Henry Ford

by follers on October 5, 2016

Date of Birth: July 30, 1863

Place of Birth: Greenfield Township, Michigan, U.S.

Date of Death: April 7, 1947

Place of Death: Fair Lane, Dearborn, Michigan, U.S.

*Irish (father)
*Belgian (mother)

Henry Ford was an American industrialist. He founded the Ford Motor Company. He also sponsored the development of the assembly line technique for mass production.

He was a candidate for the Republican Party’s nomination for President of the United States in 1916.

Henry was the son of Mary (Litogot) and William Ford, a businessperson.

Henry’s father was born in Ballinascarthy, County Cork, Ireland. His father moved to the U.S. in 1846. The “Ford” surname was said to have originated in Somerset, England. Henry’s father was of Protestant religion, and Henry himself was an Episcopalian.

Henry’s mother was born in Michigan, to Belgian parents. She was raised by foster parents, Margaret (Stevenson/Stevens) and Patrick O’Hearn/Ahern, who were Irish immigrants, with Patrick being from County Cork.

Henry was married to Clara Jane Bryant, with whom he had a son.

Henry’s paternal grandfather was Jonathan “John” Ford (the son of William Ford and Rebecca Jennings). William was the son of Isaac Ford.

Henry’s paternal grandmother was named Thomasine “Tamsen” Smith.

Henry’s maternal grandfather was named William Litogot.

Sources: Genealogies of Henry Ford – https://www.geni.com

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