Born: June 15, 1850, East Newark, New York.
Died: April 1, 1928, De Kalb, Illinois.
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, De Kalb, Illinois.
Jay was the son of Charles Mortimer Ford and Josephine Grant Broas, and husband of Matilda Rhoda Morgan (married 1874, Nanticoke, New York).
He practiced law for a few years before becoming a Baptist minister. In his later years, he operated a business college until joining the DeKalb High School faculty. He was also secretary of the DeKalb Commercial Club.
If you know where to get a good photo of Ford (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you send us an e-mail?