce always been a consistent and honored member of the same. He leaves lo i his children the hentage of a good name the tonor, honesty aDd 1 ousness of which could never be j tioned "An honest man thenoblest] woik of God." "The funeral services were held at ;he house Wednesday aftemoon and wero taken oharge of by the MasOnic Taternity. after which the ramains ■were deposited in the vauit in Oakwood, to remain until next Tuesday ■when they will be buried in the Wooreville oemetery öeside the dear ones who have gone on bef ore. "