Dorothy Ford
Mother of Gerald Ford
Dorothy Ford
Dorothy Ayer Gardner King Ford was the mother of U.S. President Gerald Ford.
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Art on exhibit at Cretens Gallery - Escanaba Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
Included in the exhibit is a collage of photography created by Dorothy Ford. The gallery case display also features "Methods of Transportation" paintings and photography from Verne and Leora Andrews, Sylvia Troutman, Jan Bernson, Ron Brow,
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Huntsville Housing Authority has $367000 to spend on new public housing units - al.com (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Tami Jordan replaces Dorothy Ford, who died unexpectedly July 18. A Searcy Homes resident, Jordan, 45, is director of the nonprofit Terry Heights-Hillandale Organization and also volunteers with the Food Bank of North Alabama. Mayor Tommy Battle tapped
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Huntsville Housing Authority Commissioner Dies - WHNT
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Wendy Reeves says Dorothy Ford died at her home Monday morning. She was 63. Ford served as Vice-Chair of the Authority's Board of Commissioners. She was active volunteer in the community by working in schools, with Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts,
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Artwork on display at Cretens Gallery - Escanaba Daily Press
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Other featured artists are Diana Berrigan, Lucille Lampinen, Marguerite Barak, Suzy Decker, Mary Ellen Fassbender and Sylvia Troutman. The gallery case display features "Games and Toys" from Joanne Brown and Dorothy Ford. The gallery is located in the
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McCOY v. JACKSON - Leagle.com
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In 2009, appellees, Ernest and Carolyn Jackson, filed suit against Mary McCoy, Dorothy Ford, Theresa Dunnavent, and Mearlene Hurst Weydemeyer in Garland County Circuit Court case number CV 2009-706-III. The Jacksons sought to set aside a deed filed in
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Artists on exhibit at Dr. Mary Cretens Art Gallery - Escanaba Daily Press
Google News - over 5 years
The gallery case display, pictured, features "Games and Toys" from Joanne Brown and Dorothy Ford. The gallery is located in the Gladstone City Hall and is open to the public weekdays from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm
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Bastrop may lose 'quick take' rights - Alexandria Town Talk
Google News - over 5 years
Dorothy Ford, executive director of the Bastrop Chamber of Commerce, said one area of concern was that Bastrop has no experience owning a water company and might not be as efficient as the company operating the utility. Ford also said that this would
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Movieland Mystery Photo [Updated] - Los Angeles Times (blog)
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[Update: A lacy mantilla adds to the brunette allure of Dorothy Ford, statuesque dancer at Earl Carroll's Hollywood stage attraction, in a photo published Nov. 15, 1941. ] For Tuesday, we have a heavily airbrushed photo of our mystery gal
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His Job Is in New York City, But His Heart Is at the Shore
NYTimes - over 13 years
JACK FORD was home in Spring Lake that day, two years ago, waiting for his wife and son to drive home from his daughter's lacrosse game at Yale. On the way, though, there was a car accident; his wife, Dorothy, broke her back, and their son, Colin, then 15, suffered internal injuries and was in critical condition for a time. ''It was an epiphany,''
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Dorothy Ayer Gardner Ford
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1967
    Age 74
    Died in 1967.
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  • FORTIES
  • 1935
    Age 42
    Gerald Ford, Jr. formally changed his name in 1935, in honor of his stepfather, the only father he really had.
    More Details Hide Details At the time, Ford adopted a more conventional spelling of his middle name. Later Ford recounted that his mother insisted he learn to control his temper, one he seemed to have inherited from his biological father. Dorothy Ford bore three sons during her second marriage: Thomas Gardner Ford (July 15, 1918 - August 28, 1995), Richard Addison Ford (born June 3, 1924), and James Francis Ford (August 11, 1927 - January 23, 2001). All her children grew up with a rich relationship both with her parents, and with her husband and his family. She and Gerald Ford, Sr. were buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Grand Rapids.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1917
    Age 24
    Three years later, Dorothy married Grand Rapids businessman Gerald Rudolff Ford on February 1, 1917.
    More Details Hide Details They then called her first son Gerald Rudolff Ford, Jr., although he was not formally adopted by Ford.
  • 1913
    Age 20
    Dorothy Gardner King quickly filed for formal separation and divorce. On December 19, 1913, an Omaha court granted a divorce to the Kings.
    More Details Hide Details Leslie King refused to pay child support. His father Charles Henry King paid it until shortly before his death in 1930.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1912
    Age 19
    There she married her first husband, wool trader Leslie Lynch King of Omaha, Nebraska, on September 7, 1912.
    More Details Hide Details She had met him while she was in college, as he was the charming brother of her roommate. The couple returned to Omaha, King's home. They lived at first with his parents at their Victorian mansion at 3202 Woolworth Avenue. His parents were wealthy banker and businessman Charles Henry King and the former Martha Alicia Porter, both from Fayette County, Pennsylvania. Dorothy and Leslie King's son was born on July 14, 1913. They named him Leslie Lynch King, Jr. Soon after her marriage, Dorothy had discovered that her husband was abusive. In Omaha she further discovered he was a liar and alcoholic, but she was soon pregnant. With the support of his parents, she stayed with them and her husband until the birth of their son. After Leslie threatened her and the child with a knife a few days after the birth, Gardner King completed her plans to leave her husband.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1892
    Born
    Born in 1892.
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