Henry Ward Ford
Morris Co. Up


Biographical and Genealogical History of Morris County New Jersey. Illustrated. Vol. II., Lewis Publishing Company, New York and Chicago, 1899. pp15-16

Henry Ward Ford

[15]One of the popular young men of the city of Morristown and treasurer of a large manufacturing corporation of Brooklyn is H. Ward Ford, well known in business and social circles. He is a son of Henry William Ford and his ancestral history is given at length on another page of this volume. His birth occurred in New York city, February 2, 1866, and he was reared there and in the summer home of the Fords, in Morristown. He attended St. Paul's School in Concord and was a member of the class of 1889 in Princeton College. While pursuing his collegiate course he also took an active part in athletics and was a well known and popular member of both the base-ball and foot-ball teams. He won athletic honors while in the institution and as a result of his training is a splendid specimen of physical manhood.

In the fall of 1888 Mr. Ford entered upon his business career in connection with the manufacturing interest with which he has since been associated, and soon demonstrated his ability to capably handle the intricate affairs connected with the concern. His affairs have always been conducted on strict business principles, óconducted with fairness to himself and those with whom he has dealings. He is a man of excellent executive ability, quick to recognize and reward faithfulness on the part of employees, and he ahs the confidence and regard of all with whom he has been brought in contact.

[16]Mr. Ford was united in marriage to Miss Rosette Suckley, of Morristown, and they have three children: Rosette Suckley, Henry William and Emily Ward. The family attend the Episcopal church and are leaders in social circles. Their home is in Morristown, where they have a beautiful and commodious residence near the Washington Headquarters Association, situated on a portion of the old Ford estate. Mr. Ford is a member of the Morristown Field Club, the Morristown Golf Club and the Princeton Club of New York. He is a well-rounded character. Though extensive and important business interests claim his attention, he yet finds time and opportunity to enjoy field sports; in social circles he is known as a very companionable and entertaining gentleman.

 

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