1835–1910

Introduction

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Born: Ju­ly 23, 1836, Green­ville, New York.

Died: June 5, 1910, New York Ci­ty.

Buried: Vale Ce­me­te­ry, Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York.

Biography

Stephen was the son of Si­las Earle Ford and Aman­da Hed­den. He mar­ried twice, to Ma­ry Ab­rams (1858) and Jen­nie Ro­set­ta Samp­son (1876).

He wrote sev­er­al bat­tle hymns during the Am­er­i­can ci­vil war which were sung by Un­ion sol­diers.

After the war, he was a par­tner in a shirt and col­lar mak­ing com­pa­ny, Ide & Ford, in Troy, New York (1865–72). In his lat­er years, he was known as an au­thor, ed­it­or, com­pos­er and cri­tic.

He was liv­ing in Sche­nec­ta­dy, New York, in 1908.

Publications

Sources

Lyrics

Music

Help Needed

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ford (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?