Gene Worth Ford (1878-1950)

Source: Genealogical and Personal History of
the Upper Monongahela Valley West Virginia
Author: James Morton Callahan
Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York, 1912
Volume III, Page 1072

Gene Worth, son of Rev. Eugenius and Euphama (Williams) Ford, was born in Taylor county, West Virginia, May 1, 1878. He was reared on the old homestead. He attended the common schools of his county and the Conference Seminary (now Wesley University), from which he graduated in June, 1902; then attended the West Virginia University at Morgantown. He was admitted to the bar in 1904, and January 28, of that year, began his legal practice in Grafton, where he has since continued in his chosen profession. At the last Presidential election he was elected prosecuting attorney for Taylor county and still retains such position. In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of the Odd Fellows order, and also the Elks, Eagles and Modern Woodmen. For the last five years he has been the secretary of the Eagles' Lodge at Grafton.

Mr. Ford married, September 1, 1909, Ada E., born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, daughter of Joseph H. and Olive V. (De Moss) Haldeman. One child, Lane Haldeman, born at Grafton, West Virginia, June 26, 1910.

Death Certificate

Find A Grave Memorial - Ada Enid Haldeman Ford

Additional Information


DEATH CERTIFICATE, Taylor County WV, #9752
Gene Worth Ford died July 7, 1950 at age 72y-2m-6d
Born: May 1, 1878
Occupation: Attorney-at-law
Cause-of-death: Carcinoma of Prostate
Son of: Eugenius Ford & Euphama Williams
Burial: Bluemont Cemetery

MARRIAGE REGISTER, Taylor County WV, 1909 page 13, line 10
September 1, 1909 near Thornton, WV
Gene Worth Ford (age 31) married Ada Enid Haldeman (age 26)


1910 Census, Taylor County WV
Grafton, Ward 1; ED:138, Sheet 1A
438 Main Street; Enum-Dwelling #7; Enum-Family #7
FORD, G. W. (head) age 31, married-1-yr, WV-WV-WV, Lawyer
", Ada H. (wife) age 26, married-1-yr, MN, WV-WV

1920 Census, Taylor County WV
Grafton, Ward 2; ED:130, Sheet 13B, lines 80-82
West Main Street; Enum-Dwelling #249; Enum-Family #300
FORD, Gene W. (head) age 41, WV-WV-WV, Attorney, Gen-Practice
", Ada E. (wife) age 36, MN-WV-WV
", Layne H. (son) age 9, WV-WV-MN

1930 Census, Taylor County WV
Court House Magisterial District
ED: 46-3, Sheets 19A-19B, Lines 50, 1-2
FORD, Gene W. (head) age 52, m-at-age-31, WV-Va-WV, Lawyer, Gen-Practice
", Ada H. (wife) age 46, m-at-age-26, MN-WV-WV, Secretary, Law-Office
", Lane H. (son) age 19, WV-WV-MN


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