Biography of Charles H. Ford
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Ford, Charles H., was born in Utica, October 19, 1861. His father, Harvey Ford, was a well known contractor and builder throughout Oneida and Herkimer counties. Charles H. Ford was educated in the common schools and finished at the Whitestown Seminary, then went to Auburn and engaged in the tobacco trade; in 1882 came to Clyde and established his present bushiness as jobber in tobacco and cigars. In 1889 be was elected trustee of the village, in 1890 supervisor, and reelected in 1891. He was appointed the same year superintendent of section 8, of the Erie Canal, resigned in 1893, and was appointed under Governor Flower sheriff of Wayne county in the spring of 1894. At the age of twenty five he married Miss Emma W. Gilbert, daughter of Horace Gilbert, of Auburn, and are the parents of one son, Vivian Ford. Our subject is identified in advancing the best interests of his town and county and leading events of the day. He is a member of the fire department for ten years, foreman, and drill master for six years; also member of Clyde Lodge No. 300, Wayne Encampment of Newark; Canton Galen No. 49, of which he is the present commander.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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