Passes to Great Beyond
Howard M. Ford of Farmers Branch died at his home there. March 10, 1938.
Funeral services were held at the home Saturday morning at 11 o'clock. Rev's.
Oliver and Trone conducting the services. Mr. Ford was a member of the Methodist
church and Rev. Oliver is the present pastor and Rev. Trone the former pastor of
the Methodist church to which he belonged. Mr. Ford was a grandson of Isaac
Webb, thought to be the first preacher to locate in Dallas County and interment
was made in the Webb Chapel cemetery located on the old home place of Mr. and
Mrs. Webb. Pall bearers were: Arthur L. Mayes, Gibson Taylor, Roy Rasberry,
Estill Maberry, Thomas Reeder, and Jack Clark.
Howard M. Ford was born Nov. 5, 1877 and died March 10, 1938. He was 60
years, four months, and five days of age at the time of his death.
Mr. Ford survived by his wife, Mrs. Ella Ford: four sons, Maynard Ford,
Perry Ford and Howard Ford Jr. of Farmers Branch and Bill Ford of San Antonio:
six daughters, Mrs. John D. Kirby, Dallas: Mrs. L. G. Winder, Texas City: Mrs.
T. L. Thurlow, Dayton, Ohio: and Dorothy, Evelyn and Dolores Ford of Farmers
Branch: two brothers, W. T. Ford and Gus Ford, of Dallas, and a sister, Mrs. R.
P. Brent, Dallas.
The floral offering was most wonderful. Seventy-three wreaths and sprays
were sent by relatives and friends.
Those from away in attendance at the funeral were: Lieut and Mrs. Thos. L.
Thurlow of Dayton, Ohio: Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Winder, Texas City: Bill Ford, San
Antonio: Ox Higgins, Austin: Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Newton, Ft. Worth: Russell
Newton, Houston: Mrs. Hester Cook and Mrs. Lena Carlton, Gladewater and Mrs.
Browning Holden. Lubbock. About fifty from Dallas, and a large number from
Carrollton and surrounding town.
The Carrollton Chronicle - March 18, 1938
Betty Lou (Stanley)