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Name:Henry Clinton Ford
Affiliation:Class of 1889
Biography & Genealogy:Henry Clinton Ford, Class of 1889: Born- Dec. 12, 1867 in "Brushy Forest" near Charlotte CH, Va. Father- Luther Rice Ford; Mother- Pernette Smith. Pat. Grandfather- John Dawson Ford; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Brooks. Mat. Grandfather- John E. Smith; Mat. Grandmother- Elizabeth Robinson. Married- 1st- (in 1900) Agnes Palmer, daughter of Charles T. Palmer. 2nd- (in 1905) Elizabeth Lydia Walker, daughter of John Perry Walker . Children- 1- (From 1st Marriage) Thomas Lewis Ford (died in infancy); 2- (From 1st Marriage) Mary Lewis Ford; 3- (From 2nd Marriage) Virginia Easton Ford Fay, who married Frederic Albert Fay; 4- Henry Clinton Ford, Jr.; 5- Medora Beall Ford Cocke, who married Charler Wilber Cocke. Entered VMI- Sept. 9, 1885; Graduated July 4, 1889 standing 4th in a class of 23. Received PhD from University of Va. Career- Teacher; Commandant of VMI 1901-03; Professor of History, Latin and English at VMI until 1936 Died- Sept. 1, 1936 in Lexington, Va.