RUPERT E. FORD
An early settler of California, having located in Pasadena in 1873, Mr. Ford has been privileged to witness the
interesting growth of both Los Angeles and Riverside counties and has contributed at all times his quota toward
the development of the communities in which he has made his home. For the past five years he. has resided near
San Jacinto, upon a highly improved tract of twenty acres which he devotes to alfalfa, peaches and apricots, specializing
in the latter.
Born August 13, 1846, in Milton, Queens county, Nova Scotia, where he received his early education, he remained
with his parents, Capt. Charles and Azuba (Freeman) Ford, natives of that place, until he reached the age of thirteen
years, going from there to Boston, across the Bay of Fundy. Working his way west to Minneapolis, he became a carpenter's
apprentice and three years later engaged independently in his trade, which he plied successfully several years.
Later he went to Helena, Mont, and soon afterward secured employment with a construction crew on the Northern Pacific
Railroad, encamping at Cinnabar, near Yellowstone Park, at the time of General Grant's tour of the west. Continuing
his journey to Portland, thence to San Francisco and San Diego, he ultimately located in Edgemont, now Hollywood,
near Los Angeles, having previously worked at his trade for a time in Pasadena. Later he was joined by his mother,
his sister and his brother Charles M., the family continuing to make their home in Hollywood. October 8, 1898,
Mr. Ford was united in marriage with Miss Nettie Lee, whose birth occurred near Galena, Ill., and who accompanied
her parents to Dallas county, Iowa, where she spent her early girlhood. The young couple began their domestic life
in Gardena, where Mr. Ford conducted a stock and grain ranch, upon. the sale of which he moved to Hemet in September,
1908, purchasing his present ranch, which is among the most highly improved in The valley.
Mr. and Mrs. Ford have four children: Nellie, Rupert Lee, Carroll and Arthur Eugene, all of whom were born in Los
Angeles county. Politically Mr. Ford is a stanch Republican, and though he has never sought or desired office,
has served as delegate to various county conventions. His wife is an efficient member of the Methodist Episcopal
Church of Hemet and with her husband enjoys the highest regard of their many friends.
History of Riverside County, California
With a Biographical Review
History by Elmer Wallace Holmes
And other well known writers
Historic Record Company
Los Angeles, California 1912
Riverside County, CA
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