1850–1928

Introduction

Born: June 15, 1850, East New­ark, New York.

Died: Ap­ril 1, 1928, De Kalb, Il­li­nois.

Buried: Elm­wood Ce­me­te­ry, De Kalb, Il­li­nois.

Biography

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.

Sources

Music

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