Malcolm Webster Ford
American decathlete
Malcolm Webster Ford
Malcolm Webster Ford, athlete and journalist. He was born in Brooklyn, the son of Gordon Lester Ford and Emily Webster Ford (a granddaughter of Noah Webster, poet, and lifelong friend of Emily Dickinson). In his heyday during the 1880s, he was three times the American National Champion as "All Around Athlete", a competition which was the equivalent of today's decathlon. (It consisted of ten events, three of which are different from those which are run today).
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Cherrybank champions Che - Selkirk Today
Google News - over 5 years
... saw the Cherrybank Rovers, pictured right, finish just ahead of the Merchant Company and a Rugby Vets side, with the Rugby Club propping up the table. Massive thanks went to Malcolm Ford for umpiring and organising the tournament through the afternoon
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Talented teenager's huge knock helps Braw Lads retain Rae Nichol trophy - Borders Today
Google News - over 5 years
Neil Crooks then joined Irvine and the pair added 134 runs for the third wicket before Crooks pulled Malcolm Ford to Rory Banks at square leg. There was no let-up for the Selkirk attack, though, as Graeme Ormiston joined Irvine in a 98-run partnership
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Souters aided by good start - Borders Today
Google News - over 5 years
Greg Lane and Rory Elms started to recover the innings when veteran Malcolm Ford rolled back the years and snared Lane for 12. Jordan Broom (7) and then Elms (29), who had started to hit out, were Ford's next victims and when he got Wilson caught for
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Follically-challenged veterans forced to face the bald truth - Selkirk Today
Google News - over 5 years
For the record, Malcolm Lauder's hairy men judged their run chase perfectly, reaching their target of 96 with three balls to spare. A grand time was had by all and there was much hilarity to boot. Thanks are due to Malcolm Ford for organising the game
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Rakkenroll zúdulás - MIX online
Google News - over 5 years
A Jack Byrne and Malcolm Ford által néhány éve alapított new york-i banda a saját bevallása szerint a blues zene egy újabb mutációját játssza, amelyet rock'n'roll és country elemekkel társítanak
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Streetscapes/53 East 77th Street; A Medieval-Style House With a Murder in Its Past
NYTimes - about 19 years
THE curious medieval-style house at 53 East 77th Street was built in 1901 but completely altered in 1927 to include some of New York's most distinctive interiors, incorporating decorative elements ranging from ancient sculpture to 20th-century ironwork. The house's history includes a murder-suicide involving two brothers. Now Cello, a high-end
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LEWIS WINS JUMP IN 28-10 1/4
NYTimes - over 33 years
Carl Lewis does everything in style. Tonight, he became the first athlete in 97 years to win three titles in a national outdoor track and field championships. Along the way, he made history's second-longest long jump (28 feet 10 1/4 inches) and ran history's second-fastest 200 meters (19.75 seconds). On Saturday night, Lewis won the 100-meter dash
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LEWIS WINS U.S. 100 FOR 3D YEAR IN ROW
NYTimes - over 33 years
Give Carl Lewis credit. He is not one to rest on his laurels. In 1981 and 1982, he won the 100-meter dash and the long jump in the USA/Mobil outdoor track and field championships, the first to achieve that double in these national championships since Jesse Owens in 1936. Now Lewis is trying to become the first since Malcolm Ford in 1885 and 1886 to
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LEWIS REPEATS DOUBLE
NYTimes - over 34 years
Carl Lewis, who made American track and field history a year ago, made more of the same tonight. Last June, in the USA/Mobil outdoor championships, Lewis won the 100-meter dash and the long jump, the first competitor to achieve that double since Jesse Owens in 1936, and tonight Lewis became the first to do it two years in a row since Malcolm Ford
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    FORTIES
  • 1902
    Age 40
    Died in 1902.
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    On May 8, 1902, he went to the residence of his brother, the novelist and biographer Paul Leicester Ford and fatally shot him, then took his own life.
    More Details Hide Details Ford was said to be in a dire financial condition and his brother had refused him further financial aid. An inquest ruled "temporary insanity". No full length biography of Malcolm Ford exists. Major references are the biography of Paul Leicester Ford by Paul Z. Dubois, Paul Leicester Ford: an American man of letters 1865-1902, New York: B. Franklin, 1977, and Malcolm Ford's articles for Outing
  • THIRTIES
  • 1898
    Age 36
    The couple divorced in 1898 and Ford was granted custody of the child.
    More Details Hide Details During the period of his marriage Malcolm was a business executive. At other times he worked as a journalist (his articles on track and field events were published in Outing magazine). He launched his own publications twice, but both were failures.
  • 1893
    Age 31
    He married Jeanette Graves, an heiress, in 1893 and they had a child, also named Malcolm Webster Ford.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1885
    Age 23
    In 1885 and 1886 he was the winner at the National Championships of the long jump and 100 and 200 yard dash, a "triple" which was not accomplished again until Carl Lewis did it in 1983.
    More Details Hide Details Ford's father and the Ford family strongly opposed his participation in athletics and he was disinherited because of his refusal to give up competition. He also twice endured scandals for competing as a professional and was banned from amateur competition.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1862
    Age 0
    Born in 1862.
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