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Ford, Edward S.; electric business; born, New York State, Oct. 8, 1863; son of George A. and Martha Lauretta Tracy Ford; educated, public and high schools of Cleveland; business course Spencerian Business College; married, Cleveland, 1893, Caroline Prentiss Smith; one daughter, Florence Prentiss Ford; came to Cleveland in 1872; at the age of 16, went to work for W. P. Southworth, as clerk; promoted to chief entry clerk, and was there five years; at 21, became associated with Everett-Weddell Banking Co., as discount teller, where he remained six years, then with law and collection department of R. G. Dunn & Co., as asst. mgr.; remained three years; with The Ford & Washburn Storelectric Co., as sec’y, for seven years; resident mgr. of The Triumph Electric Co., of Cincinnati, manufacturers of electrical machinery; in addition to this position, is acting as electrical engineer for many of the large manufacturers in Cleveland; member of Commercial Travelers life & Accident Ass’n, and Independent Order of Foresters, and Calvary Presbyterian Church.