Ford, Robert Bertram (1883-1916)

Robt Ford - Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Director - 1916 - page 619
Henderson’s Greater Vancouver City Director, 1916, page 619 [edited image].

 

Robert Bertram (“Bert”) Ford was an engineer and contractor. He was also involved in automobile sales for a short time.

He lived at 2060 Comox Street in 1915 and 1916.

 

Family Background

Robert Bertram Ford was born on July 26, 1883, in London, England.

 

Robert Bertram Ford - baptism date - August 20 1883
Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/BOT1/A/01/Ms 3856/4/. Name: Robert Bertram Ford; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 20 Aug 1883; Baptism Place: St Botolph, Aldersgate, City of London, England; Father: Robert Ford; Mother: Susan Ford; Register Type: Parish Registers. [edited image].

 

His parents were Robert Ford (1853–1901) and Susan Jane Sampson (1856–1925). They were married on October 17, 1882.

 

Robert Ford and Susan Sampson - marriage date - October 17 1882
Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: p70/geo/020. Name: Robert Ford; Gender: Male; Marriage Age: 29; Record Type: Marriage; Birth Date: abt 1853; Marriage Date: 17 Oct 1882; Marriage Place: St George the Martyr, Battersea, Wandsworth, England; Father: Robert Ford; Spouse: Susan Sampson; Register Type: Parish Register.

 

Robert Ford was a dispensing chemist who lived at 20 Connaught Road, Stroud Green, London, in 1897. He died on May 26, 1901.

 

Robert Ford - probate - death date - May 26 1901
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Robert Ford; Death Date: 26 May 1901; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 28 Jun 1901; Probate Registry: London, England [edited image].

 

Susan Ford died on April 6, 1925.

 

Susan Ford - probate - death date - April 6 1925
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Susan Ford; Death Date: 6 Apr 1925; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 13 Jun 1925; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Early Life

Bert went to Merchant Taylors’ School from September 1892 to 1894.

In 1901, he was a student at King’s College in London.

 

Marriage to Ethel Langer

Bert married Ethel Langler in Ealing, West London in early 1911.

 

Ethel Langler and Robert Bertram Ford - marriage - cited in Ethel Langler
Original source unknown, cited in Ethel Langler (1885–); Birth: 28 MAR 1885, Chelsea, London, England; Death: Unknown (ancestry.ca)

 

Ethel was born in March 1886.

Her parents were Charles Langler (1855-1909) and Martha Bowden Ekers (1854–1955).

 

Charles Langler - probate - death date - May 19 1909
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Charles Langler; Death Date: 19 May 1909; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 22 Jul 1909; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Martha Bowden Langler - probate - death date - January 24 1955
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Martha Bowden Langler; Death Date: 24 Jan 1955; Death Place: Devonshire, England; Probate Date: 30 Jun 1956; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Ethel Langler - confirmation date - June 17 1901
Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Confirmation Records, 1838-1923 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Church of England Confirmation Records, 1838-1923; Reference Number: DRO/179/A/04/002. Name: Ethel Langler; Gender: Female; Age: 16; Birth Year: abt 1885; Confirmation Date: 17 Jun 1901; Confirmation Place: Kensal Rise, St Martin, Kensington and Chelsea, Middlesex, England.

 

To Vancouver

Shortly after their marriage, Bert and Ethel travelled to Canada.

By mid-1911, Bert was working in Vancouver as a road contractor.

Bert and Ethel were living in the Manhattan Apartments at 784 Thurlow Street in Vancouver.

 

A streetcar passes the Manhattan apartments in Vancouver, in 1912.jpg, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_streetcar_passes_the_Manhattan_apartments_in_Vancouver,_in_1912.jpg
A streetcar passes the Manhattan apartments in Vancouver, in 1912.jpg, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_streetcar_passes_the_Manhattan_apartments_in_Vancouver,_in_1912.jpg

 

In 1912 and 1913, Bert was in an engineering and contracting business with John S. Bruce and Robert Bruce, using the name of Bruce and Ford.

Bert and Ethel were living in apartment 32 of the Broughton Apartments at 1091 Broughton Street.

 

Broughton apartments, about 1910, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-98, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/broughton-apartments.
Broughton apartments, about 1910, City of Vancouver Archives, CVA 99-98, http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/broughton-apartments.

 

In 1914, Bert had become the managing director of the Forshaw Ford Automobile Company Ltd., which had a new building at 418 Georgia Street.

The company was the Vancouver distributor for Cole and Studebaker cars. The “Ford” in the company name was Bert Ford, and the company appears to have had no connection with the Ford Motor Company. Hamilton Read, a Vancouver lawyer, was the president of the company. Thomas Guy Forshaw was the sales manager of the company.

 

Thomas G. Forshaw, Detail, [Group portrait of] the officers, 1st British Columbia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Vancouver City Archives, LP 363,  http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-officers-1st-british-columbia-regiment-canadian-expeditionary-force
Thomas G. Forshaw, Detail, [Group portrait of] the officers, 1st British Columbia Regiment, Canadian Expeditionary Force, Vancouver City Archives, LP 363,  http://searcharchives.vancouver.ca/group-portrait-of-officers-1st-british-columbia-regiment-canadian-expeditionary-force

 

By 1915, Bert was back in the contracting business. He was living at 2060 Comox Street.

The 1916, Vancouver directory indicated that Bert was in the rubber goods business, along with Harry Ratheram Sayer (1876-1946), who also lived at 2060 Comox Street.

 

Military Service

In February 1916, Bert enlisted as a lieutenant in the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He was with the Second Tunnelling Company.

His officer’s declaration stated that Ethel was living at “The Cottage, Creffield Road, Ealing, London, England.”

Bert was killed in action on June 2, 1916. He was commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

 

Ethel: Later Life

Shortly after the war, Ethel was living at 232 Willesden Lane in London, England.

In 1930, she was living at 104 Maida Vale in London, England. (Her sister, Miss Mabel Langler, was at number 105 Maida Vale.)

It appears that Ethel was still living in 1941, when her son, Keith Langler Ford, died while on military service during the Second World War.

No further information is available for Ethel

Bert and Ethel had one son.

 

Keith Langler Ford

Keith Langler Ford was born on December 6, 1913.

 

Keith Langler Ford - birth date - December 6 1913 - baptism date - January 11 1914
Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: DRO/178/A/01/001. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Baptism Age: 0; Record Type: Baptism; Birth Date: 6 Dec 1913; Baptism Date: 11 Jan 1914; Baptism Place: Saint Martin, West Acton, Ealing, England; Father: Robert Bertram Ford; Mother: Ethel Ford.

 

He died on December 19, 1941.

 

Keith Langler Ford - death date - December 19 1941
Ancestry.com. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Andrews Collection. Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, England. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Father’s name: Bertram Ford; Mother’s name: Ethel Ford; Death Date: 19 Dec 1941.

 

Keith Langler Ford - probate - death date - December 19 1941
Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Death Date: 19 Dec 1941; Death Place: Hertfordshire, Hertford, England; Probate Date: 31 Aug 1942; Probate Registry: Llandudno.

 

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Robert Ford (grandfather of Robert Bertram Ford)

Robert Ford (1811-1897), http://www.geni.com/people/Robert-Ford/6000000016429296075

Marriage settlement: 1 Louisa Gent of Plymouth, spinster; 2 Robert Ford of Ivybridge, http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/rd/912c88a9-d1c9-46f2-bdb6-ee1f265598e6.

Louisa Ford, detailed death certificate, date of death: April 1, 1878; place of death: Ivybridge Ermington; age: 66 years; occupation: wife of Robert Ford, a landed proprietor, http://www.bafhs.org.uk/research-room/certificates/unwanted-death-certificates/article/43-ford.

“England and Wales Census, 1871,” index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5T2-DZ2 : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert Ford, Ridgway, Plympton St Mary, Devonshire, England; from “1871 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 10, folio 13, p. 20, Plympton St Mary registration district, Plympton subdistrict, ED 1, household 112, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 831,791. [Possible connection.]

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X3KX-FL6 : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert Ford, Plympton St Mary, Devonshire, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. , PRO RG 11/, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm . [Possible connection.]

Robert Ford, notice to prove claims against estate, The London Gazette, December 31, 1897, page 7880, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/26924/page/7880/data.pdf: “ROBERT FORD Deceased. Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Victoria cap. 35, intituled ” An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees.” NOTICE is hereby given that all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands upon or against the estate of Robert Ford late of Ivybridge in the county of Devon Gentleman deceased (who died on the 19th day of April 1897 and whose will with a codicil was proved in the Exeter District Registry of the Probate Division of Her Majesty’s High Court of Justice on the 10th August 1897 by Robert Ford of 20 Connaught-road Stroud Green London Dispenser and Sarah Ann Adams Ford of Plymouth in the county of Devon Widow the surviving executors therein named) are hereby required to send in particulars in writing of their claims or demands to the said executors under cover addressed to us the undersigned Solicitors to the said executors on or before the 25th January 1898 after which date the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims and demands of which they shall then have had notice, and the said executors will not be liable or accountable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not then have had notice.—Dated this 24th day of December 1897. WOOLLCOMBE and SON 2, Princess-square Plymouth Solicitors to the said Executors.”

 

Robert Ford (father of Robert Bertram Ford)

Robert Ford (1853–1901); Birth: ABT 1853, Ivybridge, Devon, England; Death: APRIL 1901, Hornsey, Edmonton, Middlesex (ancestry.ca).

Robert Ford (1853–1901); Birth: ABT 1853, Ivybridge, Devon, England; Death: 24 APR 1901, London, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6JH-FPZ : 2 May 2019), Robert Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Robert Ford, notice to prove claims against estate, The London Gazette, December 31, 1897, page 7880, https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/26924/page/7880/data.pdf: “Robert Ford of 20 Connaught-road Stroud Green London Dispenser.”

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X966-VTM : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Hornsey subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey. [Occupation: Dispensery Chemist].

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Robert Ford; Death Date: 26 May 1901; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 28 Jun 1901; Probate Registry: London, England [edited image].

 

Susan Jane Sampson (mother of Robert Bertram Ford)

Susan Jane Sampson (1856–1925); Birth: JAN 1856, Hampton, Middlesex, London, UK; Death: 6TH APRIL 1925, Middlesex, England (ancestry.ca).

Susan (Jane) Sampson (1856–1925); Birth: JAN 1856, Hampton, Middlesex, London, UK; Death: 6TH APRIL, 1925, Middlesex, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6JH-JMM : 2 May 2019), Jane Ford in household of Robert Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X966-VT9 : accessed 17 May 2015), Susan Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Hornsey subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW4N-6NK : 5 July 2019), Susan Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Susan Ford; Death Date: 6 Apr 1925; Death Place: Middlesex, England; Probate Date: 13 Jun 1925; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Robert Bertram Ford

Robert Bertram Ford (1883–1916); Birth: 26TH JULY 1883, Finsbury Park, London, Middlesex, England; Death: 2 JUN 1916, Belgium (ancestry.ca).

Robert Bertram ‘Bert’ Ford (1883–1916); Birth: 26TH JULY 1883, Finsbury Park, London, Middlesex, England; Death: 2 JUN 1916, Belgium (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2X2L-NCT : 1 October 2014), Robert Bertram Ford, 1883; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Edmonton, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: P69/BOT1/A/01/Ms 3856/4/. Name: Robert Bertram Ford; Gender: Male; Record Type: Baptism; Baptism Date: 20 Aug 1883; Baptism Place: St Botolph, Aldersgate, City of London, England; Father: Robert Ford; Mother: Susan Ford; Register Type: Parish Registers.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q6JH-K3Z : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert B Ford, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, registration district, HORNSEY subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Merchant Taylors School Register, 1871-1900, page 379, September 1892, Ford, Robert Bertram, b. 26 July 1883, s. of Robert and Susan, Dispenser, Stroud Green. Left 1894; https://archive.org/stream/merchanttaylors00schogoog#page/n400/mode/1up.

Merchant Taylors’ Boys’ School, Crosby, Wikipedia article,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merchant_Taylors%27_Boys%27_School,_Crosby.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X966-VTS : 20 May 2019), Robert B Ford in household of Robert Ford, Hornsey, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Hornsey subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26WF-JDY : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert B Ford, 1911; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9ST4 : accessed 17 May 2015), Robert B Ford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1911/pdf/e001940292.pdf; http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63910&highlight=14&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Robert+B.+Ford.

Studebaker-info.org, dealers, Forshaw Ford, Vancouver, 1914: http://www.studebaker-info.org/Dealers/forshawfordvancouver1914a.jpg

“New Locations: The Forshaw Ford Automobile Company, Ltd., Vancouver, B.C., distributor for Cole and Studebaker cars, has moved into its new $50,000 home at 418 Georgia street.”

Heritage Vancouver Society, http://permits.heritagevancouver.org/. Permits for 418 Georgia Street:

District: Vancouver
Permit: 5416
Owner: London & British North America Co.
Architect: Sharpe & Thompson
Builder: Bruce Bros.
Legal Address: DL: 541 Block: 55 Sub: Resub: Lot: 40
Date (Y-M-D): 1913-08-04
Street Number: 418
Street Name: Georgia Street
Value: $20,000.00
Remarks: Office/store
Reference ID: VN-3400-3401-1284

 

District: Vancouver
Permit: 8398
Owner: Stettler Cigar Factory
Architect: Self
Builder: Self
Legal Address: DL: 541 Block: Sub: Resub: Lot:
Date (Y-M-D): 1917-01-24
Street Number: 418
Street Name: Georgia Street W
Value: $150.00
Remarks: Repairs; alter building [BCR]
Reference ID: VN-1056-1057-8

Canadian Expeditionary Force; Name: Ford, Robert Bertram; Rank: LT; Date of Birth: 1883-07-26; Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 3193 – 10; Item Number: 401381; Record Group: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF); Digitized service file: B3193-S010; http://central.bac-lac.gc.ca/.item/?op=pdf&app=CEF&id=B3193-S010.

Lieutenant Robert Bertram Ford, Died: June 2, 1916; http://www.canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?Id=55612.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Ford, Robert Bertram; http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/1592214/FORD,%20ROBERT%20BERTRAM.

Canadian Virtual War Memorial, Robert Bertram Ford; In memory of Lieutenant Robert Bertram Ford; June 2, 1916, http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/memorials/canadian-virtual-war-memorial/detail/1592214

Where the Tunnellers rest, http://www.hut-six.co.uk/WW1/tunnellers-cem.html: Ford, Robert Bertram; lieutenant, 2nd tunnelling coy [sic]; date of death: 02.06.1916; memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, panel 10.; Son of Dr. R. and Mrs S. Ford; husband of Ethel Ford, of 232, Willesden Lane, London, England.

Lieutenant Robert Bertram Ford, http://www.everymanremembered.org/profiles/soldier/1592214/.

“England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPL8-YW62 : 17 September 2018), Robert Bertram Ford, 27 Jul 1925; citing Probate, Canada, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVVC-XSLS : 18 June 2020), Robert Bertram Ford, ; Burial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium, Menin Gate Memorial; citing record ID 11993444, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11993444: “Lieutenant Robert Bertram Ford; Birth: 26 Jul 1883; Edmonton, London Borough of Enfield, Greater London, England; Death: 2 Jun 1916 (aged 32), Belgium; Memorial Site [A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere]: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres (Ieper), Arrondissement Ieper, West Flanders (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium; Memorial ID: 11993444.”

 

Charles Langler (father of Ethel Langler)

Charles Langler (1855–1925 [sic]); Birth: JUL 1855, Ipplepen, Devon, England; Death: 25 APRIL 1925, Ashburton, Devon, England (ancestry.ca).

Charles Langler (1856 – Deceased); https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/MDQN-DS5.

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2652-9G8 : 1 October 2014), Charles Langler, 1855; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7RX-NTH : 24 October 2019), Charles Langler in household of William Langler, Ipplepen, Devon, England, United Kingdom; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5TK-PB3 : 28 September 2019), Charles Langler in entry for William Langler, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D5H-2JX : 13 December 2014), Charles Langler, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 4, vol. 5B, p. 215, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-22HD : 10 December 2017), Charles Langler, St Marylebone, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 14, Piece/Folio 165/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,349.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q63N-53Z : 2 May 2019), Charles Langler, Willesden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X967-DFD : 20 May 2019), Charles Langler, Willesden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2J37-81S : 31 December 2014), Charles Langler, 1909; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

 

Martha Bowden Ekers (mother of Ethel Langler)

Martha Bowden Ekers (1854–1955); Birth: 1854, Ashburton, Devon, England; Death: JAN 1955, Barnstaple, Devon, England (ancestry.ca).

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2N4C-VF4 : 1 October 2014), Martha Bowden Ekers, 1854; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1861,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M7RM-C82 : 28 February 2020), Martha Ekers in household of Edward M Ekers, West Teignmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom; from “1861 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1871”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V5RT-JT2 : 28 September 2019), Martha Bowden Ekers in entry for Annie Marian Wrey, 1871.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2D54-JPW : 13 December 2014), Martha Bowden Ekers, 1877; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing 1877, quarter 4, vol. 5B, p. 215, Newton Abbot, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1881,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q273-22HY : 10 December 2017), Martha B Langler in household of Charles Langler, St Marylebone, London,Middlesex, England; from “1881 England, Scotland and Wales Census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing p. 14, Piece/Folio 165/49, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey; FHL microfilm 101,774,349.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q63N-B2M : 2 May 2019), Martha B Langler in household of Charles Langler, Willesden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X967-DF6 : 20 May 2019), Martha B Langler in household of Charles Langler, Willesden, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XWWY-MY7 : 5 July 2019), Martha Bowden Langler in household of William Ekess Langler, Ealing, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom; from “1911 England and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

Ancestry.com. 1939 England and Wales Register [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018. The National Archives; Kew, London, England; 1939 Register; Reference: RG 101/756H. Name: Martha B Langler; Gender: Female; Marital status: Widowed; Birth Date: 8 Mar 1864; Residence Year: 1939; Address: Northgate House Camlet; Residence Place: Enfield, Middlesex, England; Occupation: Incapacitated; Line Number: 11; Schedule Number: 197; Sub Schedule Number: 3; Enumeration District: BEEM; Borough: Enfield; Registration district: No. 132-7.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Martha Bowden Langler; Death Date: 24 Jan 1955; Death Place: Devonshire, England; Probate Date: 30 Jun 1956; Probate Registry: London, England.

 

Ethel Langler (wife of Robert Bertram Ford)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2XGL-JMR : 1 October 2014), Ethel Langler, 1885; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Chelsea, London, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

“England and Wales Census, 1891,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:Q63J-63Z : accessed 17 May 2015), Ethel Langler, England; from “1891 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 12, Middlesex county, registration district, WILLESDEN subdistrict, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Census, 1901,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X967-DFJ : accessed 17 May 2015), Ethel Langler, Willesden, Middlesex, England; from “1901 England, Scotland and Wales census,” database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing  county,  registration district, Willesden subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.

“England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:26WN-Z3G : accessed 17 May 2015), Ethel Langler, 1911; from “England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Marriage, Brentford, Middlesex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. New York, Passenger and Crew Lists (including Castle Garden and Ellis Island), 1820-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Name: Ethel Ford; Arrival Date: 13 May 1912; Birth Date: abt 1886; Last Permanent Address: England; Other Last Permanent Address: London; Age: 26; Gender: Female; Ethnicity/ Nationality: English; Port of Departure: Southampton, England; Port of Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Ship Name: Minnewaska; Year: 1912; Arrival: New York, New York, USA; Microfilm Serial: T715, 1897-1957; Line: 19; Page Number: 210.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9STH : 16 March 2018), Ethel Ford in entry for Robert B Ford, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Ancestry.com. London, England, City Directories, 1736-1943 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2018. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; London City Directories. Name: Mrs Ethel Ford; Residence Date: 1930; Street address: 104 Maida Vale; Residence Place: London, England. [Note: Miss M. Langler is at number 105 Maida Vale.]

 

Keith Langler Ford (son of Robert Bertram Ford)

“England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2F5Z-LCC : 1 October 2014), Keith L Ford, 1914; from “England & Wales Births, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Brentford, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1917 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; Reference Number: DRO/178/A/01/001. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Baptism Age: 0; Record Type: Baptism; Birth Date: 6 Dec 1913; Baptism Date: 11 Jan 1914; Baptism Place: Saint Martin, West Acton, Ealing, England; Father: Robert Bertram Ford; Mother: Ethel Ford.

“England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVCH-35Z8 : 4 September 2014), Keith L Ford, 1941; from “England & Wales Deaths, 1837-2006,” database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Death, Barnstaple, Devon, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.

Ancestry.com. England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors. Original data: Andrews Collection. Institute of Heraldic and Genealogical Studies, Canterbury, Kent, England. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Father’s name: Bertram Ford; Mother’s name: Ethel Ford; Death Date: 19 Dec 1941.

Ancestry.com. UK, British Army and Navy Birth, Marriage and Death Records, 1730-1960 [database on-line]. Povo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2016. The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Admiralty and predecessors: Office of the Director General of the Medical Department of the Navy and predecessors: Service Registers and Registers of Deaths and Injuries. Registers of Reports of Deaths: Ships; Class: ADM 104; Piece: 113; Piece Description: Piece 113: Registers of Reports of Deaths: Ships (1940-1941). Name: K. L. Ford; Event: Death; Death Date: 19 Dec 1941; Death Place: Nr Chivenor; Ship: Kestrel.

Ancestry.com. England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright. Name: Keith Langler Ford; Death Date: 19 Dec 1941; Death Place: Hertfordshire, Hertford, England; Probate Date: 31 Aug 1942; Probate Registry: Llandudno.

“England and Wales, National Index of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1957,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:7X42-GVPZ : 27 August 2019), Keith Langler Ford, 31 Aug 1942; citing Probate, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom, Her Majesty’s Stationery Office, Great Britain.; FHL microfilm .

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QL7B-JCWN : 10 December 2019), Keith Langler Ford, ; Burial, Heanton Punchardon, North Devon District, Devon, England, St. Augustine Churchyard; citing record ID 179621806, Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179621806: “CPT Keith Langler Ford; Birth: 1914; Brentford, London Borough of Hounslow, Greater London, England; Death: 19 Dec 1941 (aged 26–27), North Devon District, Devon, England; Burial: St. Augustine Churchyard, Heanton Punchardon, North Devon District, Devon, England; Plot: Row M Grave 13; Memorial ID: 179621806: The loving and much beloved only child; friend of all who knew him.” “1941 December Quarter death registration; Name: Ford, Keith L.; Age: 28; District: Barnstaple; Volume & Page: 5b & 770; Military Service: Rank: Captain; Date of Death: 19/12/1941; Regiment/Service: Royal Marines. Son of Lieutenant Robert Bertram FORD, 2nd Tunnelling Company, Canadian Engineers, (killed on service in Belgium on 2 June 1916), and of Ethel (née Langler) Ford of Hadley Common, Hertfordshire, England.”

 

Thomas Guy Forshaw (sales manager of Forshaw Ford Automobile Company Ltd.)

Lieutenant Thomas Guy Forshaw, http://canadiangreatwarproject.com/searches/soldierDetail.asp?ID=90648.

Thomas Guy Forshaw, https://livesofthefirstworldwar.org/lifestory/5872122

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-MGX6 : accessed 17 May 2015), Thomas Guy Farshaw, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm; .http://automatedgenealogy.com/census11/View.jsp?id=63715&highlight=41&desc=1911+Census+of+Canada+page+containing+Thomas+Guy+Farshaw.

Portrait of Helen Muriel Forshaw [daughter of Thomas Guy Forshaw], http://british-miniatures20c.blogspot.ca/2008/02/unknown-portrait-of-helen-muriel.html.

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