FORD (VETERAN CSA), WILLIAM JOSEPH - Benton County, Arkansas | WILLIAM JOSEPH FORD (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

William Joseph FORD (VETERAN CSA)

Blalock (aka Blaylock) Cemetery
Benton County,
Arkansas

William
PRIVATE Company F 22 Arkansas Infantry
Civil War Confederate
December 31, 1840 - September 12, 1927

*Obituary
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, September 15, 1927

FORD, William Joseph - Funeral services were held Tuesday for Wm. J. Ford, who died the previous day at the family home three miles east of Garfield, after a brief illness. He is survived by one son and two daughters. Mr. Ford was about 86 years old and was one of the pioneer settlers of northeastern Benton county. He was a farmer and the greater part of his life had been spent on the farm where he died.

*Obituary
Rogers Democrat
Thursday, September 15, 1927

William Joseph Ford died Monday morning at his home five miles south of Garfield at the age of 86 years, eight months and eleven days. He had been in poor health for some time and suffered a slight stroke of paralysis several years ago. Funeral services were held at Blalock cemetery Tuesday noon and were conducted by Rev. John Turney and George Williams. The cemetery is near the Ford home - in fact, is a family burying ground, and the deceased was laid to rest with his father and mother, Rev. George T. Ford and wife, and many immediate relatives. A large number of relatives and friends were present at the funeral, among them being ten grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and one great great grandson, Junior Woods of Sand Springs, Okla. Other out-of town relatives attending the funeral were Mrs. Robert Ford, Mrs. Ida Pate, Mrs. Annie Lee Woods and Sidney Ford of Sand Springs, Okla. Mr. Ford had been a member of the Odd Fellow lodge at Garfield for forty years and a number of Rogers Odd Fellows were present at the funeral Tuesday. Wm. Joseph Ford was a native of Tennessee and was born December 31, 1840. He came to Benton county, Arkansas in January 1856 with his parents from Cannon county, Tenn. They settled on the farm where he lived and died, five miles south of Garfield. His father, Rev. Geo. T. Ford, was an elder and circuit rider of the M.E. church, South. Wm. J. Ford was a veteran of the Civil War, an ex-Confederate soldier, serving under Capt. Wm. F. Patton, in the 22nd Ark. Inf., the company being largely recruited on Pea Ridge and immediate neighborhood. He was converted some 35 years ago and became a member of the M.E. Church, South. He was married June 22, 1864 to Miss Phoebe Jane Strode, who survives him, and to this union were born nine children, seven of whom are still living - G.R. Ford of Coffeyville, Kansas; H.G. Ford of Rogers; Mrs. J.T. Tiner of Brightwater; Mrs. W.H. Reddick of Garfield; Mrs. L.T. Schnitzer of Rogers; Mrs. N.D. Rubottom of Glade; and Mrs. A.B. Ford of Tulsa. The deceased children are Mrs. J.D. Hurd and Mrs. W.J. Edens. Mr. Ford was one of the best known and best loved residents of his part of the county; a man of integrity and honesty; a good husband and father, a patriotic citizen, a real neighbor and a valuable asset of Benton county and Arkansas.

*Obituary
Rogers Daily News
Monday, September 12, 1927

William J. Ford, aged 86 years, died this morning at five o'clock at his home three miles east of Garfield after an illness of two months. He was the father of Harvey Ford of Rogers and Mrs. L.T. Schnitzer of this place. Burial will be held at Blalock Cemetery, one-half mile from Walnut Hill school house, near Garfield, at 11 o'clock tomorrow. Mr. Ford had spent practically all of his life on his farm near Garfield. Mr. Ford leaves to mourn his passing two daughters, Mrs. L.T. Schnitzer, Rogers and Mrs. Allie Ford of Tulsa; a son, Mr. H.G. Ford, Rogers; and one brother, Reece Ford of Coffeyville, Kansas.

Phoebe
December 25, 1843* - January 3, 1929

*Obituary (as written)
Benton County Record & Democrat & Sun
Thursday, January 10, 1929

Mrs. Phoebe Strode Ford died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wm. Reddick, east of Rogers January 3rd of pneumonia. She was born in Brightwater in 1844 and married to Wm. Ford in 1864. They were parents of nine children. Mrs. Richard Robottom of Glade, Mrs. J.T. Turner of Brightwater, Mrs. L.T. Schnitzer, Mrs. Wm. Reddick and H.G. Ford are among the children. Mrs. Ford celebrated her 84th birthday Christmas.

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Submitted: 5/11/16 • Approved: 5/13/16 • Last Updated: 5/15/16 • R1138774-G1138774-S3

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