Julian W FORD Elizabeth Ann FORD Fannie Lee FULLER Mini tree diagram
Julius Lester FORD

Julius Lester FORD1,7,2,3,8,4,5,6

20th Sep 19021,2,3,4,5,6 - 9th Jul 19801,2,4

Life History

20th Sep 1902

Born in Gregg County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5,6

30th Sep 1923

Married Fannie Lee FULLER in Gregg County, Texas.1,8,6

about 1925

Birth of son Julian W FORD in Texas.9,6

10th Apr 1927

Birth of daughter Elizabeth Ann FORD in Longview, Gregg, Texas.7,10,9,11

before 1930

Divorced from Fannie Lee FULLER.5,6

9th Jul 1980

Died in Gregg County, Texas.1,2,4

after 9th Jul 1980

Buried in Forest Hill Baptist Cemetery, Gregg County, Texas.4


  • 1920 Gregg County, Texas Census, Precinct 2 East, District 6, Page 178, Fam #1
    Lester Ford Son M W Age 16 Single Born TX [b abt 1904]

    In the 1930 census, Lester is reported as divorced, and his son Julian is with him in his parents' home in Gregg County, Texas.  Fannie married Alexander Jones about 1936.

    U.S., World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946
    Julius L Ford
    Birth 1902 Gregg County, Texas
    Residence Gregg County, Texas
    Enlistment 21 Aug 1942 Tyler, Texas, Private
    Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
    Education Grammar school
    Civil Occupation Semiskilled public service occupations, n.e.c.
    Divorced with dependents
    68" 141 lbs

    U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
    Julius Ford
    Birth Date 20 Nov 1902
    Death Date 9 Jul 1980
    ARMY, Enlisted 3 Sep 1942
    Released 3 Nov 1943
    SSN 457384827

    In the 1910 census, Julius was reported as 7 years old, making him born about 1903.  His age in 1920 was 16.

    1920 Gregg County, Texas Census, Precinct 2 East, District 6, Page 178, Fam #1
    Ford, Lester Son M W Age 16 Single Born TX [b abt 1904]

    He married Fannie Fuller in 1923, and heir first child was Julian, was born around 1925.  I can find no divorce record for Julius and Fannie, but in 1930 he was reported in the census as divorced.  His 6-year-old son son Julian was with him in his parents' household.

    1930 Federal Census, Gregg County, Texas, 4 April, Justice Precinct 2, District 92-6, page 7A, Little Cypress Rd, Hse #69, Fam #71
    Ford, Julius R Head Owns $1500  M W 55 First married at 21 TX TX MS Farmer
    Ford, Mary E Wife F W 50 First married at 16 TX AL AL
    Ford, Lester Son M W 27 Divorced First married at 20 [abt 1923] TX TX TX Highway Laborer
    Ford, Margaret Dau F W 23 Single TX TX TX Public School Teacher
    Ford, Marie Dau F W 21 Single TX TX TX
    Ford, Johnny Son M W 28 Single TX TX TX
    Ford, Julian Grandson M W 6 Single TX TX TX

    In 1930, Lester's daughter Elizabeth is with her maternal grandparents.  Fannie has not been found in the 1930 census.  She married Alex Jones in about 1936.  Both children are with Fannie in the 1940 census as the wife of Alexander Jones.  In 1940 her son Julian W Ford is in Alexander and Fannie Lee Jones' household in Dallas.

    Julius Lester Ford died in 1980.

    Gravestone of J L Ford
    Julius Lester Ford
    US Army
    Sep 20 1902  Jul 9 1980
    Forest Hill Cemetery, Gregg County, Texas
    "Marker for my great grandfather located in Forest Hill Baptist Church Cemetery, Gregg County, TX"
    Photo courtesy of Joan N Buis, originally posted on Ancestry.com 12 Aug 2008


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