Earle Raymond Ford, Sr.


Born:May 31, 1890, Wellsville, Ohio
Died:June 2, 1973, Huntsville, Alabama
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Alabama
Son of:Alice Hunter Ford
Son of:Elipalet Miller Ford
Brother of:Frank Hunter Ford
Father of:Ralph Hunter Ford
Husband of:Ruth Carol Sykes Ford


•  Earle is sometimes spelled without the final "e" and recorded as Earl - Editor's Note

•  Earle Ford began his law practice in 1915. - Record, Vol. 2

•  Earle Ford opened a solo law practice in Huntsville in 1916. - Lanier Ford Law Firm

•  Huntsville City Recorder (Judge) 1918-1925, 1948 until he resigned in 1954. - Record, Vol. 2

•  North Side of Square in 1922, 3 1/2. M. U. Griffin and Erle Ford, Attorneys (Spelled "Erle" here.) - Record, Vol. 2

•  Mrs. Earl Floyd wrote a book titled "Methodist Church" - Record, Vol. 2

•  "Y.M.C.A. Board President, 1937-1938; President, Rotary Club, 1935-1936; Huntsville City Recorder, 1918-1920; Treasurer Chamber of Commerce, 1935-1940; Lawyer." - Record, Vol. 2

•  Earle R Ford attended weekly Rotary Club meetings 100% of the time 1927 & 1928. - Eastering

•  Continuous and significant supporter of Huntsville's Central YMCA. - Taylor

•  Honorary member of the Huntsville Lioness Club. - Taylor

•  Member of the Huntsville Bar Association - Taylor

•  Son of Eliphalet Ford and Alice Hunter - Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index

•  Home address listed on his Draft Registration: 309 Jefferson, Huntsville, AL - Draft Resistration

•  He was 20 years old, single and living with his parents in Huntsville, AL in 1910 - 1910 US Census

•  He was listed as a student living his parent's home at 309 N. Jefferson, Huntsville, Alabama in 1908. - City Directory, 1908

•  Children of Earle and Ruth Ford:
Laura Alice Ford Baxter born Nov. 10, 1917 and died Dec. 3, 2007
Earle Ford Jr. born about 1915
Ralph Ford, born about 1916 in Alabama
Frank Hodges Ford, born July 16, 1926, Huntsville, AL and died April 1999
Carol Ford Jackson, born about 1925 in Alabama - Daughter's obit & 1930 Census

•  Huntsville Daily Times mentions Judge Ford "was delighted with the light docket this morning, and the reporter imagined he was thinking that the cold weather might have had a little something to do with freezing up the activities of criminal intentions, and there may be something in that idea. Only two light cases of violating traffic laws, Hollis Lance and Robert Ellis, who did not think enough of their cases to appear in the court, and hence forfeited their cash bonds. Judge Ford, by the way, is a great admirer of the beautiful, not only in art, but in the architecture of public buildings, and some of these mornings when the docket is so light, the reporter rather suspects, he may deliver himself of a brief dissertation on this subject, and if he does, The Daily Times will be glad to give the public the benefit of what he says." - HDT

Related Links:

•  1910 US Census - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1910USCenIndex&indiv=try&h=183353566.)

•  1930 US Census - Found on Ancestry.com and can be viewed only with a paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=1930usfedcen&indiv=try&h=119041831.)

•  Alabama, Deaths and Burials Index - This version can be viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid subscription.

•  City Directory, 1908 - Can be viewed only through Ancestry.com paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=2469&iid=11992938&fn=Frank+H&ln=Ford&st=r&ssrc=&pid=676019222.)

•  Daughter's obit - At Find A Grave with family information. The page was created by Heather.

•  Draft Resistration - Viewed only with an Ancestry.com paid subscription. (Originally found at http://search.ancestry.com/iexec?htx=View&r=an&dbid=6482&iid=AL-1509403-4518&fn=Earle+Raymond&ln=Ford&st=r&ssrc=&pid=21178630.)

•  Eastering - 75 Years of Service: A History of The Huntsville Rotary Club, by Bill Easterling, 1992, pages 18, 27, 36, 83.

•  Find A Grave - Paged created by Bobbie Christian and maintained by Gene Hill.

•  Ford & Van Valkenburgh - A History of The First United Methodist Church of Huntsville, Alabama 1808-1983 by Ruth Sykes Ford and updated by Nancy Wilkinson Van Valkenburgh, 1984.

•  HDT - Article titled "Recorder's Court-Judge Earl Ford on the Bench" Dec. 11, 1919, Huntsville Daily Times.

•  Lanier Ford Law Firm - History of the mergers to create Lanier Ford. (Originally found at http://www.lfsp.com/about/history.html.)

•  Record, Vol. 2 - A Dream Come True: The Story of Madison County and Incidentally of Alabama and the United States, Volume II, by James Record, 1978, pages 171, 380, 546, 556, 672.

•  Taylor - Commemorative Album, Celebrating our City's Sesquicentennial of Progress, Huntsville, Alabama, by James E. Taylor, General Chairman, 1955, pages 108, 198, 227

The Following Pages Link to this Page:
•  Alice Hunter Ford
•  Elipalet Miller Ford
•  Frank Hunter Ford
•  Ralph Hunter Ford
•  Record, Vol. 2
•  Ruth Carol Sykes Ford
•  Taylor