Age: 39, credited to Vermont
Unit(s): 15th IL CAV
Service: Mexican War; enl 10/20/61, comn CPT, Co. L, 15th IL CAV, 1/1/62, m/o 1/9/65, Springfield IL
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Birth: 1822, Vermont
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Findagrave Memorial #: 58733211
Alias?: None Noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/11/1872
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)
Remarks: Living in Neodesha, Wilson, KS, 1880-1883, voter registration, Los Angeles, 1886
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Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
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Captain William Ford Killed by a Run-Away Team.
About 1 o'clock yesterday a serious accident occurred near the Downey avenue bridge. A team of horses drawing a wagon loaded with lumber became frightened in some manner just this side of the bridge on Downey avenue and ran across the bridge. The driver, Captain William Ford, of Glendale, an aged man, endeavored to gain control of the horses, but was unable to accomplish his desire, and as the wagon reached the other side he was thrown on the double tree and was kicked by the frightened animals. He was picked up and carried into the drug store near by, where he remained senseless for a considerable length of time. His injuries were fatal and principally on his head and face. The horses freeing themselves from the wagon ran up Daly street, on which they were finally captured. At a late hour last night wor was received that captain Ford had died about 11 o'clock at the county hospital. Deceased was a member of Stanton Post, G.A.R.
Source: Los Angeles (CA) Herald, 13 Mar 1887
Courtesy of Deanna French