Viola Ford (1891 - 1971)

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Centralia, Lewis County, Washington

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Bobbie Sanders Ford

Bobbie Sanders Ford

William and Helen (Gallucci) Ford Gravesite

William and Helen (Gallucci) Ford Gravesite

Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford

Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford

Lois Marie Ford

Lois Marie Ford

Arthur Ashe and Gerald Ford

Arthur Ashe and Gerald Ford

Richard Ireland with Glen Ford

Richard Ireland with Glen Ford

William B Ford

William B Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Cody Douglas Ford

Cody Douglas Ford

Breana Ford

Breana Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

Travis Wade Ford

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Cody Douglas Ford Bobbie Sanders Ford William and Helen (Gallucci) Ford Gravesite Ida Lupino and Glenn Ford

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1891 - In the year that Viola Ford was born, on June 25th, in the July issue of The Strand Magazine in London, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's character Sherlock Holmes appeared in a series of short stories for the first time. Doyle eventually wrote 4 novels and 56 short stories with Holmes as the main character.

1902 - At the age of merely 11 years old, Viola was alive when the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

1921 - At the age of 30 years old, Viola was alive when on November 11th, the first burial was held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery. The body of an unknown soldier - selected by Army Sgt. Edward F. Younger who was highly decorated for valor and received the Distinguished Service Cross in "The Great War" - was brought back from France (World War 1) and placed in the newly completed tomb. President Warren G. Harding officiated at the interment ceremonies.

1950 - Viola was 59 years old when on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

1971 - In the year of Viola Ford's passing, on May 3rd, 10,000 federal troops, 5,100 officers of the D.C. Metropolitan Police, 2,000 members of the D.C. National Guard, and federal agents assembled in Washington DC to prevent an estimated 10,000 Vietnam War protesters from marching. President Nixon (who was in California) refused to give federal employees the day off and they had to navigate the police and protesters, adding to the confusion. By the end of a few days of protest, 12,614 people had been arrested - making it the largest mass arrest in US history.

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Viola Ford died in September 1971 at 79 years old. No cause of death has been entered for Viola. She was born on September 2, 1891. We have no information about Viola's family. We know that Viola Ford had been residing in Centralia, Lewis County, Washington.

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