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Edith Margaret Ford

F, #167, b. 20 March 1898, d. 3 August 1919
Last Edited: 7 Aug 2022
say 1918 Edith Ford
L-R: Edith Ford, Nan & Jean Ford, Archibald Ford
c 1903
Ford & Adamson cousins c1917
back: Nan/Jean Ford (twin), Mina Ford, Esther Ford, Margaret K Adamson, Jean/Nan Ford (twin)
front: Somebody, Douglas G Adamson, Somebody, Somebody, James K Adamson


Father*: William Scott Ford b. 9 Jun 1871, d. 8 Sep 1957
Mother*: Margaret Scott Key b. 20 Jan 1872, d. 6 Apr 1952
1st cousin 1 time removed of Patricia Catherine Adamson
  • Birth*: Edith Margaret Ford was born on 20 March 1898 at 1 Morgan Street, Dundee, Forfarshire, Scotland, ; cert held.
  • She was the daughter of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key.
  • (Deceased) Death*: Edith Margaret Ford died on 3 August 1919 at 35 Victoria Street, Arbroath, Forfarshire, Scotland, , at age 21 1919 deaths in the district of Arbroath & St Vigeans in the county of Forfar; 230; Edith Margret Ford typist single; 1919 August third 9h 0m am 35 Victoria Street Arbroath; female aged 21 years; parents William Scott Ford marine engineer and Margaret Scott Ford ms Key; inanition following neuresthenia 2 months as cert by W J R Dewar MD; Wm S Ford father present; 1919 August 4th at Arbroath Alex Smith Registrar.2
  • (Interred) Burial*: She was buried with Edith Margaret Ford on 7 August 1919 at Arbroath Western Cemetery, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, .3

Census & Directory Entries

Member of Household31 March 1901They was listed as a member of the household of William Scott Ford and Margaret Scott Key in the 1901 census at 475 John Williamson Street, Durham, County Durham, England, . Edit M Ford, daug, 3, Scotland; Wm S Ford, head, mar, 29, marine engineer, worker, Scotland; Margaret Ford, wife, mar, 29, Scotland.9
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of Margaret Scott Key in the 1911 census at 93 Keptie Street, Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, . Edith Margaret Ford, daur, 13, at school, born Dundee; Margaret Ford (wife scored out), head aged 39 married 14 years, 5 children, 5 still living, born Dundee; 4 rooms with windows, 6 people in the household.10


  • Note for Web*: Edith Margaret Ford Inaniton - Medicine / Pathology) exhaustion resulting from lack of food

    Neurasthenia - a term coined in the late nineteenth century to refer to a condition of chronic mental and physical weakness and fatigue. Some researchers regard MCS as a twentieth-century version of neurasthenia. Mentioned in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity on 3 August 1919.11,12


  1. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI) (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA: International Genealogical Index), from JB [Feb 2019].
  2. [S50] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), image held; 1919 GROS statutory deaths 272/00 0236 [Jan 2009].
  3. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) www.deceasedonline.com search only (no detail) [May 2010].
  4. [S43] PCC.
  5. [S43] PCC photographic collection.
  6. [S40] From JB [Feb 2019].
  7. [S1] International Genealogical Index (IGI), PCC.
  8. [S40] JB (Joan Baker e-mail address) [Feb 2019].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Citation: Class: RG13; Piece: 4736; Folio: 155; Page: 32. Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1901 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1901. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives, 1901. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The National Archives gives no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the information provided. Images may be used only for purposes of research, private study or education. Applications for any other use should be made to the National Archives, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU. [Jan 2012]
  10. [S17] General Record Office for Scotland, online www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk, General Record Office for Scotland (Edinburgh, Scotland), Scotland Census 1911 Arbroath 272/1 27/ 27 image held [Jun 2018].
  11. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/inanition - Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged - Harper Collins 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003 [Feb 2013].
  12. [S49] Website Web Site online (www.) http://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/neurasthenia - Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, 2008 The Gale Group [Feb 2013].