Smith Cemetery ~ George W. Ford ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Ford, George W.
LAST: Ford FIRST: George MID: W.
BORN: 20 Nov 1836 DIED: 8 Oct 1923 BURIED: 10 Oct 1923 (Smith Cemetery)
OCCUPATION:  Carpenter
BIRTH PLACE:  Kendall Co, Illinois
DEATH PLACE: Falls City, Polk Co., Oregon
1850 IL CENSUS – George Ford, age 13, b. Illinois, is enumerated with James, age 41, occupation farmer, b. Ohio, and Polly, age 34, b. Ohio, along with William, age 17, b. Illinois, Joh, age 15, b. Illinois, Elizabeth, age 11, b. Illinois, Mary, age 6, b. Illinois, Robert, age 4, b. Illinois, and Sara,  age 2, b. Illinois.
Falls City Man Dies.
George W. Ford, who came to Oregon in 1853 and settled at Bridgeport, Polk county, died at his home at Falls City Monday, October 8, from apoplexy. He had been in failing health for about nine years. Fuenral services were held Wednesday at Falls City, conducted by Rev. W. S. Gordon, the Dallas Methodist minister. Interment was in the Smith cemetery near Lewisville. Mr. Ford was born in 1836 in Kendall county, Illinois. For twenty years he lived at Newport, where he worked at his trade of carpenter. He is survived by two brothers, James and Robert Ford of Falls City.
Polk County Itemizer (Thurday) 11 Oct 1923, 1:2

At the ripe old age of 87 years, after having spent almost his entire life in Polk county and Oregon, George W. Ford passed away October 8 at his home in Falls City. Funeral services were held Wednesday in Falls City, conducted by Rev. Gordon, pastor of the Dallas M. E. church. Interment was in the cemetery at Lewisville. Deceased was born in Kendall county, Illinois in 1826 [sic, 1836] and in 1863 [sic, 1853] came to Oregon with his parents, who settled near Bridgeport. Except for a period of some years when he lived at Newport, Mr. Ford resided in Polk county since coming here. He never married, and was a carpenter by trade. He is survived by two brothers, James and Robert Ford of Falls City.
Polk County Observer (Thursday) 11 Oct 1923, 6:4
George W. Ford
OSBH DC (Polk County 1923) #408
1850 IL CENSUS (Kendall Co, Fox, FA#26)
PCI 11 Oct 1923, 1:2  
PCI 11 Oct 1923, 6:4
ROW: 28-8