Sylvester Ford Obituary

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Sylvester Ford Obituary - MONDAY, FKBKCAK1 | WJMC OMWTA MBBEUTi j...
MONDAY, FKBKCAK1 | WJMC OMWTA MBBEUTi j Hrtti-iW T*"« Ac* ta murt i»$ cm—i—y ■»» it...- _# r .. I Many residents vMnlty »•)'! le-irn with A**f> retret I of Ul* death of »y|y**ter F*f*. who expired on Saturday morning last larm-alwut T o'clock at hla hone. t» Wal- Coop-nut «re«t. He had been in failing < health atnea June rt last year, and fUd-hl» deim** was the resuH of*n gradual I decline incident to his advanced i The funeral aervicei wilt be held ; °" Tu»fduy at 2 p. m. at his late home. i>»tor. Itev. Or. Kdaon J. Karley. °«"^!*t*i *nd the body will be plaeed in the vault at RR-iside. for De-! ,,,UT «"l,-"«ent in the family plot in ,n*t cemetery. Ml- rvi *»» b<>tn Auru*t It. US*. "Al ,n*" "'"^ "urv.vlng foi- ily of eleven children of Klls- kii.) J!. and Harriet t Kmomn* > Ford, who ft the Hrr.i ..f his birth re«lrted in the house still standing immediately below- the present residence of Miss 11-len lia'....- on I»wer Main ■ , " "'>0 jeara isirr long kimwn as the Kord mansion. he present. tional bank. J""" •• "nvesier *■ oru was mar- \l0"'.*n. aB, lhe T T ., . e^' "t.".,'.*"1 v- .' ! " Hlw ^ Jl f Mi. in.] ■ ie,] in Lanuit-nv. ilauthK-i . Mrs. 1*. C. Burton of this city. ai;d for two year* their home was in a house then xtanding on the presr-it site i f the Westeott block. He the* built the hou^e r:i WuImii >t:e»r. which continuously for nnne than fifty v ars was the family home, ami where Mrs. Kind died on .fane :'J ol The imiii"dl.ite surviving members of his family an- on. miii, l-iof. Walter i:. Koni, of the i.uuliy of the I'n:vri-lty of Michiiran at Ann Arbor, that state; two grandsons. Sylvester and flinion It. K-rri. and two hroth-ern. Clinton K. l'urd aud Kliaklm li. Kind, both of lliij city. Hi- is also survived bv several nephews and nieces. He united with the First Daptivt - huit li of this city in 1866, and with .1 single, exception Vas the tildes". member of that orKantzatlon. of which! he was also for several venrs and If- w.-^s also a former' of the volunteer lire department In its earlier days. From 1<Tr. to 1S5» Mr. Ford was a partner tn tne ptte T. J. Ulldersleevc , iu a store located In a building j ed on the present site of tho Frltts'sE block at the corner of Main and Chest-Is nut streets. Following tho death ot his father, he was Si ting executor of [ th- Kord estate, settlint: its varied in-1 terests with tact and ability and with satisfaction to nil interested. The later years of his life were devoted to the management of bis real cstats inter ests. He was a consistent member of the First. Haptl.-t church, a man of absolutely exemplary life, devoted ii particular to hla home and family. I upright nnd thoroughly conscientious.! and he leaves as a precious heritage! the memory of a life which in a span I of more thau four-score years naught whereof to be ashamed." There were many things connected with the early years of tho present! city which he dellKhtcd to recall. HIk ; father, above named, was long the leading c itizen of Oneonta. to which ttfoe he came In is;:, and he |u' ,nt: -Albany and .Susiiuehanna rall-jl .md many will recall one of Its earliest engines which bore tho name "Ella- kiiil n. Ford." In Die early year* y. Iv-i.ri- Fo..l ---.-I, |.,->'»>er v r.i i-sf. cd to liallimore, and he often climb *d to the old steeoic nf the Firs Presbyterian church to watch the rnlm jjoiiik down on the spring tlood.1 of tho Susquehanna to the Chesa peake. He irn:i's:l)"rpi| also the old! circus grounds, on OiCt2 street located where the United Presbyterian '.hurch now is. and also the laying :h at a point < known oeyond Walnut : as Hazel street. Anions all tht lents of OneonU there is nrobablv nut more than one who; Wing a native of the then vil-l lage. has bfc-n continuously a rcsi-l dent, and not one u ho bus for so Ionp a period b--ri active in the lif-j of the community. His passing mav be said practically to clos- a chapter in the life of ;i town v.hlcl, within ! his own r-colle-iioa h o) grown from | fey.- hundreds to n population of| TltWFK

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  1. The Oneonta Star,
  2. 19 Feb 1923, Mon,
  3. Page 5

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